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Old 03-25-2009, 10:17 PM
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I dont know if this is the right place to ask but MURS are non license right?

but if im getting one programmed to operate on MURS Freq's, is the TX/RX the same? such as 151.6700 is the tx and then rx would be the same or something else?
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:37 PM
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The transmit and receive freqs are the same. No repeaters are allowed. The radios are limited to 2 watts.

Freqs are:
151.8200 narrowband
151.8800 narrowband
151.9400 narrowband
154.5700 wide or narrowband
154.6000 wide or narrowband

The last two are heavily used in urban areas by drivethrough fast food restaurants, etc.

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Old 03-25-2009, 10:41 PM
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thats what i thought but i placed DPL's on all of my MURS frequencies so i think im good
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:47 PM
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That is what we did with our hunt camp radios. The MURS VHF radios have much better coverage than the UHF GMRS radio gear and we were using public safety type WT's.

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I have 2 GP300s but im looking into buying more to use for my post but they are all going to stay with me I dont feel like seeing.. "my money" walking off and then getting lost...

but im glad we have MURS and i would be programming that into my next set of radios
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:41 PM
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Also to add, if i have the MURS on my radio, am i allowed to place DPL codes on them? but anyone with CSQ will hear me right?
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Also to add, if i have the MURS on my radio, am i allowed to place DPL codes on them? but anyone with CSQ will hear me right?
Correct on both.
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Correct on both.
Ok sounds good, i got DPL anyways, I dont see whats different between DPL, ind. DPL and TPL.... but ugh! im still needing more radios! for my shelf!
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You can also add big antennas!
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What? do increase range? I think you cant exceed over 20ft or 60ft? i forgot but mmm
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What? do increase range? I think you cant exceed over 20ft or 60ft? i forgot but mmm

The FCC puts no restrictions on the amount of gain that a MURS antenna may have. The only restrictions are the antenna cannot be higher than 60 feet from the ground if free-standing or 20 feet higher than the structure it is mounted on.
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The FCC puts no restrictions on the amount of gain that a MURS antenna may have. The only restrictions are the antenna cannot be higher than 60 feet from the ground if free-standing or 20 feet higher than the structure it is mounted on.
Mmm maybe i can suck up to my emergency management coordinator to let me borrow some space
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Is it legal to program 2 watt MURS into a unit capable of 4 or 5 watts? I thought I heard it was not somewheres.
Just curious.If not illegal,then I am all good.
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Is it legal to program 2 watt MURS into a unit capable of 4 or 5 watts? I thought I heard it was not somewheres.
Just curious.If not illegal,then I am all good.
I lowered my output just to be safe , i tested it out with one of my advisors and i made it atleast... 14 blocks from where he was and i was somewhat a quarter mile away though i know the max range is usually 3
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Is it legal to program 2 watt MURS into a unit capable of 4 or 5 watts? I thought I heard it was not somewheres.
Just curious.If not illegal,then I am all good.
I believe the units have to be specifically type accepted for MURS service to be legal.
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MURS is great, I use a 7 element beam at 35 feet, and can talk to a friend at 20 miles with no problem...I talked to a distant station one time at 50 plus miles<believe it was skip>., but havent heard that station since, but they were using a beam also.

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MURS is great, I use a 7 element beam at 35 feet, and can talk to a friend at 20 miles with no problem...I talked to a distant station one time at 50 plus miles<believe it was skip>., but havent heard that station since, but they were using a beam also.

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If you want your MURS questions, all of them, answered in one place, just do a Google search. There are several sites that all have this information, both in Q&A and FAQ forms.
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Well one of my GP's are programmed with MURS while the other stays for my other county
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as for legality on using non certified radios if you turn your power down to 2 Watts and stick to the 154 mhz MURS frequencies I don't think you would be harassed for using part 90 radios.

there are so few certified MURS radios in circulation that you have no choice but to use part 90 radios.

ianal though.

personally i see no reason for type certification requirement for MURS or GMRS when there are plenty of part 90 radios that meet the requirements for either service and so few radios specifically certified for part 95 MURS or GMRS.

But that is your tax dollars hard at work for you. not.
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