2 X Baofeng 888s Walkie Talkie set Long Range £16.99 delivered @ teckdeals eBay
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2 X Baofeng 888s Walkie Talkie set Long Range £16.99 delivered @ teckdeals eBay

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Found 3rd Jan
  • EU plug so will just need a travel adapter from poundland.
  • 2 X Portable radio
  • 2 X Free Earpiece
  • 2 X Antenna
  • 2 X Li-ion battery pack
  • 2 X Charger EU PLUG
  • 2 X Belt clip
  • 2 X The sling
  • 2 X User’s manual.
  • Licence may be required depending on use.
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dewonderful22 m ago

[Image] SOUTHWALES has finally unwrapped his Xmas presents to himself


This was my Christmas present to myself, best £900 I have ever spent.
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Licence required for any use in the UK
SixtyFive2 m ago

Licence required for any use in the UK


So are you saying a licence is required if you have these set to your local repeaters just for listening in.
dewonderful22 m ago

[Image] SOUTHWALES has finally unwrapped his Xmas presents to himself


This was my Christmas present to myself, best £900 I have ever spent.
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SOUTHWALES32 m ago

So are you saying a licence is required if you have these set to your …So are you saying a licence is required if you have these set to your local repeaters just for listening in.



I refer you to your previous transceiver deal where the answer was given to you.
Edited by: "SixtyFive" 3rd Jan
SOUTHWALES18 m ago

This was my Christmas present to myself, best £900 I have ever spent. …This was my Christmas present to myself, best £900 I have ever spent. [Image]


Shes a beauty!

I heard these new wives have updated firmware:

1. Silent Mode
2. Do not answer back function
3. No period, period mode!

I also been told they are quite fond of the kitchen
visitor332 m ago

how about these ones? …how about these ones? https://www.ebuyer.com/659899-motorola-tlkr-t50-500mw-6km-2-way-radio-walkie-talkie-p14mab03a1au


PMR446 radios - license free
SixtyFive9 m ago

I refer you to your previous transceiver deal where the answer was given …I refer you to your previous transceiver deal where the answer was given to you.


No answer was given to me, you are just trying to get out of answering my question.
SixtyFive51 m ago

Licence required for any use in the UK


I bought these back last year for festivals but never really used them or know much about them so can you tell me about the license please and why you need one? Thanks
Then go & look in the thread. You created it
delmaz33 m ago

I bought these back last year for festivals but never really used them or …I bought these back last year for festivals but never really used them or know much about them so can you tell me about the license please and why you need one? Thanks



Here you go ofcom.org.uk/man…nfo
What's the range on these things? Doesn't say.
RTB
SixtyFive2 h, 25 m ago

Here you go Here you go https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radiocommunication-licences/amateur-radio/amateur-radio-info


Thank you
visitor338 h, 4 m ago

how about these ones? …how about these ones? https://www.ebuyer.com/659899-motorola-tlkr-t50-500mw-6km-2-way-radio-walkie-talkie-p14mab03a1au



The Motorola's are PMR446 type radios, they are licence exempt.PMRT446 have a range from about 100m in a built up area to maybe 1km in a open rural environment.

The ones here are not PMR446 so would need a licence to transmit with

delmaz7 h, 43 m ago

I bought these back last year for festivals but never really used them or …I bought these back last year for festivals but never really used them or know much about them so can you tell me about the license please and why you need one? Thanks


You need a UK Simple licence, Go to Ofcom's site, Fill in the form pay £75 and thats it. You WILL almost certainly also have to reprogram the radios to use the frequencies permitted under the UK simple rules. Most Chinese radios come preset with frequencies that are not allocated to UK simple frequencies, and usually some are allocated to the UK fire and police services. You wont overhear the emergency services, they use digital encrypted systems, but you may cause interference to them when may be putting someone life at risk.
A programming cable is about £5, and you can use the free software called CHIRP to program them.

Chipr- chirp.danplanet.com even has some stock configurations ready for you, ( danplanet.com/pro…igs ) so you could use the software to bring in the stock UK business simple config file and send it to the radio without having to learn too much about how to use chirp itself.


Sean_Cooke6 h, 43 m ago

What's the range on these things? Doesn't say.


Its hard to say, a lot depends on the environment, use them in a built up area and maybe 1Km, Use them in open fields and you could get as much as 8kM, but in normal use I'd say about 5KM
SOUTHWALES8 h, 32 m ago

So are you saying a licence is required if you have these set to your …So are you saying a licence is required if you have these set to your local repeaters just for listening in.


No, Southwales is correct in the original post (and thanks for adding the line), You do not *always* need a licence . A licence is needed to transmit, you can receive without a licence.

If you want to just use it for receiving , you will certainly need to buy a programing cable to set these radios up, these are re more to be used as walkie talkies as there very little you can change via the buttons and knobs on it, and you can select one of the predefined frequencies. As stock they will not have UK repeaters so will need programing.

These have only 16 way rotary channel selector so you can only program 16 channels, and you'd probably need a label to remember what repeater is on each preset channel. One of the Baofang UV-5R radios (or clones) may be better if you want to listen , as it has a LCD display you can set a name of the repeater on the LCD screen which is easier to use.

I would suggest if you only want to listen use the CHIRP software to turn of the radios ability to transmit. Its only a software setting so if you get a licence later you can always re-enable the transmit mode.

You can also get premade CHIRP config files for radios to edit and use, (and ready to go ones especially the UVR5 type radios) for all UK repeaters (http://www.2e0sif.co.uk/2016/12/30/chirp-files-for-all-70cm-uk-repeaters-inc-baofeng-uv-5r-gt-3tp-images-v0-1/0) which will make it really easy to set up.
Edited by: "gavin1" 4th Jan
The emergency services encryption provided by airwaves uses frequencies around 380-393mhz, these radios can only go from 400-470 MHz. So will not interfere with airwaves emergency transmissions. airwavesolutions.co.uk/air…rk/



Programming cable here for £1.52 delivered gearbest.com/wal…tml


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Dual band antenna here for 99p delivered, mine arrived a few days ago and has definitely increased the range ebay.co.uk/itm…649


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Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 4th Jan
SOUTHWALES1 h, 36 m ago

The emergency services encryption provided by airwaves uses frequencies …The emergency services encryption provided by airwaves uses frequencies around 380-393mhz, these radios can only go from 400-470 MHz. So will not interfere with airwaves emergency transmissions.


Airwave no, but that's not the only frequencies the emergency services may use. A lot of the 450-470 has a emergency service use designation although its got other uses.

457 & 462 are often used by the Fire Brigade "on site" use, ie when they are actually on a call for the firefighters in the building to call out to the firefighters outside and for the control units to talk to other units in a major incident.

You can't listen in as the Fire Brigade use encrypted systems but if two radio transmit on the same frequency there will be interference, I can't imagine anyone would actually deliberately want to cause an issue for the fire brigade...
gavin12 h, 22 m ago

The Motorola's are PMR446 type radios, they are licence exempt.PMRT446 …The Motorola's are PMR446 type radios, they are licence exempt.PMRT446 have a range from about 100m in a built up area to maybe 1km in a open rural environment.The ones here are not PMR446 so would need a licence to transmit with You need a UK Simple licence, Go to Ofcom's site, Fill in the form pay £75 and thats it. You WILL almost certainly also have to reprogram the radios to use the frequencies permitted under the UK simple rules. Most Chinese radios come preset with frequencies that are not allocated to UK simple frequencies, and usually some are allocated to the UK fire and police services. You wont overhear the emergency services, they use digital encrypted systems, but you may cause interference to them when may be putting someone life at risk.A programming cable is about £5, and you can use the free software called CHIRP to program them.Chipr- chirp.danplanet.com even has some stock configurations ready for you, ( danplanet.com/projects/chirp/repository/show/stock_configs ) so you could use the software to bring in the stock UK business simple config file and send it to the radio without having to learn too much about how to use chirp itself.Its hard to say, a lot depends on the environment, use them in a built up area and maybe 1Km, Use them in open fields and you could get as much as 8kM, but in normal use I'd say about 5KMNo, Southwales is correct in the original post (and thanks for adding the line), You do not *always* need a licence . A licence is needed to transmit, you can receive without a licence.If you want to just use it for receiving , you will certainly need to buy a programing cable to set these radios up, these are re more to be used as walkie talkies as there very little you can change via the buttons and knobs on it, and you can select one of the predefined frequencies. As stock they will not have UK repeaters so will need programing. These have only 16 way rotary channel selector so you can only program 16 channels, and you'd probably need a label to remember what repeater is on each preset channel. One of the Baofang UV-5R radios (or clones) may be better if you want to listen , as it has a LCD display you can set a name of the repeater on the LCD screen which is easier to use.I would suggest if you only want to listen use the CHIRP software to turn of the radios ability to transmit. Its only a software setting so if you get a licence later you can always re-enable the transmit mode. You can also get premade CHIRP config files for radios to edit and use, (and ready to go ones especially the UVR5 type radios) for all UK repeaters (http://www.2e0sif.co.uk/2016/12/30/chirp-files-for-all-70cm-uk-repeaters-inc-baofeng-uv-5r-gt-3tp-images-v0-1/0) which will make it really easy to set up.



Let us know when you get your £75 licence Gavin for a single frequency 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
delmaz7 h, 7 m ago

Thank you



No problem. The radio amateurs exam is what you need. Gavin's £75.00 single frequency licence makes me laugh. How long have you had yours Gavin & who do you talk to on that single frequency hahahahahahaha 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
SixtyFive18 m ago

Let us know when you get your £75 licence Gavin for a single frequency …Let us know when you get your £75 licence Gavin for a single frequency 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


It’s uk simple not uk single. If I made a spelling mistake my apologies but I don’t see it in the phone.

And I’vee had a uk simple licence at least three years as we use these radios at beer festivals to help run the event.

SixtyFive16 m ago

No problem. The radio amateurs exam is what you need. Gavin's £75.00 …No problem. The radio amateurs exam is what you need. Gavin's £75.00 single frequency licence makes me laugh. How long have you had yours Gavin & who do you talk to on that single frequency hahahahahahaha 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


If you go down the Ham route everyone Delmar wants to talk to needs to have a ham licence and obey ham rules such as transmitting call signs periodically.

A uk simple licences anyone who is using the radios on behalf of the organisation or group that has the licence.

And you you only talk and receive on one frequency. You may switch frequencies if one is in use. Using an offset to access a repeater is common in ham use but the repeater will move the frequecg back down to do the transmitting. That’s not relevant here for something like this where it’s radio to radio communications.
SixtyFive11 m ago

Oh good post it for us to see your single frequency licence …Oh good post it for us to see your single frequency licence 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 what organization are you part of? hahahaha....You mean I have to be part of an organization to get one?......No wonder I cant Please show us yours so we can drool Bhahaha


I think you are losing it, maybe it is lack of sleep as you make sure you don't miss me putting a radio deal on here.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 4th Jan
SOUTHWALES11 m ago

I think you are losing it, maybe it is lack of sleep as you make sure you …I think you are losing it, maybe it is lack of sleep as you make sure you don't miss me putting a radio deal on here.



He will post his one frequency licence soon, then you can get one too...Oh but wait!....You do have a licence don't you...Tell you what....Why don't you post yours so we can compare in case you have a different class. :0
SixtyFive14 m ago

He will post his one frequency licence soon, then you can get one too...


Please tell me where I said a single frequency licence. If I did it’s a typo and needs correcting to simple, probably an predictive text error.
gavin19 m ago

Please tell me where I said a single frequency licence. If I did it’s a t …Please tell me where I said a single frequency licence. If I did it’s a typo and needs correcting to simple, probably an predictive text error.



Still waiting to see the licence you bought from Ofcom for £75.00 per year.
You do know an amateur radio licence is free for life dont you?
SixtyFive1 h, 2 m ago

Still waiting to see the licence you bought from Ofcom for £75.00 per …Still waiting to see the licence you bought from Ofcom for £75.00 per year.You do know an amateur radio licence is free for life dont you?


Yes an amateur licence is free however the foundation exam that you have to pass to apply for oneisn’t (£27.50) and you also need to have done the foundation practicals. Most clubs charge about £50 for a course, including the practicals and exam fee plus something towards the room/hall hire.

The UK simple licence isn’t free, it’s £75 for 5 years. You seem to be confusing licences.
Edited by: "gavin1" 4th Jan
gavin12 h, 30 m ago

Yes an amateur licence is free however the foundation exam that you have …Yes an amateur licence is free however the foundation exam that you have to pass to apply for oneisn’t (£27.50) and you also need to have done the foundation practicals. Most clubs charge about £50 for a course, including the practicals and exam fee plus something towards the room/hall hire. The UK simple licence isn’t free, it’s £75 for 5 years. You seem to be confusing licences.



So your not going to show us this £75 per year licence you bought?
Oh well. I would suggest people simply take the free for life amateur licence which is clearly the best option to the invisible one you paid £75.00 a year for.
SixtyFive23 m ago

So your not going to show us this £75 per year licence you bought?Oh well. …So your not going to show us this £75 per year licence you bought?Oh well. I would suggest people simply take the free for life amateur licence which is clearly the best option to the invisible one you paid £75.00 a year for.


Did you not read my prior posts?

Amateur radio licences are free for life other than training and exam costs.

You cannot get an amateur licence without having passed the exams first.

The foundation and intermediate exams have a practical portion so you need to do them in a club environment to get that part signed off. The advanced or full licence is just an exam to take. To take all the exams and do the practical courses will cost around £150 depending on what a club charges for the practical side. The exam fees alone are almost £100.


Uk Simple licences are £75 for five years. It’s just a case of filling in and sending off the form and making payment.

They have different target users. If all users have an amateur radio licence then transmissions can be made under that licence on any frequency that is permitted under amateur band frequencies and under amateur radio rules.

UK simple licence allows users to transmit under that licensing scheme. There is no requirement for all used to have s licence or to follow amateur radio rules. They can only use a small set of allocated frequencies.


And No I'm not going to show you any of my licences as they have personal data on them.

However there a sample one here.
static.ofcom.org.uk/sta…pdf

The cost is clearly shown here. ofcom.org.uk/man…aqs just expand the What type of licence would be best for me? section.
gavin19 m ago

Did you not read my prior posts? Amateur radio licences are free for life …Did you not read my prior posts? Amateur radio licences are free for life other than training and exam costs. You cannot get an amateur licence without having passed the exams first.The foundation and intermediate exams have a practical portion so you need to do them in a club environment to get that part signed off. The advanced or full licence is just an exam to take. To take all the exams and do the practical courses will cost around £150 depending on what a club charges for the practical side. The exam fees alone are almost £100. Uk Simple licences are £75 for five years. It’s just a case of filling in and sending off the form and making payment. They have different target users. If all users have an amateur radio licence then transmissions can be made under that licence on any frequency that is permitted under amateur band frequencies and under amateur radio rules. UK simple licence allows users to transmit under that licensing scheme. There is no requirement for all used to have s licence or to follow amateur radio rules. They can only use a small set of allocated frequencies. And No I'm not going to show you any of my licences as they have personal data on them. However there a sample one here. http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/businessradio/BusinessRadioSimpleUK.pdfThe cost is clearly shown here. https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radiocommunication-licences/business-radio/guidance-for-licensees/business-radio-faqs just expand the What type of licence would be best for me? section.



Oh dear....well then without a licence to speak of then it's likely easier they take the RAE for their FREE LIFETIME licence.
Thanks for the input though. Have a nice restful day
SixtyFive4 h, 2 m ago

Oh dear....well then without a licence to speak of then it's likely easier …Oh dear....well then without a licence to speak of then it's likely easier they take the RAE for their FREE LIFETIME licence.Thanks for the input though. Have a nice restful day



I'm sorry but it looks like predictive text messed up your post.

Your "free" lifetime licence will cost around £50 for each person who will use these radios to take the Foundation course and pass the exam. Thats £100 per for two people for this twin pack.

You will not be granted a licence without the exam pass, Ofcom will not issue a call sign and so a Amateur licence if they do not have on file that the requester has passed the Foundation level exam.
SixtyFive11 h, 47 m ago

He will post his one frequency licence soon, then you can get one too...Oh …He will post his one frequency licence soon, then you can get one too...Oh but wait!....You do have a licence don't you...Tell you what....Why don't you post yours so we can compare in case you have a different class. :0


I don't have or need a licence, I have 5 radios in total, set of binatone action 950s, they have the extra channel 9 (447.00625). 1 x Baofeng uv-5r that I use to monitor my nearest repeaters and pmr channels which I use like a scanner, and a set of baofeng 888s with the 16 EU channels frequencies as below, don't transmit on the baofengs but use them for monitoring my favourite channels, I would though in an emergency situation which is another reason I like to keep my Baofeng radios ready to go.


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SOUTHWALES6 m ago

I don't have or need a licence, I have 5 radios in total, set of binatone …I don't have or need a licence, I have 5 radios in total, set of binatone action 950s, they have the extra channel 9 (447.00625). 1 x Baofeng uv-5r that I use to monitor my nearest repeaters and pmr channels which I use like a scanner, and a set of baofeng 888s with the 16 EU channels frequencies as below, don't transmit on the baofengs but use them for monitoring my favourite channels, I would though in an emergency situation which is another reason I like to keep my Baofeng radios ready to go.[Image]



Have you see this soup deal here? Two for £1.00 at Heron. hotukdeals.com/dea…027
Excellent value & useful for all. No licence needed.
I've tidied this thread up. There was some serious thread spoiling going on (and petty bickering). Please, HUKD is no place for that; keep this thread on topic. Thank you.
SOUTHWALES8 h, 19 m ago

I don't have or need a licence, I have 5 radios in total, set of binatone …I don't have or need a licence, I have 5 radios in total, set of binatone action 950s, they have the extra channel 9 (447.00625). 1 x Baofeng uv-5r that I use to monitor my nearest repeaters and pmr channels which I use like a scanner, and a set of baofeng 888s with the 16 EU channels frequencies as below, don't transmit on the baofengs but use them for monitoring my favourite channels, I would though in an emergency situation which is another reason I like to keep my Baofeng radios ready to go.



Absolutely correct. If you don't transmit you do not need a licence.

See rsgb.org/mai…aq/

What is the Licence examination?
While any one can listen to the amateur bands, you need a licence to transmit on them.


I would suggest you use CHIRP to set these radios to transmit on the frequency of 000.000Mhz, that effectively inhibits the transmission of any signals. Baofengs are cheap radios, they're a bit slow as a scanner but for the price is hard to beat them. I'm not sure I'd rely on one in an emergency, although I appreciate its a nice backup.
I'll give this one a miss I think. I was thinking of buying them for very occasional use. Sounds like it's more hassle than it's worth. I'll stick with the mobile phone. Less chance of breaking the law or interfering with emergency services communications.😵
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