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Hi i was given some radios and they have the following frequencies preprogrammed in to them.

1 446.00625
2 446.01875
3 446.03125
4 446.04375
5 446.05625
6 446.06875
7 446.08125
8 446.09375
it says they are license free frequencies, i wanted to know if they are FRS or what they are.
Maybe they are license frequencies and i need to get a license.

thank you for your help
 

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Those would be European PMR radios. PMR446 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In parts of Europe, those frequencies are used like FRS. They are license free ONLY in parts of Europe.
However, here in the USA, those frequencies fall within the 70cm Amateur radio band. To -legally- transmit with those radios in the USA, you would need to obtain a valid FCC amateur radio license.

Getting your amateur radio license isn't hard. The usefulness of those radios, however, will be limited as they are low power and are not capable of using repeaters.

Unless you have a burning desire to get into amateur radio, dump those and just get some FRS radios, where you will be operating legally in the US.
 
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