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Why A MURS Handheld Radio Might Just Be Your Very Best Friend!

MURS Handheld Radio
Typical FRS Radios
Typical older FRS & hybrid FRS/GMRS radios

Many consumers are aware of the FRS Band and hybrid FRS/GMRS radios, commonly referred to as bubble-pack radios or “walkie-talkies,” that you can find at your local electronics, sports or superstore. Many ham/amateur radio users are also aware of dedicated GMRS or commercial “Part 90” radios, which many use on the GMRS Band (although not technically legal).

Another piece of radio spectrum, which is part of the same Personal Radio Service (PRS), that many consumers, hams and commercial radio users aren’t aware of, is the MURS Band. MURS stands for Multi-Use Radio Service, and is a set of 5 VHF channels usable for both personal and business use, does not require a license, and is typically utilized much less than the popular FRS/GMRS bands. Learn more about the MURS Band and view a channel chart here.

Product flyer for the Retevis RT27V MURS Personal Business License-Free Two-Way RadioBeing that MURS is in the VHF range (as opposed to UHF for FRS/GMRS), it’s typically better-suited for rural and outdoor uses. While the MURS rules limit use to 2 Watts, some MURS radios can use external antennas, which allows high-gain antennas and more range than most FRS radios with a fixed/integrated antenna can achieve. Fortunately, BetterSafeRadio has several MURS radios for sale! Our legal FCC-compliant RT27V-MURS radio is our most affordable type-accepted configuration.

Even though there are only 5 MURS channels to choose from, they are often quiet and underutilized, making them a great option for your family or business communications. BetterSafeRadio has designated MURS channel 2 as the Neighborhood Safety Channel for it’s popular Long Beach Safety Radio ( custom radio programming option and available in other areas by request) because of its high availability. Because the band requires no license, individuals families and businesses can use the same channel to coordinate local safety and anti-crime operations, with MURS channel 3 being the unofficial prepper/survivalist emergency channel for disasters, using the 3-3-3 Radio Plan (more on this and our modified radio plan soon). MURS channels 4 & 5 are often used for business, given that they were previously part of the Business Band. You can sometimes still hear stores like Walmart or even some drive-thru restaurants making use of those channels, but in many areas, they are often quiet and unused.

MURS Handheld RadioWith the advantages of using affordable VHF MURS radios like the Retevis RT-27V-MURS and an array of accessories available such as a speaker mic or earpiece, a ReadySafeGo™ MURS handheld radio from BSR might just be your very best friend! 🙂

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XMAS New Years SALE – Save 10% on Everything!

BetterSafeRadio XMAS New Years SALE 2017 Promo

It’s that time of year to give to others (or yourself)! 

Save 10% on all Two-Way Radio Gear*

XMAS New Years SALE 2017 – December 20th to January 5th Only!

BetterSafeRadio XMAS New Years SALE 2017 Promo

Buy solid, commercial-grade two-way radios pre-programmed with all the frequencies you need for safety, emergencies or a SHTF event, and select from a host of must-have accessories for all of your operating modes, for years of ReadySafeGo™ service, whenever you need it.

*Good December 20th – January 5th 2017 on all radios, accessories, and custom radio programming services – One Coupon Per Order.

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Happy Holidays from BetterSafeRadio.com!

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Black Friday Sale Week – Save 10% on 3+ Radios

BetterSafeRadio Black Friday Sale Week 2016 Promo

It’s that time of year again when you can justify buying yourself some toys…

because the deals are so good!

Get 10% Off 3 or more Emergency Radios*

Black Friday Sale Week 2016 – November 23-30 Only!

BetterSafeRadio Black Friday Sale Week 2016 Promo

Either stock or pre-programmed with the frequencies you need for safety, recreation or emergencies, these commercial-grade, rugged handheld two-way radios will provide years of ReadySafeGo™ service, whenever you need it.

*Good November 23-30th 2016 on any 3 TERA radios – One Coupon Per Order.

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Want a deal on only 1 or 2 radios or some accessories? Save 5% on everything with coupon code: BSR

Happy Thanksgiving from BetterSafeRadio.com!

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Make America SAFE Again! – Post-Election SALE

Make America SAFE Again with BetterSafeRadio

The election is finally over and it’s time to Make America SAFE Again!

Save 5% On All TERA TR-505TR-590 or TR-500 Emergency Radios during our Post-Election Sale.

Make America SAFE Again

Pre-programmed with the frequencies you need for safety, recreation, emergencies or SHTF, these commercial-grade, rugged handheld two-way radios will provide years of ReadySafeGo™ service, whenever you need it.

Checkout with Coupon Code: BSR

Happy Veterans Day from BetterSafeRadio.com!