We use UHF radios in the band of 430MHz to 470MHz. You are more than welcome to either source your own radio or buy one from the CPF. Should you decide to source your own radio we would need to charge a fee of R200 per radio for the ICASA license and programming. For security reasons we can not give you our frequency to program yourself or to have someone else program it for you. It may also take a few weeks for us to obtain the required programming kit for your model of radio.
We also require the following minimal functionality, please ensure the radio can perform these tasks before you buy it:
BCLO (Busy Channel Lock Out)
New Radios (Price includes License for the first year and Programming)
License fee per year is R200, but for the first year it is included
PLEASE NOTE THE PRICES CHANGE ALL THE TIME, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TO GET THE LATEST PRICE
|VERTEX VX -231 With Li-Ion Battery||
The Vertex VX-231 is the most used in our area. This radio comes out with a Li-Ion battery that will last a long time before needing replacement.
The Radio is Easy to operate and is ralaible.
The Replacement Battery/ Spare costs R589.95
It has a 1 year warranty
This radio is the new Radio from Kirisun, It is the Workhorse of the Kirisun Line.
It comes with a Li-Poly Battery 1500maH, the battery lasts for ± 3 days
Extra/spare battery R239.40
|KIRISUN PT-5200||PT5200 is a palm-fit radio with enhanced versatile signaling features, including 2 tones, 5 tones and MDC1200 etc. Small but not simple.
It comes with a Li-Poly Battery 1200mAh
(no price on spare batteries yet)
|Vertex VX 231 with Mi-HM||
This is the same radio as the first option,but with a Mi-Mh battery. This Battery last about a year before it needs replacement.
The cost for the replacement battery is R216.31
We know that the prices of the above radios is very expensive, but they are very reliable, and they can do all the functions we require.
(Note: Although we aim to keep this information up to date, errors may occur from time to time)
There is currently no second hand radios available
Please send an email to email@example.com and we will get back to you ASAP.
Radio User Guide
Vertex 231 User Manual
1. Q: I have a Zartek 705 radio, can I use this on the CPF repeater?
A: No, this model radio does not support the minimal requirements.
2. Q: Can I use a PMR 446 band radio like the Motorola TLKR 5 or the Zartek Pro 5/8 radio on the repeater?
A: No, these radios are for the PMR band only and can not be re-programmed, nor do they support the minimal requirements.