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    Two way radios

    One of the uniden pmr845s has finally stopped talking to the other. They have done quite well taking a few soakings and a fair amount of bashing around. So if you use two way radios, what do you recommend to replace them? Needs to be fairly robust, light and easy to explain quickly.

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    mitex - 'general' UHF MITEX UK - THE HOME OF TWO WAY RADIO (WALKIE TALKIE) Just superb, need a licence but super powerful and we work them across miles and miles of forestry in Argyll. small light, ear pieces available for use when working as pairs. Can't recommend them enough, so goo we bought 2 pairs!

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    Thanks
    is the licence much of a hassel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Targetman View Post
    Thanks
    is the licence much of a hassel?
    They are 75 a year cheaper if u do 2 years and easy to apply for we use them on the shoot and the distance and reception far outweigh the cheaper versions we have tried but it all depends on what your going to use them for and the distance you need them to reach, how far do you need them to go mate....

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    We have a simple UK light licence for our Mitex / Kenwoods

    Covers use of hand-portable or mobile radio equipment anywhere within the UK.
    Base station use is not permitted.
    Licensees have access to fifteen frequencies spread across four Business Radio frequency bands and must self-coordinate with other Simple UK Light licensees.
    The licence fee is 75 for five years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Springer View Post
    mitex - 'general' UHF MITEX UK - THE HOME OF TWO WAY RADIO (WALKIE TALKIE) Just superb, need a licence but super powerful and we work them across miles and miles of forestry in Argyll. small light, ear pieces available for use when working as pairs. Can't recommend them enough, so goo we bought 2 pairs!

    What distance are we talking and do you think you could modify the head set to work with a forestry or climbers helmet?

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    There you go from ofcom

    UK Shared Licence (UHF) :

    Description
    For professional and semi-professional applications anywhere in the UK
    Band
    14 spot frequencies in the range 854 - 862 MHz (also known as "Channel 69"), 606 - 614 MHz (also known as "Channel 38").More info
    No of mics
    Typically 6 to 14 microphones.
    Pro's
    Inexpensive to buy. Roaming throughout UK permitted. As frequencies are for professional users, there is less risk of interference. Choice of all 14 frequencies in "Channel 69" and the full range of "Channel 38" provides you with some flexibility to avoid any interference from other nearby users.
    Less prone than VHF to interference from other equipment such as computers and lighting controllers etc.

    Equipment that operates in "Channel 69" frequencies is often usable on licence exempt frequencies in Channel 70 (863 - 865 MHz band), providing you with more choice or additional capacity.
    Cons
    A licence is required! Other users such as TV and film production crews share these frequencies so there is a risk of transient interference.
    Annual Cost
    For all frequencies: 75 (online) or 85 for one year (office). A discounted 2-year licence is available. More info

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    Quote Originally Posted by deer man View Post
    It would seem there is conflicting info:

    This from of ofcom- Ofcom | Ask us - Spectrum - What type of business radio licence would be the best for me?
    Yeah certainly is got me thinking now what we are paying for to be honest

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    +1 muddy springer

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