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Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios now DMR Mototrbo

Postby SilverShadow » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:13 am

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(VIDEO NOW REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE)

Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios are now all Digital DMR Mototrbo

I know a lot here who know already but thought I'd post this for anyone else wondering what the noise is on the GMFRS fireground channels, plus the video demo is pretty good.

The GMFRS fire-ground staff had been using analogue radios for seven years. However, the radios had reached the end-of-life and communications were unclear, especially when used in Breathing Apparatus (BA), high rise buildings and tactical ventilation scenarios. With high fault and failure rates, GMFRS was also faced with spiralling repair costs and lengthy lead times for repairs. Ultimately concerns were growing over increasingly ineffective fire-ground communications, which could result in firefighter injury and a risk to the general public and property.

http://www.radiocoms.co.uk/greater-manc ... NCc3i7fzdF


Most other Fire services are still analogue on their fireground radios but expect more to switch in the near future :sad:

The new digital channels are on the same frequency band as the old analogue radios.
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Re: Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios now DMR Mototrbo

Postby Snapey75 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:46 pm

Lancashire have been using dmr for a while now as well for fireground.

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Re: Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios now DMR Mototrbo

Postby SilverShadow » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:48 pm

Thanx Neil, I had heard that on the grapevine but it's good to have some confirmation :walkietalkie:
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Re: Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios now DMR Mototrbo

Postby thelad » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:56 pm

If it helps them then im all for it.
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Re: Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios now DMR Mototrbo

Postby chrisinuk » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:37 am

Interesting new, have we any info on settings? colour codes etc?
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Re: Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios now DMR Mototrbo

Postby thelad » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:02 pm

chrisinuk wrote:Interesting new, have we any info on settings? colour codes etc?

No.
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Postby Fires999 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:22 am

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue ( served there since 1994..) changed from analogue Entel fireground handhelds to Hytera digital/analogue combined handhelds 2013.
Mainscheme is Airwave,however as this becomes extinct I thought I might try 2 baked bean tins and some string as the replacement for Airwave....wonder if a pitch on Dragons Den might help ??? !!!!!!!
Any investors ?....my system is secure as there is currently any receiver capable of decoding wet string....although that new AOR DV1 digital scanner looks promising !!!
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Re: Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios now DMR Mototrbo

Postby Staffs Paul » Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:58 pm

chrisinuk wrote:Interesting new, have we any info on settings? colour codes etc?

They are on the same frequencies they were on before which can be found here on the forum. frequencies are allowed but DMR info such as colour codes and talk groups has been banned on the forum for security reasons.

#DSD+ :wink:
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Re: Manchester Fireground Handheld Radios now DMR Mototrbo

Postby moj » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:50 pm

I was waiting for that to be said ! :) thanks paul and the lad ;)

and reading about the same topic on the tm1 forum there talking about rerelaying messages by trbo to confuse users even tho there encrypted , what the hell are they thinking stupid thoughts like that on a fireground frequency which could cost ppls lives if it were tampered with etc , I,m so glad this forum is thinking about the security side of details not being broadcasted ..
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Postby thelad » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:10 pm

Yep i tryed to report the thread on TM1 but i dont think the MODS care.
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