The Benefits of a PMR446 Licence Free Walkie Talkie Two Way Radio

The Benefits of a PMR446 Licence Free Walkie Talkie Two Way Radio

PMR446 walkie-talkies have been around for a number of years now. Consumers and businesses recognise the advantages that good comms can bring and that these radios offer effective and general-purpose communications at low cost.

PMR446 - Can be used by anybody, anywhere – licence-free!!

The great thing about PMR446 is that it can be used by anybody, anywhere – licence-free!! These radios are an ideal tool for all sorts of users, for example, in construction, catering, facility management, factories, and farms. A family could use them while walking or taking the kids on the bike.

PMR446 - Easy to use, immediate use straight out of the box

PMR446 Walkie Talkies are simple. There are generally only a few buttons, making them very easy to use. There is no need for a licence, no call charges, or to pass a test or airtime contract. They can even be used in many EU countries; however, we suggest you check that the relevant countries have implemented all PMR446 legislation.

PMR446 - Suitable for both Leisure and Commercial Use

PMR446 Walkie-talkies are less expensive than conventional licenced two-way radio equipment. They range from the cheapest, suitable for leisure use, to the more expensive units ideal for professional business applications. The power source of Walkie-Talkies can vary from basic models using AA cells to commercial-grade models using Li-ion rechargeable packs and chargers, which offer longer operating times. To see an example of a professional PMR446 Walkie-Talkie, check out Icom’s IC-F29SR2 Professional Licence Free Two Way Radio.

Digital PMR446 Walkie Talkies are also now available including the IC-F29DR3 Professional Digital Walkie Talkie that utilises the latest digital voice technology bringing excellent voice quality, performance and access to less congested digital PMR channels…all without a licence.

Main Benefits of a PMR446 licence-free radio

• No licence is required! PMR446 is a licence-exempt service in the UHF radio frequency.
• Easy and immediate use straight out of the box.
• There are no call charges and no contracts.
• There are almost no running costs (you only have to recharge the batteries.)
• Pre-programmed radio frequencies.
• Commercial versions like Icom models give good operating time.
• Provide a range of up to 3 kilometres.*
• Commercial PMR446 radios, such as the Icom models, are designed to be durable and reliable, so you can count on them to work whenever you need them.
• New digital versions provide improved voice quality and performance.
• Operate throughout the UK and in most EU countries.

So if you are looking for a simple two-way radio solution with up to a range of 3 kilometres*, look no further than Icom UK’s range of licence free PMR446 Walkie-Talkies.

* Dependant on terrain and conditions!

Further information

To watch a video about this subject on our YouTube Channel, click on 'What is a PMR446 Radio?'

If you have any questions about this information or are looking for a two-way radio system for your business, contact our sales team on 01227 741741 or

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