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I searched the DB for 462.55, expecting nothing, and look what happened:
How can the FCC licence GMRS freqs??!
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From Wikipedia:

"Prior to July 31, 1987, the FCC issued GMRS licenses to non-individuals (corporations, partnerships, government entities, etc). These licensees are grandfathered in and may renew their existing licenses, but no new GMRS licenses are being issued to non-individuals, nor may existing non-individual licensees make major modifications to their licenses."

I'm guessing these are old licenses that some bureaucrat is continuing to renew.
 

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If you look it up in the FCC database it's no longer listed so that info is most likely old.
 

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af5rn said:
From Wikipedia:

"Prior to July 31, 1987, the FCC issued GMRS licenses to non-individuals (corporations, partnerships, government entities, etc). These licensees are grandfathered in and may renew their existing licenses, but no new GMRS licenses are being issued to non-individuals, nor may existing non-individual licensees make major modifications to their licenses."

I'm guessing these are old licenses that some bureaucrat is continuing to renew.
A ha. That explains it.
 
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n2mdk said:
If you look it up in the FCC database it's no longer listed so that info is most likely old.
Not necessarily. The ...foss license searches don't show GMRS.
 

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And neither does the ULS search if you are looking by frequency.

However, if you do by geography, you can find them; that is how I found KAB9887 when I was in Amarillo. And as you can see it specifies what frequency is allowed to be used.
 

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Mall Security here has 462.55 in some of their radios as a "tactical" channel the last time I visited there.
 

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Is there like a mall SWAT team there??? lol...i think it would make a whole lot more sense to just call it channel 2 or something, lol

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