Why your PBR (Private Business Radio) Radios needs a license to operate?

Private Business Radios operate on either VHF or, UHF radio frequencies that is issued and co-ordinated by Ofcom. In order to transmit on these frequencies, you are required to have a license issued by Ofcom. There are benefits of a licensed frequency such as:

  • Larger range
  • Less interference from other users

These frequencies are allocated to businesses only, on a case-by-case basis. Once your licence has been issued with your own frequencies, we can programme them into your radios, there is no limit to how many radios you have the frequencies put in to.

Why do you not need a license for PMR446 (Short Range Business Radios) Radios?
Low power two-way radios operate on 8 UHF frequencies that have been issued for general on-site by the Ofcom. These frequencies have been allocated to a European service called PMR446 and there isn't a restriction on where you use the radios and they are programmed into the radios at time of manufacture.

PBR License Fees

Simply fill in the application form supplied with your Mitex Radio or you can apply on line: https://secure.ofcom.org.uk/busrad/

You can apply for an Ofcom Business Radio Light License as an individual, Sole Trader, Club/Federation, partnership, Limited Company/PLC, Association, Government Body, Registered Charity, Education/School/University, NHS, Royal Charter, Religious Body etc. One license will cover you for an unlimited number of Radios anywhere in the UK and currently costs just £75 for five years (That is the equivalent to just £15 per year for unlimited users).

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