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Re: Theresa May - Jag outside No 10....

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:09 pm
by Minus1
Metradio wrote:Possibly P25 around 147MHz..

Mike


What evidence is there of any P25 systems in London?
P25 control channels transmit continuously, so they are easy to find.

The only ones I know of in the UK are at USAF ("RAF") bases, and the Army on Salisbury Plain.

I am reminded of the last visit of Obama to London, when clueless journalists reported that the USAF V22 Ospreys were used by "the SAS".
As using binoculars to identify the markings as USAF was too much like hard work. :rolleyes:

Re: Theresa May - Jag outside No 10....

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:40 pm
by m0lsx
Minus1 wrote:
Metradio wrote: I am reminded of the last visit of Obama to London, when clueless journalists reported that the USAF V22 Ospreys were used by "the SAS".
As using binoculars to identify the markings as USAF was too much like hard work. :rolleyes:


I have seen V22 Ospreys used locally by the UK military. I did not see the markings on the aircraft, but the radio traffic was definitely Army & not RAF or USAF.

Re: Theresa May - Jag outside No 10....

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:54 pm
by Metradio
Minus1 wrote:
Metradio wrote:Possibly P25 around 147MHz..

Mike

What evidence is there of any P25 systems in London?

If you can find it do a search on "SURBURBAN" :mrcool:

Mike

Re: Theresa May - Jag outside No 10....

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:51 pm
by jimh
I think if it were a comms fit, you would expect to see this antenna arrangement on all SEG vehicles, not least those that travel in convoy with the principal.

Re: Theresa May - Jag outside No 10....

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:03 pm
by alpha_india
jimh wrote:I think if it were a comms fit, you would expect to see this antenna arrangement on all SEG vehicles, not least those that travel in convoy with the principal.

The principals vehicle may have additional interference built in to the bodywork that for adequate comms performance requires an antenna to be "outside the cage", so to speak.

I can think of one recent Prime Minister that has wished in hindsight that his vehicle was radio opaque.

Re: Theresa May - Jag outside No 10....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:06 am
by Minus1
m0lsx wrote:
Minus1 wrote:
Metradio wrote: I am reminded of the last visit of Obama to London, when clueless journalists reported that the USAF V22 Ospreys were used by "the SAS".
As using binoculars to identify the markings as USAF was too much like hard work. :rolleyes:


I have seen V22 Ospreys used locally by the UK military. I did not see the markings on the aircraft, but the radio traffic was definitely Army & not RAF or USAF.


How were you able to distinguish between Army and RAF?

Re: Theresa May - Jag outside No 10....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:30 am
by m0lsx
They as good as identified themselves, I can't remember what exactly was said. But I do remember one comment between the Heli's referring to "The RAF." Which added to the other chatter, was as good as a conformation.
Sculthorpe is used by all sorts, as the base is not in use, other than for low level buzzing. It is used by both the British & the Americans.

Re: Theresa May - Jag outside No 10....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:14 am
by Metradio
Minus1 wrote:....How were you able to distinguish between Army and RAF?

One transmits from inside a tent, the other from inside a Holiday Inn :smiles:

Mike