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Post by bigpeter666 » 28 May 2017, 17:04

the default cahnnels on the baofeng888s can they be used in the uk?

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Post by paulears » 28 May 2017, 18:09

No. Loads of people do of course, but the Baofengs need a licensed frequency - so while you can programme them with anything, using them would be illegal. There's no free licence channels for them.

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Post by thelad » 29 May 2017, 08:03

And be warned that atleast one of the defaults is used by Fire rescue service at large incidents.
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Post by Admiral » 29 May 2017, 10:15

These are generally the default frequencies that it will be pre-programmed with in China.

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Post by bigpeter666 » 30 May 2017, 18:51

yes thats the channels they are programmed too

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Post by stanogs68 » 30 May 2017, 18:52

there a great price arnt they !
computers mess with my brain !

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Post by bigpeter666 » 30 May 2017, 18:56

yes they are but surely i can reprogramme them to the 8 pmr446 channels

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Post by bigpeter666 » 30 May 2017, 18:59

which frequency is used by the fire amd rescue service so i know not to use it

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Post by paulears » 30 May 2017, 20:34

They are ALL illegal to use, and some could have 'interesting' results - so replace them all with something less illegal - like the PMR446 channels - just duplicate the 8 channels with different CTCSS tones. There is no LEGAL frequencies you can use on this radio without buying a licence. The 446 ones are the least illegal - your choice, really on how legal you want to be. If you put PMR446 channels in them it does NOT make them legal. Just how it is.

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Post by bigpeter666 » 30 May 2017, 20:39

ah ok thanks mate i have found a post that has 16 pmr 446 channels on it but will duplicate the 8

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