Crane to ground freq

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Crane to ground freq

Post by f4phixeruk » 02 Nov 2018, 13:12

Currently got a crane working in St Andrews using 449.400 Slot 1 CC 1. Building the new Music centre for the University

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Re: Crane to ground freq

Post by AlfieDivine1 » 02 Nov 2018, 18:22

Well done mate i have picked up 449.3125 with same colour code down here in Folkestone

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Re: Crane to ground freq

Post by Metradio » 02 Nov 2018, 20:58

Both frequencies are Simple UK Light, which means a company can for a single cost of £75 per 5 years, use as many radios as he likes anywhere in the UK with a maximum power of 5watts, very popular with companies that do not operate at a fixed location. From memory there are 8 UHF Simple UK Light frequencies and they can use both analogue and digital..

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Re: Crane to ground freq

Post by scottyboy » 03 Nov 2018, 01:26

Also a lot of construction sites etc use pmr446 so scanning the business frequencies and pmr446 is advisable.
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Re: Crane to ground freq

Post by Metradio » 03 Nov 2018, 10:39

Crane operators and their banksman tend to use dedicated radios separate from the rest of the construction site. They steer clear of PMR446 kit as kids soon twig on they can give false instructions to the crane operator :(

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Re: Crane to ground freq

Post by DX-Digger » 03 Nov 2018, 19:22

Metradio wrote:
03 Nov 2018, 10:39
Crane operators and their banksman tend to use dedicated radios separate from the rest of the construction site. They steer clear of PMR446 kit as kids soon twig on they can give false instructions to the crane operator :(

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Re: Crane to ground freq

Post by Metradio » 03 Nov 2018, 20:56

Hook down, down, down......

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Re: Crane to ground freq

Post by f4phixeruk » 05 Nov 2018, 15:06

Many moons ago they were building a new theatre in St Andrews, and the banksman to Crane were using the same frequency as local lifeguards. It made for some very interesting conversations.

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Re: Crane to ground freq

Post by Metradio » 05 Nov 2018, 15:21

Baywatch meets the Boys From The Blackstuff :)

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