Man on pier with radio

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Man on pier with radio

Post by bpoolfc95 » 06 Apr 2012, 00:25

Last week, on either the Wednesday or Thursday, after 5.00 clock, I seen a man on south shields pier with a radio. He was keep talking on it but it wasn't a Walkie talkie as I had mine scanning. He wasn't anything to do with the pier or anything so I'm wondering if it was someone off this website. Put a face to a name.

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Post by littlemo » 06 Apr 2012, 16:25

bpoolfc95 wrote:Last week, on either the Wednesday or Thursday, after 5.00 clock, I seen a man on south shields pier with a radio. He was keep talking on it but it wasn't a Walkie talkie as I had mine scanning. He wasn't anything to do with the pier or anything so I'm wondering if it was someone off this website. Put a face to a name.
It was a radio but not a walkie talkie :?:

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Re: Man on pier with radio

Post by bpoolfc95 » 06 Apr 2012, 18:39

Yeah sorry for that. :oops: I meant it wasnt transmiting on the walkie talkie channels. :lol:

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Post by smoggy07 » 08 Apr 2012, 13:12

He could have been talking to fishermen or the Tyne VTS (could be a marine worker) on marine VHF or depending on the size of the antenna could have been talking to fishermen on HF or someone looking to work DX using the sea as a ground plane
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Post by scanning_editor » 08 Apr 2012, 17:41

Could be digital set your scanner wont pick up
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Post by iansradios » 08 Apr 2012, 21:21

whats walkie talkie channels??? {bnghd} uhf /vhf.446 ukgen.etc

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Post by thelad » 08 Apr 2012, 21:53

May have been a ghost :p
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Re: Man on pier with radio

Post by bpoolfc95 » 08 Apr 2012, 21:53

Walkie talkie channels are; ch1 446.00625
ch2 446.01875
ch3 446.03125
ch4 446.04375
ch5 446.05625
ch6 446.06875
ch7 446.08125
ch8 446.09375

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Re: Man on pier with radio

Post by iansradios » 08 Apr 2012, 22:13

He could of been using marine or pmr.

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Post by g0slq » 09 Apr 2012, 19:15

bpoolfc95 wrote:Walkie talkie channels are; ch1 446.00625
ch2 446.01875
ch3 446.03125
ch4 446.04375
ch5 446.05625
ch6 446.06875
ch7 446.08125
ch8 446.09375

Recently bought a pair of binatone action 950s and they are fantastic. There so small that you can easily transport them around with you in you pocket. Fantastic radios. The scanning feature is very useful and is the real reason i bought them.
So these were PMR 446 channels? - Like Ian, i was thrown by the "walkie talkie" channels description.

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Post by smoggy07 » 09 Apr 2012, 21:59

Thinking about it now, you should have went and asked him really

He`d have told you what it was, where he got it, who/where he got it from and how much it was lol

He may well have been waiting for the DFDS ferry to leave at 5.30, wanting to bid a friend onboard a good few days away or their lass might be working in the bar lol

If you see him again, give him a shout and ask him about it, you can even point him over this way to TM1 lolol
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Re: Man on pier with radio

Post by littlemo » 12 Apr 2012, 16:57

I have a ham radio friend that took his 2m handie onboard the DFDS ferry and operated(with the captains permission) from the top deck :)

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Post by MrWeetabix » 12 Apr 2012, 17:02

littlemo wrote:I have a ham radio friend that took his 2m handie onboard the DFDS ferry and operated(with the captains permission) from the top deck :)
There's a thought! I'd take a mag mount and a mobile antenna.....a few thousand tonnes of metal should eb a decent ground-plane! haha
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