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Ofcom WTR info

Post by DX-Digger » 03 May 2018, 13:52

Now this new eu data protection rule has been implemented, does this now mean that we can no longer search for radio data on Ofcom's website?
I cannot find the search facility anymore.
Or have they moved it elsewhere??
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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by scottyboy » 03 May 2018, 14:39

You can still access it but not the way it used to work.
If you are on Facebook there is a group (wtr browser) which has been created for this reason. The owner has developed a program to use the data and show the results.
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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by Metradio » 03 May 2018, 14:51

Seems Ofcom are still adding to their database, found a temporary licence (1 May to 30 May) for two multi channel systems covering the royal wedding located in Windsor Castle ...

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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by DX-Digger » 03 May 2018, 15:26

ohh ok thanks for the info will look on Facebook then.
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Post by thelad » 03 May 2018, 15:47

I expect GDPR will kill the WTR off over the next month. I have a link to that WTR browser ill pm you it. Foc :-))
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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by Mrwoosh » 03 May 2018, 17:46

Can anyone help by telling me any info on a digital allocation in Southend on sea since December onwards ?

It’s using the nexedge system

Need to know the freq

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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by paulears » 03 May 2018, 18:18

I suspect that when you take your licence out, it's normally tradable - so you are giving permission for your details to be made public. ~For info - the thing that is broken is simply the entry into the system - if you cached any previous searches, the URL contains the information you need to run the search. I've been using it continuously perfectly well. The data is available because it's valuable. I suspect the new data regulation rules are not contravened by the WTR data.

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Post by thelad » 03 May 2018, 21:42

The new data regs require a system where the data can be easy accessed and can be edited by users. The WTR site does not support that.
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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by Metradio » 31 May 2018, 20:27

thelad wrote:
03 May 2018, 15:47
I expect GDPR will kill the WTR off over the next month. I have a link to that WTR browser ill pm you it. Foc :-))
Wipe the egg off your face :D

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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by thelad » 01 Jun 2018, 07:34

Not sure what you mean there? As i said the WTR has gone and the new Ofcom portal system makes it so they comply to the GDPR. :ugeek:
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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by sec1223 » 01 Jun 2018, 10:38

DX-Digger wrote:
03 May 2018, 15:26
ohh ok thanks for the info will look on Facebook then.
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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by DX-Digger » 02 Jun 2018, 12:00

sec1223 wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 10:38
DX-Digger wrote:
03 May 2018, 15:26
ohh ok thanks for the info will look on Facebook then.
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/wtrbrowser/
Thanks I did find it :thumbup:
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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by thelad » 02 Jun 2018, 12:22

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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by thelad » 04 Jun 2018, 07:51

Works a bit better than the WTR!
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Re: Ofcom WTR info

Post by paulears » 04 Jun 2018, 08:26

....... but is sadly flawed. Use it to check some of your local known radio sites, and you'll discover that the simplification of the lat and long/NGR location data has been used to generate the addresses NOT the real licence data, so you get (in my area) Norfolk constabulary transmitting from a private house 5 minutes walk from the Police station, and a taxi firm operating from a Council House, that ironically has a discone one the roof - yet is nothing at all to do with the taxi firm. oops!

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