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Can you use scrambling on MURS?

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Can you? Sure, knock yourself out. Chances are nobody will notice or care. Just beware of the radio police who will surely reply to this saying how its punishable by death...
 

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So what is wrong with trying to protect proper operating procedures. Just look at CB. If one is the only one using the frequency, so be it. But with multiple users, if one abuses MURS, others that want to use it properly are prevented. We need checks and balances or we end up with chaos. If you don't want people listening, use cellphones. Leave the MURS frequencies to those of use that want to use it properly.
 
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This is actually a good question.
part 95 subpart J does not make any mention of scrambling, encrypting or using coded messages.

Subpart A (GMRS) prohibits using coded messages. A reasonable person could assume that pertains to scrambling but it's not exactly clear either.

Because it is not addressed, I would say it's legal.
 

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Yep, after I saw that Motorola radio that had inversion I thought to myself, " I have seen scanners being analyzed by the FCC in RF clean rooms so that Motorola radio must have been scrutinized by the FCC and if the FCC didn't approve it they couldn't manufacture it."

My next question: Anyone know of a cheaper MURS scramble capable handheld?
 
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