Oregon GMRS Repeater

Two way radio communications for the Rogue Valley.

FCC Part 95a Title 47 of the Electronic Code of Regulations (GMRS)

OregonGMRS.org is a small group of people that wanted to resurect GMRS radio usage in the Rogue Valley. We quickly realized that GMRS radio is a great resource that isn't limited to little low power "walkie talkies" and can provide communications for anything from recreation, to assisting in natural disasters such as floods and fire which we experience often in Southern Oregon.

We also realized that given the limited range of UHF radios, and the mountainous terrain of the Rogue Valley, repeaters would be neccesary. After a bit of research and decided to take a chance and start with a repeater on Elk Mtn. This repeater is an open repeater with no requirements other than a FCC GMRS license and some courtesey. We want to work to expand GMRS usage and add more repeaters in the future, so please feel free to not only use the repeater(s) but to also check back on this site, get involved, donate when you can, and share ideas so that we can make improvements when needed

Ok, what is GMRS? GMRS is a UHF radio service available to the public with a simple no test required license. Radio communication has really fallen by the wayside due to such widespread coverage with cell phones and internet email, chat, social networking etc. While cell phones will never be replaced with two way radios in everyday life, some of us tend to venture out where even today there is no reliable cell service. Similar to FRS which is the radio service for families that utilizes those little 1/2 watt walkie talkies you can buy in the blister packs at WalMart or Cabelas, GMRS can utilize both small walkie talkie style radios, high power mobile units (up to 50 watts) and even mountain top repeaters. GMRS can be utilized for nearly anything you wish from communicating with other vehicles as you travel down the interstate, to keeping your children safe while camping, or even for emergencies when out in rural areas on adventures. The best part about GMRS is that once you pay for your license and your radios, your whole family can enjoy wireless communication without paying anyone monthly fees. An individual license is only $85.00 for 5 years (NO TEST REQUIRED) and allows your immediate family to transmit on GMRS. So for a family of 4, that works out to $4.25 cents each per year for a license. Not bad!!!

Click here for FCC Licensing information Also see Do I really need a license for GMRS?

Ask us about Pre-Programmed Radios. We can help you locate mobile and portable radios for licensed GMRS users, and can show you how easy it is to obtain your families GMRS license. We are not a business, just a group of friends trying to introduce and promote GMRS radio use for people that are interesed in two way radio communications.


GMRS (FCC Individual License Required) :

16 UHF frequencies, eight for simplex and repeater outputs, eight for repeater inputs. Inputs and outputs are usually paired 5 MHz. apart, but any pairing of an input and output frequency is legal. CTCS (Control Tone Coded Squelch) is usual on repeaters. FCC license required, may be obtained by any individual for personal communications. Equipment must be type-certified for use in the 450-470 MHz band, 50 watts max, any antenna.

FRS (No License Required):

14 UHF frequencies for simplex operation. The frequencies are interstitial between the GMRS frequencies. CTCS may be used. Two kinds of use operation allowed. 1) Unlicensed operation on any channel using FRS type-certified radios. These are hand-held, ½ watt max, 2.5 KHz. deviation, with permanently attached rubber antenna. 2) Licensed operation on channels 1-7 by any GMRS license holder, 5 watts max, 5 KHz. deviation allowed, any antenna, using any equipment type-certified for GMRS. GMRS users may talk with unlicensed FRS users. GMRS users must transmit their GMRS call signs when using non-FRS type-certified equipment.

Motorola Numbering Structure:
Channels 1-7 are Interstitial with FRS. 8-14 are FRS Only 15-22 are GMRS Only

Ch 1 FRS (GMRS 5 w. allowed) 462.5625 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - ½ Watt FRS / 5 Watts GMRS)
Ch 2 FRS (GMRS 5 w. allowed) 462.5875 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - ½ Watt FRS / 5 Watts GMRS)
Ch 3 FRS (GMRS 5 w. allowed) 462.6125 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - ½ Watt FRS / 5 Watts GMRS)
Ch 4 FRS (GMRS 5 w. allowed) 462.6375 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - ½ Watt FRS / 5 Watts GMRS)
Ch 5 FRS (GMRS 5 w. allowed) 462.6625 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - ½ Watt FRS / 5 Watts GMRS)
Ch 6 FRS (GMRS 5 w. allowed) 462.6875 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - ½ Watt FRS / 5 Watts GMRS)
Ch 7 FRS (GMRS 5 w. allowed) 462.7125 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - ½ Watt FRS / 5 Watts GMRS)

Ch 8 FRS (GMRS not allowed) 467.5625 (½ Watt Only) (narrowband)
Ch 9 FRS (GMRS not allowed) 467.5875 (½ Watt Only) (narrowband)
Ch 10 FRS (GMRS not allowed) 467.6125 (½ Watt Only) (narrowband)
Ch 11 FRS (GMRS not allowed) 467.6375 (½ Watt Only) (narrowband)
Ch 12 FRS (GMRS not allowed) 467.6625 (½ Watt Only) (narrowband)
Ch 13 FRS (GMRS not allowed) 467.6875 (½ Watt Only) (narrowband)
Ch 14 FRS (GMRS not allowed) 467.7125 (½ Watt Only) (narrowband)

Ch 15 GMRS Repeater Output / Simplex (1) 462.550 GMRS Repeater Input (1) 467.550 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO FRS - 50 Watts Max)
Ch 16 GMRS Repeater Output / Simplex (2) 462.575 GMRS Repeater Input (2) 467.575 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO FRS - 50 Watts Max)
CH 17 GMRS Repeater Output / Simplex (3) 462.600 GMRS Repeater Input (3) 467.600 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO FRS - 50 Watts Max)
Ch 18 GMRS Repeater Output / Simplex (4) 462.625 GMRS Repeater Input (4) 467.625 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO FRS - 50 Watts Max)
Ch 19 GMRS Repeater Output / Simplex (5) 462.650 GMRS Repeater Input (5) 467.650 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO FRS - 50 Watts Max)
Ch 20 GMRS Repeater Output / Simplex (6) 462.675 GMRS Repeater Input (6) 467.675 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO FRS - 50 Watts Max)
Ch 21 GMRS Repeater Output / Simplex (7) 462.700 GMRS Repeater Input (7) 467.700 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO FRS - 50 Watts Max)
Ch 22 GMRS Repeater Output / Simplex (8) 462.725 GMRS Repeater Input (8) 467.725 (NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO FRS - 50 Watts Max)