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The Radio Freq

FCC License Q&A

Questions about FCC Licensing

If you are purchasing a two way radio that operates using GMRS frequencies and plan to use it within the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that you register for a GMRS license. 

Why do I need an FCC license?
In the United States, the FCC regulates the frequencies that are used by two way radios. They require anyone operating a device on the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) obtain a license prior to use.

 

How do I apply for a GMRS FCC license? 
A GMRS license requires that you complete the two forms found below. 
http://transition.fcc.gov/fees/form159.html
http://transition.fcc.gov/Forms/Form605/605.html

 

Is there a charge for a GMRS license? 
Yes, but it will vary from customer to customer.

 

Do I have to purchase a license before I can buy a two way radio? 
No, we do not require a license before we ship a two way radio. We do however require that this form be filled out and turned into us. 
Radio Programming Release Form - PDF Version 
Radio Programming Release Form - .doc Format