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A radiofur is a furry that is active in or holds a healthy interest in amateur radio, scanning, FRS, or anything related to radio.

Furry hams[edit]

Radiofurs that are mostly involved with Ham radio are often called furry hams, although radiofurs can hold other interests within the radio world, not just with ham radio. Coordinating frequencies, equipment and the best coordinates/settings to use are one of the many subjects by this interest group.

Furry hams have a dedicated website at

PMR/FRS radio[edit]

Private Mobile Radio (PMR):

During some big furry conventions, a certain amount of furries can be seen carrying a special kind of walkie-talkies called a private mobile radio (PMR), a (in most countries) license-free option to keep in touch with other users in large events.

The American equivalent to PMR is family radio service (FRS). PMR and FRS channels are not compatible with each other. Uses need to make sure they are not blocking the constaff/emergency/organization channels.

Both PMR and FRS use Ultra-High-Frequencies (UHF), and are not to be confused with CB or amateur radio. PMR radios have a range of up to several kilometers and can choose from 8 different channels. Some of them are also equipped with a pilot signal allowing its owner to use dozens of "sub-channels".

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