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Looking for any taxi company in Edinburgh. I'm in portobello area. Any help would be much appreciated
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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
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Thanks m8. Sometimes get them but mostly static. Any suggestions? I'm using a baofeng
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Also try What I think is City Cabs
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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
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smscot wrote:Looking for any taxi company in Edinburgh.
I was going to suggest the Yellow Pages, then I realised.........Image
John, on the S. Cheshire / N. Shropshire border. 26TM953 / muppet handle "Grey ghost"
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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 !!!!!!
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There are a few radio taxi companies in Fife but i refuse to listen lol.
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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.
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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.
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Bluebird in Gilmerton is on 165.850
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can get base, but no mobile, is there a corresponding frequency?
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Stratocaster the mobile is 170.650. brrailman
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Thanks! I'll give that a go!
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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!
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