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I just applied for a GMRS license. I haven't used it in quite a while. What frequency is mostly used for doing a radio check?

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I just applied for a GMRS license. I haven't used it in quite a while. What frequency is mostly used for doing a radio check?



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With you and a friend or with someone out on the air? Any quiet channel for you and a friend.

If you're trying to reach out to others, it's probably best to listen to find a channel with some activity. Can't do a check if there's no one to reply to you.
 

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Also, be aware that many/most users are going to be running PL or DPL tones on their radios. Unless you figure out what they are running, they won't hear you. If you do, they may not appreciate it.

Best solution is to get a friend with a radio set up correctly to assist you.
 

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I just applied for a GMRS license. I haven't used it in quite a while. What frequency is mostly used for doing a radio check?

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Once you get your call sign, make an account on myGMRS.com and search for repeaters in your area. Email the owner and ask to do a radio check with them.

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I usualy use GMRS Ch.1 462.5625 MHz for radio checks on simplex. Ch 20 is also a good channel to use if you have a liscence
 

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Ch. 20 and PL

Usually considered an Emergency channel. Not that it makes much difference. Much like CB Ch.9. Not as strict as it could be. Ch. 1 is a great place to start. I usually have another receiver (scanner) or transceiver (bubble pack radio, or some other device) and check it myself.
 

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I usualy use GMRS Ch.1 462.5625 MHz for radio checks on simplex. Ch 20 is also a good channel to use if you have a liscence
Keep in mind that there is no official channel numbering in GMRS. Ch 20 = ? Most likely 462.675 MHz in most 22 channel bubble packs.

Also 462.675 used to be reserved for emergency and traveler assistance, sort of like CB channel 9. This went away when GMRS went to all-channel licensing in 1999. Many local REACT groups operated on 675 and some may still be active. PL 141.3 was often used as the travel tone.

Good luck.



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