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Edinburgh taxis

Postby smscot » 26 Feb 2017, 02:33

Looking for any taxi company in Edinburgh. I'm in portobello area. Any help would be much appreciated

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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby elliotg » 26 Feb 2017, 08:34

I think all Edinburgh taxis use a form of data messaging not radio. There is a taxi company that operate in Musselburgh and surrounding areas that are on 164.5500
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby smscot » 26 Feb 2017, 21:56

Thanks m8. Sometimes get them but mostly static. Any suggestions? I'm using a baofeng

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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby Neil6147 » 28 Feb 2017, 17:43

Also try What I think is City Cabs
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby gmham » 01 Mar 2017, 08:30

Would be very surprised if any of the big players in EDI use anything but a data type system now. loads off smaller companies still using analogue thou
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby ghost123uk » 01 Mar 2017, 08:49

smscot wrote:Looking for any taxi company in Edinburgh.

I was going to suggest the Yellow Pages, then I realised.........Image
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby gmham » 01 Mar 2017, 09:08

Funny as someone who gets paid for listening to a taxi radio all day I cannot see why you would want to listen to us !!!!!!
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby elliotg » 02 Mar 2017, 18:21

There are a few radio taxi companies in Fife but i refuse to listen lol.
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby stratocaster » 03 Apr 2017, 12:24

elliotg wrote:I think all Edinburgh taxis use a form of data messaging not radio. There is a taxi company that operate in Musselburgh and surrounding areas that are on 164.5500


Yes Elliotg. I was speaking to a taxi driver on Friday at my work as we sometimes have them to courier things to and from other departments in areas of Edinburgh outwith our own. It's a device that works like an e-pod (electronic Proof Of Delivery) ( It looks like a smartphone , but obviously isn't.) It's akin to a modern day pager. But you are spot on with the data messaging system that Taxi's use. That was Central taxis, and I suspect others like radio cabs are the same.
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby scottyboy » 03 Apr 2017, 20:17

Over on the west there is mostly data but still a few on fm.
The main Glasgow city black cabs is data with a couple of voice channels in case they need to contact the office.
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby spykeboi » 11 Jun 2017, 23:16

Bluebird in Gilmerton is on 165.850

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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby stratocaster » 19 Jun 2017, 09:31

can get base, but no mobile, is there a corresponding frequency?
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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby brrailman » 19 Jun 2017, 11:55

Stratocaster the mobile is 170.650. brrailman

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Re: Edinburgh taxis

Postby stratocaster » 20 Jun 2017, 09:27

Thanks! I'll give that a go!
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