Goto Section: 95.181 | 95.191 | Table of Contents

FCC 95.183
Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 | 2013
  §  95.183   Prohibited communications.

   (a) A station operator must not communicate:

   (1) Messages for hire, whether the remuneration received is direct or

   (2) Messages in connection with any activity which is against Federal,
   State, or local law;

   (3) False or deceptive messages;

   (4) Coded messages or messages with hidden meanings (“10 codes” are

   (5) Intentional interference;

   (6) Music, whistling, sound effects or material to amuse or entertain;

   (7) Obscene, profane or indecent words, language or meaning;

   (8) Advertisements or offers for the sale of goods or services;

   (9) Advertisements for a political candidate or political campaign
   (messages about the campaign business may be communicated);

   (10) International distress signals, such as the word “Mayday” (except
   when on a ship, aircraft or other vehicle in immediate danger to ask
   for help);

   (11) Programs (live or delayed) intended for radio or television
   station broadcast;

   (12) Messages which are both conveyed by a wireline control link and
   transmitted by a GMRS station;

   (13) Messages (except emergency messages) to any station in the Amateur
   Radio Service, to any unauthorized station, or to any foreign station;

   (14) Continuous or uninterrupted transmissions, except for
   communications involving the immediate safety of life or property;

   (15) Messages for public address systems.

   (b) A station operator in a GMRS system licensed to a telephone
   answering service must not transmit any communications to customers of
   the telephone answering service.

   [ 63 FR 68976 , Dec. 14, 1998]

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Appendix A to Subpart A of Part 95—Locations Where GMRS Is Regulated by the

   In ITU Region 2, the GMRS is regulated by the Commission within the
   territorial limits of the 50 United States, District of Columbia,
   Caribbean Insular areas (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, United States
   Virgin Islands (50 islets and cays) and Navassa Island), and Johnston
   Island (Islets East, Johnston, North and Sand) and Midway Island
   (Islets Eastern and Sand) in the Pacific Insular areas.

   In ITU Region 3, the GMRS is regulated by the Commission within the
   Pacific Insular territorial limits of American Samoa (seven islands),
   Baker Island, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam Island,
   Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, Palmyra Island (more than
   50 islets), and Wake Island (Islets Peale, Wake and Wilkes).

   [ 63 FR 68976 , Dec. 14, 1998]

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Subpart B—Family Radio Service (FRS)

   Source:  61 FR 28768 , June 6, 1996, unless otherwise noted.

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General Provisions

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Goto Section: 95.181 | 95.191

Goto Year: 2011 | 2013
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