Radio Licensing

If you have a VHF or UHF two-way radio, be advised each frequency installed in the radio must be authorized by Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada.

FRS, GMRS(sometimes known as ‘walkie talkies’), and CB radios are license-free. At Walco, we sell primarily Land Mobile radios, all of which require licensing.  Most of our customers require permissions for RR channels, the ‘basic 10’, and ‘Appendix 6’ frequencies.

Licenses are per radio, per year. Fees are generally around 42$ per radio.

Licensing information:

Apply for a license now!  Once you have your license, please let us know your license parameters.

You can reach ISE at:

Okanagan-Kootenay Office

Telephone (toll-free in Canada): 1-800-667-3780
Telephone (Kelowna): 250-470-5026
Fax: 250-470-5045
Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Information on radio licensing fees is available through an information circular from ISE.