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Ofcom spectrum use.

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 19:40
by andy1957
Has anyone had any trouble searching for frequencies lately, for the past couple of days everytime I search I get 'Sorry - an error has occurred. Please try again later.' its very frustrating Ive got a bundle of frequencies to checkout and am getting nowhere fast. Am I doing something wrong?. {bnghd}

http://spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectrumInfo/licences

Re: Ofcom spectrum use.

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 23:08
by Minus1
No, it's just that the OFCOM database was probably written by some student some years ago, and the thought of improving it doesn't occur to them.
It's been a bit dodgy for many years.

Re: Ofcom spectrum use.

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 23:17
by andy1957
Minus1 wrote:No, it's just that the OFCOM database was probably written by some student some years ago, and the thought of improving it doesn't occur to them.
It's been a bit dodgy for many years.
Ha ha, thanks, its a right pain, i'll try it again in a few days.

Re: Ofcom spectrum use.

Posted: 10 Dec 2016, 10:05
by thelad
Hi Andy, would you be willing to share your finds with me? I visit Leeds a bit but never have much time to scan around for something to listen to, im just getting into DMR if you have any DMR hits that would be nice.

Re: Ofcom spectrum use.

Posted: 10 Dec 2016, 12:08
by andy1957
thelad wrote:Hi Andy, would you be willing to share your finds with me? I visit Leeds a bit but never have much time to scan around for something to listen to, im just getting into DMR if you have any DMR hits that would be nice.
Hi, am actually looking at unencrypted tetra but due to my poor aerial set-up its all very weak, hopefully sorting that after xmas, 2 that do bug me though are 456.460 and 456.388.500. I do need to get into Leeds but its a case of sat in a car park with rtl-sdr, laptop and aerial, not practical I know unless santa brings me a Whistler trx-1 ha ha.

Re: Ofcom spectrum use.

Posted: 10 Dec 2016, 14:17
by thelad
closest i have listed on my logs are the Bank of England 456.400 and Debenhams 456.350 but both were analogue last time i heard them (at least 2 years ago).

Re: Ofcom spectrum use.

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 18:02
by ANCIENTMARINER
Hi Andy,
Can u set your scanner to 12.5 or 6.25 splits to identify the channel ?

Alan

Re: Ofcom spectrum use.

Posted: 13 Dec 2016, 17:26
by thelad
Just got my laptop working again and checked my logs, i have got 456.4750 cc11 and 456.3750 cc9 both listed as Redhall services, think they work for Leeds council.