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IS there a calling channel on PMR446 ???

Posted: 01 May 2017, 15:40
by WARLOCK
Having just bought a pmr 446 radio in with a load of other radio gear at a car boot sale , Is there a calling channel if so what is it ? and how many channels are there ???

Re: IS there a calling channel on PMR446 ???

Posted: 01 May 2017, 16:50
by Admiral
No there isn't because the ethos of the system is that you go into Wal-Mart and buy them in multiples of two, you give one to someone else and you try and talk on whatever of the 8 allocated channels and CTCSS that you fancy to that other person who is known to you.

There is a however a community that like to play with 446, they will generally use channel 8 with no CTCSS or channel 8 CTCSS 8 to try and make a contact with a like minded person. See delboys website for 446 shenanigans.

http://www.delboyenterprises.co.uk

Re: IS there a calling channel on PMR446 ???

Posted: 28 Aug 2018, 08:51
by albrecht
Good luck getting a reply, unless it's somebody you know.

Re: IS there a calling channel on PMR446 ???

Posted: 29 Aug 2018, 04:00
by 26mb04
albrecht wrote:
28 Aug 2018, 08:51
Good luck getting a reply, unless it's somebody you know.
It's the replies from people I don't know that worry me! Like Admiral says, it's a free-for all but with some organised people inside.

Re: IS there a calling channel on PMR446 ???

Posted: 30 Aug 2018, 08:16
by paulears
I'd have thought that the people interested in group use of pmr446 would have discovered zello and moved away from the kids and shops.