Tucson GMRS Association

We are a small group of GMRS enthusiasts looking to promote its use in the Tucson Metro area. Whether you are an avid GMRS user, or just curious; we're happy to have you!

Tucson GMRS Association
Our Mission

To promote the use and development of the GMRS radio service and promote a natural interest in radio communications with the community, thereby improving public well-being, safety, and emergency preparedness.

Tucson Area GMRS Repeaters & Access Information

There are a number of GMRS repeaters around the Tucson Metro area that you might find useful. Find the complete list and how to access them here

Need a GMRS License?

GMRS licenses have a $70 fee through the FCC and are valid for 10 years. The license covers an individual and their entire family (yes, even the in-laws!). Applying is easy, and there is no exam required!

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Latest Updates

RST Spring Hamfest

WRCU527 March 15, 2021

Hi folks! Change in plans; the Radio Society of Tucson is no longer holding the hamfest at the…

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Thank You!

WRCU527 December 10, 2020

Well it’s that time of year to be thankful for what we have all been through. It was…

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TGA Granted 501(c)(3) ‘Public Charity’ Status

WQVS960 December 5, 2020

Tucson GMRS has been all about serving the community via radio since it's establishment just over a year…

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TGA Files for 501(c)(3) Status

WQVS960 September 21, 2020

The Tucson GMRS Associated has filed for Federal 501(c)(3) status as of September 21, 2020 - we are…

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The Basics

General Mobile Radio Service

The GMRS is a licensed radio service that lets users of handheld, vehicle mounted and base radio devices communicate with one another.

As the service allows access to sophisticated equipment, communications over distances of a few to thousands of miles are possible.


Licensees may run up to 50 Watts of power on equipment certified for the service, including consumer radios as well as professional equipment.

Family Licensed

A single GMRS license covers you and your entire family, including the in-laws. Only one person needs to apply with the FCC, there is no exam!