MURS: What channel should you use?
VHF license-free radio service offers five frequencies
The Multi-Use Radio Service is one of the most exciting personal radio services created by the Federal Communications Commission in the past few decades, however, there is a lot of mystique in how to use it.
The Dakota Alert M538-BS gets its model name from offering five MURS channels with 38 CTCSS tones in a BaSe setup! This base radio comes with a telescoping antenna, but can be replaced with any antenna, including a base antenna for distant communications. You sometimes can find this base radio for sale on places like eBay. | Photo by Chuck Gysi, N2DUP
You won’t find much written about how to use MURS for your own use, so we’ll help you decide how to use the five channels allocated to the service so you don’t cause problems for other users. MURS often is referred to as a VHF CB radio service, so join us as we discuss how to get the most out of the band.
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