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#1 PastorGary

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

In addition to the Motorola SP-10 and the Motorola Spirit III hand helds, can anyone add to the list of older pre-programmed MURS capable radios that you may have or possibly know about ?

 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

The puxing px-777 VHF is part 90 certified but unknown if its part 95 certified yet. However when I went to pa last year I remember meeting a neighborhood watch group using these radios for their operations. Since the town was just about a mile radius the radios were tx/rx fine just on two watts.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:00 PM

Thanks...

 

It also looks as if the Wouxun portables that are Part 90 type accepted will also be suitable for MURS because the radios are selectable narroband or wideband depending upon frequency as well as power programmable. 

 

Does anyone remember if ICOM has any MURS radios?



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

The Baofeng UV5R types are Part 90 accepted.  They will power down to 2 watts and will cover both UHF and VHF (MURS).  Easy to program with Baofeng downloaded software and cheap cable.  They will cover the GMRS bands as well.   Good radios for the $50 price tag.  Extra batteries are $15.   Something to look at. 


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:41 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item46080d5524  I have no personal experience with these, nor does it detail the power levels but these are programmed specifically for the MURS bands.   Bill



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:22 AM

Thanks to all who have contributed thus far.  While MURS is a bit congested in places, it may be a good alternative to GMRS simplex once in awhile where UHF RF just doesn't travel as far.  Using Motorola and Kenwood equipment, our Chaplain Responder group can get as much range back to our emergency field dispatch center on 2 watts as the GMRS portables do using 4 watts.  We monitor 154.570 wideband as well as 462.600 while on responses into natural disaster areas. We also have a mobile repeater on 462.600/467.600 and can hear any non-repeater capable simplex portables if necessary - if they are using the repeater output side CTCSS.

 

Keep the suggestions coming - very much appreciated...



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

An eBay search only shows Dakota alert has having MURS frequencies pre-programmed. They have portable and mobile models.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

Thanks.... completely forgot about them.

 

 

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

Some older Midland radios along with Maxon were part 95 certified.I still own several which I used on GMRS and the worked great.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:38 AM

William - can you reply here with a couple model numbers on the Midlands?   Thanks.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:34 AM

Midland mobile 70-630 and Maxon SM4450 along with Maxon handhelds SP-2850 just to name a few and there is Ritron who's model numbers I am not familiar with along with Kenwood TK-805d mobiles,also note Ritron did make a UHF repeater which is part 95 certified as are the rest of the radios mentioned above.....William



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:43 AM

Thanks...  :)



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

I just noticed what I did was comment on UHF part 95 radios,however Ritron has made it a point to have part 95 radios for both services GMRS/MURS and I will check on the Midland and Maxon for MURS,if Maxon has the Part 95 MURS it should be the SP-2250 and SL70.along with the Ritron portables.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:21 AM

Great, William - I'm sure that members here might like additional data in case they run into "garage sale" equipment that might be usable in more than one way.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:30 PM

I use the Ritron SLX  Uhf's that are part 95 and 90 accepted.  Good radios but not cheap.   The are new models, one specifically for MURS but cost is about $199, that is why I did not mention it earlier.  The Jobcom RTX-450's can be had on Ebay, 11 Channel 4 Watt UHF (some VHF out there as well) commercial radios that are also 90 and 95 type accepted.   Programming is easy but the software is not cheap.   I have the software for all the models above if anyone needed radios programmed. 



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:33 PM

Midland mobile 70-630 and Maxon SM4450 along with Maxon handhelds SP-2850 just to name a few and there is Ritron who's model numbers I am not familiar with along with Kenwood TK-805d mobiles,also note Ritron did make a UHF repeater which is part 95 certified as are the rest of the radios mentioned above.....William

 

 

The Ritron RRX-450/460 are Part 95 Accepted.  My RRX-450 is at Ritron now getting a makeover for my GMRS Repeater setup.   I have the 30 Watt model, the standard is 8 Watt but full duty cycle at that number. 



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:11 AM

Thanks to everyone for the great info thus far.  I know that many GMRS, FRS and Amateur operators do not use MURS at all because of congestion from restraunts and stores, but in an emergency, it is a good alternative to non-functioning cell phones if towers are down ( literally - as we have encountered after hurricanes and tornadoes).  Our temporary mobile disaster dispatch vehicle always monitors MURS "570" just in case.

 

Thanks again...



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:14 AM

I looked trying to find which radios are part 95 but have not came across the FCC site to check them.I am sure this discussion will continue and it looks as we have already found several to suit the needs of the MURS users further input would be appreciated...William



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:00 AM

The Radio Shack 19-1210 for mobile use and the BTX-127 for portable sue. Just to add a couple to the list.


 
 

 


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:27 AM

Thanks, Robert - Nice to see you check in here at the Forum.

 

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The resaon that I started this thread in the first place was to try to provide a brand and model database that members can refer to in the event of a regional disaster.  MURS capable equipment may be an alternative to other radio services early in an emergency because equipment seems to be available in quantity and can be programmed in the field to match responder CTCSS for coordination.  Of course, there are other uses for MURS equipment, but since almost everyone using this forum does assist with radio communications in emergencies, MURS radios can be a big help.  Just one example would be Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) to Law Enforcement mobile command post coordination very early in a disaster scenario before other radio response members can get their more permanent equipment set up.

 

Thanks again for all the usefull information thus far and if anyone else has additional models to add to the list, please feel free to do so.






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