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13th Jul 2015, 20:34
Replies: 3
Views: 2,940
Posted By Comms Boy

Not played with Simoco but have procured Motorola...

Not played with Simoco but have procured Motorola DMR mototrbo kit.
Have got DP3600 DM3600 and 3000??? Repeaters.
Usual Motorola quality, in digital mode there is a distinct delay but this is only...
15th Sep 2014, 16:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By Comms Boy

2nd what Skeeve says + Most if not all video...

2nd what Skeeve says +
Most if not all video links will be in the microwave band, i.e greater than a Ghz.
The range will be dependant on the frequency and power used. You are unlikely to get more...
Forum: Cabin Crew
15th Sep 2014, 16:29
Replies: 10
Views: 5,523
Posted By Comms Boy

On a recent flight back from The EU, the...

On a recent flight back from The EU, the behaviour of some english passengers was embarrassing.
Football top, (usually a London club) check
Dodgy tattoos, check
Pissed, check
Loud foul language,...
17th Aug 2014, 14:36
Replies: 27
Views: 6,014
Posted By Comms Boy

Get a BT nuisance call blocker cordless phone...

Get a BT nuisance call blocker cordless phone system.
BT7610 is excellent and blocks most unwanted calls.
You can block international, Payphone, withheld or number specific.
Since getting one my...
18th May 2014, 18:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By Comms Boy

I suspect most of the telephone / data traffic in...

I suspect most of the telephone / data traffic in the UK is via fibre optic rather than microwave nowadays.

Theres plenty of spare capacity in fibre networks now.

Although i hear microwave...
18th May 2014, 14:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By Comms Boy

Ok, so WiMax is a wifi type service using high...

Ok, so WiMax is a wifi type service using high gain directional antennas to connect to a central access node.

That range is impressive, would be interested to hear if you suffer any sort of...
18th May 2014, 10:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By Comms Boy

Traditional telco operators that dont migrate to...

Traditional telco operators that dont migrate to an IP service will just see their market share fade away and die.

With the introduction of messaging services like Skype, WhatsApp Facetime etc etc...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2014, 08:50
Replies: 56
Views: 526,037
Posted By Comms Boy

Oh yes, without doubt Roy Budd for 'Get Carter'...

Oh yes,
without doubt Roy Budd for 'Get Carter' :ok:
an absolute classic

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8kMhcf8eyiA
Forum: Night Stop
4th Aug 2013, 21:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2,867
Posted By Comms Boy

Radisson Blu right next door to the terminal. ...

Radisson Blu right next door to the terminal.
Ok rooms, Ok price. Typical modern hotel.

Interesting wine collection service in the lobby ;)

Think circus and your nearly there......
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2013, 10:27
Replies: 2,570
Views: 2,326,887
Posted By Comms Boy

Ahh, that takes me back! In the UK there was a...

Ahh, that takes me back!
In the UK there was a VHF mobile phone system called 'System 4'
Worked near the VHF marine band.
One of the phones i had (Storno 5000) has a 50W amplifier in it and drew...
3rd Feb 2013, 07:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By Comms Boy

Did mine about 4 years ago, 5mph off a mountain...

Did mine about 4 years ago,
5mph off a mountain bike:(

unfortunately theres no quick fix, was supported by a sling for 4 weeks, after that took it steady for a couple of months.
I have regained...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2012, 09:46
Replies: 7
Views: 4,009
Posted By Comms Boy

What the aerial surveys looking for

In a prevoius life i was involved with investigating reports from the Aerial survey section of BG.
Basicaly any heavy plant parked anywhere near the NTS is potentialy a hazard.
These pipes are...
22nd Aug 2011, 13:32
Replies: 18
Views: 2,724
Posted By Comms Boy

Thanks for the info shedhead, you learn...

Thanks for the info shedhead,
you learn something new every day:)

Sorry about the thread creep but, having one HF antenna system with its associated ATU would limit each HF radio connected to it...
22nd Aug 2011, 08:50
Replies: 18
Views: 2,724
Posted By Comms Boy

Hi aveng, interesting point you make re HF...

Hi aveng,

interesting point you make re HF antennas, i was unaware both box's utilised a common antenna system. Kind of makes sense but would be a single point of failure in its design.

I...
2nd Aug 2011, 17:44
Replies: 80
Views: 11,254
Posted By Comms Boy

Steakandchips, I do admire someone who has...

Steakandchips,
I do admire someone who has the guts to start a project like this.
As with any club, keep it simple. Concentrate on the basics of what people want. Don’t try and do everything....
16th Jul 2011, 09:50
Replies: 1
Views: 1,889
Posted By Comms Boy

Hello, If the radio equipment has been bench...

Hello,
If the radio equipment has been bench tested and found to be ok, and the antennas have checked out, i would start to look at what systems are common to both and the circumstances in which a...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jun 2011, 11:40
Replies: 2,330
Views: 384,604
Posted By Comms Boy

So what does the "discrete" mark mean on the...

So what does the "discrete" mark mean on the pre-paid envelope from Prospect?
Florescent yellow on the corner of the envelope……….
Forum: ATC Issues
8th May 2011, 12:55
Replies: 12
Views: 3,471
Posted By Comms Boy

but a/c can only hear TWR Sounds right to...

but a/c can only hear TWR

Sounds right to me. The TWR is the only RT the Pilot needs to concentrate on.
Forum: ATC Issues
7th May 2011, 11:26
Replies: 20
Views: 4,797
Posted By Comms Boy

I second everything eglnyt and Goldfrog have...

I second everything eglnyt and Goldfrog have said.


With interviews, preparation is the key. If you prepare well there’s less chance of you ending up looking like a p%$ck.
In my interview...
28th Feb 2011, 17:50
Replies: 9
Views: 2,704
Posted By Comms Boy

dual control, As i have previously stated, i am...

dual control,
As i have previously stated, i am not familiar with this set so can only surmise.
Lots of radio equipment performs a BIT test when powered up which tests all the circuits within the...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2011, 12:15
Replies: 2,570
Views: 2,326,887
Posted By Comms Boy

GNEEP and the BG aerial survey dept

Does anybody remember Tony New who from memory was the British Gas observer? He had the best job in BG, spent 3 days each week flying along all the transmission mains around the country. Tried in...
20th Feb 2011, 11:50
Replies: 9
Views: 2,704
Posted By Comms Boy

Honeywell Primus HF 1050 HF

Hello, I'm not familiar with this set but a quick look on the Honeywell web site shows the CPLR as an "antenna coupler" the PA being a power amplifier of the transmitter. I would guess that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2011, 21:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By Comms Boy

Airborne surveillance equip

When you say airborne surveillance equipment, are you referring to video or radio reception?
If radio, I can recommend wide band equipment made by rohde-schwarz.
For direction finding equipment in...
17th Dec 2010, 16:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By Comms Boy

UHF radio

Do you specifically want a UHF "Air band" transceiver?
If so i think you may be out of luck, very few civ customers hence limited supply. You could try eBay but i’ve only ever seen vintage mill UHF...
16th Oct 2010, 20:24
Replies: 14
Views: 5,636
Posted By Comms Boy

RIP Perv

Post also running in Where are they now.

A great loss to the aviation community in Dorset, he will be very sadly missed
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