PMR 446 / FreeNet

PMR 446 / FreeNet

Simply well connected.

freecomm 100 Set

the PMR chameleon

freecomm 150 Set

the beginner set

freecomm 200 Set

the low-cost beginner duo

freecomm 700 Set

the long-haul expert

freecomm 850 Set

the all-weather expert

freetalk digi_8

analog/digital

freetalk com II

the professional one

freetalk eco_digi

analog/digital

Citizens band radio

CB radio as well as the short-range radio standards PMR 446 and FreeNet (an LPD, 433 MHz) are referred to as citizens band radio. In Germany, these radio applications are free of charges and license and may be operated “by anyone” (unlike e.g. amateur or private mobile radio).

CB radio sets as well as mobile PMR and FreeNet radio sets are only compatible among themselves, since different frequency ranges are stipulated for each of the radio standards (27 MHz, 446 MHz, 149 MHz). Consequently, nothing but radio sets of the same type are able to communicate with each other.

Throughout Europe, many statutory requirements for citizens band radio were harmonized in the meantime. However, there are still varying regulations to be considered by all means when traveling abroad. Embassies and consulates of the respective countries will provide more information relating to national regulations. In Germany, please contact the German Federal Network Agency on this behalf.

Range of radio sets

The range of radio sets depends on many factors. Apart from the transmitting power and the installed antenna, the environment in which radio communication takes place is essential.

Each obstacle (hills, buildings, trees) reduces the range, some materials (e.g. reinforced concrete, pieces of rock) give rise for considerable screening effects. For this reason, all indicated ranges are maximum values under optimum conditions (= unimpeded field of vision).

Short range radio

PMR 446 MHz (UHF) 

  • Transmitting power of 500 mW = range of up to 5 km depending on the environment (with long range technology up to 10 km)
  • Usage of radio sets is possible in almost all European countries
  • Hardly any interferences with other radio communications (e.g. remote controls)
  • Multi-purpose handheld radio sets and wide range of accessories available thus permitting “tailor-made” solutions for particular applications (e.g. motorbike radio communication)
  • Excellent speech quality

Mobile PMR radio sets have many uses both in the private sector (e.g. for outdoor activities, motorbike radio communication etc.) and for professional applications (e.g. on building sites, for security services, market gardens, hotels, theaters).

FreeNet 149 MHz (VHF)

  • Transmitting power of 500 mW = range of up to 6 km depending on the environment
  • 6 channels in a particularly interference-free range
  • Excellent speech quality
  • Rugged handheld radio sets with professional features

FreeNet is above all used for commercial/semiprofessional areas as private mobile radio which is free of charges and registration (on building sites, by installation and crafts businesses). For this reasons, the devices come with a particularly rugged housing and professional features.