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Crane to ground freq

Posted: 02 Nov 2018, 13:12
by f4phixeruk
Currently got a crane working in St Andrews using 449.400 Slot 1 CC 1. Building the new Music centre for the University

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 02 Nov 2018, 18:22
by AlfieDivine1
Well done mate i have picked up 449.3125 with same colour code down here in Folkestone

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 02 Nov 2018, 20:58
by Metradio
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..

Mike

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 01:26
by scottyboy
Also a lot of construction sites etc use pmr446 so scanning the business frequencies and pmr446 is advisable.

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 10:39
by Metradio
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 :(

Mike

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 19:22
by DX-Digger
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 :(

Mike
Kids wouldn't do that today would they???? Oh the little tinkers! :D :D :evil:

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 03 Nov 2018, 20:56
by Metradio
Hook down, down, down......

Mike

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 15:06
by f4phixeruk
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.

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 05 Nov 2018, 15:21
by Metradio
Baywatch meets the Boys From The Blackstuff :)

Mike

Re: Crane to ground freq

Posted: 20 Dec 2018, 16:27
by f4phixeruk
Site is now using 449.475 in digi mode not posting TG due to some 'interference' on the other frequency