The following chart shows FRS/GMRS and allowed wattage by channel. The lower frequency ranges from 467.7125 down to 462.5625 are set to lower transmission wattage making them excellent for close range communications. The higher frequency ranges from 462.5500 through 462.6500 and 462.7200 through 462.7250 are open for 50 watt transmission rates allowing for further distance with frequency 462.6750 reserved for emergency transmission. Repeaters triggered by CTCSS tones can be used to greatly increase the range of communication by prefixing the CTCSS tone when transmitting to trigger the repeater to listen and rebroadcast.

 

No.FrequencyFRSFRS Max WattageGMRSGMRS Max WattageInformation
01 462.5625 FRS 1 500 mW GMRS 9 5 W Unofficial national calling channel. Used for operator to operator contact. Once contact is established, the operators must change frequency.
02 462.5875 FRS 2 500 mW GMRS 10 5 W  
03 462.6125 FRS 3 500 mW GMRS 11 5 W  
04 462.6375 FRS 4 500 mW GMRS 12 5 W  
05 462.6625 FRS 5 500 mW GMRS 13 5 W  
06 462.6875 FRS 6 500 mW GMRS 14 5 W  
07 462.7125 FRS 7 500 mW GMRS 15 5 W  
08 467.5625 FRS 8 500 mW      
09 467.5875 FRS 9 500 mW      
10 467.6125 FRS 10 500 mW      
11 467.6375 FRS 11 500 mW      
12 467.6625 FRS 12 500 mW      
13 467.6875 FRS 13 500 mW      
14 467.7125 FRS 14 500 mW      
15 462.5500     GMRS 1 50 W Open for long distance communication
16 462.5750     GMRS 2 50 W Open for long distance communication 
17 462.6000     GMRS 3 50 W Open for long distance communication 
18 462.6250     GMRS 4 50 W Open for long distance communication 
19 462.6500     GMRS 5 50 W Use restricted near Canadian border
20 462.6750     GMRS 6 50 W Unofficial emergency/traveler assistance channel (PL 141.3)
21 462.7000     GMRS 7 50 W Use restricted near Canadian border
22 462.7250     GMRS 8 50 W Open for long distance communication 
  467.5500     GMRS 1 in 50 W Repeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
  467.5750     GMRS 2 in 50 W Repeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
  467.6000     GMRS 3 in 50 W Repeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
  467.6250     GMRS 4 in 50 W Repeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
  467.6500     GMRS 5 in 50 W Repeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
Use restricted near Canadian border
  467.6750     GMRS 6 in 50 W Repeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. Unofficial emergency/traveler assistance channel (PL 141.3)
  467.7000     GMRS 7 in 50 W Repeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
Use restricted near Canadian border.
  467.7250     GMRS 8 in 50 W Repeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.