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Multi-Use Radio Service


The Multi-Use Radio Service, or MURS, is a low power, short range, unlicensed personal radio service in the 150 MHz band.

MURS is intended for short-range local voice or data communications. Antenna height is limited to 20 feet above structure or 60 feet above ground, whichever is the greater. Very narrow bandwidth transmissions (maximum 11.25 kHz channel bandwidth, with +/- 2.5 kHz deviation) are permissible on all five MURS channels. The older +/- 5 kHz deviation signals (with a maximum 20 kHz channel bandwidth) are also permitted (but not required) on the two upper channels (in the 154 MHz band).

Frequencies

Frequency  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.82000  MURS 151.82 Common Use  FMN  Other 
151.88000  MURS 151.88 Common Use  FMN  Other 
151.94000  MURS 151.94 Common Use  FMN  Other 
154.57000  MURS 154.57 Common Use  FM  Other 
154.60000  MURS 154.60 Common Use  FM  Other 

Business radio service licensees were allowed to keep their existing use of the frequencies 154.57 and 154.60 after MURS was established. They are the 'blue dot' and 'green dot' frequencies, respectively.

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