TERA TR-505 Dual-Band GMRS MURS NOAA HAM Emergency Two-Way Handheld Radio
The rugged & affordable TERA TR-505 is a 16 channel commercial-grade multi-use dual-band (narrowband-compliant) analog FM FCC Certified GMRS or MURS (or HAM/Amateur) handheld radio which is ideal for SHTF prepping, emergency communications, business, security, neighborhood safety, or a variety of recreational activities including camping, hiking, hunting or special events.
Note: SOLD-OUT, but will be replacing this radio with an even better model & brand soon! – We’ve discontinued working with TERA/Powerwerx due to poor QC and a lack of dealer support. We do still have a handful of accessories available though, and still offer custom programming for the TR-500-Series radios. Purchase your TR-505 accessories here, while supplies last!
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.
Custom Programming & Consulting still available.
Not sure what you need? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!
See below for all the details! SOLD OUT!
Out of stock
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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 SHTF prepping, emergency communications, business, security, neighborhood safety, or a variety of recreational activities including camping, hiking, hunting or special events.
Note: SOLD-OUT! Purchase your TR-505 accessories here, while supplies last!
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, and 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!
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!
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 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).
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)
|GMRS Channels:||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 FCC compliant legal MURS) – see the Radio Programming Options above and Radio Programming Charts below!|
|Battery:||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.|
|Applications:||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!|
|Pre-programmed:||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!|
|Audio Output:||700 mW of loud-speaker output for noisy environments. It’s surprisingly loud and clear for a radio of this size!|
|Quiet Tones/Codes:||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 Charts below!|
|Special Features:||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!|
|Package Includes:||Commercial-Grade 16-Channel Dual-Band radio (PC Programmable: VHF 5/2W 136-174MHz, UHF 4/>1W 400-470MHz), lithium-ion battery, desk charger & AC power pack, dual-band flexible whip antenna, sturdy belt clip (with screws), wrist strap & English user manual.|
|Opt. Accessories:||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!|
|Certifications:||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) Resistant IMPORTANT NOTE: This radio is only FCC type-accepted when programmed for transmitting on GMRS, OR MURS, OR HAM, at any given time (no two services at the same time).
Charts for Custom Radio Programming Options
|TR-505-S||Stock/Factory GMRS Channels||View TR-505 Stock/Factory Programming Chart|
|BSR-PRG505||Custom Radio Programming – Anything You Want!||View TR-505 Custom Programming OptionsDownload TR-505 Custom Programming XLSX Template ZIP|
|TR-505-MURS||MURS, SAR, DHS, FEMA, ARC & NOAA WX||View “MURS” Custom Programming Chart|
|TR-505-M||MURS & NOAA WX||View “M” Custom Programming Chart|
|TR-505-GMRS||GM/FRS, GMRS & NOAA WX||View “GMRS” Custom Programming Chart|
|TR-505-GRPT||GMRS Simplex & Repeaters||View “GRPT” Custom Programming Chart|
|TR-505-GTRV||GMRS Simplex, Travel Repeater & NOAA WX||View “GTRV” Custom Programming Chart|
|TR-505-LBCA5M||Long Beach, CA – Neighborhood Safety MURS||View “LBCA5M” Custom Programming Chart|
|TR-505-LBCA5G||Long Beach, CA – Neighborhood Safety GMRS||View “LBCA5G” Custom Programming Chart|
Customer-Submitted Programming Charts (May Not be FCC Type-Accepted)
|TR-505-GMAX||GMRS, MURS & NOAA WX with VOX & PWR||View “GMAX” Customer Programming Chart|
|TR-505-DBGM||Dual-Band GMRS, MURS & NOAA WX||View “DBGM” Customer Programming Chart|
|TR-505-GFRS||GM/FRS, GMRS TRV & NOAA WX||View “GFRS” Customer Programming Chart|
|TR-505-LBCA5||Long Beach, CA – Neighborhood Safety MURS & GMRS||View “LBCA5” Customer Programming Chart|
Manufacturer Custom Programming Software
|PL2303||Prolific USB Driver|
(for PRG-50 cable)
|PL2303 USB Driver|
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.
|Dimensions||11 × 8 × 2.75 in|
16, Programmable (with optional programming cable)
Tx: GMRS, MURS, Ham
|Receive Frequency Coverage|
|Transmit Frequency Coverage|
MURS Band VHF Tx 151-154MHz
Single Receive VHF/UHF mixed on any channels
|CTCSS & DCS|
260 CTCSS/DCS “PL/Privacy” tones or digital codes with split capability
|Adjacent Channel Selectivity|
70dB @ 25kHz
|Spurious Response Rejection|
45dB @ 25kHz
|Audio Power Output|
700mW, Built-In Loudspeaker
|RF Power Output|
VHF High Power: 5W / Low Power: 2W
FM (Frequency Modulation), ≤5% FM Distortion
|Tx Spurious & Harmonics|
1600mAh 7.4V Li-ion
DC 6.6V – 8.4V via Li-ion Battery Pack, AAA Battery Case or 12V Battery Eliminator
Assembled Radio: 225g (7.94oz) with Stock Antenna & Li-ion Battery Pack
|Radio Dimensions (HxWxD)|
118x62x35mm with Stock Dual-Band Antenna
|Dust & Water Protection|
IP54 Dust & Water (splash) Resistant
Part 95E & Part 95J Certified for GMRS or MURS
1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty, Serviced in the USA by TERA/Powerwerx
|Radio Programming Options|
(S) Stock – Factory GMRS Channels, (MURS) MURS, SAR, DHS, FEMA, ARC & NOAA WX, (M) MURS & NOAA WX, (GMRS) GM/FRS, GMRS & NOAA WX, (GRPT) GMRS & GMRS Repeaters, (GTRV) GMRS, GMRS Travel Repeater & NOAA WX, (LBCA5M) MURS, NOAA WX & LB Scanner, (LBCA5G) GM/FRS, GMRS, NOAA WX & LB Scanner