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Travel West Midlands/Metro

Post by mickdav72 » 25 Oct 2005, 19:14

I've just joined the site and I'd like to say hi to everyone.

I've listed some frequencies below

Travel West Midlands - Base/Mobile
201.5125/193.5125
201.6625/193.6625
202.1625/194.1625
202.2125/194.2125
202.4625/194.4625
202.8125/194.8125
202.9625/194.9625
203.8125/195.8125
203.9125/195.9125
204.7125/196.7125
204.7625/196.7625
204.9625/196.9625
205.0125/197.0125
205.8125/197.8125
206.0125/198.0125
206.0625/198.0625
206.1625/198.1625
206.2125/198.2125
206.2625/198.2625

Metro
180.6625

Hope these are o.k. If you spot any errors then let me know.

Thanks.

mickdav72

Post by mickdav72 » 25 Feb 2006, 21:54

Villa wrote:Am rather confused about these frequencies,as i work for Travel WM and all of communicating systems were changed from Analogue to Digital and not able to pick it up,similar to Police frequencies.
Anyway will giv it a try,and hope your right.
Cheers.
When was the changeover from Analog to Digital for TravelWM? Thanks.

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Post by Saratoga » 23 Jul 2009, 21:37

mickdav72 wrote:
Villa wrote:Am rather confused about these frequencies,as i work for Travel WM and all of communicating systems were changed from Analogue to Digital and not able to pick it up,similar to Police frequencies.
Anyway will giv it a try,and hope your right.
Cheers.
When was the changeover from Analog to Digital for TravelWM? Thanks.
I think you may be confusing things a little. I too work for TWM, or is that NXWM now ;)

The radio's moved over to MPT1327. They use trunking.

Works pretty well. Not sure where the local repeater is but I'm sure I'll find it eventually.

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Re: Travel West Midlands/Metro

Post by Saratoga » 23 Sep 2010, 19:25

Right, well, I've not yet found the full up to date allocations list for what freq's are buses but I have the following.

So, I'm looking into getting the information right. I've had a look online but can't yet find a definitive source.

I've been told that the NBA expired 2002 and nothing should be above 200Mhz. Travel West Midlands use MPT1327 and whilst they are not digital they are trunked. The engineers working on the system say it is digital... Yeah right!

201.3125 193.3125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.3625 193.3625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.4125 193.4125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.4625 193.4625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.5125 193.5125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.5625 193.5625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.6125 193.6125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.6625 193.6625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.7125 193.7125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.7625 193.7625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.8125 193.8125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.8625 193.8625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.9125 193.9125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
201.9625 193.9625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.0125 194.0125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.0625 194.0625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.1125 194.1125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.1625 194.1625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.1625 194.1625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.2125 194.2125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.2625 194.2625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.3125 194.3125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.3625 194.3625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.4125 194.4125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.4625 194.4625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.5125 194.5125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
202.9625 194.9625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.0125 195.0125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.0125 195.0125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.0625 195.0625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.1125 195.1125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.1625 195.1625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.1625 195.1625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.2125 195.2125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.2625 195.2625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.3125 195.3125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.3625 195.3625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.6625 195.6625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.8125 195.8125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
203.9125 195.9125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
204.7125 195.8625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
204.7125 196.7125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
204.7625 196.7625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
204.8125 196.8125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
204.8625 196.8625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
204.9125 196.9125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.0125 197.0125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.4625 197.4625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.5125 197.5125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.5625 197.5625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.6125 197.6125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.6625 197.6625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.7125 197.7125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.7625 197.7625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.8125 197.8125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.8625 197.8625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
205.9125 197.9125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
206.0125 198.0125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
206.0625 198.0625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
206.0625 198.0625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
206.1125 198.1125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
206.1625 198.1625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
206.2125 198.2125 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
206.2625 198.2625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS
206.3625 198.3625 NATIONAL BUS ALLOCATIONS

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Re: Travel West Midlands/Metro

Post by Saratoga » 26 Sep 2010, 09:36

These are MPT1327 as far as I'm aware but will get it confirmed soon enough ;)

TWM (WB) West Bromwich Area

SO 996 911 TX: 205.4625 MHz - RX: 197.4625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 996 911 TX: 206.1625 MHz - RX: 198.1625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 996 911 TX: 203.8125 MHz - RX: 195.8125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 996 911 TX: 204.9125 MHz - RX: 196.9125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 996 911 TX: 206.0125 MHz - RX: 198.0125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz

TWM (BC) Birmingham Central

SP 055 860 TX: 206.2625 MHz - RX: 198.2625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 202.4625 MHz - RX: 194.4625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 206.0625 MHz - RX: 198.0625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 202.9625 MHz - RX: 194.9625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 205.7125 MHz - RX: 197.7125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 203.2125 MHz - RX: 195.2125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 205.9125 MHz - RX: 197.9125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 204.7625 MHz - RX: 196.7625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 203.3625 MHz - RX: 195.3625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 203.7125 MHz - RX: 195.7125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 203.9125 MHz - RX: 195.9125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 055 860 TX: 204.9625 MHz - RX: 196.9625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz

TWM (Unk) Amblecote Road, Dudley

SO 916 856 TX: 203.0625 MHz - RX: 195.0625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 916 856 TX: 202.5125 MHz - RX: 194.5125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 916 856 TX: 204.8625 MHz - RX: 196.8625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 916 856 TX: 203.2625 MHz - RX: 195.2625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 916 856 TX: 202.2125 MHz - RX: 194.2125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz

TWM (Unk) Near Birmingham Airport – Possibly Bordesley Green

SP 165 825 TX: 205.8125 MHz - RX: 197.8125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 165 825 TX: 206.2125 MHz - RX: 198.2125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 165 825 TX: 203.7625 MHz - RX: 195.7625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 165 825 TX: 205.9625 MHz - RX: 197.9625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz

TWM (WA) Walsall (Actually at Barr Beacon Hill)

SP 061 975 TX: 201.3125 MHz - RX: 193.3125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 061 975 TX: 202.3125 MHz - RX: 194.3125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 061 975 TX: 203.0125 MHz - RX: 195.0125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 061 975 TX: 202.1625 MHz - RX: 194.1625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 061 975 TX: 201.6625 MHz - RX: 193.6625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz

TWM (WT/CV) Coventry

SP 332 796 TX: 202.0625 MHz - RX: 194.0625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 332 796 TX: 206.1125 MHz - RX: 198.1125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 332 796 TX: 203.1625 MHz - RX: 195.1625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 332 796 TX: 205.0125 MHz - RX: 197.0125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 332 796 TX: 204.8125 MHz - RX: 196.8125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 332 796 TX: 201.4625 MHz - RX: 193.4625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SP 332 796 TX: 201.8625 MHz - RX: 193.8625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz

SO 910 967 – TWM (WV) Wolverhampton

SO 910 967 TX: 203.6625 MHz - RX: 195.6625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 910 967 TX: 203.8625 MHz - RX: 195.8625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 910 967 TX: 204.7125 MHz - RX: 196.7125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 910 967 TX: 205.0125 MHz - RX: 197.0125 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz
SO 910 967 TX: 203.1625 MHz - RX: 195.1625 MHz - Bandwidth: 12.5 kHz

SO 996 911 – TWM WB West Bromwich
SP 055 860 – TWM BC Birmingham Central
SO 916 856 – Amblecote Road, Dudley
SP 165 825 - Near Birmingham Airport
SP 061 975 – TWM Walsall (Actually at Barr Beacon Hill)
SP 332 796 – TWM Coventry
SO 910 967 – TWM Wolverhampton

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Re: Travel West Midlands/Metro

Post by BannedUser » 17 Sep 2012, 18:56

Saratoga wrote:These are MPT1327 as far as I'm aware but will get it confirmed soon enough ;)
They're definitely MPT1327. All sites broadcast general calls as far as I'm aware (no way of knowing which site's coverage area a bus is likely to be in) but specific calls to a particular vehicle will only be routed to the site where that vehicle was last seen. MPT1327 does not hand over in the same way as cellular.

I do wonder if anyone can confirm whether the transmitter near the airport (which as far as I can tell is located on or near the Land Rover site somewhere) has a directional aerial..? I would have expected a far better signal in Solihull town centre from it if it were omnidirectional, however it is very weak there, but end-stop along the Coventry Road.

Incidentally, does anyone working for TWM (I do but can't find the information..!) or possibly Arqiva know whether it is still possible to dial from an internal phone to a radio..? It is possible to call a phone from a (hand portable) radio but I can't find out if it's possible the other way around. I do know it used to be, but can't see why they'd remove the facility.



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Re: Travel West Midlands/Metro

Post by Minus1 » 30 Sep 2012, 16:55

Saratoga wrote:I've been told that the NBA expired 2002 and nothing should be above 200Mhz.
I don't know what you mean by "NBA", but I suspect you are talking about the removal of all PMR transmissions in Band 3 sub-band 2. However, this only applies to a line roughly between the Severn and the Humber, so West Mids isn't affected.

London Buses for example moved to the JRC band (139.5–140.5)
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Re: Travel West Midlands/Metro

Post by milly » 25 Jan 2013, 17:51

Anyone monitored these with TrunkView and noted the sysIDs of the various sites?
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