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Europe Survivalist Channels

PMR 446

PMR 466 Channel Frequency List (UHF-FM)

This is the primary PMR channel set worldwide. It is for NFM (Narrowband FM) simplex, similar to FRS. Coincidentally, the channels are within part of the UHF ham band in USA/Canada. Coincidentally, the PMR3 channel (446.03125 MHz PMR Survivalist Channel) is equivalent, within about 1 kHz, to the USA/Canada Ham UHF survivalist channel 446.030 MHz FM Simplex.

Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
PMR 1 446.006250 MHz NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz Family/Prepper
PMR 2 446.018750 MHz NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 3 446.031250 MHz NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz Survivalist
PMR 4 446.043750 MHz NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 5 446.056250 MHz NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 6 446.068750 MHz NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 7 446.081250 MHz NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 8 446.093750 MHz NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz Calling

PMR 466 uHF DIGITAL VOICE (DMR) and freeband FM

Digital DMR Tier I is 4FSK digital TDMA voice. Users of FM (NFM) also may freeband on these same channels.

Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
PMR 9 446.106250 MHz DMR Tier I or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 10 446.118750 MHz DMR Tier I or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 11 446.131250 MHz DMR Tier I or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 12 446.143750 MHz DMR Tier I or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 13 446.156250 MHz DMR Tier I or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz Survivalist
PMR 14 446.168750 MHz DMR Tier I or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 15 446.181250 MHz DMR Tier I or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMR 16 446.193750 MHz DMR Tier I or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz

PMR 466 UHF DIGITAL VOICE (FDMA) and freeband FM

Digital dPMR446 is 4FSK digital FDMA voice. Users of FM (NFM) also may freeband on these same channels.

Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
PMRD1 446.103125 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD2 446.109375 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD3 446.115625 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz Survivalist
PMRD4 446.121875 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD5 446.128125 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD6 446.134375 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD7 446.140625 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD8 446.146875 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD9 446.153125 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD10 446.159375 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD11 446.165625 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD12 446.171875 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD13 446.178125 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD14 446.184375 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD15 446.190625 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz
PMRD16 446.196875 MHz dPMR or NFM Simplex TX PL 67.0 Hz

FREENET

REENET is a set of European license-free VHF radio channels. It is popular with preppers. Freenet started in Germany and has recently spread to other European countries. It is like VHF CB. The potential distance range is generally more than PMR 446 or UHF CB.

Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
FREENET 1 149.025000 MHz NFM Simplex Family/Prepper
FREENET 2 149.037500 MHz NFM Simplex Repeater/Remote
FREENET 3 149.050000 MHz NFM Simplex Survivalist
FREENET 4 149.087500 MHz NFM Simplex
FREENET 5 149.100000 MHz NFM Simplex
FREENET 6 149.112500 MHz NFM Simplex Repeater/Remote

In some areas, users have built cross-band repeaters between FreeNet and 11 metre FM CB channels or PMR446 channels. Also, some internet-VOIP networks provide remote links similar to repeaters.

ALPS CHANNEL E (Canal E)

Alps Channel-E is an Emergency Search and Rescue (SAR) radio channel only used in the Alps mountain border region around Switzerland and France, where Mountain SAR and ski patrols monitor this emergency VHF channel.

Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
CANAL E 161.300000 MHz FM Simplex PL=123Hz Survival
Note: Always transmit PL =123 Hz tone on Channel E.

The emergency radio channel (161.300 MHz) can be used by anyone throughout Switzerland in the event of an emergency, and emergency assistance can be directly requested on this frequency.

“If you wish to use your emergency radio in the Haute-Savoie region or in the Aosta Valley, it must emit a 123.0 Hz tone squelch (PL tone or CTCSS). You will not be able to contact the local rescue services in these areas without tone squelch.” Rega and KWRO/OCVS, are some of the organisations partly responsible for monitoring emergency radio coverage on Channel E (Canal E).

Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
CANAL E 161,300000 MHz FM Simplex transmit PL=123Hz FM (not NFM)

KDR 444 (SRBR 444)

KDR 444 is a license-free set of UHF radio channels mainly active in Sweden and Norway. KDR is similar to FRS, PMR 446, or UHF CB and the potential distance range is about the same. KDR 444 also known as SRBR 444.

Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
KDR 1 444.600000 MHz FM Simplex
KDR 2 444.650000 MHz FM Simplex
KDR 3 444.800000 MHz FM Simplex Survivalist-Prepper
KDR 4 444.825000 MHz FM Simplex
KDR 5 444.850000 MHz FM Simplex
KDR 6 444.875000 MHz FM Simplex
KDR 7 444.925000 MHz FM Simplex
KDR 8 444.975000 MHz FM Simplex

Jaktradio (Hunting Radio)

Jaktradio (Hunting Radio) is a popular license-free group of VHF high-band radio channels very active in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. It is similar to Freenet. The potential distance range with about 4 or 5 Watts FM simplex is about the same as Freenet, Marine VHF, or MURS. Inexpensive HTs (similar in form to PMR) are widely available. Some HTs are configurable for Norway, Sweden, and Denmark channels; other HTs may have only a one- or 2-country channel set. When all the jakt channels listed below are programmed into a conventional dual-band VHF HT or mobile radio, it enables communication with any VHF high-band jaktradio.

SWEDEN Jaktradio
Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
JAKSV1 155.425 MHz FM Simplex Calling Channel
JAKSV2 155.475 MHz FM Simplex
JAKSV3 155.500 MHz FM Simplex Sweden Survivalist-Prepper
JAKSV4 155.525 MHz FM Simplex
JAKSV5 156.000 MHz FM Simplex (interoperable with Land Mobile)
JAKSV6 155.400 MHz FM Simplex
JAKSV7 155.450 MHz FM Simplex
NORWAY Jaktradio
Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
JAKNO1 143.900 MHz FM Simplex Calling Channel
JAKNO2 139.400 MHz FM Simplex
JAKNO3 143.350 MHz FM Simplex Norway Survivalist-Prepper
JAKNO4 138.850 MHz FM Simplex
JAKNO5 143.250 MHz FM Simplex
JAKNO6 138.750 MHz FM Simplex
DENMARK Jaktradio
Channel Frequency Mode Purpose
JAKDK1 164.3500 MHz FM Simplex Denmark-Survivalist-Prepper
JAKDK2 154.6625 MHz FM Simplex Danish Hunting Club
JAKDK3 171.0500 MHz FM Simplex 4WD Jeep

Sweden 69 MHz (4 metre)

Sweden 69 MHz is a license-free set of mid-band VHF radio channels, mainly active in Sweden for base, mobile, or handheld units. With 25 Watts of FM simplex available, there is potential for greater groundwave distance range than a 5Watt 27 MHz AM-FM CB. This is a very attractive new radio service, with the added convenience of better antenna efficiency for a small antenna, combined with good local propagation over water, hills, and mountains.

69SVK1 69.0125 MHz FM Simplex TX PL=88.5 Hz
69SVK2 69.0375 MHz FM Simplex TX PL=88.5 Hz
69SVK3 69.0625 MHz FM Simplex TX PL=88.5 Hz Survivalist-Prepper
69SVK4 69.0875 MHz FM Simplex TX PL=88.5 Hz
69SVK5 69.1125 MHz FM Simplex TX PL=88.5 Hz
69SVK6 69.1375 MHz FM Simplex TX PL=88.5 Hz
69SVK7 69.1625 MHz FM Simplex TX PL=88.5 Hz
69SVK8 69.1875 MHz FM Simplex TX PL=88.5 Hz Calling Channel

Note: The normal standard is for users to always transmit PL Tone = 88.5 Hz, but other PL Tones may be used for other purposes, or by sub-groups. The use of this 4 metre band by Public Safety radios in Sweden has been common for many years, and this new 69 Mhz license-free service is in the middle of many other channels in the 68-69 MHz range, providing interoperability with first responders in case of emergency. It is anticipated that most early adopters of 69 MHz will utilize existing public service radio models, but there is potential for future CB-like radios to appear on the market. More info: see Svenka privatradioklubben Tellus (Swedish Private Radio Club).

The original source of this article is the RadioMaster Reports blog.

Many small inexpensive HTs, such as Baofeng, are sold without suitable default programming. To use these radios, as well as similar Ham radios, it is necessary to either program them manually using the keypad, or to use software to load the desired channel frequencies into the radios.

amateurradio/europe_survivalist_channels.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/26 08:30 by tplecko