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Hi All

I recently got my hands on a programmable radio(uv-5r) with the idea that normal communications - and the ability to gather information - will be in short supply if and when SHTF in South Africa. What I found is that there is hardly any information available on useful frequencies to monitor if there is an event - as there is in the US - e.g. http://radioreference.com; somehow this information (if it is available) is treated like a super-duper state secret.

The plan is to monitor / listen to things such as emergency services, neighbourhood watches, and etc. as an information source to get a better picture of the situation on a local, regional and country level if there is ever an interruption in communications.

Forgive my ignorance: Is there a list of useful frequencies available for South Africa; and if not are any of the members aware of individual frequencies so that we may attempt to compile such a list.

Cheers!
 

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PMR-446 Frequencies

Found the PMR-446 frequencies (license-free) on Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PMR446

If I understood correctly these are the ones in use by the general public - i.e. normal 2-way radios.
There are four licence free frequencies in the ICASA frequency spectrum. 54 Mhz, 433Mhz, 446 Mhz and 464 Mhz.
 

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You might want to post in the communications section. Lots of hams peruse that section, not sure how many routinely check the South African boards.

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