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Post by Andy » 16 Jun 2005, 20:43

Hi Active,

Blast! The forum gobbled up my (long) reply! Grrr, here it comes again..

I can't help you with frqs for Wrexham, but generally you'll find stuff around 165 to 173 MHz (AM and FMn) and more stuff around 453 to 457Mhz (FMn).
Use 12.5KHz steps if you can.

The reason you cant hear both ends with the police is that they use repeaters to help cover a large area. This is called 'duplex'. The base calls through the repeater and you can hear it, but when the mobile answers they answer on a different frequency which is received by the repeater and passed to the base but is not 'repeated' for you to hear.

446, CB etc uses 'simplex', where all the users are on the same freq. You can hear everyone as long as they are in range.

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Post by Andrew » 19 Jun 2005, 10:36

With police in Englandshire and Wales (whats left to listen to!) the mobiles on uhf are 13.9 mHz higher up in frequency to the base. Programme in both and at some point you will be able to hear both, and alternate during a 'chat'.

165 - 173 is nfm only in 12.5 khz steps, but depending on your radio, setting it to 5 or 10 kHz will still home in close enough. A lot of readios like Realistics, possibly Bearcats have 'American' settings. The don't have 12.5's over the pond, that I'm aware of. 12.5's were brought in during the days of Mrs T when CBs took off. The home office played awkward buggers by changing the mode as well as the step between channels.

I haven't checked if you have an e mail address as part of your profile, if you haven't contact me on wonderdragon2@yahoo.co.uk and I'll send you a file of frequencies.
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Post by N1ova » 29 Aug 2007, 08:12

Any frequencies for north wales all i seem to get is aeroplanes.any help is appreciated cheers

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Post by fez » 29 Aug 2007, 08:22

I think north wales fire is 70.8125 AM

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Post by N1ova » 29 Aug 2007, 08:26

cheers ill check it out now.Am i correct in thinking that all north wales police are on tetra?im bored with listning to air traffic

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Post by Panteneman » 29 Aug 2007, 09:30

Greetings,

95% of all the Police forces are now on TETRA. It's probably the most frequently asked question. But, I did receive Dee Valley area Police on my scanner once from my GF's gaff. As I sometimes take my scanner(s) with me on weekends. I am thinking of sneaking an aerial or two on her roof behind her back, I wonder if she will notice? :lol:

I think Fez on here has a frequency list somewhere, or one of the other dudes on here. But, despite frequency lists it pays off to have a search for new stuff on the air. It pays to be patient.

Grab a copy of the Scanners books by Peter Rouse, which is now on Volume 5. You can't go wrong with that book, and it's essential for the scanner owner in my opinion.
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Post by N1ova » 29 Aug 2007, 09:37

I will pop down my library later.I dont think youll get away with aerials in ur gfs place.You could try lol.thanks for your help cheers

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Post by fez » 29 Aug 2007, 15:22

Try joining the proma online database too: www.proma.org.uk

you should get plenty of Mil-air if your on the western area 200-399mhz 12.5khz step in AM.
If you give a closer location I might be able to get a bit more.

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Post by N1ova » 29 Aug 2007, 18:23

I live in connahs quay its near chester and i have an alinco djx2.I have been scanning most of the day and i only get air traffic.Any help would be appreciated.cheers Adrian

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Post by N1ova » 30 Aug 2007, 09:27

Is a uniden bearcat -785xlt any good as im lookin for a new scanner

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