Date: 23 July 2015
By email to:
Dear Mr Dale
Freedom of Information: Right to know request
Thank you for your request for information about dual band PMR radios. This was received
on 15 July 2015.
“With dual band 5 watts pmr radios being widely & very cheaply available, as well as in
common, regular unlicensed use across the whole of the UK. How many complaints has
Ofcom received & what actions have been taken, regarding nuisance behaviour in the
136-174 MHz & the 400-520 MHz band segments during the past 24 months, Amateur
radio bands excluded.
Has Ofcom taken any action against the use of non complaint radios on the licence free
PMR 446 MHz band during the past 24 months & if so what actions. Does Ofcom have any
evidence of these dual band radios being used by unlicensed operators on the Marine
I am writing to advise that Ofcom has completed its search.
We hold no data in response to your request, as we have received no complaints about
nuisance behaviour in the 136-174 MHz & the 400-520 MHz band segments during the
past 24 months and have no evidence of these dual band radios being used by unlicensed
operators on the Marine Band; we have therefore taken no enforcement action.
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