There are two styles of MURS two-way radio
handhelds you can choose
from. The MURS Multi-Mile Handheld Intercom is
a light-duty, less featured two way radio. The MURS 110 Commercial
Handheld Two-Way Radio is a heavy-duty fully featured two way radio.
There is a big difference in price so you'll want to make sure you
choose the right one for you.
Both units will achieve a similar range and they
both have all 5 of the MURS channels. For basic communication you could
choose either radio.
The MURS 110 Commercial Handheld is built to what’s called “MIL-SPEC”
standards. In an effort to achieve standardization objectives for
purchases of products used by the military and other government
organizations, the U.S. Department of Defense created standards that
these products must meet. You will see these standards called military
standard, “MIL-STD”, or “MIL-SPEC.” These standards ensure products meet
certain requirements, commonality, reliability, compatibility, and
similar defense-related objectives.
The Department of Defense also has standards for two-way radios and
radios that meet this standard must meet levels for such criteria as
vibration, rain, salt air, sand/dust, shock (dropping), humidity,
temperature as well as other factors.
Buying a product that meets mil-spec standards means you are buying a
quality product that is built to withstand tougher use.
The MURS 110 Commercial Handheld also has features
you won’t find on the MURS Multi-Mile Handheld. They are summed up
The MURS 110 Commercial Handheld…
- is smaller so it fits in your hand better.
- has a lithium-ion battery instead of nickel cadmium which makes
for faster charging and longer battery life.
- has Channel Scanning so you can listen to
multiple channels at once.
- has an audio output and microphone input jack
so you can use headsets. These devices screw on to the radio so they
can’t be pulled out. There are several types of headsets available.
- has NOAA weather radio capability for weather
reports or for automatic alerts of storms.
- has a programmable softkey that can be used
for weather radio, gate opening, or for activating other devices
that use 2-tone decode. Programmable on a per channel basis.
- has a charging doc that allows you to charge a
spare battery for uninterrupted operation.
- has an optional multi-charger unit available
for charging multiple radios at once.
- has a voice scrambler when used with other
compatible radios. With this feature turned on, other people won’t
be able to understand your conversations.
So if all you need is plain voice communications
and the environment you are using the two-way radio in isn't too harsh,
MURS Multi-Mile Handheld would be sufficient. If you need a
two-way radio with some features and longer battery life, then the
is for you.