Oxford frequencies

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Oxford frequencies

Post by scanhermit » 25 Jan 2014, 08:43

403.000 - sounds like a skip hire company
453.750 - probably John Radcliffe Hospital
282.525 - sounds like military ATIS

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Re: Oxford frequencies

Post by milly » 25 Jan 2014, 10:27

282.525 - yes, Benson ATIS
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Re: Oxford frequencies

Post by Minus1 » 25 Jan 2014, 13:43

scanhermit wrote:403.000 - sounds like a skip hire company

If it is, it's illegal.
More likely the transmission is actually on another frequency, and you are getting an intermodulation 'ghost'.
Check the WTR for nearby transmitters.
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Oxford frequencies

Post by scanhermit » 25 Jan 2014, 18:17

Thanks milly, it's good to put a name to a frequency.

Minus1, being new to this i'm going to ask in a small voice "wot's the WTR?"

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Re: Oxford frequencies

Post by scanhermit » 25 Jan 2014, 18:50

Ah, "wireless telegraphy register".

Comes up with the sec of state for defence. Wonder what the blazes i heard then.

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Re: Oxford frequencies

Post by Minus1 » 25 Jan 2014, 20:55

It's not likely that 403.0 is actually in use by the MoD in your area for analog comms.
The band is primarily for Meteorological Aids, there are few reports of anything else.

403 – 406 MHz
METEOROLOGICAL AIDS
Fixed
Mobile except aeronautical mobile

I still think it's most likely to be a ghost signal.
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Re: Oxford frequencies

Post by scanhermit » 25 Jan 2014, 22:23

Aye. I'm actually in North Yorkshire but was in Oxford for some work. I once got a cordless phone conversation in multiple places on a shortwave radio. I'm assuming that this us a similar thing?

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Re: Oxford frequencies

Post by Minus1 » 26 Jan 2014, 11:30

Most likely, yes. If you're close enough to something, you just need a bit of wire and a speaker…

Or some grass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Scm-tKTHls ¦:-)
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Re: Oxford frequencies

Post by scanhermit » 29 Jan 2014, 22:42

Bugger. Nanny settings won't let me watch that and its not my broadband.

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