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VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2018

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:05 am
by M3TSY
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VHF/UHF Simple UK Light Frequencies

Popular usage by various interesting users throughout The UK, formerly known as UKG UK General


Low VHF
77.6875
86.3375
86.3500
86.3625
86.3750

VHF 2
164.0500
164.0625

VHF 3
169.0875
169.3125

VHF 4
173.0500
173.0625
173.0875

UHF 1
449.3125
449.4000
449.4750

UHF 2
458.7875
458.8000
458.8125
458.8250


Low VHF
The 5 Low VHF frequencies are the least used, due to not as much equipment available on the market and also the need for longer antennas. This band does work well for users in large areas and forest type environments.

VHF 2
These two frequencies are quite popular and also used by UK SAR teams.

VHF 3
Quite popular with varied users. A favourite for static security and on site.

VHF 4
Also quite popular and a favourite for surveillance types.

UHF
The three 449MHz frequencies are by far the most used and very popular with various users up and down The UK.

UHF2
These are newly allocated Simple UK Light Frequencies so there may not be much traffic on these at the moment but that is set to increase.


Simple UK Light:
This licence authorises the 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.

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2018

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:35 am
by SilverShadow
Updated with a bit more info and 'UK General' is now called 'Simple UK Light'.

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2018

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:49 pm
by Frequency Hopper
There is always lots of activity on the VHF 2, VHF 3, VHF 4 and UHF bands on a daily basis however I am still to get yet one hit on the Low VHF frequencies. Is this just my area or have other members found this?

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:33 am
by Frequency Hopper
A little update on my post above.

After having the above frequencies in my scan banks for the past year both mobile and at home with daily listening and logging I can report the following. Note that these are my experiences in my area. Yours may be different?

    UHF
    449.3125
    449.4000
    449.4750

All the above 3 frequencies are very busy and in high use in my area to a level I would say is congested. Shops, Factories and Industrial, Council to name a few.

    Low VHF
    77.6875
    86.3375
    86.3500
    86.3625
    86.3750

On the above 5 frequencies I have heard NOTHING. ZERO. Has anyone else?

    VHF 2
    164.0500
    164.0625

The above 2 frequencies are fairly busy. Users on these two frequencies are generally more interesting in my opinion than the 3 UHF 449MHz frequencies. They are however not as well used.

    VHF 4
    173.0500
    173.0625
    173.0875

The above 3 are used fairly often but not as busy as the VHF 2 or UHF Frequencies. The most interesting in my opinion. The common choice for the occasional snoop/spy/pi type users.

    VHF 3
    169.0875
    169.3125

I get the odd rare user on 169.3125 but find 169.0875 is quite popular nearby and in surrounding areas.

The above are my experiences in my area. It would be good to hear other members experience of these frequencies in their local area?

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:22 pm
by Minus1
Nothing heard on the 77/86 freqs in years, anywhere.

The UHF freqs are overcrowded and urban areas, and OFCOM should introduce some more.
The frequencies between 469.875 and 469.9875 have not been used since civil defence abandoned them in the 1980s for example, but OFCOM do have the gumption to use them.

There was talk of some new frequencies being introduced at Band 3, but it seems to have been a empty promise by OFCOM (who in my opinion are not fit for purpose because they are more interested in pandering to time-wasting idiots who whinge about the content TV programmes).

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:32 pm
by m0lsx
PMR low band is a great place to go, but most people who use pmr simple / light use cheap dual band radios, so low band is always going to be quiet.

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2017

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:54 pm
by Davie Boy
Often hear lots of activity on the following ones....

164.0500 164.0625 169.0875 169.3125

173.0500 173.0625 173.0875

449.3125 449.4000 449.4750


Never heard anything on....

77.6875 86.3375 86.3500 86.3625 86.3750

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2017

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:18 pm
by Alfie
Hearing one of the new simple light frequencies in the city today. some kind of construction using 458.7875 DMR

the 4 new simple light frequencies are as follows

458.7875 MHz
458.8000 MHz
458.8125 MHz
458.8250 MHz

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2017

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:21 pm
by Southwales
Are there any more frequencies like the ones listed above or is this the main ones covered?

Re: VHF/UHF UK General Simple UK Light Frequencies 2017

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:37 pm
by m0lsx
The above are the only frequencies available via that licence. The low band frequencies are not used very often as most users have dual band radios.