With the publication of ECC Decision (15)05 Europe finally gets a Pseudo-UHF CB Radio system on 446MHz.

Previously PMR446 only had 8 analogue channels but the new specification allows for 16 analogue channels:

For digital users there is now a choice of wither 16 or 32 channels:

It is now just up to individual governments to approve the changes in the relevant countries. You can see the latest information regarding which countries have implemented the changes here: LINK

Link to Document: CLICK HERE

The original decision was made in 2015: but it's only now that some countries have adopted the changes. 

Here in the UK, the new allocation was implemented in March 2018.

Why not see just how far you can get on this amazing band by taking part in this year's PMR446 DX Weekend on Sat 4th and Sun 5th August. (Calling on Channel 8 - 446.09375 and then QSY)

Further Information:

Long Distance Contacts on PMR446: LINK

The Unnoficial UHF CB System: LINK

Inductive Coupling (Use an external antenna legally!): LINK

More information about PMR446/UHF CB can be seen on my PMR446 website: CLICK HERE