Ofcom spectrum use.

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Ofcom spectrum use.

Post by andy1957 » 09 Dec 2016, 19:40

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

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Post by Minus1 » 09 Dec 2016, 23:08

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.
KEY : = channel/stud | ~ = CTCSS/DCS | ^ = transmitter site | ¯ = overhead | * = trunked

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Post by andy1957 » 09 Dec 2016, 23:17

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.

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Post by thelad » 10 Dec 2016, 10:05

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.
Uniden UBC120XLT
Uniden USC230E
Uniden UBC3500XLT
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Post by andy1957 » 10 Dec 2016, 12:08

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.

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Post by thelad » 10 Dec 2016, 14:17

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).
Uniden UBC120XLT
Uniden USC230E
Uniden UBC3500XLT
Binatone PMR MR500 x2
Magiksun TM-490 (BF-888) x3
Baofeng BF-888
TTI TSC 100R
Baofeng UVB5
Zastone D900
Icom IC-R6

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Post by ANCIENTMARINER » 12 Dec 2016, 18:02

Hi Andy,
Can u set your scanner to 12.5 or 6.25 splits to identify the channel ?

Alan

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Post by thelad » 13 Dec 2016, 17:26

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.
Uniden UBC120XLT
Uniden USC230E
Uniden UBC3500XLT
Binatone PMR MR500 x2
Magiksun TM-490 (BF-888) x3
Baofeng BF-888
TTI TSC 100R
Baofeng UVB5
Zastone D900
Icom IC-R6

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