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Re: warrington shop/pub watch no more

Post by Admiral » 11 Feb 2016, 08:01

dang wrote:Yep keep looking mate,
on eBay there is a radio that it's guaranteed to pick up mototrbo digital radios that's it's dedicated job ( apparently) it has all ctcss & dcs it's called keruier dm uhf 400-480 MHz handheld radio transceiver I have no idea if this will work or if this is absolute crap
That's fine as a user handset on a network, but not fantastic for earwigging at home as there's no screen, unless you only intend to use to listen to the one system, ie Warrington showatch, in that case it will be fine.

If you're on a tight budget then it will do, but for another thirty quid you can get one of the TYT MD-380 variants with colour screen so you know what's going on.
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Re: warrington shop/pub watch no more

Post by stanogs68 » 12 Feb 2016, 18:05

Can that radio. Scan for frequencies or do you need to programme them in ,and ear do you find them , cheers
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Post by Admiral » 13 Feb 2016, 09:18

Rather than me typing for half an hour, search this board for keywords.

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Re: warrington shop/pub watch no more

Post by stanogs68 » 14 Feb 2016, 16:01

I was listening to my analogue scanner last night and I heard the pub watch in Stockton Heath which is were I live a village on the south of Warrington ,I've never heard them before do you think they are using the old town centre radios ! I didn't esteem the frequencies I as too slow to see it. .
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Post by Admiral » 14 Feb 2016, 16:35

Was it pubwatch, or just a local establishment with their own radios?
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Post by stanogs68 » 14 Feb 2016, 18:21

Yes but I never heard it till the town center went digatal ?
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Post by stanogs68 » 14 Feb 2016, 18:22

It sounded like the ame woman who spoke on the town center pub watch the town center cleaners and that are still analogue
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Post by stanogs68 » 14 Feb 2016, 18:22

Same ,sorry
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Post by stanogs68 » 17 Feb 2016, 19:57

If I got the radio of the pub manager could I get the code off it quickly without him. Knowing ,he told me there all on the same frequencies
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Post by stanogs68 » 17 Feb 2016, 20:10

What is the name of this radio dang ,we're is it on eBay ,by the way I can get the radio off the pub manager Friday and have a look at it ,
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Post by bigboyblue » 17 Feb 2016, 22:23

The likleyhood of the radio having the frequency written on it is zero.

There will be no way for you to tell what frequency its on without reading the radio with the manufacturers software, and even then, I bet the information on the radio will be password protected, to stop people doing precisely that.

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Post by stanogs68 » 18 Feb 2016, 07:15

Oh right is there no way of keying it up and grabbing the code then
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Post by MrWeetabix » 18 Feb 2016, 12:52

if you have a close-call capable scanner you should be able to get the freq
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Post by stanogs68 » 18 Feb 2016, 13:14

I've just heard someone say it's encrypted ,how would they know that ,as quick as that ,I know all the radios are on one channel ,because I know the manager that picked up the radio off the council ,I asked him were the office is we're they talk from and he said they move about or something I not sure what he meant ,how would you know if it's encrypted or not ?
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Re: warrington shop/pub watch no more

Post by Admiral » 18 Feb 2016, 15:36

This is getting a bit fragmented. Warrington Storenet (shopwatch) went to RX: 455.7 and TX: 461.0 on 08/10/2015 Mototrbo.

Wait until you get your SDR dongle and you will be able to find out if they're encrypted or not, I would suggest that the laws of probability say that they are not.

I've no idea what this other radio is all about, and I would respectfully suggest that if you know people involved in the industry, then you should keep your gob shut about your intentions to earwig on them.
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