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Old April 24th, 2015, 03:34 AM   #1
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VHF radio mics - are they still legal ?

Due to one of our establishments closing down recently , I recovered a number of old radiomic systems , operating on the old VHF frequencies around 173-175 MHz which were the licence free ones here in the UK .

While I have no particular plans to do anything with these , and already have good UHF kit , I'm just wondering - can these old VHF systems still be used legally here in the UK ?

I'm just one of these people who hate throwing anything potentially useful out .
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Old April 24th, 2015, 07:24 AM   #2
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The license free channels are:
173.800 174.000 174.200 174.400 174.600 174.800 175.000

Co-ordinated (licenced channels) are:
176.400* 192.300 200.100 207.700 470 – 790
177.000* 208.100
*Not available in Northern Ireland

Shared channels (licence required) are:
175.250* 191.900 199.700 208.300 209.200
175.525* 192.800 200.300 208.600 209.600
176.600* 193.000 200.600 209.000 209.800
*Not available in Northern Ireland
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Old April 25th, 2015, 12:39 AM   #3
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I still have some canford VHF radio mic kit and find it very useful for transmitting talkback to Baofeng UV5r radios when doing multi camera shoots.
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Old April 25th, 2015, 09:10 AM   #4
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The license free channels are:
173.800 174.000 174.200 174.400 174.600 174.800 175.000
Please be aware that these channels will not all work together.

Normally there was a maximum of 4:-
173.800 174.200 174.800 175.000

And some systems could only get 3 working together.
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