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#1 WRCC719

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:08 PM

The reason i asked prior to my relocation i live near a cemetary that uses MURS ch5 from the office to the men on the cemetary grounds is that legal for MURS use?

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:53 PM

95.2731   Permissible MURS uses.

The operator of a MURS station may use it for the purposes listed in this section.

 

(a ) MURS stations may be used to transmit voice, data or image signals.

(b ) MURS stations may be used for telecommand and telemetry functions.

 

 

95.2733   Prohibited MURS uses.

MURS stations must not be operated as repeater stations or signal boosters. This prohibition includes store-and-forward packet operation

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2 Watt power limitations and no repeaters of any kind, but that's about it.  Businesses use MURS all over the country.
 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:09 AM

Yes, that is a typical (and legal) use of MURS radio.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:25 PM

Perfectly fine, in fact we use MURS as a back-up and BS channel for when the repeater goes down, [Or for when we want to discuss something without the PD or supervisors hearing] MURS doesn't cover the entire property but we can get a few blocks range, especially when on the beach.


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:07 PM

The reason i asked prior to my relocation i live near a cemetary that uses MURS ch5 from the office to the men on the cemetary grounds is that legal for MURS use?

WAL-MART uses 154.600 and 154.570 yes they can .Walmart going to MURS some stores still hold an fcc  bussiness license



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 04:13 PM

IIRC Wal Mart lobbied for certain frequencies to be added to MURS just so they could use a license by rule radio servcie instead of paying for a business band license for each location.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:55 AM

We have Costco, Wallmart, Target, Winco Foods here in Roseville and i do hear traffic on 154.570 and 154.600. I once in a while i hear traffic on 151.625 not sure who uses that frequency but i do hear conversations on there.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:25 PM

151.625 is under Part 90.35 as a business itinerant channel and isn't part of MURS.

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 01:04 PM

Thats what i thought thanks for the confirmation


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 07:54 PM

... once in a while i hear traffic on 151.625 not sure who uses that frequency but i do hear conversations on there.


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151.625 is known as "The RED-Dot Channel" in the part 90 world.  Radios with this frequency are usually noted by a red-colored dot on the back somewhere, or in the battery case.  Every radio company, and their pet dogs, have sold radios on that frequency since the mid 1970s.  Midland, Motorola, Johnson, Ritron, Job-Comm, Uniden, Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu, Pace, GE, hundreds of off-brands.... even Radio Shack sold a set of hand-held radios on 151.625.

 

This is one of the only part 90 frequencies that is grandfather-claused in the law for wide-band operation.  There is just no way to replace the hundreds of thousands of radios already in use on this particular frequency.  A lot of businesses that move place to place use this as their default channel.  I often hear, radio and TV tower climbers, road construction crews, trucking companies, crop harvesting companies, carnivals and circuses and other show production companies...  basically, any business that moves around a lot from place to place that needs quick, legal, licensed, short-range 2-way communications no matter where they are in the USA.

 

It is a fun frequency to keep in your scanner, to see who is in town.


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