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    Default Radios in Namibia

    Not sure whether this question should be here or in the comms section. If I have put it in the wrong place, can the mods please move it.

    Are the Bosvark radios legal in Namibia? Does one need a licence and how difficult is that to acquire?
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    Default Re: Radios in Namibia

    Here is a link to a looong thread regarding the Bosvark Radios.
    There is mention of the seamless integration with the Zartec radios.
    Zartec is available in Namibia .
    My assumption is that the bosvark is a licence free approved ICASA radio so would be allowed for use in NAM.

    There are other people in the NAM forum who will have first hand advise. I see Nys joined in the thread hereunder.
    JLK should also have info

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    PM Kavanji. He is our local radio boffin.

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    Praat met hom op die forum.... Ons wil ook weet.

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    I went to ask the people at CRAN about the use of license free radios in Namibia.

    This is their take on the matter :

    Although the radio is license free, you still need an authorization to use it. In the (very unlikely) event that you are stopped at a road block or a border post, the official will have no way of knowing whether the equipment you have with you does not require a license, and could confiscate it until the matter is resolved.

    The people at Cran recommend that you send them a letter with all the details (make, model number, serial number, etc) of the radio(s) as well as the specifications, and they will issue you with a letter, free of charge, confirming that your equipment falls within the license free category and that you may use it in Namibia.

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    Tx Johan,

    Could you please provide contact details or email address, for future ref?
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    Tx Johan,

    Could you please provide contact details or email address, for future ref?
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    Thanks very much guys, and especially Mr. Snyman
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    Hi Guys, I am considering getting a mobile radio (handheld) as I am driving solo. So my question is, with cellphones etc, would it be useful to have a radio for driving around in Namibia? Dont want to get one if it will not be useful or nobody uses them.

    Thanks

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    No, it will not be useful in general. Your range with the handheld is very limited. With an extended antenna you will improve the range. Best is a mobile with fixed antenna, which will give to 10km to 40km range, depending on terrain.

    As you can see, with the above distances, you will be ouyt of range of other vhf/uhf radios most of the time. And then when you are within range of others, the chances will be that you will not be on the same frequency.

    You will also need a licensed frequency.

    Vhf/uhf radio usage is normally only limited to convoy travel on these trips.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertie Safari View Post
    Hi Guys, I am considering getting a mobile radio (handheld) as I am driving solo. So my question is, with cellphones etc, would it be useful to have a radio for driving around in Namibia? Dont want to get one if it will not be useful or nobody uses them.

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    I think you might need to read up on radios a bit more.

    Radios come in different variants. Us 4x4ers use UHF, VHF and HAM. And each has its own application...

    I doubt that a normal handheld radio (UHF or VHF) would suffice for the use you are hinting on.

    (I assume that you are travelling alone and want to use the radio as communication in emergencies)
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    Ons kry elke keer wat ons Namibie besoek 'n toestemmings brief by Kavanji. Forum lid. Hy is wettig geregistreer om dit uit te reik. Ons reis nooit sonder dit nie, maar moet ook se. ons is nog nooit gevra vir ons lisensie nie, maar dit gee jou net gemoedsrus om so toestemming te kry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I think you might need to read up on radios a bit more.

    Radios come in different variants. Us 4x4ers use UHF, VHF and HAM. And each has its own application...

    I doubt that a normal handheld radio (UHF or VHF) would suffice for the use you are hinting on.

    (I assume that you are travelling alone and want to use the radio as communication in emergencies)
    Thanks, I was thinking of VHF for use in case of emergency or information and after some reading a mobile radio with fixed antenna on vehicle would be the way to go (with all the licencing required-freq-29mhz?), but as Mike said, they are not very useful considering the costs as well. Thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertie Safari View Post
    Hi Guys, I am considering getting a mobile radio (handheld) as I am driving solo. So my question is, with cellphones etc, would it be useful to have a radio for driving around in Namibia? Dont want to get one if it will not be useful or nobody uses them.

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    a rented sat-phone would be a better option
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