New PMR446 channels?

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New PMR446 channels?

Post by albrecht » 07 Mar 2017, 10:08

Any idea when the extra channels may be legal?

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Post by radiosification » 09 Mar 2017, 11:22

What new channels? I haven't heard anything about any new channels. I had a quick search on google and didn't see anything either
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Post by paulears » 09 Mar 2017, 12:29

I saw an advert a couple of months ago for (I think) dPMR in the band - but it referred to being able to access 8 new frequencies. I suspect it's just sales spin that as there were 8 frequencies before, an extra 8 new ones are available, without mentioning there are two in each old 12.5KHz slot.

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Post by danny1990 » 09 Mar 2017, 12:58

If you mean the DMR channels from 446.000 to 446.200 the draft was approved july 2015 and will go ahead to be released on 1st january 2018

Analogue will have 8 channels
DMR will have 16 channels
dPMR will have 32 channels

You can read more about it here: http://www.erodocdb.dk/docs/doc98/offic ... ec1505.pdf

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Post by paulears » 09 Mar 2017, 13:07

The fact this is missing from OFCOM's site makes me wonder if due to Brexit, it will be implemented here? It's a Euro-decision, so will it or won't it become law here?

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Post by danny1990 » 09 Mar 2017, 13:13

Yeah i was thinking the same as we are not fully out of europe yet so i think it will still go ahead.

I remember seeing a document on ofcoms website ( Which appears to have vanished ) that talked about the band being expanded but i can't seem to find it anymore the only document that i can find on ofcoms website that mentions it is https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/ ... ons-15.pdf

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Post by delboyonline » 10 Mar 2017, 18:22

danny1990 wrote:If you mean the DMR channels from 446.000 to 446.200 the draft was approved july 2015 and will go ahead to be released on 1st january 2018

Analogue will have 8 channels
DMR will have 16 channels
dPMR will have 32 channels

You can read more about it here: http://www.erodocdb.dk/docs/doc98/offic ... ec1505.pdf

Analogue will have 16 channels:

"CEPT administrations shall designate the band 446.0-446.2 MHz for the use of analogue PMR 446
with a channel plan based on 12.5 kHz spacing where the lowest carrier frequency is 446.00625 MHz"


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Post by paulears » 10 Mar 2017, 18:37

Has somebody tinkered with that? The notion of a calling channel is totally alien to the original purpose of the band, very short range, peer to peer - NOT a CB type allocation. I've never seen an OFCOM document with a 'children's channel' - as it's completely unregulated and designed to be. Where has this calling channel come from? That suggests OFCOM/CEPT have totally changed their view. Nobody needs a calling channel to talk to the same small group of people?

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Post by radiosification » 11 Mar 2017, 13:54

paulears wrote:Has somebody tinkered with that? The notion of a calling channel is totally alien to the original purpose of the band, very short range, peer to peer - NOT a CB type allocation. I've never seen an OFCOM document with a 'children's channel' - as it's completely unregulated and designed to be. Where has this calling channel come from? That suggests OFCOM/CEPT have totally changed their view. Nobody needs a calling channel to talk to the same small group of people?
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Post by delboyonline » 11 Mar 2017, 13:59

paulears wrote:Has somebody tinkered with that? The notion of a calling channel is totally alien to the original purpose of the band, very short range, peer to peer - NOT a CB type allocation. I've never seen an OFCOM document with a 'children's channel' - as it's completely unregulated and designed to be. Where has this calling channel come from? That suggests OFCOM/CEPT have totally changed their view. Nobody needs a calling channel to talk to the same small group of people?
Channel 8 was esablished as a calling channel for 'serious' PMR446 operators over 15 years ago. It is of course no more official than channel 19 on the UK40 or 27.555 SSB....!

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Admiral wrote:PMR446AnalogueBandplan_zpslbkqput4.jpg

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Ha Ha love this and it is so true.

CH 1 through 6 is business here but every weekend on CH 1 are some high pitched kids.
CH 2 here is some shop ladies clothing and shoes.
Ch 3 some lorry lads at the depot.
CH 4 Is Sport Direct.
CH 5 some more lorry lads at a depot.
Ch 6 some company.

the rest are clear
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nay27uk wrote:
Admiral wrote:PMR446AnalogueBandplan_zpslbkqput4.jpg
Ha Ha love this and it is so true.

CH 1 through 6 is business here but every weekend on CH 1 are some high pitched kids.
CH 2 here is some shop ladies clothing and shoes.
Ch 3 some lorry lads at the depot.
CH 4 Is Sport Direct.
CH 5 some more lorry lads at a depot.
Ch 6 some company.

the rest are clear
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Re: New PMR446 channels?

Post by nay27uk » 12 Mar 2017, 00:40

Admiral wrote:PMR446AnalogueBandplan_zpslbkqput4.jpg
Image
Ha Ha love this and it is so true.

CH 1 through 6 is business here but every weekend on CH 1 are some high pitched kids.
CH 2 here is some shop ladies clothing and shoes.
Ch 3 some lorry lads at the depot.
CH 4 Is Sport Direct.
CH 5 some more lorry lads at a depot.
Ch 6 some company.

the rest are clear
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Re: New PMR446 channels?

Post by thelad » 12 Mar 2017, 10:37

I always use 5 or 7 as they are dead most of the time.
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