Personal/Citizen’s Radio Services

UHF Citizen’s Band Family Radio Service/General Mobile Radio Service :
Strictly Simplex Channels
1 462.5625 UNOFFICIAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH CHANNEL
2 462.5875 UNOFFICIAL GEOCACHING CHANNEL
3 462.6125
4 462.6375
5 462.6625
6 462.6875
7 462.7125
8 467.5625
9 467.5875
10 467.6125
11 467.6375
12 467.6625
13 467.6875
14 467.7125
Repeater Outputs and Simplex Channels:
15 462.5500
16 462.5750
17 462.6000
18 462.6250
19 462.6500
20 462.6750 Emergency Channel
21 462.7000
22 462.7250
Repeater Inputs
467.5500
467.5750
467.6000
467.6250
467.6500
467.6750
467.7000
467.7250

If you own an FRS transceiver, try out scan function. You can hear many interesting conversations. In the area in which I reside; I have heard people traveling in caravans, hunters out in the woods, mariners on small boats who do not use VHF marine transceivers, spouses or significant others talking with each other (that can get interesting), children and teens cussing each other out, some small businesses in their daily operations, parents keeping in touch with children, people keeping in touch while shopping, antenna tower climbers, farmers and land surveyors.

Part 15 Low Power Walkie Talkie/Room Monitor Frequencies:
(A) 49.830 MHz
(B) 49.845 MHz
(C) 49.860 MHz
(D) 49.875 MHz
(E) 49.890 MHz

If you live in an urban or suburban area, on 49 MHz you may hear young children playing games on their walkie talkies (range of 100 feet), baby monitors, and sometimes cordless phones. 49 MHz is a good idea provided you are not in close proximity to electrical equipment. It is not as popular as it was in the 1980s and 1990’s, as FRS and MURS has taken its place, but there are still those out there who like to experiment with this kind of equipment

Multi Use Radio Service MURS (VHF Citizen’s Band):
151.82
151.88
151.94
154.57
154.60

On MURS you should be able to hear hunters in the woods, some data transmissions, small businesses, grocery and department stores, i.e. Wal Mart, security personnel, janitors at schools, and sometimes even families who are sick of the foul language on CB and the overcrowded FRS frequencies. MURS has it’s own type accepted equipment (though there are not many transceiver models out there to choose from) or you may use a VHF business band transceiver, provided it conforms to the rules of MURS.

HF/27 MHz Citizen’s Band (CB) Radio:
01 26.9650
02 26.9750
03 26.9850
04 27.0050
05 27.0150
06 27.0250 ILLEGAL POWER/DX AKA “SUPERBOWL” CHANNEL
07 27.0350
08 27.0550
09 27.0650
10 27.0750
11 27.0850
12 27.1050
13 27.1150
14 27.1250 PORTABLE CHANNEL
15 27.1350
16 27.1550
17 27.1650
18 27.1750
19 27.1850 HIGHWAY TRAVELER’S CHANNEL
20 27.2050
21 27.2150
22 27.2250
23 27.2550
24 27.2350
25 27.2450
26 27.2650
27 27.2750
28 27.2850
29 27.2950
30 27.3050
31 27.3150
32 27.3250
33 27.3350
34 27.3450
35 27.3550
36 27.3650
37 27.3750
38 27.3850
39 27.3950
40 27.4050

CB is pretty much a has been. Newer technologies have taken its place. Traffic on this band (especially channel 6) is full of nasty men cussing and keying each other out. Enforcement of the 4 watts limit and the control of obscene talk, by the FCC, is pretty much non-existent. There is however very much traffic on these frequencies, especially during the sunspot cycle, but stay off Channel 6 (27.025) especially if virgin ears are present.

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