Major new assignments to Arqiva in West Mids

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Major new assignments to Arqiva in West Mids

Post by Minus1 » 26 Sep 2013, 08:38

76 frequencies in the lower segment of Band 3, in the West Midlands, have been assigned to Arqiva.

http://spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectr ... nd+licence

The frequencies are assigned by 50km squares, but there are 4 adjacent squares. Hence the list appears 4 times longer than it really is.

Here is a tidied and sorted list:

177.22500
177.32500
177.43750
177.52500
177.62500
177.72500
177.82500
177.91250
178.02500
178.11250
178.21250
178.31250
178.41250
178.51250
178.61250
178.71250
178.75000
178.81250
178.86250
178.91250
178.96250
179.01250
179.06250
179.11250
179.21250
179.31250
179.36250
179.43750
179.52500
179.58750
179.61250
179.62500
179.68750
179.73750
179.82500
179.87500
179.95000
180.01250
180.07500
180.11250
180.42500
180.50000
180.57500
180.81250
180.96250
181.11250
181.41250
181.56250
181.67500
181.82500
181.91250
181.96250
182.01250
182.12500
182.16250
182.20000
182.31250
182.42500
182.48750
182.53750
182.56250
182.63750
182.67500
182.75000
182.81250
182.87500
182.95000
183.01250
183.07500
183.12500
183.18750
183.26250
183.31250
183.37500
183.43750
183.48750

A quick check of the band has not found any of these freqs in use at present.

Arqiva currently have the contract to run the radio network for West Midlands Travel (buses), and this is due to expire next year, so I suspect this is a planned upgrade. The current network only uses 43 frequencies.
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Major new assignments to Arqiva in West Mids

Post by dynamite40 » 07 Nov 2013, 18:53

many thanks for this
all the best

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Re: Major new assignments to Arqiva in West Mids

Post by radtech » 07 Nov 2013, 22:01

Interesting. Ofcom are trying to clear upper Band III (200MHz) so I guess they are just reprogramming. The big jump in frequencies is interesting though.
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Re: Major new assignments to Arqiva in West Mids

Post by Minus1 » 12 May 2014, 11:45

This net has begun to be used. As expected it's buses.

Active control freqs at present are 178.9625 180.0125 180.5

Only active voice freq I have heard is 179.5875 , which from my location seems to have the same signal strength as 178.9625 control freq
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Major new assignments to Arqiva in West Mids

Post by neil57uk1 » 26 Apr 2017, 21:55

The new network is up and running but strangely the licence has disappeared from the WTR.

Anybody found a source showing which freq from each mast site or been able to work it out?

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Re: Major new assignments to Arqiva in West Mids

Post by bigbloke » 16 May 2017, 14:10

what modulation / signalling ?

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