Staffordshire vhf low 66-88 Mhz

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Staffordshire vhf low 66-88 Mhz

Post by radiomad » 13 Sep 2014, 13:12

Hi everyone.

My first post on here so apologies if its in the wrong place.

Right, I'm after active frequencies to listen to in the 66-88 mhz range in burton on trent.

I have a radio I've programmed to 4 meters, But needs tuning and I don't have any signal generator or other vhf low band radioto transmit with.

I don't have a scanner so can't scan for frequencies.

Hopefully someone will know something I can program for tuning purposes.

Or

Are you a fellow radio ham that could TX on 70 Mhz ?

Any help would be great cos I feel like doing this at the min lol {bnghd}

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Re: Staffordshire vhf low 66-88 Mhz

Post by DistantSignal » 13 Sep 2014, 14:19

I've checked my September 2014 directory from http://ukscanningdirectory.co.uk/ and theres nothing really for that area.

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Re: Staffordshire vhf low 66-88 Mhz

Post by Minus1 » 13 Sep 2014, 22:43

The whole band is very underused.

Go here http://spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectrumInfo/licences and zoom in on Burton,
but you will need to exclude the Simple UK freqs otherwise you'll get hundreds of irrelevant results.
Simple UK freqs are
77.68750
86.33750
86.35000
86.36250
86.37500
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Re: Staffordshire vhf low 66-88 Mhz

Post by RogerD » 14 Sep 2014, 07:02

Minus1 wrote:The whole band is very underused.
Shhh, you'll kick off a call for VHF CB here :lol:

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Re: Staffordshire vhf low 66-88 Mhz

Post by radiomad » 14 Sep 2014, 08:53

Thanks for the reply guys.

Have had a look at the websites.
I forgot abaout the WTR, I knew about it but only used it once as I forgot what the website was so never got to use it again.
It's a bit disapointing that the band is under used as it's such a great band.

And for the vhf cb, That ain't a bad idea!

May I suggest 70.6 Mhz as a uk standard lol

Evening nets after 7Pm !

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Post by Minus1 » 14 Sep 2014, 08:54

A more radical idea would be:
1. Extend the FM broadcast band downwards to increase capacity.
2. Reassign part of the band to Maritime mobile use. One of the reasons 66-87.4875 is not liked for land mobile use is that the antennae are too long. That problem doesn't exist at sea. It would allow the entire maritime mobile band to be tidied up (12.5k channels, consecutive channel numbers, etc) and would free up the 156-163 band for land mobile. Of course this would need international agreement and would take a generation as ships would need old and new radios for a while, but as the powers that be don't seem to have a clue what to do with it…
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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