Croughton <> Fairford radio check

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Croughton <> Fairford radio check

Post by Minus1 » 29 May 2015, 07:45

Unexpected activity on the Croughton P25 net this morning --- a radio check with Fairford. I didn't know they could receive each other, though with power they use I probably shouldn't be surprised! :o
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Croughton <> Fairford radio check

Post by radiosification » 05 Jun 2015, 09:36

Using the path profiler, I would assume that they can't! Unless they have some very high towers for the antennas.
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Re: Croughton <> Fairford radio check

Post by pterodaktyl » 05 Jun 2015, 11:09

Possibly they have an ROIP link between the two sites?

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Re: Croughton <> Fairford radio check

Post by radiosification » 05 Jun 2015, 11:12

Yeah, I assume it must be some kind of link. For a normal user I'd guess over the internet, but with the RAF it might be satellite or something
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Re: Croughton <> Fairford radio check

Post by Minus1 » 05 Jun 2015, 21:12

The radio tower at Croughton is massive (51.993ºN 1.186ºW), you can see it on Google Streetview from the B road north of the base.
There's a similar tower at Fairford (51.689ºN 1.777ºW)
And the radio mast at the former USAF base at Upper Heyford (almost in line between Croughton & Fairford) is still there (51.929ºN 1.268ºW) …
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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