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MURS Assistance Needed

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I know that MURS radios cannot exceed 2 watts. They cost about $175+. I have found a Two-Way radio that is User-Programmable that I can program to that frequency/frequencies. But, its 5 watts, when I program it will it go down to 2 watts or can I use it?

Just trying to save money! (These are about $50-$75)
 
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You can use whatever kind of radio you want to but it won't be legal unless the label on the radio says it is FCC Part 95 certified for MURS use.
If the radio puts out 5 watts and is capable of being programmed on other frequencies then it can't be Part 95 certified and can't be legally used on MURS.
 
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The Dakota radios sell for around $75-$80 and are MURS certified.

That's precisely what I was going to recommend.

Or the older Columbia ones, they run off AA batteries, they can be found dirt cheap when they do pop up, I had a bunch of them and I think I got no more than $10 a pair the last time I found some and put them on eBay.
 
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Can & May you are 2 different questions

Can you - yes without a doubt you can - and unless you are creating a problem using the radio - I seriously doubt anyone would ever questions you.

May you - no as stated above - it is not legal.


I know many will disagree and explain what a law breaker I might be - but I drive a car that can go 125 mph in a 35 mph zone, but I only go 35mph. As long as I don't speed - no one cares how fast my could go. If your radio works properly on a particular frequency and you use it properly on that frequency - I doubt any one will ever bother you.


my computer = my opinion
 
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