Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Equipment, Travel > Communications

Communications Connecting - internet cafes, laptops, Palm devices, cell phones - how to connect, use, which one, and Bike to Bike and passenger intercoms.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 3 Jan 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: All over the place
Posts: 47
Wireless radio output power?

Evenin all!

Possibly a stupid question, but I'm looking into getting a bike-to-bike comms system and it says on this particular radio that you can change its power output from 1/2 a watt to 2 watts.

What does this mean and why would you like to do this? It also says that its currently illegal to do this in the UK, which is what intrigued me...


Someone will probably answer my question in one go, but if ya dont ask ya'll never know, eh?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4 Jan 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Danmark
Posts: 334
In most countries, radio use is regulated by law, depending of frequency and use and if you have a radio license and/or certificate.

Sometimes the output must be limited to a certain power(Watt) and then you could regulate your radio.

For saving battery, when talking to another radio nearby, you could also lower your output.

Don't know about UK but I guess that you are not allowed to send with 2W overthere.
__________________
Poul
May you enjoy peace and good health !
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4 Jan 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: All over the place
Posts: 47
So basically:
Up to 1/2 a watt is free and anything more you have to pay. cheeky sods!

I thought it might have something to do with being able to get more channels or getting a stronger signal.
So making the output more will not enable you to listen, by accident of course, to top secret military goings on. Oh well, back to heat magazine for me...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 4 Jan 2010
Big Yellow Tractor's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: England
Posts: 606
PMR (Public Mobile Radio I think) is restricted to 0.5 watt in europe. The idea being that you get decent short range comms without interfering with the pizza place in the next town.

Based on my experience, you'll get a couple of miles range at most and that's "line of sight".

So by giving you the option of an illegal "boost" you'll get better range.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 4 Jan 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: All over the place
Posts: 47
Yes, thats exactly what i was looking for in an answer!

Cheers tractor!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TTR Generator output bolla Yamaha Tech 0 7 Feb 2009 08:11
Wireless remote Mermaid Photo Forum 5 2 Apr 2008 23:54
Output shaft(ed) mattpope Honda Tech 5 8 Mar 2008 13:38
KLR 650 alternator output zener Kawasaki 1 4 Sep 2006 02:56
AV1 Output Julio Photo Forum 0 15 Jul 2002 03:11

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:15.