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Mountain Rescue Op in Heavy Snow - Radio Comms

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:19 pm
by SilverShadow


http://youtu.be/ikk_1QCYZio

Filmed 29th Jan 2015. VHF Radio communications received on a Yaesu FT7900R VHF/UHF Transceiver/Receiver. Actual frequency used was 156.18125, the yaesu is tuned to 156.180 as it is the closest it will go to the frequency

Due to very heavy snow and icy roads in the area an ambulance could not get to a patient who needed moving so Buxton Mountain Rescue Team came out to the rescue. Full details of this rescue can be read at: http://www.buxtonmountainrescue.org.uk/ ... brand-side

Buxton Mountain rescue performed life saving duties normally carried out by ambulance staff and got the patient to safety on a stretcher. BMRT like all MRT organisations are self funded voluntary helpers who do life saving work.

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Re: Mountain Rescue Op in Heavy Snow - Radio Comms

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:24 pm
by m0lsx
Do you use programming software on the FT7900R?? I have a FT1802R & have only really used it on RX for some time & it is a pig to program.

Re: Mountain Rescue Op in Heavy Snow - Radio Comms

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:11 am
by SilverShadow
Hi Alan, I've never used the software with the FT7900R and use it daily at home for listening. It came with a big book of an instructional manual which took a lot of reading but once we figured it out it's very easy to use. Basically you press the V/M MW button to change between memory and VFO mode and frequencies can easily be stored with one button and are easily deleted or put on skip (lock out). There are a lot of menu options but you soon get used to the most common used ones like Mode, Tone, and offset etc.

I think the FT1802R is more difficult as there are less buttons on the front so the menu is more complicated. Although I find the FT7900R easy to use now on a daily basis it did take a long time to learn all the basics due to the large menu/options it has.

Re: Mountain Rescue Op in Heavy Snow - Radio Comms

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:02 pm
by m0lsx
For the past 2 years I have not used my 1802 for anything but RX & all of that away from the 2 meter band & programming means setting everything up (frequency CTCSS etc etc,) selecting which memory bank it goes into & a whole pack of other things & I keep thinking life would be so much easier with software, especially as I could find & remove the duplicates I know I have in there.
Apart from anything else if I had the 1802 set up better for scanning I might use it more than once or twice a year..lol

Re: Mountain Rescue Op in Heavy Snow - Radio Comms

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:08 pm
by Alfie
Nice video. can anyone tell me the frequency for llanberis mountain rescue in wales i know they are busy often and i visit often but i have all the simple light and mrt bandplan channels which is a lot of channels and no hits so far for mount rescue does anyone know their if they have a main frequency or do they change all the time ?

Re: Mountain Rescue Op in Heavy Snow - Radio Comms

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:00 pm
by SilverShadow
Alfie wrote:can anyone tell me the frequency for llanberis mountain rescue in wales i know they are busy often

Llanberis MRT's primary working channel is 156.18125 :walkietalkie: