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MURS and digital


Jul 3, 2023
Since digital is allowed on MURS like DMR or P25, does that mean I can use encryption? :D Me thinks not. But just wanting to know if anyone has the skinny on that and if they could provide the rule that says otherwise.


Dec 19, 2002
Wichita Falls, TX
Digital voice isn't allowed on MURS. I explained why in post #7 in the other thread.


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Jul 27, 2005
LATA 722
Encryption is not permitted on any new radios. It's possible that some grandfathered radios that were legal before MURS would have it, but none of the new MURS type accepted radios will. Type acceptance is still required for MURS, no matter what some want you to think:

§ 95.381 Voice obscuring features.​

A grant of equipment certification will not be issued for any transmitter type that incorporates one or more voice scrambling or other obscuring features for any of the Personal Radio Services that provide for voice (telephony) communications on shared channels (see § 95.359), if the application for such grant is filed on or after December 27, 2017.