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In regards to two way radios, what does it mean to have a radio that is "FM Approved"? I found that imprinted
at the bottom of my newly aquired MTS2000.

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Thanks!

My google search did not have this particular link! It makes sense now! I doubt it will ever be useful for anything I do but it's good to know!

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My google search did not have this particular link! It makes sense now! I doubt it will ever be useful for anything I do but it's good to know!

Manny
Mostly for explosive atmospheres - Fuel and other chemicals, where the risk of a spark will ignite the flammable atmosphere.

I wanted to get you the actual testing site, but it is early, I did not sleep well last night ( A lot of times I do not ) and I did not want to read and read - looking for the actual / pinpointed info.


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Quite a find...

The only drawbacks to FM approved are that the accessories are usually a hell of a lot more expensive (as are the radios, but not in this case!!) but that's only if you NEED the IS accessories which you said you don't, so that's not a big deal. I might be wrong, but I think because they were IS they needed to be sent back to Motorola for ANY fixing/modification (not just your local shop) so I would assume they might be harder to open up and work on. However... I might be wrong. Don't quote me on it.
 
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