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PostSubject: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 2:41 am

Been having a listen to the LPD frequencies and the extra 8 PMR446 channels and so far heard nothing. Does anyone actually use them? Also, whats the purpose of the LPD allocation as seems pointless as a means of communication. Or am i missing something?
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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeThu Jun 27, 2019 3:13 pm

I have had some good contacts on pmr, Lee, on the regular channels. Never heard anyone on the other 8 channels yet.
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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2019 2:24 am

When the tropo is high, I've worked stations in France on the higher PMR channels. But apart from those, nothing.
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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2019 12:19 pm

I use pmr radio when out and about I have a crt 7u mobile radio and a home made antennas and get out well and here a few , at 1600ftasl ok the mobile radio puts out some very good power , but the best way is get some height and a good antenna and you will hear lots when there is a lift on.
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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2019 8:02 am

Have heard a load of very quiet voices too quiet to make out and QSO with without really straining the ears, but I'll persevere because I read a post whereby someone said - "Am on South Beach on 446 does anyone want to talk" and nobody did! (South Beach, Blyth, Northumberland) - so I bought a Baofeng UV82 and here we are.
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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeSun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am

next week I will be out on Thursday night, should pick up some dx on pmr it will be chan 8.
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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeTue Oct 22, 2019 2:58 pm

We changed over to the higher channels for the Southern and South-East PMR net recently. Channel 14 instead of channel 8 where we used to do it.

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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeThu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 am

What kind of equipment and power output are people using please?
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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeMon Jul 20, 2020 7:55 am

I hear PMR on high band around here, think its the barge crew.
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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeSun Aug 02, 2020 4:04 pm

Lee,

Your very unlikely to hear voices on LPD channels, as the initials suggests low powered Devices, mainly car fobs or any small remote controls for garage doors,blind etc etc.

ch1-8 pmr446 lots of standard users and kids
ch9-16 pmr446 only heard france when theres a lift on.

A small handy on top of a hill with a mini beam should get you a fair few miles with no power.
(did i say "beam"- no I meant standard no removable stock antenna.  Laughing)

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PostSubject: Re: LPD and extra 8 PMR channels   LPD and extra 8 PMR channels Icon_minitimeMon Aug 03, 2020 7:13 am

LPD American system aint it? Zero use in UK.
PMR is European.
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