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Activity in Cheshire

Postby Malc68 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:58 pm

Hi’ Guys,
Is there anyone in the Cheshire are that can advise me on scanning activity.
I can get all the usual stuff like hams etc, but don’t ever seem to get much else.other than annoying strong carrier noise.
I was thinking about getting a Whistler Tx2, mainly for digital but I don’t want to spend another £500 on something that doesn’t have a lot to listen to.
Cheers, Malc
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby AndrewIrvine » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:33 pm

Where about's in Cheshire? There is a little massive thread in the English by area thread, started by me, even though I live in Ayrshire.

It's here https://ukradioscanning.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2018
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby Minus1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:18 am

I have these for Oulton Park if that is near wherever you are.
No idea if they are still current.
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby Davie Boy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:24 pm

As AndrewIrvine said... Where about in Cheshire...?

Cheshire is a big place... for example you wont pick up most local Chester business users up in Macclesfield and vice versa so the area you are after would help...?
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby Malc68 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Thanks for the replies
I’m in Runcorn, it appears that there is very little about other than hams, taxis’s ect.
I was wondering if there is a bit more on digital, but £500 is a lot to spend on speculation.
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby AndrewIrvine » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:37 am

I visit Runcorn and can pull in things from Liverpool to Manchester. If you can get to it, Halton Castle is a brilliant location to listen from. The vast majority of shopwatches are DMR. I'll be back on the 28th of April for a few days. I started this thread 4 years ago tomorrow. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2018
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby Minus1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:29 pm

Try 453.55 for Runcorn Station
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby brimstone » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:05 am

Hi
What sort of distances from the source transmission can you expect to pick up the transmission, as in the case of Runcorn station.
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby Chris P » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:43 pm

range at UHF is determined by terrain and obstructions IE buildings etc . so can be anything from a few hundred metres to a few tens of miles allowing for reflections etc . If the path between the RX and the Tx site is unobstructed( which is very unlikely unless both are at higher altitude than the surrounding terrain ) then the curvature of the earth comes into effect. The radio horizon on two points at the same elevation is often quoted at 18 miles provided there are no obstructions but increased elevation of either location can improve on this . Hence you can hear aircraft on UHF and VHF when they are hundreds of miles away but only when they at high altitude but cant hear the ground control from your local airport just down the road
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Re: Activity in Cheshire

Postby AndrewIrvine » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:28 pm

Malc68 wrote:Thanks for the replies
I’m in Runcorn, it appears that there is very little about other than hams, taxis’s ect.
I was wondering if there is a bit more on digital, but £500 is a lot to spend on speculation.
Cheers, Malc.


You still haven't told us if you have seen the page I started which is coming up to 20 pages long, in the areas section viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2018

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