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License Free Radios - Explained

License-free radios are an ideal entry-level option for those looking for a simple, ready-to-go and cost friendly solution for instant communications. License free radios do not require an OFCOM Radio License, so can operate legally straight out-of-the-box. 

License-free radios operate on a lower output then other professional radios (which would require the OFCOM license) as well as operating on open frequencies. Simply put, users are able to select a channel and talk. Adding devices requires very minimal configuration - if any!

One potential limitation of using a license-free radio solution is that other devices, outside of your organisation, can communicate on the same channel and frequency. This can be simply overcome by selecting an alternative channel to operate on. 

The lower power output of a license-free radio (0.5w) results in less range than professional, licensed solutions. This results in less physical range, as well as limited ability for signals to penetrate obstacles (walls, buildings etc.). If you're looking for greater communication range, private communication channels & greater power capabilities, then a licensed radio solution may be more suitable. 

As such, License free radios are ideal for smaller areas where instant communications on a budget is all that is required, without the cost and hassle of a licensed solution. Radio range can vary based the surrounding terrain, however, license free radios can achieve up to a maximum distance of 3km (1.8 miles).

Ideal for:

  • Schools
  • Building sites
  • Retail 
  • Restaurants & hospitality
  • Pubs, bars & nightclubs
  • Office security
  • Warehouses & factories

Benefits of License-free Radio

  • Cheaper than licensed radios
  • Easy to use
  • Pre-programmed frequencies
  • No licenses required, lower running costs
  • Can operate throughout the UK and most EU countries
  • No call charges
  • Coverage is often sufficient for smaller operations & premises

Looking for a simple, cost-saving license-free radio solution? Why not call today on 0121 456 7800 or browse our range of Hytera License-Free Radios here >>


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