Gloucester Shopwatch

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Gloucester Shopwatch

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Hi.. I've just been given a Baofeng UV-5R+. Found frequency's for the shop watch of Gloucester - 165.1875 169.9875
I programmed them into the radio via CHIRP but not hearing a thing. Any ideas or help out there ?
I ONLY WANT TO LISTEN NOT TRANSMIT.
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They could be on 165.7875 which is their pubwatch but under a different ctcss code.

Try it out, I know I would ;-)

Make sure you set tone in RX-CTCS menu 11
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hamtrektng wrote:They could be on 165.7875 which is their pubwatch but under a different ctcss code.

Try it out, I know I would ;-)

Make sure you set tone in RX-CTCS menu 11
You won't need any tones if you're just earwigging.
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Ok so I'm totally new to all this... Had a look at the ctcss function, that gives me the option to turn it on and then gives me options of 67.0hz to 254.1hz. What do need to set the ctcss to ? I am hearing what sounds like radio traffic in the form of like a buzzing sound... Any more help would be great
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As Admiral said, you won't want to use the CTCSS tones for scanning, really.

They're there to filter stuff out, not give you more. Useful only when there are two signals on the same frequency and you only want to hear one.

The buzzing could be many things: a weak signal, a transmission in a mode you can't decode, interference, all sorts.
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CTCSS set to off.
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I think I read somewhere that Gloucester Shopwatch are MotoTRBO digital.....it sounds like this: http://www.sigidwiki.com/wiki/Digital_M ... adio_(DMR). And they should be on 165.7875 not 165.1875.
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Thanks for the info guys... So if they have now switched to using dmr radios would the solution be to buy another radio such as Retevis RT3 Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) ? Would I then be able to eavesdrop lol ?
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Only if they haven't got 'Privacy' encryption enabled. Most of the time they use Basic. I would buy a RT8 (more rugged and has IP67 water-resistant material)
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