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Re: WOW! UHF 5 watt 400-470mhz BF-666s HT Transceiver £12.77

Postby Chobby » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:42 pm

You're quite right I did only get three frequencies. I probably will make up the other 12 channels of different codes. As far as I'm aware as I have the licence any one with a radio owned by new can transmit the same as if the licence was in a business name anyone who was employed by said business can use the frequency with permission of course.
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Re: WOW! UHF 5 watt 400-470mhz BF-666s HT Transceiver £12.77

Postby Chobby » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:04 pm

Just checked and direct quote from my licence document "the Licensee and any person authorised to act on the Licensee’s behalf is hereby authorised to send and receive messages concerning the business of the Licensee between the mobile stations." I also have a list from ofcom of the available CTCSS codes.
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Re: WOW! UHF 5 watt 400-470mhz BF-666s HT Transceiver £12.77

Postby 2E0RFU » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:49 pm

Chobby wrote:Just checked and direct quote from my licence document "the Licensee and any person authorised to act on the Licensee’s behalf is hereby authorised to send and receive messages concerning the business of the Licensee between the mobile stations." I also have a list from ofcom of the available CTCSS codes.


Yes you can allow anyone to use the frequencies under your license obviously

messages concerning the business of the Licensee


Is up for interpretation and I guess one of the areas you will never get a straight answer from OFCOM about.

With regards to the BF-888s if a channel does not have a frequency programmed in when you switch to it, the radio will emit a constant and horrible warning tone. But as mentioned, programme a couple of CTCSS and a couple of DCS tones per frequency and you should have no problems. Obviously decide on a Primary Channel and Secondary Channel for you all to use even if you then have to QSY you can find each other at the start.
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Re: WOW! UHF 5 watt 400-470mhz BF-666s HT Transceiver £12.77

Postby Chobby » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:48 pm

So if I set the first three channels as standard frequencies then the other 12, 6 with random CTCSS codes from the ofcom list and 6 with DCS codes, I'll have plenty of options.
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Re: WOW! UHF 5 watt 400-470mhz BF-666s HT Transceiver £12.77

Postby andygoole » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:04 pm

Chobby wrote:So if I set the first three channels as standard frequencies then the other 12, 6 with random CTCSS codes from the ofcom list and 6 with DCS codes, I'll have plenty of options.


On the link I posted, I saw a reference that seems to suggest ctcss/dcs codes MUST be used, check on your licence and find if thats correct.
If you must use them then leave the last three without them if you intend scanning for other users
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Re: WOW! UHF 5 watt 400-470mhz BF-666s HT Transceiver £12.77

Postby 2E0RFU » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:52 pm

andygoole wrote:
Chobby wrote:So if I set the first three channels as standard frequencies then the other 12, 6 with random CTCSS codes from the ofcom list and 6 with DCS codes, I'll have plenty of options.


On the link I posted, I saw a reference that seems to suggest ctcss/dcs codes MUST be used, check on your licence and find if thats correct.
If you must use them then leave the last three without them if you intend scanning for other users


On the Licence Document it does not mention that you must use CTCSS or DCS but I think it would be bad form to not use one. If you just want to listen if anyone else is on the frequency you can just open the squelch rather than dedicate 3 channels to it and potentially cause a problem for inexperienced users who may be on the Non CTCSS channel, be able to hear others and wonder why they are not being responded too.
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