Walkie Talkies only £7.26 @ gearbest
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Walkie Talkies only £7.26 @ gearbest

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Found 28th Nov
Great little walkie talkies at gear best set of 2 for just 7.26 at gearbest I got mine for around 5 after using points

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Hot for what they are, would rather they were like yesterday's deal and used AA batteries for a higher capacity, as these radios run time is 3 hours, yesterday's were 18 hours.

Also, whilst a great price, all reviews highlight, these are for children.

Original Poster

Illegal for use in the UK

Post by u***@ntlworld.com
Hello, the below list is from a spec sheet for walkie talkie *not*
intended for use in the UK
Does anyone know if any of the channels / frequencies are actually UK
allocated for data transmission, emergency standby or any other
allocations at all, or are they generally unused by UK authorities or
other licenced use in the UK ?
GMRS/FRS FREQUENCY CHART (MHz)
CH. No CH. Freq. CH. No CH. Freq. CH. No CH. Freq.
1 - 462.5625 9 - 467.5875 17 - 462.6000
2 - 462.5875 10 - 467.6125 18 - 462.6250
3 - 462.6125 11 - 467.6375 19 - 462.6500
4 - 462.6375 12 - 467.6625 20 - 462.6750
5 - 462.6625 13 - 467.6875 21 - 462.7000
6 - 462.6875 14 - 467.7125 22 - 462.7250
7 - 462.7125 15 - 462.5500
8 - 467.5625 16 - 462.5750
You'd be hard pushed to find any 'unused' frequencies in the UHF band in the
UK. These GMRS/FRS sets are being sold on Ebay as 'licence free' on Ebay by
unscrupulous sellers, God knows what services are being interfered with. The
same goes for the old SRBR sets which are going for daft prices on Ebay. The
SRBR band is now no more and it is illegal to use these sets on former SRBR
frequencies.

uk.radio.amateur.narkive.com/6TL…-uk
Edited by: "SixtyFive" 28th Nov

SixtyFive8 m ago

Illegal for use in the UKPost by u***@ntlworld.comHello, the below list is …Illegal for use in the UKPost by u***@ntlworld.comHello, the below list is from a spec sheet for walkie talkie *not*intended for use in the UKDoes anyone know if any of the channels / frequencies are actually UKallocated for data transmission, emergency standby or any otherallocations at all, or are they generally unused by UK authorities orother licenced use in the UK ?GMRS/FRS FREQUENCY CHART (MHz)CH. No CH. Freq. CH. No CH. Freq. CH. No CH. Freq.1 - 462.5625 9 - 467.5875 17 - 462.60002 - 462.5875 10 - 467.6125 18 - 462.62503 - 462.6125 11 - 467.6375 19 - 462.65004 - 462.6375 12 - 467.6625 20 - 462.67505 - 462.6625 13 - 467.6875 21 - 462.70006 - 462.6875 14 - 467.7125 22 - 462.72507 - 462.7125 15 - 462.55008 - 467.5625 16 - 462.5750You'd be hard pushed to find any 'unused' frequencies in the UHF band in theUK. These GMRS/FRS sets are being sold on Ebay as 'licence free' on Ebay byunscrupulous sellers, God knows what services are being interfered with. Thesame goes for the old SRBR sets which are going for daft prices on Ebay. TheSRBR band is now no more and it is illegal to use these sets on former SRBRfrequencies.http://uk.radio.amateur.narkive.com/6TLXggBZ/462-467-mhz-allocations-in-the-uk


Most if not all emergency services have gone gigital or use the same network as mobile phones

HUKD used to have a policy against posting illegal stuff.

Now it's okay to post illegal stuff as long as HUKD are getting their 12% kickback from gearworst.

dewonderful13 m ago

HUKD used to have a policy against posting illegal stuff. Now it's okay to …HUKD used to have a policy against posting illegal stuff. Now it's okay to post illegal stuff as long as HUKD are getting their 12% kickback from gearworst.


They're not illegal per se, just illegal to use in this country. Some people might be buying for use in regions where *are* allowed.

dewonderful13 m ago

HUKD used to have a policy against posting illegal stuff. Now it's okay to …HUKD used to have a policy against posting illegal stuff. Now it's okay to post illegal stuff as long as HUKD are getting their 12% kickback from gearworst.



Obviously they are not doing this for free I guess

Why do all the radio ham users get the back up about these radios being ilegal, they are limited to about 2 miles max and the frequencies are unused these days, if they were causing problems the government would be the first to ban these being imported. They are annoyed that we are using frequencies they want you themselves because they have sat a licence.

The licence still only exsists because like the tv licence why not if people are daft enough to still buy one.

Hotdeals also allows the sale of tv's, who is to say all users will buy a tv licence.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 28th Nov

Just for some info; if you're buying a set of walkie talkies for use in the UK you're looking for something in the listing along the lines of PMR446. The Floureon radio deal yesterday listed 'UHF400 470MHz' which includes 446MHz so it's a pretty good indication that they'll be fine for use in the UK in spite of what others were saying.

POWYSWALES2 h, 58 m ago

Most if not all emergency services have gone gigital or use the same …Most if not all emergency services have gone gigital or use the same network as mobile phones



Digital or not if two radios try and broadcast on the same frequency one will swamp the other.

POWYSWALES43 m ago

Why do all the radio ham users get the back up about these radios being …Why do all the radio ham users get the back up about these radios being ilegal, they are limited to about 2 miles max and the frequencies are unused these days, if they were causing problems the government would be the first to ban these being imported The licence still only exsists because like the tv licence why not if people are daft enough to still buy one.



There is no ban on owning these radios just transmitting with one.

The 400-470 MHz range us used by the MOD, some emergency services the dept of health as well as amateurs, businesses and licence free use. 450mhz has been suggested for use as a mobile frequency for things like smart meters. The entire 400-470 band is heavily used. It’s certainly not the case there are chunks of frequencies in that range that are not in use.

The licensing system exist so all radio users can co-exist without causing interference to each other and a Ham licence is free other than any cost to learn/sit an exam.
omgpleasespamme38 m ago

Just for some info; if you're buying a set of walkie talkies for use in …Just for some info; if you're buying a set of walkie talkies for use in the UK you're looking for something in the listing along the lines of PMR446. The Floureon radio deal yesterday listed 'UHF400 470MHz' which includes 446MHz so it's a pretty good indication that they'll be fine for use in the UK in spite of what others were saying.


The 446 requirements are more than just transmitting in a certain frequency range. Just because they can transmitt on the pmr446 frequency ranges it does not make them legal to use.

Original Poster

gavin17 m ago

Digital or not if two radios try and broadcast on the same frequency one …Digital or not if two radios try and broadcast on the same frequency one will swamp the other. There is no ban on owning these radios just transmitting with one. The 400-470 MHz range us used by the MOD, some emergency services the dept of health as well as amateurs, businesses and licence free use. 450mhz has been suggested for use as a mobile frequency for things like smart meters. The entire 400-470 band is heavily used. It’s certainly not the case there are chunks of frequencies in that range that are not in use.The licensing system exist so all radio users can co-exist without causing interference to each other and a Ham licence is free other than any cost to learn/sit an exam. The 446 requirements are more than just transmitting in a certain frequency range. Just because they can transmitt on the pmr446 frequency ranges it does not make them legal to use.


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omgpleasespamme1 h, 15 m ago

Just for some info; if you're buying a set of walkie talkies for use in …Just for some info; if you're buying a set of walkie talkies for use in the UK you're looking for something in the listing along the lines of PMR446. The Floureon radio deal yesterday listed 'UHF400 470MHz' which includes 446MHz so it's a pretty good indication that they'll be fine for use in the UK in spite of what others were saying.


How about the US?

POWYSWALES1 h, 22 m ago

Why do all the radio ham users get the back up about these radios being …Why do all the radio ham users get the back up about these radios being ilegal, they are limited to about 2 miles max and the frequencies are unused these days, if they were causing problems the government would be the first to ban these being imported. They are annoyed that we are using frequencies they want you themselves because they have sat a licence. The licence still only exsists because like the tv licence why not if people are daft enough to still buy one.Hotdeals also allows the sale of tv's, who is to say all users will buy a tv licence.



Amateurs get annoyed because unlicensed radio users cause interference that they often get the blame for. The frequency's may sound quiet but that does not mean they are not used & someone has paid a massive sum of money to use them...Any complains of interference are treated seriously as they may be licensed & someone will have paid tens of thousands of pounds for their licence. If a complaint comes in then a person like me gets to find you using triangulation with satellites & a machine like the one I have in the picture.
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SixtyFive58 m ago

Amateurs get annoyed because unlicensed radio users cause interference …Amateurs get annoyed because unlicensed radio users cause interference that they often get the blame for. The frequency's may sound quiet but that does not mean they are not used & someone has paid a massive sum of money to use them...Any complains of interference are treated seriously as they may be licensed & someone will have paid tens of thousands of pounds for their licence. If a complaint comes in then a person like me gets to find you using triangulation with satellites & a machine like the one I have in the picture.[Image]


So next time I am in alton towers using these radios are you going to track me down. You only have to look at reviews on amazon etc to see that a few thousand sets of these baofang radios including 888s model etc have been sold in the UK and are being used unlicensed, by families, children and small businesses.

I bet none of these have ever been fined by ofcom or caused issue to be, for serious MOD use etc they would not use frequencies that could be picked up by scanner radios or the public, they may still gave radios for training etc that work on the old frequencies but certainly not for serious use that would cause any kind of security issue.

As for smart metres that communicate meter reading back to energy suppliers, they use the same communication systems as mobile phones, should any happen to be on a frequencie close to these radios then the smart metre will keep sending the signal every few hours so it will eventually get through to the supplier, the only people these radios are likely to annoy are ham users who want to keep these frequencies to themselves and hence get there back up on here and try to put people of buying them.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 28th Nov

POWYSWALES25 m ago

So next time I am in alton towers using these radios are you going to …So next time I am in alton towers using these radios are you going to track me down. You only have to look at reviews on amazon etc to see that a few thousand sets of these baofang radios including 888s model etc have been sold in the UK and are being used unlicensed, by families, children and small businesses. I bet none of these have ever been fined by ofcom or caused issue to be, for serious MOD use etc they would not use frequencies that could be picked up by scanner radios or the public, they may still gave radios for training etc that work on the old frequencies but certainly not for serious use that would cause any kind of security issue.As for smart metres that communicate meter reading back to energy suppliers, they use the same communication systems as mobile phones, should any happen to be on a frequencie close to these radios then the smart metre will keep sending the signal every few hours so it will eventually get through to the supplier, the only people these radios are likely to annoy are ham users who want to keep these frequencies to themselves and hence get there back up on here and try to put people of buying them.


SixtyFive46 m ago

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This video is not even in the uk, just because you have a fancy piece of kit that can locate the general area of a signal still has nothing to do with ofcom prosecuting anyone. All it does is show that you take your hobby very serious and want to preech about needing a ham licence to everyone, years ago you were supposed to have a licence to use a cb radio, less than 5% bothered purchasing one.

Let's just say you decide to stalk me, you then manage to locate me to my address, then you go running to ofcom all proud of your little investigation, ofcom are likely not to be intrested in taking further action, they would need to prove I was using this radio, they would also need just like tv licencing a court order to come into my property, as I said it is ham users that take there hobby very serious and dislike novice users using there frequencies, and you prove this by showing that you have tracking equipment etc.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 28th Nov

POWYSWALES3 h, 48 m ago

for serious MOD use etc they would not use frequencies that could be …for serious MOD use etc they would not use frequencies that could be picked up by scanner radios or the public, they may still gave radios for training etc that work on the old frequencies but certainly not for serious use that would cause any kind of security issue



I think your mixing up frequencies and scrambling.

If I have two transmitters on the same frequency, lets say one is a 0.5w handheld Walkie Talkie and the other a 200W base station a ham may have. If they are both transmitting at the same time it will not matter one jot what the handheld is transmitting the higher power of the base station will simply swamp any signal the handheld may transmit.

Think of if this way, if you are in a room with two other people. Both are the same distance away, and one is whispering to you and the other shouting, you simply won't hear the whisper as the shout will drown it out.


The police, military and emergency services may use digital systems with encrypted signals so you cant eavesdrop and hear what they are saying but you can still hear the signal if your on the right frequency. No-one can stop anyone listening in to any given frequency, however you can scramble or encrypt the signal you transmit so to anyone listening in it may sound like an electronic buzz, or just sound like heavy static.

The point remains if you have a high power transmitter then that will still overpower the other signals regardless of it they are in the clear, encrypted, analogue or digital.

If you want to buy these go for it, your right the chance of being caught are low. However different countries have different legal frequencies, you would be far better buying spending a little more and getting units on the proper UK/EU PMR frequencies, Argos sets start at £22 a pair.

Mitch_s_s4 h, 40 m ago

How about the US?



Nope, and you can't even buy radios on the UK /EU legal PMR 446 frequency's as they are not legal in the US. Nor can you legally use in the UK any radios you buy over there say in Walmart.

POWYSWALES5 h, 42 m ago

This video is not even in the uk, just because you have a fancy piece of …This video is not even in the uk, just because you have a fancy piece of kit that can locate the general area of a signal still has nothing to do with ofcom prosecuting anyone. All it does is show that you take your hobby very serious and want to preech about needing a ham licence to everyone, years ago you were supposed to have a licence to use a cb radio, less than 5% bothered purchasing one.Let's just say you decide to stalk me, you then manage to locate me to my address, then you go running to ofcom all proud of your little investigation, ofcom are likely not to be intrested in taking further action, they would need to prove I was using this radio, they would also need just like tv licencing a court order to come into my property, as I said it is ham users that take there hobby very serious and dislike novice users using there frequencies, and you prove this by showing that you have tracking equipment etc.



POWYSWALES5 h, 42 m ago

This video is not even in the uk, just because you have a fancy piece of …This video is not even in the uk, just because you have a fancy piece of kit that can locate the general area of a signal still has nothing to do with ofcom prosecuting anyone. All it does is show that you take your hobby very serious and want to preech about needing a ham licence to everyone, years ago you were supposed to have a licence to use a cb radio, less than 5% bothered purchasing one.Let's just say you decide to stalk me, you then manage to locate me to my address, then you go running to ofcom all proud of your little investigation, ofcom are likely not to be intrested in taking further action, they would need to prove I was using this radio, they would also need just like tv licencing a court order to come into my property, as I said it is ham users that take there hobby very serious and dislike novice users using there frequencies, and you prove this by showing that you have tracking equipment etc.



Ofcom would ask me to do it via AROS so it would be Ofcom which is a Government department & nothing to do with the police. I simply do as asked & nothing more.

Price is now gone to 11.25

I was looking for some cheap walkie talkies for an xmas gift
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