I got thinking, I have not really explained what I use for my training, especially radios, so here goes........
I have been using radios for training/mentoring what ever you want to call it since the 1980's and a few ups and downs settled with the system I have a present.
Just to set the scene....
In the United Kingdom there are basically three methods of communication between riders when riding motorcycle and they are:
- PMR 446 Radio - Personnel Mobile Radio 446 is a handportable short range voice only communication system, which provides a basic but effective radio service for both business and non business users. It is ideal for providing communication over short distances; such as within office buildings, factories and building sites. Only speech transmissions can be made. It is licence exempt and works on 8 dedicated frequencies. However on many radios these channels have upto 38 sub channels. Power output 0.5 watt.
- Private Business Radio - The PBR UK General Licence allows customers to use hand-portable or mobile radio equipment anywhere within the UK without the need to inform RA. The licence for this service has been designed to allow customers access to one or more of fifteen frequencies spread across four PMR bands. As this is a "go-anywhere" type of service, the use of base stations is not permitted unless prior authorisation has been obtained from RA. There is no limitation on the number of sites where a licensee can use radios covered by the UK General licence, or on the duration of use at any location. The maximum permitted effective radiated power of equipment used under this licence is 5 watts. This costs £60.00 for three years.
- BLUETOOTH - Many devices available from manufacturers like Interride, Scala etc.