Multi-Use Radio Service

Multi-Use Radio Service

In the United States, the Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) is an unlicensed two-way radio service similar to Citizens Band (CB). Established by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in the fall of 2000, MURS created a radio service allowing for unlicensed (Part 95) operation, with a power limit of 2 watts. The FCC formally defines MURS as "a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public." MURS stations may not be connected to the public telephone network, may not be used for store and forward operations, and radio repeaters are not permitted.

Industry Canada (IC) established a five year transition plan, which will permit the use of MURS in Canada starting June 2014. IC has not yet published rules for MURS, other than frequency limits.

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