United Kingdom & EMEA

PMR446 new frequency ranges

The new license-free analogue PMR446 frequencies explained

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What will EEC Decision (15) 05 mean to you?

Important news for all PMR446 users


Following ECC Decision (15)05, new PMR446 frequencies are being introduced across Europe - in line with Harmonised European Standards EN 300 296-2, EN 300 113-2 and EN 301 166-2 - to ensure continued availability of license-free analogue and digital PMR446 frequency bands, increase capacity and reduce congestion.

Analogue PMR446 frequency band will be extended to cover 446.0-446.2 MHz.

Digital PMR446 frequencies (from 1st January 2018) will also be extended to cover 446.0-446.2 MHz.

If you want to read more about the technical changes of ECC Decision (15)05, you can find them covered in detail in our White Paper on the subject.

New V2 ProTalk and PKT-23 hand-portables ready to take advantage of the new frequency spectrum

Existing PMR446 portable radios/walkie-talkies are not able to take advantage of the increased 446.1-446.2 MHz bandwidth unless modified and upgraded.

The good news is that from September 2016, all V2 versions of the Kenwood ProTalk TK-3501, PKT-23 analogue PMR446 and TK-3401D digital dPMR446 models will incorporate the necessary upgrades to be able to make use full use of the new frequency spectrum.


PMR446 new frequencies and channels


The new extended PMR446 frequency of 446.0 - 446.2 MHz will:



Double the bandwidth


Half the congestion



PMR446 handhelds


All PMR446 V2 versions of Kenwood ProTalk digital and analogue hand-portables feature firmware and FPU upgrades to take full advantage of the new frquency spectrum!