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What are PMR channels?

What are PMR channels?


  • PMR446 (Private Mobile Radio, 446 MHz) is a licence exempt service in the UHF radio frequency band and is available for business and personal use in most countries throughout the European Union.
  • Analogue PMR446 uses 16 FM channels separated by 12.5 kHz from each other.

What are the UK PMR frequencies?

What are the PMR 446 frequency bands? Until January 2018 there were just eight frequencies for licence-free radios in the UK, ranging from 446.00625MHz to 446.09375MHz. After that, the frequency spectrum was expanded in line with Harmonised European Standards to create greater capacity across Europe.

Are GMRS radios legal in UK?

FRS / GMRS American Walkie Talkies FRS and GMRS are American official standards for consumer radios widely sold in shops in those countries. They have 14 – 22 channels, on frequencies at 462 and 467MHz. They will not communicate with European PMR446 radios and are NOT LEGAL to use in the UK or Europe.

What does PMR mean in radio?

Private Mobile Radio
Private Mobile Radio (PMR) – sometimes called Professional Mobile Radio – was developed for business users who need to keep in contact over relatively short distances with a central base station / dispatcher – a typical example is a taxi company. PMR is also widely used by emergency services.

Is it illegal to swear on a two-way radio?

Watch the language used over the radio. Users and license holders can get fined by the FCC for profanity and bad language. The fines are no joke. We have seen $8,000 and more in fined to abusive users.

What is the police channel for walkie talkies?

Police radios operate in a 700/800 MHz UHF band. This gives them a considerable amount of range which is pretty good in urban areas. The P25 radio systems give an improved range for officers. Getting a larger antenna on your walkie talkie can improve the amount of range you receive.