Radio channels to use for offroading

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Radio channels to use for offroading

Post by dominoman » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:39 am

I bought myself a Boafeng radio for Christmas this year. Got it in the UK so I now need to set the channels to the right frequency for AD 4x4 club use.

Does anyone have the list of frequencies I should use?

Sorry if this has already been asked. I couldn't see it on the site.
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Radio channels to use for offroading

Post by karam Al janabi » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:09 am

dominoman wrote:I bought myself a Boafeng radio for Christmas this year. Got it in the UK so I now need to set the channels to the right frequency for AD 4x4 club use.

Does anyone have the list of frequencies I should use?

Sorry if this has already been asked. I couldn't see it on the site.
Dear dominoman

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For the channels we mainly use channel 7
With the frequency 462712
Try it if it’s working then all the other channels should be fine.


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Re: Radio channels to use for offroading

Post by PearlyGates59 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:42 am

Hi Mike. Here’s a full list of channels.
CH01 462.5625 *
CH02 462.5875 *
CH03 462.6125 *
CH04 462.6375 *
CH05 462.6625 *
CH06 462.6875 *
CH07 462.7125 *
CH08 467.5625 *
CH09 467.5875
CH10 467.6125
CH11 467.6373
CH12 467.6625
CH13 467.8874
CH14 467.7125

Frequencies with stars are most commonly used (in practice usually 5,6,7,8 but you never know!).

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Re: Radio channels to use for offroading

Post by PearlyGates59 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:45 am

PS depending on your radio you may not need to input the final ‘5’ as listed. That usually denotes a UHF channel and many radios don’t accept 4 decimal point frequencies...
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Re: Radio channels to use for offroading

Post by dominoman » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:32 am

Brilliant. Thanks. I'll check the radio and set it up for those channels. Looking forward to the next drive.
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Re: Radio channels to use for offroading

Post by dominoman » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:08 am

I'm struggling to program my radio. Apparently I need to know the output frequency, input frequency and type of squelch (CTCSS, DCS).

Is there a place in abu Dhabi that I can take my radio to get it programmed to the channels listed above? I don't have the knowledge to do it...
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Re: Radio channels to use for offroading

Post by dominoman » Tue May 22, 2018 8:18 pm

I finally got a cable and am programming the channels now using CHIRP.

One question. For the Tone Mode which of the follow should I be setting?
  • (None): No tone or code is transmitted, receive squelch is open or carrier-triggered.
  • Tone: A single CTCSS tone is transmitted, receive squelch is open or carrier-triggered. The tone used is that which is set in the Tone column.
  • TSQL: A single CTCSS tone is transmitted, receive squelch is tone-coded to the same tone. The tone used is that which is set in the ToneSql column.
  • DTCS: A single DTCS/DCS code is transmitted, receive squelch is digitally tone-coded to the same code. The code used is that which is set in the DTCS Code column.
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