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Max wattage of PMR 446

Postby Russell » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:10 pm

I was wondering what is the max wattage for PMR 446 you can legally use in the UK, as I have seen some that are 4 or 5 Watts.
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Re: Max wattage of PMR 446

Postby M3TSY » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:38 pm

Half a watt (500mw) is the legal limit :thumbup:
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Re: Max wattage of PMR 446

Postby Russell » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:22 am

Thanks,
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Re: Max wattage of PMR 446

Postby SilverShadow » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:34 pm

Yep, half a watt is the official legal limit.

Any PMR446 radio you buy from Argos, Maplin or similar will be set to a TX power of no more than half a watt.

A lot of people use PMR446 frequencies with cheap Baofeng, Puxing or other UHF branded radios capable of up to 5 watts (or even more on base/mobile units) so that's where you might have heard of people using more power.
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