Wind Turbines

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Wind Turbines

Post by mattltm » 22 May 2013, 18:57

Does anyone know what communications they are using on the wind farms located off Thanet?

I never hear any activity on the normal marine channels so I assume they have a business licence?
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Post by MrWeetabix » 22 May 2013, 19:50

what comms are you expecting to hear matie?
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Post by mattltm » 22 May 2013, 19:54

I'm guessing that they will issuing work orders, chatter between the rope access teams, guard boats and ordering the kettle to be put on.

I can see one of the large turbine fields from my window so it would be nice to know what goes on out there!
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Post by MrWeetabix » 22 May 2013, 20:33

They'll be using none-marine frequencies, except for their vessels, so who knows matie. Could even be digital comms.
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Post by Minus1 » 22 May 2013, 20:52

When you say "normal marine channels" are you including the private channels 29 to 59(ish) and 89 to 119(ish)?
If not, I'd check those too.

157.45 – 158.95(ish) & 162.05 – 163.55(ish)
There can be land mobile 12.5k freqs in those bands too, but probably not on the coast.

And try the WTR if you can get it to work :-)
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KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by mattltm » 22 May 2013, 21:58

Checked all marine channels including private, SRBR frequencies and tried the WTR with no luck...
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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by Minus1 » 23 May 2013, 09:17

This might be it, if right location (half way to Felixstowe):

http://spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectr ... %20licence

The frequencies suggest these are TETRA transmissions.
You'll be able to detect the base signals (454 band) if you kill the squelch.


Or this one (half way to Foulness)

http://spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectr ... %20licence
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by DONNY1 » 29 May 2013, 17:37

Hi there ,i live in Margate , i hear them talking on ch42 ,158.100, to guard vessels , i have also heard them using licence free chs 446, i will have scann around for you and c if i can heard any more cheers Don,

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Re: Wind Turbines

Post by mattltm » 30 May 2013, 19:08

Thanks Don.

I'll have a listen out on 446.
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