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The latest generation of 70cms digital voice repeaters with a 9MHz split have inputs at the low end of the band (around 430.9-ish). The ETCC have reminded us to highlight the power restrictions which apply to the 430 - 432 MHz sub-band.
The maximum Peak Envelope Power (PEP) in this part of the 70cm band is 40W (16dBW) Effective Radiated Power (ERP) for Full and Intermediate Licensees, and 10W (10dBW) for Foundation Licensees.
Given that many modern mobiles can run 25 to 50Watts or higher power output to high gain antennas it is very easy to exceed these levels, so please take care to keep your power to a reasonable level and certainly never above the limits of your licence.