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Making Long Beach, California Neighborhoods Safer with the LBCA5 Safety Radio

BetterSafeRadio TR-505 Long Beach Neighborhood Safety Two-Way Radio

We’re thrilled to present our unique Long Beach, California Neighborhood Safety Two-Way Radio!

BetterSafeRadio TR-505 Long Beach Neighborhood Safety Two-Way RadioBased 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.

BetterSafeRadio TERA TR-505-LBCA5G Programming Chart v04Wonder 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.

BetterSafeRadio TERA TR-505-LBCA5G Programming Chart v04Our 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!


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A Prepper’s Dream SHTF Radio

TERA TR-505 GMRS-MURS Two-Way Radio - Assembled Specs

“Should I have a UHF two-way GMRS radio for urban emergency communications?

How about a VHF MURS radio for more rural/outdoor situations?

I’d really like both, in the same SHTF radio, but with FCC Certification.”

This is a conversation that many peppers have in their own head, and unless you’re willing to forego the certification or carry 2 different SHTF radios, there aren’t many options.

The TERA TR-505 is a US-designed commercial-grade dual-band two-way radio ideal for emergency communications, with a warranty supported in the US and personalized support and custom programming provided by BetterSafeRadio and our ReadySafeGo™ service, so it’s ready to use the second you unpack it.

Some customers have programmed their radio as the ideal bug-out EmComm radio that has both GMRS & MURS bands (and more, like NOAA/NWS WX reception) in the same unit. Now, while the TR-505 has type certification for both of these bands, it can legally only be programmed to transmit on one band at a time. The customer-submitted “GMAX” (shown below) and “GTRV” programming charts shown on the TR-505 product page reveals all of the channels.

Custom programming is available in the TERA TR-505 and it is also PC programmable using an optional USB programming cable and the free TERA software. It’s a real commercial-grade emergency two-way “SHTF” radio with performance far superior of the cheap blister-pack GMRS/FRS radios you find at the superstore, and of course, it does GMRS & MURS (and a lot more with some custom programming).

You can learn more about the TR-505 and our custom radio programming options at