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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
Item# 73153
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Overview

  • 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 more) the possible range of FRS devices. MURS gives you tranmission 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 will receive alert signals from the MURS Alert transmitter and also can be used for two way voice communications 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.

Manuals/Software

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 be used to 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.

    Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Dakota Alert
  • Manufacturer Part #: M538-BS
  • UPC: 0891179000010
  • Working Distance: Several miles
  • Power Source: Plug-in transformer
  • Reviews

    28 Ratings
    5 star: 57%  (16)
    4 star: 36%  (10)
    3 star: 0%  (0)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 7%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (28 customer ratings)
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    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.
    GLEN E REICH -- lometa, TX   11/25/2013
    IT DOES NOT WORK WITH OTHER MURS RADIOS!
    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.
    DANIEL -- pickerington, OH   6/12/2011
    I have not installed them but tested them inside. The sensors do not always detect quickly so I need to figure out how to adjust them
    STEPHEN -- thorndale, PA   12/2/2010
    Every so often it just stops working. I just need to power it off and on again and it's fine... kinda weird. Other than that it fits my needs to a T
    ROBB -- los altos, CA   5/9/2010
    The replacement base unit is working as promised. Thank you for your quick response in sending a replacement unit. Robb Craig
    RONALD -- los angeles, CA   1/9/2010
    The Dakota Alert M538-BS MURS Base Station arrived in perfect condition. The unit was easy to set up. I plugged in the power and antenna, selected a frequency, and set the CTCSS. This unit does not need to have batteries charged before use so 24x7 operation began right out of the box. The performance of this unit has matched my expectations and will serve well as the center of my alerting and communications system. Thanks for providing the availability of this high quality product.

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