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Hi guys, I am new to this forum so please be gentle with me....

I have researched the use of PMR446 radio and see no indication that it is illegal for use for Paramotoring here in the UK providing your radio is handportable, have an integral antenna, have a maximum ERP of 500 mW and be compliant with ETS 300 296, these radio types are the radios you can buy from Argos and Maplin etc.

There is absolutely no mention that you cannot use these radios in the UK whilst flying a Paramotor.

PMR446 radio under the above radio specifications allows the use of 8 UHF channels with those channels frequency's being:

446.00625 MHz

446.03125 MHz

446.05625 MHz

446.08125 MHz

446.04375 MHz

446.06875 MHz

446.09375 MHz

446.01875 MHz

The documents found on the subject at Ofcom are:

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ ... /ra357.htm

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binari ... MR4461.pdf

......happy flying.....

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You are absolutely correct............

Unfortunately the microphone gain is usually quite high on these types of radio which is not a good thing when used in the noisy environment of PPG. I have always found it is useful to reduce the mic gain on handheld radios for PPG flying.

Also being a non licensed band it is quite well used given that there are only 8 channels.

Cheers,

Alan

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