VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

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Re: VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

Post by ChelseaCat » 24 May 2014, 15:24

Naeive nooooooooooooo, entheusiastic yes I like that lol.

Im all for the radio hobby no matter what it is, to me VHF makes perfect sense, smaller antennas, less interference through the day etc, Im not going to argue with anyone about what is best and whats not, even the 446 would be great expanded and say 4watts I would just love a good allocation that I could use over distance without all that horrible noise we seem to get these days on 11metres FM, even last night no matter which frequency we picked it was horrible its got to be all this new stuff thats come out, maybe 4g or something I dont really know but it spans over 6 miles in our area when Im trying to chat to local friends and it never used to be like that at night.

Last night I was on the VHF amateur band for an hour chatting to a good friend of mine, it was great nice and clear then went back onto the cb band to chat to the guys on their and again horrible. I would say it died down at about 3am its weird.

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Post by Anon » 19 Jun 2014, 15:38

So does anybody know when an announcement about what is happening with the VHF Spectrum thats up for grabs that we have shown interest of a VHF CB system allocation?

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Post by ChelseaCat » 19 Jun 2014, 15:59

Im sure on the Ofcom site it said a decision would be made near the end of the year but Ill check that

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Re: VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

Post by ChelseaCat » 19 Jun 2014, 16:02

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consul ... hz/summary

1.9 We welcome stakeholder feedback to this consultation document. The deadline to submit responses to us is 5 pm on 26th May 2014. We expect to release a Statement on this consultation later this year having taken into account stakeholder responses to our proposals.
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Re: VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

Post by StormShadow » 19 Jun 2014, 23:55

So this is the part I'm finding hard to understand:

Consultation: Responses to the Call for Input and Consultation on next steps of the release of spectrum within the frequency ranges 143 MHz to 169 MHz

143 MHz to 169 MHz???? surly it should be 146 MHz to 169 MHz? because 144 MHz to 146 MHz is the 2 meter band. Does this mean our 2 meter band will be affected?

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Post by Otter » 20 Jun 2014, 09:12

I'm sure they mean the freed-up spectrum within those limits.
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Post by StormShadow » 20 Jun 2014, 12:23

I hope so, besides Ham radio wouldn't be the same without 2 meters.

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Post by MrWeetabix » 20 Jun 2014, 13:54

StormShadow wrote:I hope so, besides Ham radio wouldn't be the same without 2 meters.
Yeah, I mean, all the numpties might come back to 11m if they got rid of it ;-) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

Post by StormShadow » 20 Jun 2014, 23:41

MrWeetabix wrote:
StormShadow wrote:I hope so, besides Ham radio wouldn't be the same without 2 meters.
Yeah, I mean, all the numpties might come back to 11m if they got rid of it ;-) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ummmm interesting... very good :clap:

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Post by MrWeetabix » 21 Jun 2014, 00:50

StormShadow wrote:
MrWeetabix wrote:
StormShadow wrote:I hope so, besides Ham radio wouldn't be the same without 2 meters.
Yeah, I mean, all the numpties might come back to 11m if they got rid of it ;-) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ummmm interesting... very good :clap:
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Re: VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

Post by antenna1 » 21 Jun 2014, 08:51

vhf would be a good expansion to pmr 446 5 w handhelds like the uhf cb in au unidens http://www.wattscom.com.au/product/54/u ... b-handheld would be good for out walking etc,

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Re: VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

Post by m1ctk » 21 Jun 2014, 15:13

What is this allocation about then mentioned this week :-

>> Ofcom has today published amendments to Wireless Telegraphy licence regulations the in 870 to 876 MHz and 915 to 921 MHz spectrum bands allowing their use on a licence exempt basis.
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Post by Anon » 21 Jun 2014, 20:39

m1ctk wrote:What is this allocation about then mentioned this week :-

>> Ofcom has today published amendments to Wireless Telegraphy licence regulations the in 870 to 876 MHz and 915 to 921 MHz spectrum bands allowing their use on a licence exempt basis.
Nothing to do with us really if you read here,Short range stuff like telemetry,Hearing Loops for those with hearing problems etc etc

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binari ... tement.pdf

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Re: VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

Post by MrWeetabix » 22 Jun 2014, 02:19

Joloke08 wrote:
m1ctk wrote:What is this allocation about then mentioned this week :-

>> Ofcom has today published amendments to Wireless Telegraphy licence regulations the in 870 to 876 MHz and 915 to 921 MHz spectrum bands allowing their use on a licence exempt basis.
Nothing to do with us really if you read here,Short range stuff like telemetry,Hearing Loops for those with hearing problems etc etc

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binari ... tement.pdf

BINGO......... key fobs, RFID-type stuff etc etc, Very low power, very short-range stuff. :ugeek:
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Re: VHF CB Radio/Freenet in the UK?

Post by rob12770 » 20 Dec 2014, 07:38

StormShadow wrote:I hope so, besides Ham radio wouldn't be the same without 2 meters.
either way you look at it, vhf cb is bad news for 2 meters,, there will be even More of radios like the UV5R that will just get more idiots jamming the 2m repeaters... like its not bad enough.. {bnghd}
anyway Why would we want vhf CB ?.. cant see the point myself..

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