free license PMR446 walkie talkie

Free License (PMR446) Walkie Talkies

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These PMR446 walkie-talkies conform to the the UK and European standard for licence-free operation (called PMR446), which means that you can just buy them and begin using them with no need for any licence – for business or leisure purposes. They are legal to use in any EU member country for any purpose.

PMR446 :

PMR446 (personal mobile radio, 446 MHz) is a part of the UHF radio frequency range that is open without licensing for business and personal use in most countries of the European Union.[1] (It has roughly the same use as FRS or GMRS in the United States and Canada.) Depending on surrounding terrain range can vary from a few hundred metres (in a city) to a few kilometres (flat countryside) to many kilometres from high ground. It is ideal for small-site, same-building and line of sight outdoor activities. PMR446 is used in both professional and consumer-grade walkie-talkies (similar to those used for FRS/GMRS in the United States and Canada).

Historically, analogue FM is used but a digital voice mode has been available in radios conforming to digital private mobile radio (dPMR446) and digital mobile radio (DMR Tier 1) standards designed by ETSI .

Retevis RT388 free license PMR446 walkie talkie
free license PMR446 walkie talkie

Usage worldwide:

PMR446 radios use frequencies that in the U.S. and Canada are allocated to amateur radio operators. PMR446 radios can only be used in North America by licensed amateur radio operators. The conflicting allocations have been something of a nuisance to North American amateur operators due to use of the equipment by European tourists in the U.S. and Canada.

Instead, the U.S. and Canada uses the FRS system, which provides a similar service on slightly different frequencies. FRS frequencies are allocated to the emergency services in Europe, notably the fire brigade in the UK, police in Russia. Interference with licensed radio services may result in prosecution.

PMR446 compliant equipment may be used anywhere throughout Europe except in Montenegro

Analogue FM

Analogue PMR uses sixteen FM channels separated by 12.5 kHz from each other. Per regulation, maximum power, like FRS, is 500 mW ERP and equipment must be used on a mobile basis. CTCSS is usually used, with more upmarket models also featuring DCS.

PMR ChannelFrequency (MHz)
1446.00625
2446.01875
3446.03125
4446.04375
5446.05625
6446.06875
7446.08125
8446.09375
9446.10625
10446.11875
11446.13125
12446.14375
13446.15625
14446.16875
15446.18125
16446.19375

Digital FDMA

Digital dPMR446 uses sixteen digital voice channels separated by 6.25 kHz from each other with 4-level FSK modulation at 3.6 kbit/s.

dPMR446 ChannelFrequency (MHz)
1446.103125
2446.109375
3446.115625
4446.121875
5446.128125
6446.134375
7446.140625
8446.146875
9446.153125
10446.159375
11446.165625
12446.171875
13446.178125
14446.184375
15446.190625
16446.196875

Digital TDMA

Digital DMR Tier I uses eight digital voice channels separated by 12.5 kHz from each other with 4-level FSK modulation at 3.6 kbit/s.

DMR Tier I ChannelFrequency (MHz)
1446.10625
2446.11875
3446.13125
4446.14375
5446.15625
6446.16875
7446.18125
8446.19375

 

Conclusion: just to know your country’s legal frequency ,u can use your walkie talkie safely.

After reading the blog about PMR446Mhz,sincerely we can help u know some info. about the license, any problem pls leave your comment!

2 thoughts on “Free License (PMR446) Walkie Talkies

  1. Hey,

    Living in the EU using PMR446 for different kind of outdoor activities… camping and hiking trips for example. My Motorola walkie talkies always served me well.

    Did i understand that, in order to use PMR446 in America/Canada, you gotta have a valid amateur radio license? Coming from Germany, PMR446 is license free.

    Its often used for outdoor as the CB-handheld Batterien don‘t last that long.

    Anyways, great article.

    Daniel aka Daki from Germany

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