Alton Towers

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Re: Alton Towers

Post by RadioNerdz » 31 Aug 2012, 17:17

Their system is still 100% analogue, mainly VHF, but did see a few UHF sets.

Equipment in use; GP340 and IC-F15 plus a few HYT sets (not sure on the model, think TC-610).

Thought they'd be using TRBO, would appear not, didn't see a single digital set over the two days I was there.

Wish I'd taken a scanner now, just presumed they'd be using TRBO like the rest of the Merlin attractions.

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Re: Alton Towers

Post by Gemini4 » 31 Aug 2012, 20:27

whatever they're using RadioNerdz..i still can't seem to pick em up now :(

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Re: Alton Towers

Post by benw18 » 18 Aug 2013, 10:16

I can confirm that Alton Towers are now in migration from analogue to digital. Managers are using DP3600's and general staff DP3400's.

They are still 90% analogue (and using TRBO in analogue), but DR3000 repeaters have been installed, which could also answer why the power has been turned down a little bit. No specific date when they will fully migrate, but I have a feeling it won't be until next year.

TRBO carriers can be heard on a few of the allocated channels. Lots of staff are still carrying GP340's and vintage Icom's but I imagine they will change over fully during the down season.

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Re: Alton Towers

Post by Gemini4 » 18 Aug 2013, 21:51

why would this thread be moved to west midlands..its no where near the west midlands :?: its in staffordshire.

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Re: Alton Towers

Post by kr0ne » 22 Aug 2013, 17:24

Erm... because Staffs is in the West Midlands? :?

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Re: Alton Towers

Post by Minus1 » 22 Aug 2013, 17:50

You are getting confused between the West Midlands region which includes Staffordshire, and the West Midlands county (which no longer exists anyway — other than nominally for the Police Force and Fire Service).

The confusion is because the government were too clueless to come up with a new and unambiguous name for the region (such as 'Mercia').

http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcol ... egions.htm
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Alton Towers

Post by Gemini4 » 23 Aug 2013, 10:23

Minus1 wrote:You are getting confused between the West Midlands region which includes Staffordshire, and the West Midlands county (which no longer exists anyway — other than nominally for the Police Force and Fire Service).

The confusion is because the government were too clueless to come up with a new and unambiguous name for the region (such as 'Mercia').

http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcol ... egions.htm
absolutely correct..my mistake apologies made. :oops:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffordshire

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