So I’m wanting to get some MURS radios that also can do FRS so at events/festivals I can still attempt to communicate with my cheap friends who just get FRS bubble pack radios, but I can still have a decent chance at communicating with those that spent the little bit more and got MURS. However I’m finding they don’t exist. Thanks FCC not wanting to allow multi-service radios.
So what do ya’ll think of getting a Baofeng UV-82 or the like, and leaving it set to 1W (I know, higher than FRS is supposed to allow) and programming it with FRS & MURS? Or should I just bite the bullet and get a proper MURS radio and a separate FRS/GMRS for friends with FRS. And that leaves me open to GMRS if I want to pay the fairly cheap license fee and use it properly.
And if I do option 2, separate radios, any recommendations on a decently priced MURS?