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Fire Alert Pagers

Posted: 01 Sep 2020, 21:26
by ANCIENTMARINER
Hi,
Can anyone tell me if 147.8MHz is used in Scotland for fire brigade call outs ?
TIA, Al

Re: Fire Alert Pagers

Posted: 17 Nov 2020, 20:47
by Doombar
Yes. I monitor it regularly.

457,489Mhz is the default fire ground channel (Channel 3)

Re: Fire Alert Pagers

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 18:15
by spykeboi
Doombar wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 20:47 Yes. I monitor it regularly.

457,489Mhz is the default fire ground channel (Channel 3)
Is there much activity on the fire pagers?

Re: Fire Alert Pagers

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 19:37
by Doombar
If your local fire service is on the retained duty system, volunteer or day manned they can be very busy during peak wildfire season.

Re: Fire Alert Pagers

Posted: 20 Nov 2020, 21:26
by scottyboy
How is it set up, is it wide area so a blanket signal for certain pagers or is it localised for which ever station they are paging for?
Where I live there is mainly whole time stations but retained stations about 8 - 10 miles away.

Re: Fire Alert Pagers

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 12:58
by spykeboi
Doombar wrote: 20 Nov 2020, 19:37 If your local fire service is on the retained duty system, volunteer or day manned they can be very busy during peak wildfire season.
Is it regional or nationwide messages you get on the frequency?

Re: Fire Alert Pagers

Posted: 25 Nov 2020, 23:12
by Doombar
Regional up to about 20 miles distance. Tone only. Three bursts at a time.

Re: Fire Alert Pagers

Posted: 27 Nov 2020, 09:21
by spykeboi
Doombar wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 23:12 Regional up to about 20 miles distance. Tone only. Three bursts at a time.
Thanks!