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!

Mission Statement
Tucson GMRS Association
Our Mission

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

Tucson GMRS Association
The Southwest Community Radio System

The Tucson GMRS Association together with a handful of private repeater owners maintains one of the largest continuously linked GMRS repeater systems in the country; the Southwest Community Radio System, made available free of charge, no dues, to the licensed public.

Get licensed
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

Alpine 725 – Now Online!

WQXE928 November 15, 2021

November 13 & 14, 2021 Summary This past weekend a group from Tucson GMRS spent the weekend in…

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Guthrie 600 Fundraiser

WQVS960 June 6, 2021

Guthrie Peak is another great site for the SWCRS that will provide solid coverage for the Clifton &…

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Kamp Kerchunk 2021

WQVS960 June 6, 2021

We're thrilled to announce that we are go for the long anticipated Kamp Kerchunk! WE ARE FULLY BOOKED…

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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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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!