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#1 SteveH

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 03:35 PM

In 2013 I purchased a RadioWerx GU-16 GMRS HT. It was a Wouxun 16 channel pre-programmed radio, part 95. It could be reprogrammed for repeaters, etc. with software provided by Radiowerx.

 

The radio became unavailable a few months ago so I wrote to Radiowerx to see if they were discontinued or on back order. I was told that in early 2015 they will introduce a new part 95 MURS/GMRS radio made by TERA, another Chinese supplier. Powerwerx already has several TERA HTs in their catalog (see http://www.powerwerx...andheld-radios/) and I'd assume that this one is based on the 16 channel commercial radio TR-500.

 

As far as I know, this would be the only part 95 combo MURS/GMRS radio out there.

 

Merry Christmas!

 

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 01:09 PM

I like the looks of the TERA unit on the site now, keypad model. I have checked their site before, they seem to be carrying more and more radio gear. I like it! 



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

Not bad, something to look into. Thanks.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:56 PM

i got the tera gmrs/murs.  pretty happy with it but i'm no nitpicker.



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 09:10 AM

I just got a few of the Tera's (TR-505) from the Ham Outlet store near me.

So far they a working good, the battery life has been great.

I do wish they had a screen, but these are to be used with the family and kids so may be that's a good thing.

I did notice the TR-590 has a screen and 200 channels, may have look it to it.



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Posted 29 May 2016 - 11:57 AM

i work with a guy that is a Ham as well , he's got a 590 and its a very nice radio. clean, and reliable from what he says. we've both even chatted from Handheld to Handheld via the repeater over the mountain since he lives in one valley and im in another. its got clear audio.



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Posted 29 May 2016 - 12:02 PM

radio test. LOL

 

https://youtu.be/kZCDBsBuhmg


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 05:26 PM

radio test. LOL

 

https://youtu.be/kZCDBsBuhmg



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:43 AM

not sure what video it was, the next video i saw in the playlist was the distance testing.



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 02:10 AM

not sure what video it was, the next video i saw in the playlist was the distance testing.

 

The next video in the sequence was this one:

Baofeng uv 5r programming for unlicensed basic use.
https://www.youtube....h?v=ymcrOnH9w0Q

And, yes, the comments are indeed insane.

Regards,

Frank.



#11 Logan5

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 07:09 AM

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymcrOnH9w0Q

 

She seems to think you can use GMRS repeater output freq's w/o a license as long as you stay under 5 watt's.



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 07:11 AM

had to remove the HTTPS



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 08:28 AM

I see one of our members commented as did I. It amazes me at the amount of bad information people seem to put on the web, and thus continuing the problem. Too bad you can't flag crap like her's for illegal advise.



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 10:03 AM

Thanks ASRM, I could not remember my Youtube PW, to reply.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:15 PM

This was good, enjoy!

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be



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Posted 20 August 2016 - 08:55 PM

I have a pair of GMRS/MURS Terra 505s with the optional 15 inch antenna and they work great! I can typically talk 5-7 miles over average rural terrain of small hills and forest. Having said that I was having trouble talking to my daughter who is only 1.5 air miles from me on GMRS because of terrain features blocking the signal. I even tried to talk to her on my mobile radio with 30 watts output on GMRS. She could hear me but couldn't talk back. We recently tried the same test on the Terra's MURS channels and talked fine, so I really became a believer in the VHF frequencies.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:42 PM

I acknowledge that you meant to write "VHF" instead, but VLF is actually a thing: https://en.wikipedia...y_low_frequency

 

Good for talking with submarines, apparently. :)


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#18 Sasquatch

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 11:36 PM

HaHa! Yes, thank you. I'm always making that mistake.


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#19 SteveH

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:41 PM

After a couple of email exchanges with Mark K6LED/WQXR567 at BetterSafeRadio.com I purchased one of the TERA TR-505 MURS/GMRS radios. They are on back order until sometime in the next week due to a revision to the 2 watt VHF output. (Sounds to me like a calibration adjustment issue that had to be addressed.)

 

It will be interesting to compare it to my Dakota Alert base station radios.






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