Eccles, Manchester Freqs

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by iansradios » 21 Feb 2010, 12:48

The council may own the licnece for the shopwatch,as around here,my local small council have two showpatches one is council owned the other a pmr company.

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Brownie2k2001 » 21 Feb 2010, 15:43

Yup i agree Ian, having listened to it for a while now, it does seem to be a form of shopwatch linked to a central CCTV room as i've heard them mention seeing people on the cctv's causing trouble.
I'm only able to ID them fully when in the town centre area, as at home i dont have my external discone up yet and i'm relying on a shoddy desktop antenna which isn't too good.

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by madman070578 » 21 Feb 2010, 17:21

Brownie2k2001 wrote:Heres a few freqs i've found whilst Close Calling around Eccles, Manchester.
Huge thanks to Scott_93 for ID's on most of these freqs!

Minicabs Taxi's
165.3375MHz C173.8 Base
170.1375MHz C173.8 Mobile

9090 Private Hire
165.8250MHz C94.8 Base
170.6250MHz C94.8 Mobile

Morrisons Eccles
449.3125MHz C179.9

West One Retail Park
159.9500 C77.0

New Lyle Cars (Data)
163.4750MHz

Swan Taxi's
167.3875MHz C146.2
172.1875MHz C146.2

Trafford Center
446.0687MHz C67.0
461.0687MHz DCS134

Ambulances
166.6000MHz C131.8 Base
171.4000MHz C131.8 Mobile

Salford City Council
165.2125MHz C123.0

To be Confirmed?
167.7875MHz C103.5

If anyone else has anything to add, then feel free to add them. I'm still looking a daily basis for more freqs so i'll update the post when i find anything new.

Can you tell me that the number afte the frequencies are? i.e. C103.5???

When you say ID - is there a way of identifiying who is using a frequency in a "professional" way - or do you just listen in and try and identify them from that?

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Brownie2k2001 » 21 Feb 2010, 22:55

The number after the freq is the CTCSS Tone, or for some of them the DCS tone. I'm sure Scott or Ian could explain them a lot better but i think they're used so that only users using that tone on the frequency can hear eachother. It's so others can use the same frequency if needed without hearing eachother. Again, it can be explained better but thats how i know it :)

Well i either ID using the Ofcom Spectrum Usage website or just listening in for clues as to what they can be. Or a bit of both sometimes!

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by iansradios » 21 Feb 2010, 23:05

Yes your correct mate,its just to define users,some freqs may have seven or eight users on each one has its own tone,ctcss or dcs. so my local uni has say 453.800 71.9 for the cleaners and 453.800 151.4 for security etc. one freq 2 different users both cant listen into each other

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Brownie2k2001 » 27 Feb 2010, 20:50

A couple of new freqs i found whilst out around Altrincham, it was actually rather quiet around there, i was expecting a few more freqs but, i'm happy with the few Close Calls i got.

Tesco PMR
453.5875MHz C110.9

Altrincham Shopwatch
455.6250MHz C94.8

Trafftax Taxi's
72.1500MHz C173.8 - Base
85.6500MHz C173.8 - Mobile

Help Needed on these:
203.0500MHz (possible Metrolink freq?)
428.5000MHz C67.0 Dee Communications? Anyone Familiar with it?


Thats all i have at the moment, the 203.0500MHz i pretty much always get in Eccles Town Centre, but i've no idea what it is. Could it be part of the Metrolink Trunked System? I've no idea. If anyone has any info on it, or Dee Comms, then i'd love to know!

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by iansradios » 27 Feb 2010, 21:34

dee comms do a few shopwatch and hire outs stuff.

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Brownie2k2001 » 27 Feb 2010, 21:43

Aaah thank you very much for clearing that up Ian! I did look about on Google and found they were a radio hire company, but weren't too sure what they were used for.
There was some construction work going on whilst i was there, so it could have possibly been for that? I usually keep my scanner on my belt or in my pocket on Search and Store, so i'm not too sure of the location where i get each hit.

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Brownie2k2001 » 01 Apr 2010, 21:09

A few freqs i caught whilst Close Calling in Manchester City Centre, i can't ID most of these at the moment, so if someone can ID them or has any information that'll be great.
They were all caught around Piccadilly Gardens, Church Street and close to Deansgate.

462.3625MHz C107.2
449.4750MHz C156.7
447.7875MHz C127.3
441.0250MHz C77.0
446.0812MHz C100.0 (Could be anyone)
447.6375MHz C82.5
137.9750MHz (Pagers?)
446.0937MHz C88.5 (Could be anyone)
459.6750MHz C151.4
453.1000MHz C131.8 (Sounds like Manchester Shopwatch)
446.0687MHz C67.0 (Argos)

Also found these whilst in Eccles:

159.9875MHz C131.8
167.2500MHz C77.0 (License Search comes back as NCP Parking)

If anyone can ID any of these, that'll be a great help, i think most are just shop comms, but i can't be totally sure.

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by 26TM411 » 26 Jul 2010, 19:31

markeddy wrote:Costco Wholesale UK Limited trafford park
461.3625 MHz
http://spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectr ... %20licence
C192.8

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by AshtonMobileScanner » 08 Mar 2012, 18:12

166.1900MHz may work in Eccles for the traffic wardens

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Monsta » 18 Apr 2012, 07:58

Some good frequencies there...

sadly i can't seem to reach a lot of them ...even with my external twig and 7800xlt
Does anyone have some more definitive and general list, in particular ones for the Oldham/Tameside/Ashton Area.
I did have some interestng Shopwatch ones off TM1 last year ...sadly they are now producing the "digital" sound
so i guess encrypted {bnghd} {bnghd}
its really frustrating ...i program in a load of frequencies to my Butel and most turn out to be Trunk/MPT signals
and i end up locking them out ...over and over and over

is there anything worth listening to these days

or can these data bursts and streams be of any interest ..

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Brownie2k2001 » 21 Apr 2012, 17:49

Wow it's been so long since i added anymore frequencies to this thread! Here is a few i've found whilst Close Calling around Eccles, Salford and Partington/Carrington. There may be some duplicates from others i've posted in here, so i apologise in advance if there is. These are not ID'ed at this moment in time as i've not got round to doing so. If you know any of these, please feel free to ID them.

163.3625
172.7250
165.7250
194.1500
160.4750 C151.4
165.5125 C141.3
165.5187 C94.8
170.3250 C94.8
167.3000 C151.4
168.0000 C250.3
196.9500
167.2000 C77.0
172.1000 C151.4
170.2250 C107.2

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Brownie2k2001 » 26 Apr 2012, 16:25

Got some more around the local area... Mainly Trafford Park and Eccles. Some i've already found previously, so i won't list them. I'll list the new ones i've found in hope that someone might know them.

167.9250MHz C67.0
164.5250MHz
167.3875MHz
27.9150MHz - Random CB find :)
449.4000MHz - Found in ASDA Trafford Park
145.2750MHz

I'm continuing the hunt all the time so when i have more, i'll post back and let you know what else i find!

Paul

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Re: Eccles, Manchester Freqs

Post by Monsta » 26 Apr 2012, 18:04

very nice work
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