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Operating PMSE Radio Equipment in the UK

All radiomics, in ear monitors (IEMs) and talkback devices must conform to legal requirements.

These include frequency and stability specifications to ensure there is no interference with other spectrum users.

In addition,  all equipment, except where specified below, must be licensed by Ofcom. This can be done here.

Alternatively,  Better Sound will apply for licenses on behalf of clients when requested,


It is the end user’s responsibility to operate equipment that complies with the legal requirements.


 Radiomics & IEMs


173.8 - 175MHz

Equipment on seven specific frequencies in this range are licence-exempt.


175.150 - 210.10MHz

Specific frequencies in this range require a licence



606-614MHz (TV channel 38) and 823-832MHz (part of 65 and part of 66) - Shared Bands.

These are General User bands but must still be licensed.

Equipment hired from Better Sound is covered  by our licence for these bands.

However, as they are ‘shared’ there could be mutual interference with other users, especially in high RF demand areas.


  470 -703MHz (TV channels 21 – 49) - Co-ordinated Bands.

These bands, subject to location restrictions, may be available on an interleaved basis.


Where the requirement is for multi frequency use (with the bonus of more reliable interference free operation) spectrum in these bands may be available, and are subject to the purchase of appropriate license(s).


863-865MHz (two MHz available within TV channel 70)

This is a European harmonised licence exempt band and shared by all users on a  non co-ordinated basis.


Talkback & Walkie-talkies

455 - 469MHz

Within this range there are spot frequencies for both base stations & walkie-talkies for simplex and duplex use.

Better Sound are licensed to hire walkie-talkies on up to twelve general user frequencies in this band for simplex use.