Do you have a licence for your two way radio, if not why not? All two way radios in South Africa need to be licenced. We in the 4x4 industry are fortunate to have The Off-road Radio Association to assist us. ORRA is a service provider that assists the Association of All Wheel Drive Clubs with all radio related issues. They have recently made a 3rd VHF channel available to us as the two previous channels were becomming very congested with traffic as the VHF channels have steadily become more and more popular.
The 3rd channel (152Mhz) is at this stage will only be used by ORRA and official functions of the All Wheel Drive club. The two standardised VHF channels in the 162Mhz range will come into effect during January 2012 so those of you who at present have VHF radios are to please take note that you will have to have your radios & aerials tuned to the new frequencies.
29Mhz (am) radios are still widley used on the three licenced channels and the licence procedure is exactly the same as VHF.
To obtain a new licence or renew an existing licence please contact your local 4x4 club (associated to the AAWDCSA) or ORRA directly. Visit www.orra.co.za for more information