FRS/GMRS Radio

1) What You Can/Cannot Do with FRS/GMRS

2) Buying Guide

  • Handheld FRS/GMRS
  • Handheld Accessories
  • Mobile FRS/GMRS
  • Mobile Accessories
  • Peripheral Equipment

3) Best Practices

  • Earpieces, speaker/mic
  • Locking
  • MONI checking (check volume, listen for weak signals)
  • The problem with “privacy tones”
  • Using whistle signals as a backup

4) Troubleshooting

  • Low volume (use MONI to check)
  • Wrong channel
  • Using “privacy” tone
  • Bad batteries
  • Holding vertical
  • Being in a “hole”

5) NET Frequency Map

6) Team Exercise Ideas

  • Pre-meeting check in
  • Radio mapping your neighborhood
  • Who can hear whom?
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