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Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 26 Feb 2017, 02:33
by smscot
Looking for any taxi company in Edinburgh. I'm in portobello area. Any help would be much appreciated

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 26 Feb 2017, 08:34
by elliotg
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

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 26 Feb 2017, 21:56
by smscot
Thanks m8. Sometimes get them but mostly static. Any suggestions? I'm using a baofeng

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 17:43
by Neil6147
Also try What I think is City Cabs
165.8500

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 08:30
by gmham
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

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 08:49
by ghost123uk
smscot wrote:Looking for any taxi company in Edinburgh.
I was going to suggest the Yellow Pages, then I realised.........Image

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 01 Mar 2017, 09:08
by gmham
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 !!!!!!

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 02 Mar 2017, 18:21
by elliotg
There are a few radio taxi companies in Fife but i refuse to listen lol.

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 03 Apr 2017, 12:24
by stratocaster
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.

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 03 Apr 2017, 20:17
by scottyboy
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.
440.xxx and 442.xxx if I mind correctly

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 11 Jun 2017, 23:16
by spykeboi
Bluebird in Gilmerton is on 165.850

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 19 Jun 2017, 09:31
by stratocaster
can get base, but no mobile, is there a corresponding frequency?

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 19 Jun 2017, 11:55
by brrailman
Stratocaster the mobile is 170.650. brrailman

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 20 Jun 2017, 09:27
by stratocaster
Thanks! I'll give that a go!

Re: Edinburgh taxis

Posted: 27 Dec 2017, 10:35
by stratocaster
elliotg wrote:
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
I think 164.5500 many be "Burgh taxis", Whilst waiting for the Carwash in Tesco Musselburgh on Sunday, I noticed one of their cabs had a lengthy antenna!