Birmingham bus stop signs data..?

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Birmingham bus stop signs data..?

Post by BannedUser » 12 Mar 2013, 14:11

Does anyone know what frequency is used for the data signals to update the signs at bus stops in the Birmingham/Solihull area and how easy is it to decode..? I imagine it would be quite useful info..!

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Re: Birmingham bus stop signs data..?

Post by wires » 12 Mar 2013, 15:54

Thay are normally bAnd 3 and licenced to the local authorities

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Re: Birmingham bus stop signs data..?

Post by thelad » 12 Mar 2013, 17:45

I dont know how it works down South but up North in my area the buses are regulated by Metro, they give you access to there website and the bus data so no need to decode it!
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Re: Birmingham bus stop signs data..?

Post by radtech » 12 Mar 2013, 19:21

Most of these bus stop signs use GPRS/3G now. If not then it's usually Band III.
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Re: Birmingham bus stop signs data..?

Post by BannedUser » 12 Mar 2013, 19:55

wires wrote:Thay are normally bAnd 3 and licenced to the local authorities
Hmm, I know the bus radio system is Band 3 (I work for them) but the aerials on the stops look more like UHF 440 MHz + than Band 3.

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Re: Birmingham bus stop signs data..?

Post by mr_h4ck3rm4n » 13 Mar 2013, 19:02

Ria wrote:
wires wrote:Thay are normally bAnd 3 and licenced to the local authorities
Hmm, I know the bus radio system is Band 3 (I work for them) but the aerials on the stops look more like UHF 440 MHz + than Band 3.

.....our bus stops have the same signs with uhf antenna's... id love to know the TX format.... could have a laugh .. ;)

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