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Author Topic: IC-E7 (P7A) - PMR446 TX possible?  (Read 379 times)
G0RIF
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« on: April 12, 2009, 11:47:01 PM »



Hi,

Does anyone know if a mod or config setting exists to enable PMR446 TX on the IC-E7 (US = IC-P7A)?

On bands where you wouldn't expect to be able to TX the radio beeps when you press PTT but on PMR446 channels it just shows 'OFF' in the display - this suggests it can be turned 'ON'...?

Thanks in advance!
Dean - G0RIF
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G3RZP
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 12:24:11 AM »

It's probable that PMR446 transmission is specifically prohibited, possibly by software, but maybe even hardware, as otherwise there could be a porblem meeting the ETSI standards
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G1YHE
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 01:26:01 AM »

It is possible, just requires the removal of some links in the battery compartment.

The usual warnings about legality etc apply here.

73


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G0RIF
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 03:37:53 AM »


Ok...thanks for that.

I did read somwhere though that the E7 was TX enabled on the PMR446 spot frequencies...? Just it seems not on a standard EU unit.

It's not a biggie...just wondering if it can be done or not.

Cheers,
Dean
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G1YHE
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 08:56:01 AM »

Trouble is that the PMR 446 service has to be used with "type approved" equipment.

Amateur radio equipment is not type approved for that service.

For the benefit of our American friends PMR 446 is a european type of FRS.

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G0RIF
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 09:06:03 AM »

Ok...looks like a no go then. Best keep on the right side of the authorities!

Thanks for all replies.

Cheers,
Dean
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