greencat Posted February 18, 2012 Share Posted February 18, 2012 Hey guys... I'm way off needing to worry about this at the moment but being interested in radio I thought I'd garner some slightly more up to date feedback on radio usage amongst the Paramotoring fraternity. From reading previous posts I see there are essentially 3 choices that most seem to use; 1. PMR 2. Amateur Radio 3. Airband (transportable licence) PMR (VHF) is unlicenced which must make it a popular option, Amateur Radio requires a licence (under which you cannot operate while airbourne) and Airband again requires a licence and has the benefit of opening up comms with Air traffic control/control towers at landing strips you may either want to use or fly near. The key driver of choice is, I guess, how you want to use the radio e.g, if you just want to be able to converse with a flying buddy then you both need to be using the same radio type, if you want to fly XC then I guess Airband offers some useful advantages. So what do people actually use? I've had a little hunt around the internet for training costs for the flight radiotelephony operator's licence (FRTOL) and where to go for training but am drawing blanks. Having taken both my Class A Amateur Radio and Marine Radio licences I do appreciate the benefits of having access to the specific radio comms for your hobby despite the cost and effort required to attain them. Has anyone out there followed the FRTOL training and can you guide me as to where you trained and the cost? Cheers, Michael Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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