GMRS is not properly described on the new FCC Website
There is no mention of the allowed use of repeater stations. There is also no mention of the fact that GMRS is operates under Part 95 and is therefore not subject to the impending narrowbanding that business and public service radio are about to convert to. Instead of the 50 watt limit that GMRS is actually allowed, only a 5 watts are mentioned and, a ridiculous claim of 25 mile range from this 5 watts is claimed. Please correct these omissions and grave exaggerations. GMRS is regulated and professional unlike the unregulated FRS
As of this writing, there is no change in GMRS. It is still a licensed, regulated service. If you go to the FCC ULS website, you will find what you need to do to get licensed properly. It is currently $85.00 for 5 years. You will have to get an FCC ID and CORES password, but, these are free. GMRS is very popular and new repeaters are going up on a regular basis. Perhaps, the steady licensing fee income has made the case for GMRS sufficiently. It is an important viable communication method that is very useful as well as enjoyable for the general non ham population. Having said this, many hams also hold GMRS licenses.
robert meeks commented
What do I need to do ? and why or what I do i use i it for
Robert. B. Meeks commented
My grandmother Angela M kuykendall. Was the owner of THE AK. (call sign) W****01 why the changes
Thomas Isham commented
I love using the GMRS service and I too wish that the description of GMRS on the site had better information for those that wonder about getting a license.