A receiver having multi-mode and multi-band functionality and capabilities is described herein. The receiver is capable of selectively operating over a plurality of bands and channels. The receiver operates in a plurality of modes, including but not limited to a single band/channel mode, and a multiple band/channel mode. The receiver may form a portion of a transceiver. The transceiver may also include a transmitter. In an embodiment, the transceiver is a family radio service (FRS) unit, although the invention is not limited to this embodiment.