The District own 14 handheld radio transceivers which are available for loan to Units and Groups within Mersey Weaver for use on Scouting activities.

Use of the radio equipment is subject to the terms of a licence from Ofcom. Users wishing to borrow the equipment are required to abide by an Operating Procedure to ensure that we comply with our licence.


There is a £20 flat fee to borrow the radio equipment and Groups/Sections are liable for the full replacement cost of any equipment which is not returned or is damaged in any way (approx. £30 per handset).


VR-500 (4 handsets available)

£1.25 per handset

UV-82 (10 handsets available)

£1.50 per handset

Combination of all 14 handsets

£20.00 Flat Fee

Spare UV-82 Batteries (5 available)

£0.75 per battery


The type of equipment and frequencies that we are licensed to use will give ‘line of sight’ coverage to the visible horizon.

The more obstacles obscure the line of sight, the less likely it becomes that a transmission will be received; a few trees and buildings will be ok, but a hill i want to buy modafinil will not. It is sometimes necessary to place a station on a hilltop (or other elevated position) who then has line of sight to all other stations and can act as a relay to pass messages on.

We have 7 channels available in the VHF band and 3 in the UHF band. Broadly speaking, VHF will give better coverage in the countryside and UHF in built up areas.VR-500


We have two different transceiver model with slightly different capabilities:


  • Can operate on all 10 channels available to use in both the VHF and UHF bands
  • Can tune into and listen to two separate channels at the same time
  • Can be used with a headset.
  • Has a built in flashlight.
  • Is Programmable
  • Is not waterproof


  • Can operate on the 7 VHF channels only
  • Can only tune into one channel at a time
  • Can be used with a headset.
  • Is Programmable
  • Is very simple to operate
  • Is waterproof



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