Radio Licencing

Radio Licencing

Why your Two-Way Business Radios Needs a licence to Operate?

Private Business Radios operate on either VHF or, UHF radio frequencies that is issued and co-ordinated by Ofcom. In order to transmit on these frequencies, you are required to have a licence issued by Ofcom. There are benefits of a licenced frequency such as:

  • Larger range
  • Less interference from other users.

These frequencies are allocated to businesses only, on a case-by-case basis. Once your licence has been issued with your own frequencies, Eemits Communications Ltd. can programme them into your radios, there is no limit to how many radios you have the frequencies put in to.

Why do you not need a licence for Two-Way Consumer Radios (PMR446 Short Range Radios) Radios?
Low power two-way radios operate on 8 UHF frequencies that have been issued for general on-site by the Ofcom. These frequencies have been allocated to a European service called PMR446 and there isn't a restriction on where you use the radios and they are programmed into the radios at time of manufacture.

How to apply for a Radio Licence
Eemits Communications Ltd. can carry out licencing formalities on behalf of its customers, except for paying the fees; you will need to send this direct to Ofcom.

Two-Way Radio Licence Fees
Typical annual fee per frequency per site (these may vary).

  • Rural Areas - ?75 per annum
  • Sub Urban Areas - ?100 per annum. Highly Populated Areas - ?200 per annum.
  • For all information on licencing, visit the Ofcom website at:

If you already have frequencies but are unsure of what they are or how to obtain them, please call us on 01642 566661 and we will be happy to help you.