• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

frequencies on radio

Not open for further replies.


Nov 9, 2008
Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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


I ♥ Ø
Jul 27, 2005
I am a lineman for the county.
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.
Not open for further replies.