PMR446 Goes 16 Channel From March

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PMR446 Goes 16 Channel From March

Post by delboyonline » 28 Feb 2018, 11:06

Looks like OFCOM have finally pulled their fingers out!!!!

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Post by stratocaster » 02 Mar 2018, 10:28

Thankfully when I read in a previous thread what the bandplan would be, I programmed all of them into my scanner, lets see what the take up rate is.
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Post by antenna1 » 10 May 2018, 15:59

Thanks for the news DELBOY

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Post by Farty » 10 May 2018, 22:00

For a little while at least channels 9-16 should be fairly free of casual users as it'll take a while for the new handsets to work their way into the leisure market. That's leaves the freqs free for us radio jockeys to play with :D
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Post by Admiral » 15 May 2018, 10:06

I suppose the noisy crowd will now want 32 analogue channels?
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Post by MrWeetabix » 15 May 2018, 10:33

Admiral wrote:
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I suppose the noisy crowd will now want 32 analogue channels?
How about 40.... then we can all vote on a calling channel too! :lol: :ugeek:
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Post by Farty » 15 May 2018, 15:41

And AM, and SSB, and more power, and we can call it UHF CB. Oh, wait...
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Post by MrWeetabix » 15 May 2018, 15:53

Farty wrote:
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And AM, and SSB, and more power, and we can call it UHF CB. Oh, wait...

Vodafone will just end up with more spectrum! :lol:
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Post by antenna1 » 30 May 2018, 15:11

Have not been on here much in a while thanks for the news I also see there are some new Simple Lite PMR Uhf freq to

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Post by gmbuspunk1994 » 28 Mar 2019, 21:51

Is this Europe wide
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Re: PMR446 Goes 16 Channel From March

Post by albrecht » 17 Apr 2019, 09:15

Family Radio Service now allows 2 watts on the GMRS channels, so why can't we have 2 watts also?

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Re: PMR446 Goes 16 Channel From March

Post by Mikel » 28 May 2019, 06:29

Well channel 16 seems to be the watering hole around here at the moment - 446.19375. On Saturday evening there were a couple of separate nets taking place on there seeming oblivious to each other and seems to be busy lately most days.

Bizarrely on Saturday one of the stations was a full license holder. How do I know this? Because I know the guy and used to be a neighbour of his a few years back, but also because he repeatedly gave his callsign at the end of overs (MW0***)! He maybe forgot where he was!

Even more bizzare was that he asked stations to take it up one channel, so they all complied on their Baofengs (he was on his widebanded amateur rig) and they of course ended up on 446.200.

This as you all know is a business radio frequency and is used mainly by B&Q in this area and whist the powers to be may be turning a blind eye to pmr446 illegal activity, obviously if you start causing interference to a licensed user then it may all end in tears for someone, not that I care mind you, it's none of my business, just seems a bit silly!
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