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MURS or part 90 ht with commercial FM reception.

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I'm looking for a solution at work that would include FM and weather bands. Storm season is upon us, and I need to be able to monitor local radio for weather alerts as I am usually in a remote building location or loading trucks. Right now I am using my own uv-5r (see my last post) which would not be legal as a business radio. We are looking at getting a few handies for supervision, maintenance, fork driver, and the supply man. Is there a murs radio with FM receive, or would a better solution be an itinerant licence and radio shop supplied uv-5r or uv-b5/b6 units?
 

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Power and Coverage
2 Watt UHF radio provides coverage
up to 250,000 Sq. Ft./20 Floors.**
Antimicrobial Coating
Helps prevent the growth of mold
and germs on the surface of the
radio.

That's funny, their own copy calls it a UHF radio. But yeah, that would work for most of us. The Antimicrobial Coating is good because we are a food manufacturer. I realy need local commercial radio and a replaceable antenna because of the building construction.
 

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Prairie Farms Dairy has a few location specific business licences that cover HQ in Carlinville and our Peoria facility that include repeaters and mobile units. Am I correct from reading the rules that a single itinerant license would cover operations at multiple locations for simplex? Would it be just a matter of buying radios from a local shop and coordinating frequency use?
 
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I'm looking for a solution at work that would include FM and weather bands. Storm season is upon us, and I need to be able to monitor local radio for weather alerts as I am usually in a remote building location or loading trucks. Right now I am using my own uv-5r (see my last post) which would not be legal as a business radio. We are looking at getting a few handies for supervision, maintenance, fork driver, and the supply man. Is there a murs radio with FM receive, or would a better solution be an itinerant licence and radio shop supplied uv-5r or uv-b5/b6 units?
MURS radios do not generally have weather band reception included in their features, however current gmrs/frs radios DO have weather reception right out of the box. It's possible that one of the 2watt MURS motorola radios *might* allow a weather channel to be programmed but I've never seen it done. FM broadcast band is not going to be an option though... 73, n9zas
 

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I didn't think so on murs. The only "part 90 wink, wink" radios I know of with FM reception are the Chinese ones. So, I guess my only option is to influence them to get an itinerant licence from HQ and get a variety of units from a radio dealer. Splash proof for some, durable for maintenance, and a couple of baofengs for people that need broadcast radio. I work back in a deepfreeze warehouse without intercom service, and the supply man is often picking cartons across the street at the old Nabisco building we own. If there were an ammonia leak, fire, etc. I'd like to know to evacuate. If we had effective communications they could tell me, "That live load truck is here." But I fear mission creap where the boss just nags me for every little thing.
 
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