Cheshire Fire Brigade

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Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by Braveheart1984 » 24 Oct 2008, 22:49

My scanner will only pick up extremly faint signals. I hardly can make out any voice. Is this because I need a better antenna than my standard rubber duck ariel?

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RE: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by Andrew » 25 Oct 2008, 00:14

Have you got it on the right mode, it's on AM. I was in Runcorn yesterday and it was fine.
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RE: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by Braveheart1984 » 25 Oct 2008, 12:58

I'm listening on the freq 70.775 and 80.500, that is listed on the fire freq's page. My UBC92XLT will only let me have AM on airband. My manual says that the freq range is in the FM VHF Low Band.

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Post by fez » 25 Oct 2008, 13:08

program the freq into the memory and select the mode for the channel programmed to AM.

Just using the quick search it won't let you decide what mode you want.

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RE: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by 5thElement » 25 Oct 2008, 15:12

I dont think you can change the mode on the cheaper Uniden scanners, i know i can't with my 72xlt and the 92xlt is the same radio more or less.
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RE: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by Braveheart1984 » 26 Oct 2008, 13:43

5th Element is right. I can't change the mode on mine. Looks like I won't be able to listen to the fire brigade then.

What can you listen to on the VHF low band from 30-87 Mhz?

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Post by danng » 21 Mar 2009, 20:46

i have 70/775 in scanner i can hear them i live in runcorn but not clear how do i render thid

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Re: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by danng » 21 Mar 2009, 23:05

i can hear the 70.775 but it has alot of static how do i render this?

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Re: RE: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by danng » 22 Mar 2009, 17:05

[quote="Braveheart1984"] i have almost the same prob can hear them but lots of static whats scanner do u have so that i can recieve it

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Post by danng » 22 Mar 2009, 17:05

Braveheart1984 wrote:5th Element is right. I can't change the mode on mine. Looks like I won't be able to listen to the fire brigade then.

What can you listen to on the VHF low band from 30-87 Mhz?

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Re: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by ub40rick » 25 Mar 2009, 11:37

I live near chorley and i seem to pick it up really clear too

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Re: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by 0nomis » 27 Mar 2009, 00:08

Maplins' 'SkyScan Dicone Desktop Ant' By MoonRaker has drastically improved my weak 70.xxx fire/amb/para comms. Although I have shoved it out the window :)

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Re: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by dang » 08 Apr 2009, 18:51

what freq in 70.830 cheshire fire ch 1 maybe ??

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Re: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by dang » 30 Aug 2015, 13:09

I know that all emergency services have gone to airwave but on the old 70.7750 on my scanner I get static on this Channel, almost like there is someone speaking.... Any ideas ?????

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Re: Cheshire Fire Brigade

Post by Minus1 » 30 Aug 2015, 20:06

It's temporarily allocated to amateur radio for 12 months, for "digital experimentation"
http://www.70mhz.org/index.php?category ... icleid=400
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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