The rugged & affordable TERA TR-505 is a 16 channel commercial-grade multi-use dual-band VHF 136-174MHz & UHF 400-470MHz (narrowband-compliant) analog FM FCC Certified GMRS or MURS (or HAM/Amateur) handheld radio which is ideal for emergency communications, business, security, neighborhood safety, or a variety of recreational activities including camping, hiking, hunting or special events.
With up to 5 Watts of power and a talk-around range of 1 to 7+ miles (much more when programmed for GMRS/Ham repeaters), the TR-505 provides reliable emergency & recreational radio communications for preppers, friends, families, Neighborhood Watch & CERT groups, and businesses to keep in touch when other methods of communication break down. IP54 rated and Part 95E & J compliant.
See below for all the details!
Available with the following Radio Programming Options (or Custom Programming & Consulting): Not sure what you need? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!
The rugged & affordable TERA TR-505 is a 16 channel commercial-grade multi-use dual-band VHF/UHF analog FM FCC Certified GMRS or MURS (or HAM/Amateur) handheld radio which is ideal for emergency communications, business, security, neighborhood safety, or a variety of recreational activities including camping, hiking, hunting or special events.
The TR-505 provides reliable emergency radio communications for peppers, friends, families, Neighborhood Watch & CERT groups, and businesses to keep in touch when other methods of communication break down. It can also be programmed to monitor all 7 NOAA National Weather Service “All Hazards” WX Weather Stations, MMS Marine Radio channels, Land Mobile Radio (business band) frequencies, Public Safety Police, Fire, EMS and city government channels, and any other frequency in its usable range of VHF 136-174MHz & UHF 400-470MHz (narrowband-compliant with 2.5kHz tuning steps – only type-accepted for Tx on GMRS or MURS, one service at a time).
This radio is NOT A TOY like the blister-pack or bubble-pack FRS/GMRS radios you get at the superstore that claim ridiculous operating ranges – These are sturdy, full power, commercial-grade two-way radios designed in the U.S., with high performance, great (loud) audio output and an IP54 Dust & Water (splash) Resistant rating. With our signature ReadySafeGo™ service, we fully charge the battery pack, custom program for you (except for stock radios – see custom programming options above), and test each unit (including antenna, desk charger & power pack), so your new radio is guaranteed to be usable the second you open the box, and to NOT be DOA!
The TR-505 operating range is as good or better than any other pro GMRS or MURS radio, even with its stock flexible antenna. The claims made on cheap blister-pack radios, even by major manufacturers, are mostly bogus and certainly misleading (that asterisk is there for a reason). A 5 Watt radio with a 2″ antenna will not operate up to 35 miles (often not even 6) except almost as a fluke in the most accommodating of operating conditions.
Realistically, handheld radios are going to give you from 1/2 mile to 2 or so miles, give or take. In the city, this will be on the lower end, and in rural settings with only a few minor obstructions, you can see a communication range of 5-7 miles, possibly more. We won’t make any bogus claims that you’re going to get 30+ miles with a 2-5 Watt radio, but we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how well this pocket radio actually performs. As well, with our hi-gain whip, external mobile-mount, portable roll-up, or base antennas, you will see a significantly improved talk range, even when communicating with another stock handheld.
Note: The latest version of this radio may say “Recreation” instead of “GMRS/MURS” (as pictured here) on the front lower base of the radio, but the electronics are the same.
GMRS or MURS Recreation, Business & More! Factory Pre-programmed with 16 GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) UHF channels, including both repeater and direct handheld to handheld communications (preprogrammed MURS VHF radio options available also). Ideal for use with most outdoor activities including: hiking, biking, skiing, and hunting. Also usable for business, security, CERT, and personal neighborhood safety operations! Full 4 Watts of transmit power on UHF (5 Watts on VHF – 2 Watts default in the MURS configuration) for increased range and coverage area. Note: We offer several custom programming configurations for this radio – see the Radio Programming Options above and Radio Programming Charts below!
Voice Announce & Customizable Function Keys Built-in voice announce feature for memory channel, battery level, channel lock/unlock and scan on/off status. 2 programmable side-keys provide access to other optional features, such as VOX mode, squelch monitor, power level, and alarm. Note: Stock GMRS programming includes Battery Level, Channel Lock, Tx Power & Squelch Monitor assigned to side-keys (other options are user-programmable with optional USB cable or our custom programming service – see the Radio Programming Options above).
Rugged Design & 1 Year Warranty! Rugged handheld radio designed in the U.S.A., with loud receive audio. Includes a 1 year limited warranty, factory supported and serviced in the United States (Southern California).
Simple Operation, VOX & Li-ion Battery Easy to operate radio with its compact size and simple to use top mounted volume and channel knobs. Optional hands-free VOX (Voice-Operated) mode with use of a VOX-capable headset or earpiece (VOX mode must be programmed on a side-key – not all programming options have VOX enabled). Each radio includes a Li-ion rechargeable battery pack (which provides up to 30 hours of operation between charges with battery-saver mode enabled), 2 hour desk charger & AC power pack, flexible VHF/UHF antenna, belt clip, wrist strap & English user manual.
Note: GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) operation requires a license (currently est. $70 for 10 years and good for your entire immediate family – typically takes only a couple days to obtain online from the FCC), and is typically better for indoor/urban environments. MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) is license-free for 2-Watt operations. MURS uses the VHF band, which generally better for outdoor/rural communications. Having the capability of both bands (and NOAA “All Hazards” National Weather Service stations) in the same emergency radio (only one programmed for Tx at a time to maintain FCC compliance) is unique and essential!
IMPORTANT: Some customer-submitted programming options for this radio are meant for communications during emergency or “SHTF” (S#it Hits The Fan) situations and may not be type-accepted configurations. You are solely responsible for operating this device in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations, regardless of any custom programming we perform for you. We are not responsible for any harm or damages caused by the use or misuse of this device. Let us know if you have any questions before purchasing.
Features (Stock Radio)
16 GMRS UHF channels, 8 direct handheld to handheld channels and 8 repeater channels. Note: We offer several custom programming configurations for this radio (including legal FCC compliant MURS) – see the Radio Programming Options above and Radio Programming Charts below!
Operate 30 hours between charges with the supplied 1600 mAh lithium-ion battery in the power saver mode. Includes voice announce to indicate selected channel and to monitor battery life.
Ideal communications for friends and family to keep in touch. Recommended for recreational activities including hiking, biking, skiing and hunting. Perfect for personal and business emergency communications also!
Factory programmed with 16 pre-programmed (GMRS) UHF channels. Software re-programmable with the optional USB Programming Cable (not included). Note: The stock radio programming is minimally usable with only GMRS channels and odd PL tone settings… We can custom program the radio for you – see the Radio Programming Options above and Radio Programming Charts below!
700 mW of loud-speaker output for noisy environments. It’s surprisingly loud and clear for a radio of this size!
260 CTCSS/DCS “PL” tones or digital codes with split capability. Quiet/privacy tones/codes are re-programmable with the optional USB Programming Cable. Note: We can custom program the radio with standard/default PL tones – see the Radio Programming Options above and Radio Programming Charts below!
Side-button features (with custom programming options) as follows: Mid button short press = Scan Mode, Mid button long press = Channel Lock, Low button short press = Battery Level, Low button long press = Monitor (momentarily opens squelch to hear weak signals). Power Save Mode set for 1:3 receive time (for even longer battery life). Timeout Timer set to 90 seconds Tx (to protect transmitter). See the Radio Programming Charts below for all settings!
Commercial-Grade16-ChannelDual-Band radio (Rx&Tx: VHF5/2W136-174MHz, UHF4/>1W400-470MHz), lithium-ion battery, desk charger & AC power pack, dual-band flexible whip antenna, sturdy belt clip (with screws), wrist strap & English user manual.
External Compact & Heavy Duty Speaker Mics, AAA Battery Case, Spare 1600 mAh Li-ion Battery, 12v Cig. Lighter Battery Eliminator, Hi-Gain 15″ Whip Antenna, 2.75″ Stubby Flexible Antenna, Ext. Covert or Over-Ear Earpiece, Radio Cloning Cable, USB Radio Programming Cable, Replacement Desk Charger, 6-Unit Multi-Charger, Replacement Belt Clip, HD Nylon Carry Case with Stainless Swivel Belt Clip, and many other non-TERA accessories that work great with this radio!
FCC Part 95E & J Certified (FCC ID: 2ACK8TR505D) – This is very hard (if not impossible) to find for GMRS/MURS handhelds! IP54 Dust & Water (splash) ResistantIMPORTANT NOTE: While capable of being custom programmed for multiple bands at the same time, this radio is only FCC type-accepted when programmed for transmitting on GMRS, OR MURS, OR HAM, at any given time (no two at the same time).
Need Custom Programming or Consulting?
Utilize our BSR-PRG505 Custom Radio Programming or BSR-PCON Custom Radio Programming Consulting services with the (S) Stock version of this radio and we’ll program anything you want! You can also utilize our BSR-CLN Radio Programming Cloning service to clone your new or existing radio(s) along with any programming option.
Note: The programming software is provided by the manufacturer as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be available or updated in the future. Also available on the Powerwerx website.
IMPORTANT: By using this programming software, you are solely responsible for operating your radios in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations. We are not responsible for any harm or damages caused by the use or misuse of this software to or by your radios. We do not offer free consulting or support for the free programming software, but we can program your radios for you or provide paid consulting instead! Let us know if you have any questions before purchasing.
Operate like the pros and never miss a radio call with this rugged, high-quality microphone and speaker in one. Attached to your lapel or shirt/jacket pocket with a metal reinforced 360 degree swivel clip, you’ll be able to hear all the action and keep your radio on your belt, in a car/bike caddy or in the desk charger. Features a Kevlar reinforced 4mm coiled cable and 3.5mm privacy earphone jack (for use with a covert ear piece).
Cut down your handheld radio profile with this 4″ VHF/UHF semi-rigid antenna. Cut wide for LMR (Commercial Business) Ham, MURS, WX, GMRS and Public Safety bands at 136-174/400-480MHz, this is a great, shorter antenna option for your TERA emergency two-way radio.
Fits the TERA TR-500, TR-505, TR-590, Wouxun KG-UV3D, AnyTone AT-D868UV & any other reverse SMA radio.
Make your handheld VHF/UHF radio stealthy with this super flexible stubby antenna. Super wide receive (118-960MHz) and transmit range cut for Ham and MURS bands at 145-158/440-465MHz (and usable for GMRS simplex channels) make this a must-have accessory for your two-way radio. 2.75″ in length with an SWR of 2:1 or less.
Fits the TERA TR-500, TR-505, TR-590, Wouxun KG-UV3D, AnyTone AT-D868UV & any other reverse SMA radio.