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Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:55 pm
by Nikon Neil
Hi and hello, I am new to this and just got my first scanner a Uniden Bearcat UDC92XLT I purchased a Watson gainer antenna as I live in a pretty poor reception area, does anyone know the frequencies for the pub watch in Morecambe and also Lancaster I got the shop watch frequencies and was wondering if they use the same for pub watch, also any other known frequencies for the area would be a great help and start for me

Re: Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:22 pm
by m0lsx

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Hax » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:42 am
Morecambe Shopwatch / CCTV on 453.9875 (west end - on the Alambraha) has gone some time ago.
453.700 has never been Morecambe Shopwatch.
Lancaster Shopwatch has a ' channel 2 ' which i haven't found.

SilverShadow » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:52 pm
Lancaster Shopwatch on 453.5000 is owned by Lancaster City Council, they also own 169.075 and 165.650 which may be worth a try for channel 2 although I would expect UHF, it could even be 453.500 or 460.000 with a different tone to the main channel or even a UKG/Simple Light frequency which most councils have access to.

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Hax » Thu May 09, 2013 1:35 am

453.9875 went off 2 or 3 years ago, i hear Morecambe on 453.600 (PL-218) broadcast from the market, i thought it was TX from Morecambe cop station,
but its not as strong there as it is near the back of th Winter Gardens, there is a small mast up near there too, but it maybe on the cop shop, but doubt it.

in Heysham - parts of west morecambe 453.600 is a crap signal and many of the west end stores that had radios no longer seem to have them.

Morecambes 453.700 has never had Morecambe shopwatch on - at least as far as i can tell, unless anyone else in the area has - but i've been listening for years.
Thanks for the VHF freq though, though, as you say, UHF is preferred nowadays. they may be allocated but may not have kit for the frequencies in any case.
but probably worth keeping in the memories. there is a lot of UK General and short term hire use 'round here, and the council types have even been heard on PMR446
on the 'Festival of Light and Water' ( a summer firework display on the jetty )

453.9875 was BAE up until 18 months or longer ago, around the time the CCTV / shopwatch repeater on the 'Carleton' disappeared. but now is empty apart from some DMR traffic -
- either from the Preston or Blackpool area. probably MotoTrbo.

Lancaster is transmitted from the mast on the Police station, and has good coverage locally, its stronger in parts of Morecambe than the actual Morecambe repeater.
I guess the other channels on Lancaster shopwatch are likely some hire freqs - poss up around 460 mhz simplex. There is some interference on the Lancaster freq,
like a random 'spike' of data or some bit of faulty equipment, and is also audiable in the area, so quite strong interference, the CCTV signal masks it though. very odd.

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mickydt » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:39 pm
Just been reading the frequencies for Morecambe and Lancaster.

I have 453.500 for Lancaster and Morecambe of last week is still transmitting on 453.9875, the latter signal can be either strong or weak but def still there.

seems that Lancaster they do share with shops during the day and pubs at evening which seems to work well with them.

do have the others as listed on here.

Re: Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:03 pm
by AndrewIrvine
453.9875 was still in use when I was in Morecambe in September. It doesn't seem to be all that active a shop-watch. One of my radios can't define tones and gets interference on it a lot, the one that allows tones lets me hear any talking.

The tones / frequencies I have

453.600 / 218.1
453.9875 / 192.8
453.700 / 94.8

They were provided originally by someone prolific in the town when it comes to listening.

Re: Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:53 pm
by Nikon Neil
Thanks Andrew I have those frequencies but hoping to upgrade to a Uniden 3500xlt so the codes will come in very handy

Re: Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:24 pm
by AndrewIrvine
Nikon Neil wrote:Thanks Andrew I have those frequencies but hoping to upgrade to a Uniden 3500xlt so the codes will come in very handy

I visit when I can, it won't be again until next year. I used to live and work in the town. Any add ons to the little heap I have will be much appreciated. I have some frequencies in going by the WTR, but haven't heard some of them in use yet. The hotel we stay in is better at getting Lancaster than Morecambe in some cases.

Re: Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:28 am
by Hax
453.9875 *was* off-air when i wrote my last reply on here back in 2013, but now, towards the end of 2014, the 453.9875 repeater has been in use again for many months, but now is out of use, (again) as far as i can tell, as they have problems when the linked 453.9875 repeater is 'online' - as 453.9875 is also used (semi-locally) by a trunked service, presumbly using the same input (and tone) as Morecambe's 453.9875, and one particular trunked user (BAe) is driving the official Morecambe shopwatch users nuts, as he keeps popping up on the linked main 453.600 repeater. I'm not sure exactly how long Nortech are going to take to figure this out though.

Re: Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:08 pm
by iansradios
The repeater is on the Carlton roof and half the time the power is cut off in the place.. This repeater was bought with west end grant cash and was not needed.. The main rptr site is on top of home bargains after it was moved from hitchens.. The trunking signal does bleed over the 9875.. The lancaster second frequency is just a second tone on 453.500 I do have it wrote down as I had to programme it into the emergency planning teams radios a few years back..

Re: Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:54 pm
by iansradios
The repeater was shifted from the carleton to the top of the Clarendon hotel.. it’s still there as I’ve just looked at it today. Just no one seems to have any radios now,and even the shops in town hardly use it.

Re: Pub watch in Morecambe and Lancaster

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:44 pm
by AndrewIrvine
When I was down I think last November, or possibly last February, one if the two, someone from The Chieftain asked for a radio check on the 453.600 / 218.1 Morecambe frequency, but the reply came back on Lancaster's 453.500 / 151.4.

I've listened out while there and there are wide spaces with big gaps in between messages. I'll be back at the end of April staying in the town centre for another listen. Ones I found last year no one has confirmed who they all are. I found DMR ones that I thought were the power station.

Is 453.700 / 94.8 still used or defunct?