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richhhhhhhhh
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Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:58 pm

Hi all

I am so stuck please help.

I am a complete novice

I understand the way you configure it with USB Cable and PC and Manually

All installed no probs.

What I need to understand/know is the frequencies I have to program in (UK KENT)

I need a comprehensive list of all frequencies in say KENT, though UL will be good too

What the hell is a repeater is that like a beacon to bounce of to communicate

I have CHIRP S/W so all in need to do is understand that and update the snapshot from my UV-5RA and upload it.

Then I will be good to go.

So please even if you cant bothered with a novice just drop me some URL's and I will do the donkey work.

All GOLDEN NUGGET welcome

Rich

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Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:40 pm

Your best bet is to shout the locals on the PMR channels and ask them for local frequencies that are in use or set your handy away scanning and save what it finds . It may only have 128 channel memory like my TYT .
Here is some of the Russian Space station frequencies that you could monitor ,It made 3 passes over today and I heard them on my PMR handy though hashy on there uplink 143.625 at 14.00 today .
A previous spacewalk was heard on 145.800 and 145.200 .
Good video on how to program splits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15DmHvdLq68

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Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:57 pm

Here are the 8 standard free to use PMR frequencies . channel 1 is the calling channel here in Hartlepool
but it may be any one of the 8 in your area .
1 446.00625
2 446.01875
3 446.03125
4 446.04375
5 446.05625
6 446.06875
7 446.08125
8 446.09375
Remember all other frequencies in use are paid for or need an amature licence so don't transmit on them .

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Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:07 am

OK Cheers for all that

That will get me started for now

Thanks for the reply

Rich

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Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:42 pm

so are you saying that I can transmit and receive on these freq's without a license

446.00625
2 446.01875
3 446.03125
4 446.04375
5 446.05625
6 446.06875
7 446.08125
8 446.09375

Ta

Rich

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Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:58 pm

Yes those 8 channels are free to use .

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Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:36 am

You are restricted to using 0.3 watts (300mw) on the UK PMR446 channels so in theory, you are way over with your UV-5R if on high power, just saying.

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Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:13 am

I doubt using 4 watts on licence free 446 would cause many problems. its the idiots who start connecting their radios up to external beam antennas and using linears that you should be concerned about, because it is happening. those individuals will ruin it for everyone else.

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