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Old 10-10-2013, 7:53 PM
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Default Mystery Tim Horton's Drive Thru Frequency......

So they just opened a Tim Horton's drive thru directly beside my building in Mississauga. It is so close I can read the entire menu from my balcony with binoculars....So I just had to get the frequency...but no luck from my balcony....
I had close call on for hours with no hits from the drive thru....So I went down there and waited for a car to come through and I was right beside the menu board when the person was ordering....nothing on the Close Call.

Any ideas what band/frequency they could be on? I know there has been several posts here and I found the frequencies posted, but you would think I would get a close call hit standing right beside the ordering menu.....

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Old 10-10-2013, 7:55 PM
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I get them on 30.580 in my town as well as 154.490
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how do you know that they use a radio?
also if they did the transmitter is inside the building, also their headsets would have a different freq.
you can try fast food radio freqs also the 902 to 928 area
i have trouble with mcd's 920 in their parking lot
try close call inside
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how do you know that they use a radio?
also if they did the transmitter is inside the building, also their headsets would have a different freq.
you can try fast food radio freqs also the 902 to 928 area
i have trouble with mcd's 920 in their parking lot
try close call inside
good hunting

I can see the wireless radio's on their heads with microphone...
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There's two main technologies being used these days - one is Digital Spread Spectrum which you can forget about listening to - the other is wide-band FM (I think 100kHz) in the 900MHz range. The local Tims here uses 902.300MHz. If you throw your scanner into WFM mode, it works perfect.
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Around here it's 469.0125 (131.8 PL) or 469.2125 (131.8 PL) when talking and 146.2 PL when idle. Judging by the accents I hear, I presume they are minivan drivers who live in the Dixon Rd. condos.
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Excaliber is correct a lot of the new Tims are using or upgrading to 1,900 MHz digital. I found the info on doing a service call at one of their locations on a unrelated issue.

New Tims drivethrough freqs for Ontario

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Also in my area Tims 469.0125mhz 146.2pl / 131.8pl depending on who's talking or idle like mciupa. Still haven't been able to find the one that is using it but its quite strong. In industry canada listing shows for one location on the other side of town from me. One of these days I need to get out and visit each one and find out.
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My 469's are suddenly quiet ( a Tim's quiet.. really?) so I'll have to see if the 902's have something or if I can "see" something up in the 1.9 GHz range on the dongle waterfall.
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Still going strong here on the 469, listening to it now.
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Default Mystery Tim Horton's Drive Thru Frequency......

Was at a Tim's in brampton over the weekend and had my scanner with me, can't remember the exact frequency but it was In the 904 range


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Still no luck...They must be using that new direct spectrum system.......
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Here is a link to the manufacturer of the 1.9GHz systems there is a good picture of the base unit. If you see that in the store then you can confirm the system.

http://www.panasonic.com/business/ps...rive-thru.aspx
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I noticed the signal is weaker here now. On my Uniden BCT15X I'm using a Diamond X50A up about 100'. Comes in good on 469.0125 with 146.2 / 131.8 as the tones. On my GRE PSR800 hooked to a Comet discone at same height, I hear nothing. On my Icom T70A HT with a 17" whip it just barely comes in. Before it would be very strong even on the Icom handheld.

Hooked the GRE to the Diamond and it came in really well. On my Uniden BC125AT using a Watson W-881 was just barely in like the Icom.
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Excaliber is correct a lot of the new Tims are using or upgrading to 1,900 MHz digital. I found the info on doing a service call at one of their locations on a unrelated issue.

New Tims drivethrough freqs for Ontario
Yep using DECT, you won't be able to decode that.
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Our Timmies have been using this technology for a couple of years now, they are using the 3M headsets. Since then I haven't search for others.

It was quite comical to listen in especially headset to headset
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