Category Archives: Communications

What is FRS radio?

The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved hand held, unlicensed radio system authorized in the United States since 1996. This personal radio service uses channelized frequencies around 462 and 467 MHz in the ultra high frequency (UHF) band. It does not suffer the interference effects found on citizens’ band (CB) or cordless phones, toys, and baby monitors. FRS uses frequency

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Jargon free explanation of radios

Here is a VERY simplified breakdown of what’s available, and some pointers on getting started. I will attempt to avoid tech jargon and write this for first time radio folks. Its been our experience that reaching out for information at the beginners level is difficult. There is a lot of technical “snobbery” that gets in the way….

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