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Does anyone have frequencies for the McDonald's Drive Thru? I've found a few VHF low listings on the net, but nothing that works. I've also tried Signal Stalker several times with every band open. Nothing.

You don't suppose McDonald's is already Project 25 compliant, do you? (That, unlike my ruthless attack on the Golden Driller, was a joke.)

I'd like the frequency so I could hear if they're talking bad about me. Call it hapless parnoia, but I have the feeling they don't like me. Probably won't do me any good since I don't speak spanish, but if anyone has it, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

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"One Big-Mac, it's for a cop"​

:lol: I have a Highschool buddy that works at the golden arches... I'll ask him to do some snooping.
 
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Hello. They used to use 154.60/35.02 at most McDonalds.

You could check these FCC licenses to see which McDonalds near you is operating on.

Try some frqs. from this list a friend of mine put together:

Fast Food Frequency Pairs for the United States

The frequency pairs marked with an "*" are either odd or missing.

Headset/Speaker frequency pairing for VHF-low / VHF-high band:

Speaker Headset

30.840 - 154.570 Very common frequency pair
31.000 - 170.305
31.240 - 151.745
31.325 - 151.865 *
31.400 - 154.515 *
33.140 - 151.895
33.140 - 170.305 *
33.160 - 154.515 Very common frequency pair
33.400 - 154.540 Very common frequency pair
33.400 - 154.570 *
35.020 - 154.490 *
35.020 - 151.895 *
35.020 - 154.600 Very common frequency pair
35.120 - 151.775
35.880 - 151.835
35.960 - 151.805

Headset/Speaker frequency pairing for VHF-high band:

Speaker Headset

151.715 - 169.445
151.775 - 171.905
154.570 - 170.245
154.600 - 171.105
154.600 - 170.245 *


Headset/Speaker frequency pairing for UHF band:

Speaker Headset

457.5125 - 467.7375
457.5250 - 467.7500
457.5375 - 467.7625
457.5500 - 467.7750 Very common frequency pair
457.5625 - 467.7875
457.5750 - 467.8000 Very common frequency pair
457.5875 - 467.8125
457.6000 - 467.8250
457.6125 - 467.8375

457.5250 - 467.8250 *
457.6000 - 467.7500 *

457.5125 - 468.4875 Very common frequency pair
457.5375 - 468.3875
457.5626 - 468.8375 Very common frequency pair
457.6125 - 469.8875 Very common frequency pair
467.8125 - xxx.xxxx

462.7625 - 467.8875

460.8875 - 465.8875
461.0375 - 466.0375
461.0875 - 466.0875
461.1125 - 466.1125
461.2875 - 466.2875
461.5375 - 462.1625 *
461.5375 - 466.5375
462.1625 - 467.1625
464.9625 - 469.9625
464.9875 - 469.9875

469.0125 - 464.0125 Very common frequency pair
469.0375 - 464.0375
469.0625 - 464.0625
469.0875 - 464.0875
469.1125 - 464.1125
469.1375 - 464.1375
469.1625 - 464.1625
469.1875 - 464.1875
469.2125 - 464.2125
469.2375 - 464.2375
469.2625 - 464.2625
469.2875 - 464.2875
469.3125 - 464.3125
469.3375 - 464.3375
469.3625 - 464.3625
469.3875 - 464.3875

Headset/Speaker frequency pairing for ISM band Wide FM (3M Headsets):

Speaker Headset

920.0125 - 903.0125
920.0250 - 903.0250
. .
. .
921.0000 - 904.0000
. .
. .
921.9750 - 904.9750
921.9875 - 904.9875

Headset/Speaker frequency pairing for ISM band (HM Electronics):

Speaker Headset

902.0125 - 926.0125
902.0250 - 926.0250
. .
. .
903.0000 - 927.0000
. .
. .
903.9750 - 927.9750
903.9875 - 927.9875
 
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From your postings, I have determined that you live somewhere between Peoria & Mingo and between Archer & 61st Street South. Using the FCC's website search, I found 5 McDonald's Restaurants within 3 miles of 31st and Yale.

1 42nd & Yale WPYG419
2 21st & Sheridan WQBU203
3 15th & Peoria WQBU208
4 1st & Utica WPYG423
5 49th & Memorial WPYG437

Go to the following FCC website. It will alow you to do any number of searchs to help locate the owner of an unknown frequency. I included the license number of the individual locations in case you have dial up. I did a 3 mile radius from 31st & Yale and got 4,306 records on 153 pages in a PDF report. (alot of them cell towers) You can also use a Licensee wildcard search for your zipcode.

http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/reports/index.cfm

Usually you can receive four frequencies for the two lane drive-thru's and two for the single lanes. ie: order taker on one and order taker and customer on the other. Range is approx. half a mile with a rubber duck antenna. I have received the Mcdonalds at Admiral & Memorial at Pine and Garnett using my truck's radio antenna with a splitter, a distance of over two miles. I have one bank set up just with fast food frequencies. You would be amazed at what the high school kid wearing the headset is saying.

Happy hunting and good luck.
 

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I ususally have the best luck with 457.5125 for most McD's around. The cashier is usually in the 150's MURS channels.
 

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If you're that paranoid about it I probably wouldn't even be eating there. Don't forget to key up your 110w Spectra while placing your order. Little desense never hurts. =)
 

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Yea, they were on my work's main freq (154.515) until I complained to the FCC, they moved... :cool:
 

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Thanks guys! I knew I could count on you.

I have about seven years of "industry experience" so I know what kind of tom foolery goes on in those drive thrus. But now I'm gonna catch them.

And just for the record, NeFire, I'd love to stop eating at McDonald's. But I've worked very hard for the fine body I have and if I stopped eating there, I'd loose it overnight.
 

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Now lets say all those freqs he listed about a hundred of them...lol but for example all those were used in about a 30 mile radius are you supposed to put them all in your scanner and hope one pops up lol.. theres a funtion on mine that is a limit search and goes through all the freq mine can pick up but that one takes a while and one day i was right by a mcdonals and on 170 and 900 (around there) the scanner was going crazy kept juming around from freq to freq and it wasnt on scan and once in a while i can hear the ppl at mcdonals but my scanner only freaks out when i drive within a 500 yard distance of mcdonalds i know they cant be putting out that much power??? Whats wrong anyone know?
 

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McDonalds is starting to get away from the Headset/Radio drive-thrus.

They are now installing VOIP to a central call center that detects language. Your order is then put up on the computer and then you pay someone you have never spoken with before... unless it is your sister.

The VOIP system is for real. There is some testing now for ASR (auto-speech recognition)and human sounding TTS (text to speech) so soon you might never be talking to a human when you place your order.
 

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phil_smith said:
Another wonderful reason NOT to goto McDonalds
Yeah no shizzle. You think they jacked up your order before?! Wait until they ditch the human factor.
 

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Might not be so bad since the "human factor" is currently responsible for screwing up your order. I'm just excited at the prospect of being able to continuing eating there without having to learn spanish.
 

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STiMULi said:
McDonalds is starting to get away from the Headset/Radio drive-thrus.

They are now installing VOIP to a central call center that detects language. Your order is then put up on the computer and then you pay someone you have never spoken with before... unless it is your sister.

The VOIP system is for real. There is some testing now for ASR (auto-speech recognition)and human sounding TTS (text to speech) so soon you might never be talking to a human when you place your order.
Having worked at one of these fine establishments sometime in my lifetime, I would be really suprised if they can get a computer to figure out what half the people are saying!

As far as the Hundred or more freq's programmed, when ever I go through a drive thru I just hit search in the service band of my 796D or 780XLT to find the headset in question.
 

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Trust me. I am not reading this from article on the web. This is beng done. I know.

They will be using Cisco equipment and high dollar ASR software. To get an idea of what
I am talking about try dialing 1800 555 1212. It is not exactly the same. But close.

It is also to be programmed to when it does not understand an order to transfer to a live human.

This is old info but it works to get the point acrorss:

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1754529,00.asp
 

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The ALWAYS **** you at the drive-thru!

The realtor (I forget his name, or the actor's name) in Lethal Weapon II (or was it III?)

Anyway - I always go inside, and then stand in line at the most competent looking clerk.
 

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This was my life working a drive thru for five long years of my glorious youth:

"Welcome to Hardee's. May I take your order?"
"Geeme un o yer Big Deeeeeeeluckses, largh fraah, chickin fill-it samich and ah peepsee."
"Uh.... That's a Big Delux, large fry, chicken fillet and what else?
"A peepsee! A LARGE peesee?"
"Oh! A Pepsi?"
"Yah!! Dang boyh! Ya gots cotten iun yous' arrs?"
"We have Coke."
"Ih unt car! Ats fine. Whutever."

I'd love to see a computer process that.
 

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Chaos703 said:
This was my life working a drive thru for five long years of my glorious youth:

"Welcome to Hardee's. May I take your order?"
"Geeme un o yer Big Deeeeeeeluckses, largh fraah, chickin fill-it samich and ah peepsee."
"Uh.... That's a Big Delux, large fry, chicken fillet and what else?
"A peepsee! A LARGE peesee?"
"Oh! A Pepsi?"
"Yah!! Dang boyh! Ya gots cotten iun yous' arrs?"
"We have Coke."
"Ih unt car! Ats fine. Whutever."

I'd love to see a computer process that.
I work on this stuff and that would not be too hard to do.

Really.

There are only a few expected responses and variations of those responses can be preprogrammed.

Your misinterpretted responses can be recorded and reviewed to see if they can be added to the dictionary of expected responses.

Now responding in a TTS in that dialect would be tough and alot of work.

"Whah whee haa Heeeah is failyah to communicate"
 

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Impressive.

But tell me this: What will the computer do when a drunk guy pulls out his Judge Thompson and refuses to leave until someone shows him some boobs?

Actually that only happened once while I was working the drive thru. And come to think of it, I'm sure a computer could have handled it better than I did.

Seriously, though, how far are we from having intuitive conversations with machines? Five years? Ten? It's easy for me to believe that voice recognition is extremely advanced, but are we any where near getting a machine that can think it's way though a totally random conversation?
 

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I say 10.

We have the software but our level of patience gets shorter and shorter as we move through greater levels of technology. Our expectations increase to the point where we want more from day to day rather than year to year.

We can mass the processing power to run the software to make it happen but we have yet to really build a silicon brain that can think as abstractly as a human can. Computers can only do what we tell them to do and we don't even know how we do what we do :)

With the DARPA contest we are getting closer to more dynamic processing but that is still a limited arena of GIS and robotics.

Language, especially english is a tough egg to crack. Now just sit back and think of what a computer would think that last sentence was about.

I'd bet a million $$$$ that Google is working on it right now! :D
 
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