What type of communications are prohibited on GMRS?

What type of communications are prohibited on GMRS?

Pursuant to the FCC regulations related to prohibited GMRS uses (95.1733 - Prohibited GMRS uses), the following types of communications are forbidden:

  • Messages in connection with any activity which is against Federal, State, or local law
  • False or deceptive messages
  • Coded messages or messages with hidden meanings (10 codes are permissible)
  • Music, whistling, sound effects or material to amuse or entertain
  • Advertisements or offers for the sale of goods or services
  • Advertisements for a political candidate or political campaign (messages about the campaign business may be communicated)
  • International distress signals, such as the word "Mayday" (except when on a ship, aircraft or other vehicle in immediate danger to ask for help
  • Messages which are both conveyed by a wireline control link and transmitted by a GMRS station
  • Messages (except emergency messages) to any station in the Amateur Radio Service, to any unauthorized station, or to any foreign station
  • Continuous or uninterrupted transmissions, except for communications involving the immediate safety of life or property
  • Messages for public address systems
  • The provision of 95.333 apply, however, if the licensee is a corporation and the license so indicates, it may use its GMRS system to furnish non-profit radio communication service to its parent corporation, to another subsidiary of the same parent, or to its own subsidiary
  • GMRS stations must not be used for one-way communications other than those listed in 95.1731(b). Initial transmissions to establish two-way communications and data transmissions listed in 95.1731(d) are not considered to be one-way communications for the purposes of this section.