Friday, 11 June 2010

U.S. GMRS to Follow Canada?

The people are revolting! Seems that the United States is proposing to change its own General Mobile Radio Service to mirror the Canadian GMRS in every way. This has many users upset and the Internet is rife with comments, kudos, and nasty things that even I can't repeat here.

This is, I think, the first time the U.S. has aligned a radiocommunications service to follow the same rules and regulations as that of a foreign country, namely Canada, instead of vice-versa. So it is with pride that we Canadians giggle just a bit as the FCC tows the line and sees that Industry Canada is the puppet-master on this one. All the FCC has to do now is change its Amateur Radio service to mirror ours, and everything will be right in the world. (Or is this just a ploy to set up one more trick into creating a North American Union? Grrrrrr! Damn you, you sneaky Americans!)

To find out more information about the REAL General Mobile Radio Service, the Canadian one, visit my website at, click on to read the first chapter of my book, The Complete Guide to Canada's General Mobile Radio Service, and then click the link after the text to learn more.