FRS/GMRS Channel 3 462.6125 Mhz
MURS Channel 3 151.940 Mhz
Ham Radio (simplex) 146.420 Mhz
This project originally came from a Linkup Protocol created by several individuals and groups to be used in case when normal communications are unavailable.
Since the average citizen is NOT an Amateur Radio operator, we want a standardized method of being able to communicate with one another. Many people already have radios that do not require licensing to operate, such as FRS/GMRS, or MURS radios. Because this link-up protocol is being distributed among our communities, users have a high probability of linking up with someone. The purpose can be either for relaying important or emergency communications or simply conversing with community members.
Radio Protocol and Etiquette:
We invite all parties interested to participate. By doing so, you can help provide our your community with this alternate and back up communications plan. This does not take the place of calling 911 in the event of an emergency if you are able to do so.
To use the system, simply monitor the following frequencies: MURS Channel 3 (151.940), FRS/GMRS Channel 3, and/or Amateur Radio frequency (license required) 146.420 (simplex). Once communications with another party is established on these channels, we encourage you to simply change to another working channel. When your communications on that other channel are complete, please return to monitoring Channel 3.
Etiquette dictates that if we simply use those frequencies for monitoring and calling others, we can keep the chatter to a minimum and people will be able to monitor these frequencies 24/7 in case of emergencies.
Please contact us for more information and to have your radios programmed for interoperability.