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Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:48 pm

think this section should be for complaints as there is not a lot of posts on pmr466


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Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:44 pm

yup , i like your thinking there.... mind pmr rigs can be a pain too many taxis!!!! 8)

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yup gordon brown has a lot to answer for


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there is allways someone on round my way. and you can here the bikers on sundays on the course 8) :twisted: :lol: :lol:

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:47 pm

what does PMR stand for? and also whats it got to do with Gordon Brown and are those little handheld walkie talkie things on the same bands as taxi radios? im confussed

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pmr = private mobile radio

the small ones use a free frequancy but onle have limited range


gordon brown makes money by taxing the sales and licenses of the pmr radios


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[quote="stampman"]

the small ones use a free frequancy but onle have limited range


I can get a good range on 446 :lol: :lol: :lol: its quite handy ie mrs goes to the shop with her little radio im at home tune the BIG radio to 446 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:34 pm

I have s set of Mitex radios bought from a major electronic retailor. they punch out 5 W so really you need a licence but in reality im never gonna get one.
Was up Scotland Loch Ness and i was getting over 10 miles in clear open space.
Good bit of kit i must say.

And i use them also when i nip the bottle shop as my wife may just want a pack of malteasers so can let me know hahahaha

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Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:55 am

I have a pair of Xtreme Slimtalk handsets and a pair of TTi PMR200W watch radios.

Neither are great. The Slimtalks were intended for motorcycle use.
Sometimes you get good TX, other times it's weak and distorted even under 20 yards at 40mph. Mine sits in an old ankle holster strapped to my knee - Perfect open space for unobstructed signal, but I guess the signal gets bounced off other cars or something. Best signal I ever got was about 1½ miles, talking to a guy who was manning a construction crane (hence the good signal). No idea why these guys were controlling such stuff with unprotected cheap 446s, though. The number of people whose transmissions would interfere at dangerous moments...

The 200W watches are surprisingly much better. Average of 300 yards between sets, while inside a busy hotel building with masses of concrete wall and stuff in between.

Best PMR I've used so far was the Midland G7. Well over 2 miles in busy Basingstoke!
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:05 pm

Unfortunately not alot of the cheaper units have a great range. I can't believe someone was relying on 446 to operate a crane! :shock:

A good one to look at too is the Intek MT5050... http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/intek-mt5050.html

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Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:25 pm

Line of sight, I guess it performed fine.
I'm just surprised they didn't use CTCSS or a more professional one with encrypted transmission.
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Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:30 pm

I guess the main worry would be jokers on the same channel saying... "left a bit, right a bit, now drop it!!!"

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sooooo andy watched golden shot as well



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Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:15 pm

I have a pair of Motorola Talkabout t5422 and Motorola XTR446, both PMR446, put them on scan and listen out when i go walking, not a particularly great range on them. I got given the XTR446's but I certainly wouldn't buy them , their audio circuitry is prone to going awall, mine did and they can't repair them because motorola don't give them the correct diagrams for any of the unlicenced radios my advice is stay away from the XTR446! The T5422 are fine fantastic little radio, rugged I have dropped mine quite hard a few times and just keep on going. :shock:
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