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radio scanner and dmr 5r pluss

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:40 am
by greg
hi All

I am trying to listen to my local shop watch radio frequency with my radio scanner on close call but it is not working I thought I would try finding it with the radio scanner and then I can put the frequency into my dmr 5 plus radio but with no luck

can someone help me please?

many thanks


Re: radio scanner and dmr 5r pluss

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:57 am
by m0lsx
Trying again Greg? I can find posts dating back to 2014 with you asking questions about your local shopwatch frequency & in the 2014 post you made it very clear that you wanted both transmit & receive frequencies.

If you really want your shopwatch frequencies that badly, set your radio to scan between an upper & a lower frequency & slowly work through the most probable locations. It's how all of us do it. It takesa little work, or at least more work that posting "tell me what the frequency is." But it is how people interested in scanning do it.

Re: radio scanner and dmr 5r pluss

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:04 am
by m0lsx
Greg, another post that may interest anyone thinking of giving you the above information is..

In the above post you are asking for the CTCSS tone to a channel that may or may not be Marine Band!!. You have a long history on here of asking for information that suggests your interest is not listening.

Re: radio scanner and dmr 5r pluss

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:25 pm
by thelad
Thought he had given in by now.

Re: radio scanner and dmr 5r pluss

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:56 pm
by Southwales
Many farmers by me use CB radio and licence free pmr radios, one is even using the ch16 baofeng 888 frequency, plus a local caravan park also uses ch4 licence free pmr frequencies, Why I have the radios that could transmit to all the frequencies local to me I would not do it, the main reason being I don't want to put any of them off using there radios or make them consider digital radios as an alternative, because If I do then I am spoiling my own known hobby and giving myself less to listen to.

I recently seen post on here from someone asking for interesting frequencies around the st Ives area, As I holiday myself there twice a year I had a few frequencies that I like to listen to when I holiday there, I avoided sharing the information on as you don't know if someone has acquired themselves a cheap baofeng and would start transmitting on said frequencies thinking it was funny winding up the park staff, nothing against the op who asked for said frequencies as I am sure he just wanted them for receive only but I was not taking the chance of others getting hold of the frequencies to cause problems, it is a bit like the annoying gits who key up repeaters or disrupt there genuine users thinking they are clever.

Re: radio scanner and dmr 5r pluss

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:54 am
by G4RMT
I suspect the scanning hobby has evolved, like many others, into instant solution required with little effort. Hours of listening and investigation replaced with a bit of typing - hoping somebody else did the groundwork. As shop watch systems must be legal - then the simplest is OFCOM - all my local ones are in the database, available free of charge from their site. If they don't have a technically assigned licence they will be using a very small number of light frequencies - but the nature of their conversations suggests that if they use these common channels, they will use digital and possibly encode them.

We should also remember that scanning is a fringe of the law hobby, legal in the main, just - and some people wonder about the information they provide. The hobby is also one of those that people value their data collection. Back in the Cold War days, I remember my local RAF base using channelised radios, and they kept changing to a particular stud number that I could not find, and based on the embryonic internet then, nor could other people. I got a chance to do a visit to the RAF base, and they showed us the cockpit of the Jaguars - and stuck on a bit of paper was a channel/frequency list - and there was my missing frequency! Somewhere I'd never even thought of looking, and not even in the mil air band! Next day - I was happy. Did I share that channel that took so much effort? Yes - but just with two people, who promised NOT to share it.

Greg has fallen into the trap of posting request posts far more than information posts. People remember lots of questions, and don't see answers being provided to others - which is what communities do.