Shopwatch Bristol

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Shopwatch Bristol

Post by Spidermax » 09 Jan 2013, 10:09

I have a baofens bf-777s one of which I know there are many clones, a nice little radio I must say. For a long time now it's been set on the pmr 446 channels and works very well. I noticed there was a post about shop watch radios and saw that the frequency is within the range of my radio for the Bristol shopwatch so thought I would tune channel 16 to receive there signal, I'm a driver in the city centre so it's to keep a bit of entertainment in the day. I set it to receive on 462.0250 which looking at the list is the right on but all I get is the odd crackle which could even be interference and some time get a confirmation bleep for the end of transmission (sounds like one) but I never hear any voice I have set it to receive on narrow band not sure if this is correct and also set no ctcss tone not sure if that's correct. Is it possible to use these radios to Liston to shop watch? I'm not to clued up on radios so not sure I'm doing anything right?

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Re: Shopwatch Bristol

Post by superdave » 14 Jan 2013, 09:14

Yes it is possible, I have loads of Plymouth security in my Baofeng 888s. I think I have CCTV control, parking wardens, shopwatch and pubwatch. I can receive CCTV control and parking wardens inside my house even though I live 2 miles out of the city centre.

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Re: Shopwatch Bristol

Post by straycat » 03 Mar 2014, 00:11

In Weston-Super-Mare it is 453.200 and I can hear it several miles away on a Uv5r no problem.
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Re: Shopwatch Bristol

Post by 310den » 03 Mar 2014, 13:36

I am not in your area but you are listening to the input frequency for the repeater. You need to listen on the output which for Bristol is: 456.5250 MHz.

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Re: Shopwatch Bristol

Post by bigbloke » 30 Jun 2014, 16:42

Cabot circus has a private TETRA system (Arqiva supplied) , as do bristol / cardiff

no point looking for them with an analogue scanner - it will just be noise

an SDR with OSMOCON will decode the uplinks though ;-)

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