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MURS vs GMRS Cedar Point

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bosco836

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I have previously used Uniden GMRS radios at Cedar Point with limited success in regards to range. Has anyone used MURS there? If so - how well can I expect my MURS portables to work there?
 

bosco836

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So, what type of range can I expect with MURS relative to the 2W GMRS portables that I was using previously? More? Less? Equal?
 

KD8DVR

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While GMRS has a *50* watt max legal power, the bubble pack cheapies have anywhere from 300 mW to about 3W output. Nautrally, you require a license for GMRS. GMRS and FRS frequencies are crowded, with lkots of interference. I use 900 Mhz FHSS radios now, which work well. You should expect better performance from MURS, as most of the stuff out there is commercial grade.
 

lmrtek

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The major problem with MURs is the interference from much more powerful licensed users that can easily wipe out your communications.

A good set of gmrs radios should give the best range vs reliability since they are now available in 5 watt versions.

The Tri-Square radios have very poor range in comparison and frequently loose sync between units requiring you to find the other unit and move closer to re-sync.

I have all 3 types and I found that my scrambled gmrs radios are the best
 

dnoyeb

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Last amusement park I visited was using MURS for their operations. So you might find some channels occupied. Of course this was not Cedar Point.
 
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