We’re thrilled to present our unique Long Beach, California Neighborhood Safety Two-Way Radio!
Based on the tried and true TERA TR-505 dual-band 16 channel emergency two-way radio and custom programmed with everything you need in a local Long Beach safety radio, the LBCA5 provides a solid, commercial-grade 2-5 Watt radio with IP54 dust & water (splash) resistance.
Whether you’re interested in making Long Beach safer by coordinating and reporting suspicious activity or calling for help on the Long Beach Neighborhood Safety Channels (MURS 2 or FRS/GMRS 2), or if you want an emergency radio with 5 VHF MURS or 5 UHF GMRS/FRS channels, or if you would like to monitor the Long Beach Police and Fire/EMS frequencies to know what’s going on in your area (including the helicopter) to keep you out of harm’s way, this radio has you covered. It also doubles as a scanner on the 6 UHF LBPD dispatch and Car to Car repeater channels, and the 3 VHF LB Fire/EMS dispatch and TAC channels.
Wonder what the current or future weather forecast is? We’ve included the Los Angeles/Ventura & Orange County/San Bernardino NOAA NWS (National Weather Service) “WX” weather channels, which broadcast the current conditions and forecast 24/7, and also doubles as the “All Hazards” emergency/disaster stations as part of the Emergency Broadcasting System (EBS).
The GMRS/FRS channels allow you to communicate with your kids and neighbors on their blister-pack hybrid FRS/GMRS radios, or other existing GMRS and LB Safety Radio operators. Note: Transmitting on GMRS does require a no-test license from the FCC (currently est. $70 for 10 years), but it covers the entire family and only takes a couple days to obtain online.
See the custom programming chart here and check out the TERA TR-505 product page for all the details on this rugged, high-performance radio. And don’t forget the accessories! We carry a growing list of high-quality TERA accessories such as speaker mics, covert earpieces and antennas to either go long-distance or totally stealth, so you can get the most out of your investment.
Our vision is to have at least one Long Beach Neighborhood Safety Radio user on every block, creating a grid of communication throughout the city. We believe that with some practice (including weekly or monthly training drills, called NETs), community policing can assist our Public Safety professionals and provide eyes everywhere, which can be a powerful crime deterrent. Our ultimate goal is to coordinate relays between this citizens safety radio network, and other volunteer services like CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), coordinated by LB Fire as an extension of FEMA), LB SAR (Search & Rescue), also managed by LB Fire, ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Communications Emergency Service), REACT, and the Guardian Angels.
We can take back our streets, stay connected, have some fun, and make our city a friendlier, safer and more prepared community to live in… with YOUR help!
Feel free to comment below and let us know what you think, or ask any questions about the radio or our vision of safety and preparedness for Long Beach.
Be Safe Long Beach!
2 thoughts on “Making Long Beach, California Neighborhoods Safer with the LBCA5 Safety Radio”
Are training sessions available now, or is this something you want to start?
Hi Lucy, we don’t currently have anything planned, but I would indeed like to do some online or local training sessions at some point for Long Beach Safety Radio users. I’ve just released two new versions of the LBCA radios and we need a lot more people to gear up before a class would make sense, but in the meantime, I’m always happy to provide tips and answer questions, if you have any. 🙂 Cheers and Be Safe!
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