In the Memorandum Opinion and Order and Second Report and Order (pdf
) released May 23, 2002, the Commission updated the service rules regarding five Industrial/Business Pool VHF frequencies known in the PLMR community as the VHF “color dot” frequencies. These frequencies were moved from Part 90 to Part 95 and became a new Citizens Band Radio Service (CB) named the Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS). The Commission defines MURS as a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public.
No licenses are issued for this service. An entity is authorized by rule to operate a MURS transmitter if it:
- is not a foreign government or a representative of a foreign government;
- uses the transmitter in accordance with 47 CFR. 95.1309;
- otherwise operates in accordance with the rules contained in Sections 95.1301-95.1309.