Two way Radios

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Re: Two way Radios

Post by Picasso » 15 Aug 2016 21:29

Peter Connan wrote:I would love to understand how this is enforced.

Not from the point of view of trying to find loopholes, but rather to understand the possible legal implications of owning a Bosvark.

Mine is currently set up with only one channel, but i have no idea what channel it is, and whether or not i should be applying for a licence.
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I do not know about the enforcement aspect or the legal consequences.

From my perspective. The licensing process was very easy and very quick. The annual costs for the license renewal is about (i think) 120 rand.
If you buy a radio you will have to show that you have a VHF licence.. Only than will (should) the dealer hand you out a radio. The dealer will also program the various channels which are require.

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Re: Two way Radios

Post by Wilkie » 16 Aug 2016 08:01

Thanks Guys
It sounds like getting the Bosvark 2 is a good option will investigate and give feedback

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Re: Two way Radios

Post by SJC » 16 Aug 2016 08:40

Bosvark is net uhf 400-480
Vratvark 2 is uhf en vhf.
Hierdie een: http://www.vratvark.co.za/product/vratvark-2-0-radio/

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Re: Two way Radios

Post by ChristoSlang » 16 Aug 2016 09:53

Peter Connan wrote:...to understand the possible legal implications of owning a Bosvark. Mine is currently set up with only one channel, but i have no idea what channel it is, and whether or not i should be applying for a licence.
UHF frequencies are typically used for license-free radios. I understand this is because their higher frequency range is more line of sight and as a result these radios are self-limiting w.r.t. transmission distance. As a result they do not pose the issue of cluttering up frequency ranges like VHF & HF radios can do with their greater range.

If you bought a radio with a pre-programmed frequency and never paid for a radio license, you should be safe. Radio suppliers are not allowed to provide you with a radio that's been programmed with frequencies for which you have no license. It will be a quick way for them to go out of business...
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Re: Two way Radios

Post by Peter Connan » 16 Aug 2016 18:38

Thanks guys.
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