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Receive Alert Signals From MURS Alert Transmitter From Several Miles Away
Dakota Alert M538-BS MURS Base Station
Dakota Alert M538-BS MURS Base Station
Dakota Alert M538-BS MURS Base Station
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  • Uses MURS, long range, frequencies
  • Communicate over several miles
  • Offers 2-way communication between base stations and/or hand-held transceivers
  • Ideal for applications where there are obstructions

Essential Info

MURS stands for Multi-Use Radio Service. The MURS frequencies are permitted to transmit at a higher wattage than Family Radio Service devices, which gives them ten times or greater the range. MURS gives you transmission distances of several miles and is highly recommended for applications where there are a lot of obstructions such as trees, buildings, etc...

The M538-BS is a base station MURS transceiver that receives alert signals from the MURS Alert transmitter and also can be used for two way voice communication between other MURS transceivers. The base station is powered by a plug-in transformer and has 5 channels and 38 sub channels to help you communicate with other users. The FCC also allows you to use MURS without a license while other radio services require a license.


What's Included

  • 1x - MURS Base Station
  • 1x - Plug-in Transformer
  • 1x - Owner's manual

  • More Info

    When an alert signal is received from the MURS Alert transmitter the base station will sound off with the voice of the alert signal and will also display an alert icon as a visual display that an alert signal has been received. Also, the M538-BS is equipped with a normally open (N/O) relay output. The relay can be used to connect the base station to other existing systems such as alarm panels or even doorbells. This has many different applications for small businesses, farmers, security guards, outdoorsmen. Anyone who needs to have real time monitoring and two way voice communications will benefit from MURS. The base station can also communicate with the M538-HT hand held radio. This allows someone in the house or shop to be in direct contact with someone out and about in the field. This allows a parent to keep track of the kids or a supervisor to stay in touch with the employees.


    Manufacturer Dakota Alert
    Manufacturer Product No. M538-BS
    UPC 0891179000010
    Working Distance Several miles
    Power Source Plug-in transformer
    Manufacturer Warranty1-year limited warranty


    31 Ratings
    5 star: 61%  (19)
    4 star: 32%  (10)
    3 star: 0%  (0)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 6%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (31 customer ratings)
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    RAY -- port gamble, WA   5/31/2014
    when working with the M538-HT MURS Handheld. It is possible to talk to people inside our metal sided building from our home a distance of more than 100 ft
    DERRICK -- royston, GA   5/3/2014
    JOHN -- woodland park, CO   4/25/2014
    RON -- havre de grace, MD   3/9/2014
    The Dakota Alert M538-BS MURS base station works great. Now my wife does not have to scream at me when I am in my Man Cave.
    ERIC -- burleson, TX   1/31/2014
    I purchased 2 of these to communicate with family about 200 yards away in another house. We have thoroughly enjoyed using them and are very satisfied with the quality and clarity of the sound! The ease of operation is sooooo nice! I would rate 10 stars if I could.
    GLEN E REICH -- lometa, TX   11/25/2013
    WILLIAM -- pleasant hill, MO   11/14/2013
    The product is excellent and performs as defined in the product brochure. I am using the product as an intercom between the house and a distant outside building; the performance is perfect. The product was well packaged and delivered on time as quoted. I will continue to do business again with SMARTHOME.
    STEPHEN -- austin, CO   10/31/2013
    Replaced one I bought three years ago that had failed.
    BLAKE -- hyampom, CA   9/15/2013
    just as advertised, works great!
    JOHN -- congers, NY   8/23/2013
    Best transmitting intercom available. Easy to setup and clear reception for all transmissions. Long antenna and power adapter limits location placement choices. Monitor buttom does not let you listen into other locations that are NOT in use. Price can be an obstacle with multiple unit purchase.
    CAROLYN A. -- brooksville, FL   7/18/2013
    I bought two of these base units to communicate with my husband when he is in his workshop. The shop is about 200 feet behind the house surrounded by 60-70ft trees. The reception is loud and clear for both units. Definitely a good purchase.
    WALTER -- genesee, PA   7/15/2013
    Bought three units and all work well. Two of the units are about 150' apart and reception is great.
    PETER -- saxtons river, VT   7/12/2013
    Did not work well so I returned them. Sound was weak with lots of static, just within my house.
    MARY JANE -- mansfield, MO   7/6/2013
    Our driveway is 1/4 mile long along a dry creek with hills on both sides. Am pleased to say the unit works just fine!
    LYNN -- rogue river, OR   7/1/2013
    Have had unit for 3 weeks, so far very good results. Will get back if in the long term I have problems. Units 1/4 mile abart.
    HERBERT -- piedmont, AL   6/14/2013
    Product as described; shipped quickly; would use again
    GARY -- placerville, CA   6/1/2013
    These units worked as expected and had good clarity and range. The only complaint is that the sound quality is not that great; I don't know if that's a function of the circuitry and construction of these units, or a limitation of the technology, but it's not a significant issue. This unit received a signal in a location where the handheld unit wouldn't, probably due to a higher-gain antenna.
    KEITH -- columbia, TN   3/26/2013
    best thing I ever bought for our dealership works great.
    ROBERTO -- doral, FL   10/7/2012
    Everything is perfect except the antena. It barely stays in place.
    DIANE -- evansville, IN   4/14/2012
    We bought several of these to use to communicate between our offices, laboratory and manufacturing facility-several large steel buildings. These are so wonderful. We just use basic PTT and if anyone is close to one of the units they can hear it above the manufacturing noise. We can carry the hand held anywhere we want and can still communicate if someone is looking for us. Reasonably priced instant communication and great range through metal buildings.

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