Be Adventurous, Connected and Safe with GMRS Two-Way Radios

Spend 3 minutes and learn all the basics about GMRS and why it's an easy and inexpensive way for friends and family to stay in touch anytime, anywhere. Never find yourself in a communication dead-zone ever again!

The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a radio service licensed by the FCC. It uses channels around 462 MHz and 467 MHz. GMRS channels are most commonly used for two-way communications over a short distance using hand-held radios that are similar to walkie-talkies. This service is similar to Citizens Band (CB) Radio, Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) and the Family Radio Service (FRS). GMRS and FRS radios and their assigned frequencies are intended for personal and family use only, as a way for friends and families to stay in touch with each other while enjoying outdoor sports and activities like hiking or camping, while traveling, at theme parks and festivals or when shopping at the mall. They're ideal for more remote locations where cell phone service is spotty or non-existent, and in especially crowded public areas where family members can become separated from each other. These easy-to-use radios are perfect for young children.

GMRS Radios: Perfect for Family Adventures
Camping trips in the woods, traveling across country in a caravan, going on an excursion to your county fair or an outdoor concert - all these are exciting outings for the family and can be wonderful adventures. However, sometimes the unexpected can happen, and it might become too much of an adventure. At times like this, you'll be very happy to have a family radio system. Imagine being stress-free when children wander off from the campground to play, because they have a two-way family walkie-talkies with them, just in case they get lost. These innovative personal radios have many great features, and they'll help to put you at ease, whether your family is hiking in the mountains or navigating the wilds of your local shopping mall.

FRS/GMRS Hybrid Radios
In Tech Wholesale's offerings of premium family radios, you'll see listings for hybrid FRS/GMRS walkie-talkies. These radios let users communicate using either GMRS or FRS frequencies. Dual-service hybrid radios can connect and communicate with FRS, GMRS and other hybrid radios. It is important to note that users in the 462.5625 to 467.7125 MHz range must still have a license to transmit over the GMRS band. If you are caught using this band without a license, you could be subject to FCC fines. However, a license is not required if you use FRS frequencies only.

Recommended FRS and FRS/GMRS Hybrid Radios
For well-designed FRS and GMRS/FRS hybrid radios, see the Motorola Talkabout Radios. These .5-watt personal walkie-talkies give you 22 channels on which to keep in constant communication with family members and friends. Their range is more than 23 miles under optimal conditions or 2 miles across diverse terrain. Indoor range is approximately 4 floors. The range can vary greatly depending upon conditions. Features include iVOX hands-free two-way radio voice activation technology and built-in weather channels for keeping notified about impending storms while hiking or on the ski slopes. Certain models also include a built-in LED flashlight in case of a power outage, customized call tones and a Quiet Talk feature for filtering out noise. These personal radios can be purchased in a pair or in a set of 3 radios, and include batteries, a charging tray, wall adapter, holsters and manual.

Attention Business Users
Please note that GMRS and FRS radios are intended for families and for personal use. They're not designed nor suitable for constant daily commercial or industrial use. However, Tech Wholesale is a leading supplier for all kinds of radios, so they have a wide range of high-quality two-way radios for business use. There are business radios available to fit any budget and specific company requirements.

Is All This Too Confusing? Read Our Two-Way Radio Guide!
For those who are interested in family and personal radios and GMRS radios but who are new to the exciting world of two-way radio communication, Tech Wholesale has put together the informational Two-Way Radio Review-Your Ultimate Guide. In it, you'll see sections on UHF versus VHF radios, radio frequencies, radio channels, FCC licensing, MURS: Multi-Use Radio Service, FRS radios, FRS/GMRS radios, radio features and much more. There is also a Which Radio is Best for Me? questionnaire that guides new radio users through the decision-making process and helps you choose the perfect radio set for your particular needs.

You can read more about the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) on the official FCC website.

About Tech Wholesale
For the best quality GMRS radios and hybrid GMRS/FRS radios, you can count on Tech Wholesale. They're leading suppliers for well-known manufacturers like Motorola and Kenwood and they buy radios in bulk. This means they can pass the savings on to you with their low prices. They keep large quantities of their radios in stock, so they can guarantee same day shipping if the order is placed by 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. Tech Wholesale stands by their exceptional customer service for 100 percent satisfaction.