WHATS A GOOD PMR446 TO BUY ?

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WHATS A GOOD PMR446 TO BUY ?

Post by WARLOCK » 11 Apr 2019, 11:06

Which PMR446 radio should i buy ,i will be using the radio from home so is there a mobile rather than a handheld radio i could use ? and whats a good homebase antenna i could use.

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Post by thelad » 11 Apr 2019, 11:18

Legit PMR446 has to be a handheld and a "fixed" antenna.
Uniden UBC120XLT
Uniden USC230E
Uniden UBC3500XLT
Binatone PMR MR500 x2
Magiksun TM-490 (BF-888) x3
Baofeng BF-888
TTI TSC 100R
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Post by WARLOCK » 11 Apr 2019, 12:29

I never said it had to be legal ,why should i run legal when the rest dont ???

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Re: WHATS A GOOD PMR446 TO BUY ?

Post by ch25 » 11 Apr 2019, 13:41

Because only ignorant assholes disturbing others with non legit PMR devices? Are you that kind?
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Post by WARLOCK » 11 Apr 2019, 14:05

The next time i want to speak to god i will go to my local church not you chris

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Re: WHATS A GOOD PMR446 TO BUY ?

Post by thelad » 11 Apr 2019, 15:50

You asked for a "PMR446 radio" not a UHF radio that you could program to the 446 freqancys .
Uniden UBC120XLT
Uniden USC230E
Uniden UBC3500XLT
Binatone PMR MR500 x2
Magiksun TM-490 (BF-888) x3
Baofeng BF-888
TTI TSC 100R
Baofeng UVB5
Zastone D900
Icom IC-R6

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Re: WHATS A GOOD PMR446 TO BUY ?

Post by MickeyFKNMouse » 12 Apr 2019, 11:51

Always makes me giggle when I see hams comment on average Joe 446 usage when so many hams have UHF kit programmed to 446 knowing full well it's illegal. Oh and yes they do use them for 446 too. Not saying any of the posters here do it, just makes me laugh. Oh and 446 does NOT need to be handy or fixed antenna anymore. there were revisions a few years back.

And as for the OP just buy any old cheap Chinese UHF or dual bander, I have a puxing 888 and it serves well for 446. I have it tx on 446 and Rx only on other frequencies in the memory for when I'm out and about and don't want to carry a scanner. I also believe there is a midland PMR 446 handheld that can be modded to do 5watt, I forgot what model it was but a quick Google search on anything like this would show plenty of *educational* information on it. However it is illegal to tx on 446 PMR over 500mw so any use of equipment not type approved for 446 PMR licence free is not advised 😉
Or if you have the money then I highly recommend the Ailunce HD1, I use these on my UK simple and suppliers licence in DMR and it's replacing my puxing for when I'm out and about
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Re: WHATS A GOOD PMR446 TO BUY ?

Post by WARLOCK » 12 Apr 2019, 15:51

I HAVE BEEN OFFERED A PUXING777 IT IS A UHF RADIO AND BEEN TOLD IT WILL RECEIVE THE PMR CHANNELS. ANY THOUGHTS PLEASE.

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Post by MickeyFKNMouse » 13 Apr 2019, 02:38

WARLOCK wrote:
12 Apr 2019, 15:51
I HAVE BEEN OFFERED A PUXING777 IT IS A UHF RADIO AND BEEN TOLD IT WILL RECEIVE THE PMR CHANNELS. ANY THOUGHTS PLEASE.
Yes will do PMR and half decent radios. I have the 888 dual bander and it’s a great little set
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RadioShack TRC-1014
AOR Ar8000mk2
Ailunce HD
Tait T2010
QYT KT7900D
Baofeng GT3 TP
Alan 42
Puxing PX888k
AOR AR82000
Baofeng BF888s

Not a ham but use CB and 446
Mobile and HT around South West Cornwall and sometimes Lincolnshire around Waltham
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