Welcome to the home page for the UK095-L PMR446 Internet Gateway
PLEASE NOTE that as of late 2007 the gateway is no longer online.
At this time it is unknown if it will return.
Operating Hours: 24/7
Live Since: 02/07/03
the gateway coverage
See who is on the system now!
are PMR446 Internet Gateways
up and down the UK and now across the world that anybody with
a PMR446 radio can have access to. As an example of how this works,
someone within range of my gateway link can talk through that
link, over the internet, and out through another gateway in, say,
Belgium or Australia. Someone within range of that second gateway
can then communicate back and thus establish a conversation.
the gateway using your PMR446 Radio
the gateways operate a CTCSS access system which requires a CTCSS
capable radio with CTCSS set to 127.3Hz (CTCSS tone 19 on most
access the Warrington gateway set your radio to Channel 4, CTCSS
gateway is very easy to use. You use it as you would with a normal
one to one communication, no callsigns are required, just call
CQ or just a straightforward 'Hello, this is X calling from Y,
anyone copy?' and you might be surprised who comes back to you
as there are gateways all over the world. Note that there can
often be a delay from the station that you are speaking to and
don't forget to wait for the pips after their over before you
transmit. It is also best to press the PTT button on your radio
and wait a second before speaking to make sure the beginning of
your over doesn't get cut off.
If you don't have CTCSS on your radio you won't be able
to transmit to the gateway but you will still be able to listen
in on Channel 4.
the system is idle the gateway will play this
voice message every 10 minutes identifying the gateway. This
message was generated using
Speech Synthesis System on Linux.
the week the network is fairly quiet during the daytime with most
activity taking place during the evening and at the weekend but
if it is quiet call CQ, a lot of people are monitoring even if
they're not talking...
are just a few Do's and Don'ts that will help keep the network
sane: Don't swear, don't use call or ring tones, do switch off
'roger beeps' if possible.