Fire Alert Pagers

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ANCIENTMARINER
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Fire Alert Pagers

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Hi,
Can anyone tell me if 147.8MHz is used in Scotland for fire brigade call outs ?
TIA, Al
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Yes. I monitor it regularly.

457,489Mhz is the default fire ground channel (Channel 3)
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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?
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If your local fire service is on the retained duty system, volunteer or day manned they can be very busy during peak wildfire season.
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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.
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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?
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Regional up to about 20 miles distance. Tone only. Three bursts at a time.
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Doombar wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 23:12 Regional up to about 20 miles distance. Tone only. Three bursts at a time.
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