Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

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Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

Postby SilverShadow » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:52 pm







Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle - (Derbys/Cheshire) 18/04/2014

A short stop and 3 video clips at The Cattle and Fiddle today and a quick scan through the bands. Filmed on 18/04/2014 by M3TSY with SilverShadow. Located on the Derbyshire/Cheshire boarders in between Buxton and Macclesfield. Frequencies picked up while there were...

27.6000 - CB chit chat
27.7500 - CB chit chat
27.7600 - CB chit chat
27.7800 - CB chit chat
27.8200 - CB chit chat
85.9500 - Taxis
159.4875 - Unid security
164.0625 - Organised walkers/ramblers
164.4875 - Comrep
165.4250 - Taxis
165.5750 - Taxis
165.7875 - Taxis (94.8)
167.1250 - Taxis
167.2250 - Taxis (136.5)
167.3250 - Taxis (71.9)
173.0500 - Surveillance coms
206.0000 - National Rail
440.3000 - Unid users, Trunked
449.3125 - Various users
449.4000 - Various users
449.4750 - Various users
450.3000 - Unid prison, Mototrbo
453.0250 - Trunked Control Channel
453.0875 - Unid users (DCS073)
453.1125 - Various users including a shopwatch system
453.2500 - Unid, Mototrbo
453.7000 - Unid Shopwatch
453.7500 - Security coms (67.0)
453.9250 - Unid, Mototrbo
455.6125 - Trunked Control Chan
455.6375 - Trunked, poss airport security
455.6500 - Manchester Airport
455.7625 - Manchester Airport (151.4)
456.1375 - Unid, Mototrbo
456.6000 - Unid security (127.3)
456.6750 - Shopwatch and pubwatch
456.7375 - Unid, Mototrbo
456.9600 - Various users including a shopwatch system
456.9875 - Simplex, security
461.8500 - Simplex, workers (179.9)
461.8875 - Simplex, workers

YouTube links...
Part 1 - http://youtu.be/mGOJKYmozss
Part 2 - http://youtu.be/dPtqU3_gXsg
Part 3 - http://youtu.be/3tRyCGU7T9o
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Re: Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

Postby moj » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:57 am

thanks for the videos ;)

I'm surprised you didn't take your sdr dongle up there with a laptop aswell and I noticed your mainly picking up the Manchester airport ground staff and operations frequencys which are on fm .

Also what antenna were you using on your bearcat on the cars roof ?
I bet tony had fun installing that bct-15x in the standard golf double din slot with the flick out cups holder above while trying to get a strong fix so the scanner doesn't move about when driving or did he have it fastened into a radios din cage etc :) ?

I'm hoping to build a mobile node system with my sdr and laptop that I can use everyday and I,m just getting all the bits together now but so far so good ;)
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Re: Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

Postby SilverShadow » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:46 am

Yes it was a bit of fun for him and he assures me all those scratches were there before he started on it :laughs:

The antenna is one of those Sharmans Miniscan antenna's which was about £15. It's 35cm high with wide RX and TX on 2m and 70cm and it's been great and we've had a few of them with one on the gutter too but we've just ordered one of these for the car which looks a bargain at £25.99 and includes a 259 magnetic base to use with any other 259 antenna's.

To be honest I'm a bit disappointed with the videos as we go up there often and it's great, this time we were just passing by and stopped off to do a quick video but we'll get some better one's done up there and yep we do take the laptop as there are literally hundreds of TRBO users to pick up from there, and it picks up Cheshire, Manchester and Staffordshire really well up there with full strength signals even on simplex from Manchester. We'll have to set a date to try and make contact, we'll probably be going up again later today :walkietalkie:
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Re: Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

Postby moj » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:47 pm

I need to have a drive up there and set up monitoring post with my laptop and radios aswell I think but believe it or not I haven't ever been to the cat and fiddle yet :) also any idea whereabouts the other transmitter is that tony zoomed into on the video ?

Did you identify any of the trbo signals or were they all new to you etc ?

Also as for the scratches on the dash tell him to get onto ebay and order a can of plastidip rubber spray and his dash will look good as new, its a known trick to bring a bmw dash back to its original state :p

search for this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-USA-P ... 35d4b659fe
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Re: Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

Postby sammy3417 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:05 pm

Looking to start using my scanners in my own car..where did you get the holders for the radios from?
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Re: Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

Postby SilverShadow » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:43 pm

moj wrote:I need to have a drive up there and set up monitoring post with my laptop and radios aswell I think but believe it or not I haven't ever been to the cat and fiddle yet :) also any idea whereabouts the other transmitter is that tony zoomed into on the video ?


Hi hun, sorry for the delay I was waiting for Tony to answer this but he's been a bit busy the past week. We've actually been to that transmitter, there's a little farmers track to it you can drive up (though I don't think your supposed to). I can't think of the name of it but I'm having a quick google now to see if I can ID it...

Found it!... It's the Pye Green BT Tower: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pye_Green_BT_Tower

He's going to have a look at the stuff for the Golf and it's definitely worth a trip there moj as it's a good spot, also another good one which IMO is a lot better is The Mermaid, it's where The Winking Man pub is (Staffs/Derbys boarders) but you turn left at the road by the side of it and follow the road up to the top. Amazing views and radio signals there and it's a really nice spot. And yep lot's of new unid TRBO signals, loads of them coming through one frequency after another. Will get a video from there done soon and have a good scan through the bands to give you an idea as it's pretty good. Oh actually we did do a quick vid up there but it wasn't very good lol but we'll get another done.
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Re: Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

Postby SilverShadow » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:47 pm

sammy3417 wrote:Looking to start using my scanners in my own car..where did you get the holders for the radios from?

We've been through a few from fixed ones to sucker ones on the window but what we do now for handhelds which is cheap and easy plus works well is we took the heater/fan vents out, and then used some garden wires and attached them to them and put the vents back in so we have a space to slide on two handhelds with belt clips on, since we've done that it saved a lot of messing about and works good for us as they are secure, not in the way and the antennas are in a fairly good spot.

Plus the holders unless screwed down always had a habit of coming loose, I was always scared to death with the window one Tony used to use as it came off a few times and if it did it with the window open that would of been the end of whatever radio was in it at the time. :tongue:
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Re: Radio Scanning at The Cat and Fiddle Derbys/Cheshire

Postby moj » Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:20 pm

I think I'm gonna have to drive up there with my funcube dongle pro plus and my laptop ,my 3500xlt and my programming lead for the trbo set and see what I can get :) and as for the holder you can't go wrong with a standard cb mic holder attatched to the back of a scanner with the knobble bit attatched to the dash in someway and that would be secure enough and not forgetting a cigarette powered charger for the scanner cause batteries don't last to long .

and one antenna is def not going to be enough :p
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