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Post by crusty » 24 Jun 2008, 23:41

skwales100 wrote:Well, I would but not got the gutts too. They might be a bit erm thing with it. Not sure how to word it.
Fez, behave lol. Skwales, never disclose your listening habbits face to face with a non-wigger. As mentioned earlier the alphanumeric data in a pager message will not contain the firemans voice callsign, just an ID code which identify's the pager on the network. Good luck tying to make a connection between the two.

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Post by skw » 25 Jun 2008, 15:15

How would I be able to see this code?

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Post by phillowe » 19 Dec 2014, 15:17

Caught this the other night

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Post by Twocky61 » 19 Dec 2014, 16:13

Thanks for the frequency list Crusty :)

I believe taxi companies use a computer equivalent to paging rather than PMR; partly to deter other taxi companies & pirate cabbies poaching their punters

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Post by milly » 19 Dec 2014, 21:40

Emergency service alert pagers have a couple of frequencies allocated nationally but they are not transmitted nationally (like normal pagers) as they don't need to be. Retained fire crew and officers are normally within a fairly local area so no need for huge overhead of pager repeaters.
Ambulance don't tend to use the national emergency service freqs, rather they use the national commercial networks.

Taxis use MDT systems (or more and more GSM-based applications)...unlikley to be much to do with pirate cabbies poaching as the data isn't encrypted. Some of the systems can be decoded easily with software and for most of the others the equipment is usually available for peanuts from fleabay and local free newsrags.
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Post by Twocky61 » 20 Dec 2014, 16:39

Thanks Milly :thumbup:

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Post by phillowe » 04 Aug 2015, 12:02

147.800 MHZ is the national Fire pager freq, you will be picking your local fire station up, it will be the daily test (ours is weekly) good for if your nosy like me and want to know when they get called out. (only works on retained Stations tho)

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Post by neil57uk1 » 04 Aug 2015, 19:35

I know that RNLI pagers are on 153.075.

Anybody know if there is a specific Mountain Rescue Team pager freq?

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Post by camerafirm » 07 Jan 2016, 18:47

Has anybody recently picked up any Pocsag transmissions on 153.075mhz (RNLI/hmcg) ? As I'm yet to find any transmissions on that frequency... with that in mind... are RNLI and HMCG coastguard Pager messages now only broadcast on 156.00 along with the radio tasking? Or are they else where... ? I'm aware that the individual HMCG pagers from Swissphone show a RIC on the bottom - which leads me to believe that they are on a commercial network... but which one...?

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Post by camerafirm » 07 Jan 2016, 18:48

neil57uk1 wrote:I know that RNLI pagers are on 153.075.

Anybody know if there is a specific Mountain Rescue Team pager freq?
The MRT's - (mountain rescue teams) in the NW are responding on 138.150mhz

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Post by camerafirm » 08 Jan 2016, 14:11

I picked up Cumbrian, Mid-wales and Derbyshire Mountain rescue team pagers on 138.150 from Devon.

Does anyone know if 153.075 is still active... as I've not seen a single signal appear on that frequency despite monitoring it at known Pager test times.

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Post by redman99 » 09 Jan 2016, 15:00

Rnli national.
Yes it is active,tests on it every night,through the night 00:00 until about 09.00 on all sites.

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Post by grafter » 09 Jan 2016, 18:18

camerafirm wrote:are RNLI and HMCG coastguard Pager messages now only broadcast on 156.00 along with the radio tasking? Or are they else where... ?
As Redman says RNLI are still active, CG currently use either 156.0 or one of the commercial wide area networks although there is talk about them switching to COACS2 when it is introduced or something called REPEL which I have no information on.
my friend grafter, seems like you are using a very offensive tone in the reply.

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Re: Pagers

Post by camerafirm » 10 Jan 2016, 22:41

Fab - Thanks for the feedback, Does anyone know which of the commercial frequencies the Coastguard are using for Pagers. Thanks!

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Post by zippy » 11 Jan 2016, 08:33

hi, not much help but just for the record, I haven't found any pocsag for years, the general stuff all seems to be flex these days.
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