PMR446 27km Range Test

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PMR446 27km Range Test

Postby TDCat » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:16 pm


Firstly, apologies for the promotion of my own video but I'm hoping some people visiting this forum might enjoy watching this. I'm sure people have done bigger and better tests but we had fun making it. :smiles:


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Re: PMR446 27km Range Test

Postby Metradio » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:56 pm

Great video, thanks..

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Re: PMR446 27km Range Test

Postby rozbiff » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:42 pm

The quality of the actual video sets it apart from most similar things so well worth doing. Nice work Torsten.
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Re: PMR446 27km Range Test

Postby TDCat » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:04 am

Thanks both. Appreciate the positive feedback. The English Channel would only take us up to 37km which, given the unbelievable quality of the XT420 transmission at 27km, would probably not make a dent. Though the idea of England to France has a certain romantic appeal. :happy:
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Re: PMR446 27km Range Test

Postby Scanner Brussels » Thu May 09, 2019 7:38 am

Great video, thanks for sharing it....keep up that motivation!

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Re: PMR446 27km Range Test

Postby G4RMT » Thu May 09, 2019 1:38 pm

Living on the coast in the most easterly town, we could access the Dutch UHF repeaters handheld on 433MHz with half a Watt in the lifts frequent in the warmer months, but UK to Holland or Belgium with conventional outside antennas and flat conditions was impossible. I firmly believe the radios, powers, and frequencies are almost irrelevant if there is a path. The sea is a great path, but on UHF, There will be a path, or not - as this great video proved. Move a few feet and a good link sinks quickly.
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Re: PMR446 27km Range Test

Postby jmz01 » Thu May 09, 2019 4:23 pm


Wow, great video, nice editing too.

Good memories for me as I spent a lot of time in the Forest of Dean working on the sculpture trail a couple of decades ago.

Which channels were you using on the analogue sets and were you using any sub channels /ctcss tones?

I presently live in Poland where it is just flat, too flat, no landmarks, I often get lost, but great for transmitting and we have had some great distances with PMR* and even better distances with dodgy boafengs, and now we are doing some testing with couterpoises (....I know, I know, I know, it's a myth....... :rolleyes: but!), I must make some videos too.

*PMR is becoming more popular here as 27mhz is so overcrowded.

Maybe next time you go back up North, Blackpool Tower to Pendle Hill....?


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Re: PMR446 27km Range Test

Postby thelad » Sat May 11, 2019 10:34 am

Nice video, very well made.
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