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Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:44 pm
by xrayhead
Thanks for the very detailed reply (somewhat over my head technically but I grasp what you are saying)

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:02 pm
by xrayhead
There's also a drop down to select frequencies :-)

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:52 pm
by xrayhead
Hi All

I managed to get the frequencies correct and now I'm able to talk to a Motorola TLKR T50 that is a PMR446 radio. However, I have to use my channel 9 that is programmed with CTC/DSC DEC 67.0 to talk to the Motorola T50 on its channel 1. Is this a normal thing that manufacturers do with there radios, I am unable to select channel 1 with no CTC/DSC DEC on the Motorola!

Should I just set the CTC/DSC DEC on channel 1 to 67.0 and so on? Or is there a general rule that radio manufactures follow for the PMR, I mean if I purchased a PMR446 from say Motorola I would expect to be able to talk to someone on an iCOM radio that was using PMR446!

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:01 pm
by m0lsx
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CE4QFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hireit.co%2F_literature_112850%2FMotorola_Radio_T5_Manual&ei=zhvNU6y9K42V7Ab1z4DgBw&usg=AFQjCNHkaa-C1k6oVmtiZP-FZsR4sIGMkg&bvm=bv.71198958,d.ZWU


The manual says each of the TLKR T50's channels can be set with a sub tone from 1 to 8 may be set with a code from 0 to 121. So it looks like your channel one should be easy to reset.

Your radio has 8 channels and 121 Sub-codes
you can use to talk to others. In order to speak
to someone, each of you must set to the same
channel and Sub-code.
To choose a channel:
1. Enter the Select Menu. Channel Indicator will
blink.
2. Press the or key to increase or decrease
the channel number displayed. If you press and
hold the or key, the channel number
increase or decrease continuously.
3. Go to Sub-code setting to choose a Sub-code.
Choosing a Sub-code
Allocating a Sub-code to your radio will help to
reduce interference but remember that the
radios that have different Sub-codes set will not
be able to communicate with each other. Each
of the channels 1-8 may have any one of the
codes from 0 to 121.
1. Enter the Select Menu. Advance through the
Select Menu until the Sub-code indicator blinks.
2. Press the or key to increase or decrease
the channel number displayed. If you press and
hold the or key, the channel number
increase or decrease continuously.
3. Exit the Select Menu

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:32 pm
by xrayhead
Thanks for the reply - I managed to set the channels to 0 on the Motorola so there is "NO" CTCSS. I now have two way communications, I would still like to know if I am going to have issues with other radio manufactures or is this common practice?

I would think that most (if not all) manufactures let you select no sub channel so you can get comms between two different radio sets on PMR (I hope I am understanding this, sorry If I have it all wrong).

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:43 pm
by m0lsx
I have only ever used one pair of PMR 446 radios. We were given a pair for my daughters when they were too young to take & pass the amateur radio exam, so I know next to nothing about PMR 446 radios. But I would assume that all PMR 446 radios permit you to set your own CTCSS or DCS codes as if they did not there would be no point in having such codes, as everyone would end up on the same 8 channels with the same 8 DCS or CTCSS codes programmed in.

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:10 pm
by andygoole
I found this elsewhere on the forum, maybe it would be a good setup for your radios as it helps with some compatability between more established brand named tranceivers

SilverShadow wrote:Image

MITEX PMR 446 RADIOS UHF FREQUENCIES & CTCSS/DCS TONES (BLUE)

CH FREQUENCY TONE

01 446.00625 67.0
02 446.01875 71.9
03 446.03125 74.4
04 446.06875 79.7
05 446.04375 118.8
06 446.01875 123.0
07 446.08125 118.8
08 446.09375 123.0
09 446.00625 127.3
10 446.01875
11 446.03125
12 446.04375
13 446.05625
14 446.06875
15 446.08125
16 SCANS ALL CHANNELS

Channels 1-3: Compatible with Motorola Channels 1-3

Channels 4-6: Compatible with Kenwood Channels 4-6

Channels 7-9: Compatible with Icom Channels 7-9

The MITEX PMR446 blue radios are licence free lower power 500mw radios (upgradable to 5W) compatible with other branded PMR446 radios aimed at users who don't wish to obtain a licence or higher power channels or who are already PMR 446 users. 500mw TX output power, No licence required.

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:12 pm
by Alfie
Those Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES are worth putting in the scanner. i got a close call hit on 469.950 used by local rubbish cleaning maintenance types. It appears that many many of the units have been sold in the uk due to their low price and good performance and also mostly they never come with a programing cable so most people/businesses use them out of the box. this may not be legal but they are doing it in ignorance.

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:26 pm
by dieseldave
Hi all
I am getting one of these radios is there any one in the derby area that knows how to program it up correctly any help would be appreciated ?

Re: Baofeng BF-888s Default UHF FREQUENCIES & TONES

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:53 pm
by thelad
Not sure why you would buy them if you have not looked into programing them,have you got the 2pin cable? What do you want to program them to work on?