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New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:29 am
by G4RMT
I notice that the 888 is now replaced with the 999 - which looks similar. I've also found a few weird other radios in my chats with the Chinese firms I've dealt with, including a multi band mobile that covers bands we really shouldn't use (FM on 243MHz might be an issue??). I've ordered a few to have a look at, so once they arrive, I'll do a review. There's a dual band mobile that while only being FM, looks promising features wise with a low price too. I'll report back when they turn up.

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:58 pm
by m0lsx
G4RMT wrote: including a multi band mobile that covers bands we really shouldn't use (FM on 243MHz might be an issue??).


My first 19 set included the VHF module which worked on 229 to 241 MHz.
At the time I lived a few hundred yards from the coast of the Wash, with a clear line of sight of the Lincolnshire coast which had & still has, a very active bombing range & I can confirm with absolute certainty & based upon personal experience. That the use of such frequencies is seen as something of an issue.

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:55 pm
by Gazza75
Hi guys

I have a uv 5r just bought it you can only imput six numbers and most.codesa are 7 i carnt set it up ir listen to anything can anyone guve me codes for teeside area which works wuth my radio please

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:13 pm
by G4RMT
If you have the radio set to 12.5KHz steps, for example, you don't need 7 digits. 166.337 automatically adds the little '5' on the end.

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:23 pm
by Gazza75
Thanks im just trying to sort it out to listening a few people use to charge a few quid to get all the channels on etc but hVent found anyone as yet

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:52 pm
by Gazza75
Hi does any one have codes for a.uv 5r for teeside

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:35 pm
by m0lsx
Unless you intend to transmit, you do not need any CTCSS or DCS codes. Just the frequency to listen on.

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:03 pm
by G4RMT
I thought he meant frequencies?

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:46 pm
by m0lsx
If it's frequencies you want, assuming you have no licence then 446 are about all you can use..
See..
https://ukradioscanning.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=181


PMR 446 (Main 8 Channel Analogue Frequencies)

PMR 446 Channel 1 - 446.00625
PMR 446 Channel 2 - 446.01875
PMR 446 Channel 3 - 446.03125
PMR 446 Channel 4 - 446.04375
PMR 446 Channel 5 - 446.05625
PMR 446 Channel 6 - 446.06875
PMR 446 Channel 7 - 446.08125
PMR 446 Channel 8 - 446.09375

Re: New baofengs and others

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:26 pm
by AndrewIrvine
m0lsx wrote:Unless you intend to transmit, you do not need any CTCSS or DCS codes. Just the frequency to listen on.



Actually, no, Someone interesting here is on 449.400, so is SportsDirect.com. I'd rather apply the tone to help hear something interesting than have it interspersed with people asking for shoes.

The council workers who patrol / clean the building I live in use 446 channel 5, so does the local primary school at break times. I'd rather apply DCS734 for the workers than CTCSS 67.0 for teachers talking about children falling over or which class is being allowed into the school next