Floods Croston Lancashire

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Floods Croston Lancashire

Post by ChrisUBC800XTL » 29 Dec 2015, 16:11

Big clean up and repairs to flood defence taking place a few meters from my front door. Chinook helicopters flying in supplies, environment agency helicopters and other unknown aircraft circling overhead. Lots of multi agency activity on the ground as well.

Not may hits on the scanner some locals on uk cb and a few hits on pmr446.

Haven't heard anything much on airband or vhf hi-band.

Am i right in thinking there all on Airwave or Dmr?

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Re: Floods Croston Lancashire

Post by thelad » 29 Dec 2015, 18:38

environment agency helicopters? Never seen them?
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Re: Floods Croston Lancashire

Post by ChrisUBC800XTL » 29 Dec 2015, 19:41

There just regular helicopters, probably on hire. A police officer i talked to earlier mentioned they were environment agency.

132.650mhz very strong signal. Unknown user talking about depths and distance markers.

Will post if i get any more.

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Re: Floods Croston Lancashire

Post by dang » 30 Dec 2015, 13:12

Chinooks are military to my knowledge there on airwaves

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Post by thelad » 30 Dec 2015, 18:41

ChrisUBC800XTL wrote:There just regular helicopters, probably on hire. A police officer i talked to earlier mentioned they were environment agency.

132.650mhz very strong signal. Unknown user talking about depths and distance markers.

Will post if i get any more.
Ahh i see thanks, expect they will be using VHF ATC Low Radar for the area they are in and as for Air to Ground they may just be using hand signals. Should get some hits on SAR/MRT and Fire ground Frequencies as i did in Calderdale on boxing day. Also worth putting in your scanner are the Polycon Frequencies used by Helicopters.
Uniden UBC120XLT
Uniden USC230E
Uniden UBC3500XLT
Binatone PMR MR500 x2
Magiksun TM-490 (BF-888) x3
Baofeng BF-888
TTI TSC 100R
Baofeng UVB5
Zastone D900
Icom IC-R6

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