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Title: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Spiller on January 04, 2018, 08:36:27 PM
Hi all..just wondering is Tadgh o Shea still at the taxi meter work in cork and if so could someone kindly PM his number.. Thank u
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 04, 2018, 09:23:08 PM
No, he’s not doing it anymore.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 04, 2018, 09:30:48 PM
Try Eugene across from the south infirmary.
I think he bought out Tadgh o Shea.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Spiller on January 04, 2018, 10:00:43 PM
Cheers Tony
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 04, 2018, 10:18:06 PM
Cheers Tony


No problem, glad to be of help.   ::)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 05, 2018, 02:03:48 PM
What date do the meters have to have the new fare structure installed by?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 05, 2018, 02:04:59 PM
What date do the meters have to have the new fare structure installed by?

Yesterday probably
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 05, 2018, 03:29:54 PM
How much does it cost?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 05, 2018, 03:34:21 PM
How much does it cost?

Bout 40 odd quid... Plus resealing
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 05, 2018, 03:38:42 PM
Heard of one crowd charging €80, can't remember which. Stuart Kessie does mine, rang him yesterday and he's going to get back to me to let me know when he'll be visiting the beautiful seaside resort town of Balbriggan. Forgot to ask what he's charging. I think it was €50 or €60 last time but it might have been €40. To be fair to South Dublin Autos, they have looked after minor stuff for me FOC from time to time.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 05, 2018, 03:50:51 PM
Just off the phone to Stuart(Kessie),the cost for the reprogramming is €75, their new premises (Mechanic 24)in the Bellevue Ind Est on the Tolka Valley Rd in Finglas is open 24 hrs over the weekend if those night time drivers don't fancy getting up during the day.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 05, 2018, 03:54:26 PM
I think he does them up in your neck of the woods, too.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 05, 2018, 03:56:35 PM
I think he does them up in your neck of the woods, too.

I meant to ask him but i think i'll avail of the 24hr service...nothing like getting your meter reprogrammed at 4 in the morning!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 05, 2018, 04:00:07 PM
Reminiscent of the initial installation, crowd from Norn Iron working out of a shed in Finglas in the dead of night, cash only!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 05, 2018, 04:01:37 PM
Cash only...fuk dat...they better take card!! lol
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 05, 2018, 04:04:40 PM
Back then all of the Dublin installers were scared shitless of Usher and Gorman, getting a meter into a plata nua was a cloak and dagger affair, gobshites!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 05, 2018, 04:09:55 PM
Very true,sure the intimidation from the old timers especially on the Gresh was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 07, 2018, 11:39:23 AM
It was 30 Notes the last time around, a load of Pox Doob trackie's brought us all out to the Docklands of Cork,
charged us 30 Bucks 'Cash' fer Two minutes work, gave us a confirmation letter and sent us on our way.

The Heurs working the Cork Docks weren't making even a Quarter of what the Doob boys were coining !
Title: Taxi meter update
Post by: Cool Boola on January 08, 2018, 05:05:27 PM
Got a appointment to have my Cygnus meter recalibrated just now. Turns out I will have to wait until the 22nd before I can have the pleasure of handing over 75 squid..I think it's a bad time of the year and sure what's the hurry?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: watty on January 08, 2018, 05:49:41 PM
When is the fare increase actually happening?  I've just had a quick gander at the NTA website and it says Feb 2018 'at the earliest'.  As far as I can see, they haven't published an official notice introducing it on a specific date.

So even if they did bring it in in Feb 2018, you'd probably have a month's grace or two before your 'old fare' meter became illegal.  So if you're not in a rush, you could probably wait until March or April to get it done. 





(Don't blame me if I'm wrong and you get a fine  C:-) )
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 08, 2018, 06:08:47 PM
They've published a list of approved programs as below hence the date must be determined.

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/taxi/latest-news-for-spsv-operators-2/ (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/taxi/latest-news-for-spsv-operators-2/)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 08, 2018, 06:11:03 PM
Aaah, there it is:

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/taxi/latest-news-for-spsv-operators-2/page/4/ (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/taxi/latest-news-for-spsv-operators-2/page/4/)

Quote
The Board approved the proposed increase in the maximum taxi fare by an average of 3.22%, to take effect on 01 February 2018.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: watty on January 08, 2018, 06:19:46 PM
@ RC: Thanks!

Putting on my JohnM hat, the new fares are 'maximums'.  And, of course, you're allowed to discount.  I wonder could you put up an official looking sign on your taxi.  Get it laminated in plastic 'n everything.  And say you're giving everyone a 3.22% discount so you're not getting your meter updated to the new fare structure...  Could save yourself a few bob on meter sealing etc and use the savings to diversify into the oven-hinge business (http://intaxi.org/forum/index.php?topic=8421.0)?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 08, 2018, 06:27:05 PM
AFAIK you're obliged too have your meter programmed to the current maximum fare.

To answer a question that's invariably asked over taxi radios shortly after midnight on the date of the rate change... If you had your meter programmed in advance and it displays tariff expired or some such you need to end your current shift and start a new one.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 08, 2018, 06:31:34 PM
^ afterthought - if you haven't ended/started a shift since the last fare update do yourself a favour and disconnect/switch off the printer or it'll take an eternity and consume a small forest.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 09, 2018, 07:25:59 AM
Fixed payment offences – taximeter (taxi only)
Failure to comply with the requirements in relation to the calibration of taximeters  €250
Failure to comply with the requirements in relation to the fitting and operation of a taximeter  €60

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/taxi/operating-an-spsv/rights-and-responsibilities-of-an-spsv-driver/fixed-payment-notice/ (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/taxi/operating-an-spsv/rights-and-responsibilities-of-an-spsv-driver/fixed-payment-notice/)
Title: Re: Taxi meter update
Post by: Belker on January 09, 2018, 07:29:15 AM
Got a appointment to have my Cygnus meter recalibrated just now. Turns out I will have to wait until the 22nd before I can have the pleasure of handing over 75 squid..I think it's a bad time of the year and sure what's the hurry?

The NTA website sez the Cygnus meter is good to be installed as of now.
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2018_Taximeter_Program_Update_18-12-17.pdf (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2018_Taximeter_Program_Update_18-12-17.pdf)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 09, 2018, 11:16:48 AM
Very true,sure the intimidation from the old timers especially on the Gresh was ridiculous.

All part of the game wasn't it? Last in new boy gets the run-around. A right few arseholes still knocking about with the tanned right arms and scuffed knuckles. Had the pleasure of listening to one of them I met off Sean Macker Strasse...Champion Ave, I think? He caught me pissing at all hours............how I laughed at his Gestapo-like posture.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Bubba Ho-Tep on January 10, 2018, 12:56:17 AM
Might be a delay, fare cards may have to be reprinted. Credit card charge gone.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 10, 2018, 01:42:06 AM
Hard to delay when the programs are approved and already installed in at least 8,342 meters.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 10:51:39 AM
Fer Cork drivers we will get an automated text some day soon telling us the exact time, date and place of where to go fer meter update.
The cost will be about 75Euro and the place will most likely be the Marina by Shandon boat club (same as last time), the date I'm not sure of but possibly Mon the 15th or 22nd of Jan.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 10:55:49 AM
Just a note, if anyone needs their meter clock adjusted, then it can be done on the day FOC.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 10, 2018, 10:59:30 AM
Do yis all use the same installer down there?

The clock is always corrected when it's reprogrammed, hardly FOC when you're handing over 75 notes for 3.5 minutes of the programmer's time.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 10, 2018, 11:58:45 AM
How much does it cost installers to get these programmes done?....it cost me 50 a good few years back,then 60 and now 75 eurals.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 10, 2018, 12:16:51 PM
I don't know or can't remember how much it cost hal, I was going to look through my receipts but then I remembered I lost all my records / invoices in the great hurricane Ophelia way back in 2017
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 12:19:17 PM
Do yis all use the same installer down there?

The clock is always corrected when it's reprogrammed, hardly FOC when you're handing over 75 notes for 3.5 minutes of the programmer's time.

No, it will be the same bunch of Doob trackies coming down again fer reprogramming,
but at least this time our own (and only I think ?) Cork meter installer 'Eugene' will be part
of the crew on the day.

My Hale meter clock loses about a minute and a half per year, If'n ya ask em nicely then
they will set the clock forward by a few minutes.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 10, 2018, 12:26:23 PM
Do yis all use the same installer down there?

The clock is always corrected when it's reprogrammed, hardly FOC when you're handing over 75 notes for 3.5 minutes of the programmer's time.

Prob around 4 installers in Cork.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 12:26:49 PM
How much does it cost installers to get these programmes done?....it cost me 50 a good few years back,then 60 and now 75 eurals.

I thought it was Thirty the last time ?  but Eugene informed/reminded me this morning that it had been Fifty last time.
This time around it will be about 75Euro.

The installers get about a Score per cab, Legal Meterology and the NTA share the remainder of the Spoils !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 10, 2018, 12:31:52 PM
Do yis all use the same installer down there?

The clock is always corrected when it's reprogrammed, hardly FOC when you're handing over 75 notes for 3.5 minutes of the programmer's time.

Prob around 4 installers in Cork.

That's grand...there's four adaptors wearing Bermudas, pork-pie hats and tank-tops they can plug into on the 17th.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 12:32:25 PM
Do yis all use the same installer down there?

The clock is always corrected when it's reprogrammed, hardly FOC when you're handing over 75 notes for 3.5 minutes of the programmer's time.

Prob around 4 installers in Cork.

Who ?
Tadgh O' Shea Gone !
Liz Guerin Gone !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 12:35:38 PM
I don't know or can't remember how much it cost hal, I was going to look through my receipts but then I remembered I lost all my records / invoices in the great hurricane Ophelia way back in 2017

That'a a Handy excuse if'n the Taxman comes a calling at your door !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 10, 2018, 12:36:46 PM
I don't know or can't remember how much it cost hal, I was going to look through my receipts but then I remembered I lost all my records / invoices in the great hurricane Ophelia way back in 2017

That'a a Handy excuse if'n the Taxman comes a calling at your door !


Oh yeah.... I need a new door too
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 12:40:54 PM
And Trade in dat Pox Hyundai while ur at it !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 12:48:57 PM
I was gonna say that with the Orphelia Compo money that you might trade up to a new Merc,
but at your stage of Life, it's probably the Merc that would be Trading-up on the Driver !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 10, 2018, 12:51:42 PM
I'm still younger and fitter than you ya old fuck
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 10, 2018, 01:07:50 PM
I'm still younger and fitter than you ya old fuck

That may well be true (and the Grand-dad stuff I'm deeply jealous of),
but I can still speel a better yarn than anyone else on here !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 10, 2018, 01:12:30 PM
Do yis all use the same installer down there?

The clock is always corrected when it's reprogrammed, hardly FOC when you're handing over 75 notes for 3.5 minutes of the programmer's time.

Prob around 4 installers in Cork.

Who ?
Tadgh O' Shea Gone !
Liz Guerin Gone !

Dave o Connor
Declan Moone
Eugene

That’s 3
Can’t think of the other blokes name
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 10, 2018, 03:50:27 PM
My Hale meter clock loses about a minute and a half per year, If'n ya ask em nicely then
they will set the clock forward by a few minutes.

Mine gains, about 18.69 mins fast ATM. You can zero it weekly to keep it right if you can be arsed.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 10, 2018, 03:51:45 PM
The installers get about a Score per cab, Legal Meterology and the NTA share the remainder of the Spoils !

I think they're pulling the wool over your eyes there. Legal Metrology get their cut from you, c.€90.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 10, 2018, 05:46:43 PM
The installer gets everything.
He just pays out for the chip for the new program.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 10, 2018, 06:40:12 PM
The installer gets everything.
He just pays out for the chip for the new program.

Indeed Jack....but i'd love to know what the programmers charge the installers for that chip?
I remember a few years back the queue at SDA,the road into Dolphin Hse and back down to the yard,constant flow of cars over a few days...if not weeks!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 10, 2018, 06:46:17 PM
They prob buy them in cards of maybe 10 chips.
Around 5 euros per chip I’d say.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 10, 2018, 07:06:19 PM
The guy doin mine had his on a keyring,just plugged it in for a minute or so and that was it...60 bucks...they don't do much please or thanks in SDA.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 10, 2018, 07:41:54 PM
I suppose it’s their Christmas.
How often do you see the meter guy ?
Once every few years, when you change your car and price increase.
May as well ride you every time they see you.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 11, 2018, 01:42:39 AM
I've found SDA good to deal with from a customer service perspective in recent years. I didn't like them for a while after some gurrier took a screwdriver to the centre console of trigger's brush back in 2004 when she was brand new and when I pointed out the damage I was met with sure it's a fukkin taxi it's gonna get scratched a bit, etc...
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 11, 2018, 12:17:59 PM
My Hale meter clock loses about a minute and a half per year, If'n ya ask em nicely then
they will set the clock forward by a few minutes.

Mine gains, about 18.69 mins fast ATM. You can zero it weekly to keep it right if you can be arsed.

Ya can't change or update the clock manually on a Hale meter.
The seal needs to be broken by the installer to update the clock.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 11, 2018, 02:34:07 PM
You can adjust for up to 2 mins at the top of the hour once or twice a week. I wasn't asking you, I was telling you.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 11, 2018, 04:15:25 PM
You can adjust for up to 2 mins at the top of the hour once or twice a week. I wasn't asking you, I was telling you.

No ya can't ! This has been well 'trashed out' before on Roy's
and I have checked every Hale website fer more imfo.
I have even checked it out with my meter installer.
You cannot manually adjust the meter clock on the Hale meter
that I have (Microtax 05 version).
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 11, 2018, 06:50:42 PM
You can... again it wasn't a question. With the time displayed (within two minutes of xx:00) press the top right and bottom left buttons simultaneously. If that doesn't work press the top left and bottom right buttons simultaneously. I can't remember which pair it is because it's about 5 years and 3 months since I done it last.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 11, 2018, 08:03:54 PM
Thought you could adjust all meters by + or - 2 mins once a week
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 12, 2018, 09:42:40 AM
You can... again it wasn't a question. With the time displayed (within two minutes of xx:00) press the top right and bottom left buttons simultaneously. If that doesn't work press the top left and bottom right buttons simultaneously. I can't remember which pair it is because it's about 5 years and 3 months since I done it last.

No Rats, you mean YOU can...not everyone has your mechanical brain. What Belker meant to say was, he can't.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 12, 2018, 11:16:07 AM
I've half a mind. to dig out the manual for him.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 12, 2018, 12:32:44 PM
I've half a mind. to dig out the manual for him.

Bring it to Cork next week.
A one on one lesson.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 12, 2018, 12:43:26 PM
I've half a mind. to dig out the manual for him.

Bring it to Cork next week.
A one on one lesson.

Sounds exciting....but wait till he has loadsa beer on him!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 12, 2018, 12:48:32 PM
If I can find it I'll photocopy it for him.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 12, 2018, 12:49:35 PM
If I can find it I'll photocopy it for him.

You've less than five days!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 12, 2018, 12:57:55 PM
Could be in the accordion folder in the study/gym. I'll pop up and have a look now.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 12, 2018, 01:05:50 PM
Could be in the accordion folder in the study/gym. I'll pop up and have a look now.

Gym....yer fukin hillaire!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 12, 2018, 01:10:13 PM
Ken studies Taxi law.
Ye could do some note swapping.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 12, 2018, 01:19:14 PM
More of a clothes drying room than a gym if I'm honest. Anywaysanall I found it but it's 36 pages long so I just scanned the relevant page.

(https://s18.postimg.cc/3pk8gzhc5/img20180112_13180751.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/3pk8gzhc5/)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on January 13, 2018, 11:46:03 PM
You left out
“In your face” rats
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 14, 2018, 06:17:22 AM
That's great, much appreciated, Thanks very much Stephen.

As me ol Da' used to say; "Tell no one your business,
tell everyone your problems, some fella will always have a solution !"
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Cool Boola on January 14, 2018, 01:13:05 PM
Tell nutton....to no one!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 14, 2018, 02:38:30 PM
Ye never saw nuttin!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 15, 2018, 09:37:33 AM
You can... again it wasn't a question. With the time displayed (within two minutes of xx:00) press the top right and bottom left buttons simultaneously. If that doesn't work press the top left and bottom right buttons simultaneously. I can't remember which pair it is because it's about 5 years and 3 months since I done it last.

I did that this morning at 6.58am and it updated to 7am, to add 2 minutes on to the clock.
Thanks again fer your time Stephen.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 16, 2018, 12:09:20 PM
Eugene is doing the meters in Shandon boat club this morning if anyone wants their meter done.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 16, 2018, 12:58:55 PM
Shame he couldn't wait 'till Wednesday.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 16, 2018, 02:31:28 PM
Shame he couldn't wait 'till Wednesday.

He could have joined ye for a few sherbets in Cork.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 16, 2018, 03:56:03 PM
Nostril sherbert!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 17, 2018, 10:48:44 AM
Eugene is doing the meters in Shandon boat club this morning if anyone wants their meter done.

The text I got fer Hale meters is fer the 23rd and 24th Jan.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 19, 2018, 02:09:16 PM
Have my Licence Renewal next Fri,if i get my meter reprogrammed before next Fri will it need to be resealed before they pass it out or best to wait till after the Licence Renewal test?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 19, 2018, 02:41:30 PM
Have my Licence Renewal next Fri,if i get my meter reprogrammed before next Fri will it need to be resealed before they pass it out or best to wait till after the Licence Renewal test?


Best wait till after the test
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 19, 2018, 03:07:31 PM
They'll probably facilitate you within one visit, they're nice like that.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 19, 2018, 04:00:32 PM
They'll probably facilitate you within one visit, they're nice like that.

I thought they did the sealing in the Airport Ind Est?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 19, 2018, 04:11:58 PM
The last few times I got it done the choice was between NCTS in Ballymun and NCTS in Greenhills. Before that it was Poppintree and before that it was Phoenix Park, never got it done in Airport Ind Est, has it changed again?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on January 19, 2018, 04:27:12 PM
I think they used Airways Industrial Estate because it was everyone getting reprogrammed. Wouldn’t be surprised if it happens next month
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 19, 2018, 04:32:28 PM
I think they used Airways Industrial Estate because it was everyone getting reprogrammed. Wouldn’t be surprised if it happens next month

Guaranteed!!

Was speaking to Stuart(Kessie) again,he said they'll be doing the reprogramming over the weekend on a 24hr basis.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 19, 2018, 05:29:35 PM
Gave the NTA and Stuart a bell,unsealed meter won't be a fail item for Licence Renewal cos it's in the timeframe for reprogramming.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 20, 2018, 12:05:32 PM
3 phone calls so far... I see what you're dong, that'll be the hardest 75 notes he ever took!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 20, 2018, 01:03:41 PM
Indeed RC....anyways,got my meter done last night.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 21, 2018, 11:42:01 AM
Indeed RC....anyways,got my meter done last night.

How much ?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 21, 2018, 12:41:58 PM
Indeed RC....anyways,got my meter done last night.

How much ?

€75
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: markmiwurdz on January 21, 2018, 06:45:36 PM
Indeed RC....anyways,got my meter done last night.

How much ?

€75

Was about 30-40 last time??
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 21, 2018, 07:12:48 PM
Indeed RC....anyways,got my meter done last night.

How much ?

€75

Was about 30-40 last time??

I paid 60 last time Marky....50 the time before that.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: markmiwurdz on January 21, 2018, 10:55:26 PM
Indeed RC....anyways,got my meter done last night.

How much ?

€75

Was about 30-40 last time??

I paid 60 last time Marky....50 the time before that.
#

I must be going soft,thought it was much less than 75  ::fds
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Cool Boola on January 21, 2018, 11:24:02 PM
Thought I paid 40 lids too. Senile decay must be setting in?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 22, 2018, 05:34:33 AM
I was sure it was only 30 or 40 last time, but Eugene told me it was 50 the last time and will be 75 this time.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: taxi1990 on January 22, 2018, 07:24:42 AM
does anyone know where i can get my semitron meter recalibrated in connacht or even somewhere in the midlands, don't want to have to go to Dublin to have it done.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 22, 2018, 07:33:54 AM
Ring the NTA Industry line (0761 064 000)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 22, 2018, 08:12:59 AM
2018 FARE UPDATE: South Dublin Autos will be updating Hale & Alberen Taximeters this Thurs(25th)@Centrepoint Carpark Portlaoise. 9am-5pm.No booking req.Fee €75
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: taxi1990 on January 22, 2018, 10:51:38 AM
Thanks Belker, will do.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: taxi1990 on January 22, 2018, 11:04:57 AM
As I suspected, they don't have a clue who supplies what meters and where, typical transport authority.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 22, 2018, 12:17:48 PM
You've obviously been knocking around a while...are you surprised? They seem to regard anything other than a ministerial call as an intrusion.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 22, 2018, 12:25:52 PM
525. Deputy Imelda Munster Information on Imelda Munster Zoom on Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Shane P.N. Ross Zoom on Shane P.N. Ross the estimated cost for taxi drivers to recalibrate meters when fares are increased by the NTA. [41519/17]
 
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): Information on Shane P.N. Ross Zoom on Shane P.N. Ross Firstly, I should explain that the regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013. Accordingly, fare changes and associated recalibration issues are a matter for the NTA.

However, in order to be of assistance, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.


A Munster from Louth...Hal's real name is Herman after all that.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 22, 2018, 01:48:39 PM
Thanks Lip for exposing me on the forum!!

The cost for the meter seal from Legal Metrology is €86.10.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: taxi1990 on January 22, 2018, 01:51:54 PM
I am not knocking around long at all, but it took me about 4 calls to the NTA to figure out what they were like, some of the people they have on the phones have a very good knowledge of the industry but the majority of them seem to have only just started the job that day by the looks of things. I always double check any query with them. The best one was when I rang them before my psv entry test and asked them about the maps reading section, I was told there is no map reading, got to the test center and sat down, saw the map book and asked what it was for, "its for the map reading" >:(
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 23, 2018, 01:07:09 AM
You're lucky you weren't around when Kathleen Doyle was in charge. She was really mean and nasty to our unions... for example, when they complained about all dem blax driving clapped out shiteboxes she brought in a nine year rule and then when they whinged about not being able to afford 8 year old cars she let all dem blax keep their then current shiteboxes until they reach(ed) 15 years old... there was just no talking to her!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 23, 2018, 10:52:08 AM
I am not knocking around long at all, but it took me about 4 calls to the NTA to figure out what they were like, some of the people they have on the phones have a very good knowledge of the industry but the majority of them seem to have only just started the job that day by the looks of things. I always double check any query with them. The best one was when I rang them before my psv entry test and asked them about the maps reading section, I was told there is no map reading, got to the test center and sat down, saw the map book and asked what it was for, "its for the map reading" >:(

The joys of Quangos, eh? Not quite as bad as the HSE but getting there.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 23, 2018, 01:54:16 PM
I got my meter done this morning in Cork,
very similar to a 'Knocking shop', ya que fer
an hour and then pay 75Euro fer the Job !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 23, 2018, 02:55:55 PM
It's not as bad as you think John.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 23, 2018, 03:02:16 PM
I got my meter done this morning in Cork,
very similar to a 'Knocking shop', ya que fer
an hour and then pay 75Euro fer the Job !

Only another €86.10 to pay and yer sorted Ken!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 23, 2018, 03:38:21 PM
Can ya do Reseal and Suitability in One test ?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 23, 2018, 03:59:25 PM
Can ya do Reseal and Suitability in One test ?

Might be the same company(Applus) doing both tests but making the appointments is two different phone calls(numbers)NTA and Legal Metrology, i'd say trying to coordinate with those two could be what nightmares are made of!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 23, 2018, 04:57:06 PM
Book one and when you're there ask the inspector if he can fit you in for the other, they usually do if you're polite and Irish by accident of birth. In the good old days it was customary to give 'em a drink for it but they won't take anything these days.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 24, 2018, 12:12:00 PM
Book one and when you're there ask the inspector if he can fit you in for the other, they usually do if you're polite and Irish by accident of birth. In the good old days it was customary to give 'em a drink for it but they won't take anything these days.

Thanks Stephen, I'll try that when suitability is due next November.
And Thanks Hal too.

BTW, (Cringing !) I lost that Hale user manual you gave me,
I Planked it in our Douglas street base on the Wednesday
and they had their every 10 year Spring-clean the next day
and it got fooked out.
 oops
Any chance of another copy ?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: schuffler on January 24, 2018, 04:31:05 PM
Does anyone now whats up with the tetas meter programming
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 24, 2018, 04:55:16 PM
Does anyone now whats up with the tetas meter programming

Still not approved according to the list,why don't you contact your installer?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 24, 2018, 05:25:43 PM
I'll post one down to you, Ken. I would scan and email but my machine photocopies a lot faster than it scans.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Theoneandonly on January 25, 2018, 10:45:01 AM
Does anyone now whats up with the tetas meter programming

Still not approved according to the list,why don't you contact your installer?

Scan are programming them on Thursday 1st from 7am until 7pm, some shit about the dual program taking a year from the calendar, he has letter from LMS stating drivers have 21 days to have meter sealed, I was able to book my taxi in for the Seal on the 13th despite not having the meter reprogrammed, so I have the appropriate letter if stopped (even though I may or may not have actually had the meter reprogrammed)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 25, 2018, 11:34:29 AM
I was up above in Dublin last night for a pint with a couple of colleagues/competitors. The first they heard of the fare increase was via a threatening text from NTA yesterday or the day before warning them not to operate from 1st Feb unless their meters are reprogrammed and sealed. These are Nokia carriers with no interest in technology so they don't get newsletters since NTA stopped posting them.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 25, 2018, 12:22:53 PM
Got the same text myself!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 25, 2018, 12:48:24 PM
Indeed but you're equipped to click the link and discover that all you need to do is book a sealing appointment. The Nokia men don't know or want to know what the internet is.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 25, 2018, 12:51:35 PM
A little off topic but I've noticed that ladies of the night tend to use old Nokias as their work phones. They clearly have smartphones as they Hail0 us but then hand you a little old Nokia with the destination address displayed in a text message. I wonder why?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jack Meoff on January 25, 2018, 12:59:54 PM
does anyone know where i can get my semitron meter recalibrated in connacht or even somewhere in the midlands, don't want to have to go to Dublin to have it done.

Chap in limerick does them,
Could be closer than Dublin for you,
He could be doing some in Galway on a certain day so worth a try,
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: watty on January 25, 2018, 01:04:40 PM
Software for ATA meters not available until Fri or Sat week! Should be interesting if stopped next week by NTA inspectors.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 25, 2018, 01:53:14 PM
you have to be resealed and everything by 01 February.
that's not happening in a million years.
I'm dreading having to ring that mope over in skan taxi.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 25, 2018, 02:48:15 PM
The meter doesn't have to be sealed. Once it is reprogrammed you only have to book a sealing appointment. However, you may not under any circumstances work with a meter that hasn't been reprogrammed.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Korky on January 25, 2018, 02:49:55 PM
You need to be resealed or have an appointment booked for same by feb 1... there are currently no appointments available at any time. You couldn’t make it up.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 25, 2018, 02:56:12 PM
Joe Public will be on to Mr. Duffy complaining that he can't get a taxi and all his neighbours that drive cabs are on the piss except for the immigrants.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 25, 2018, 03:01:32 PM
DEADLINE – 01 FEBRUARY

The Maximum Taxi Fare changes on 01 February.

All taximeters must be programmed (calibrated) AND sealed (verified) with the new fare in order to operate from 01 February 2018.

Calibration is completed by a private taximeter installer of your choice. Verification is completed by Legal Metrology Services (LMS) through its contractor Applus. NTA is not involved in either of these contracts. It is up to the taxi operator to arrange for both calibration and verification in good time.

In circumstances where this is not possible, the taxi may not be operated unless formal evidence from LMS of a verification appointment is provided on the spot by the driver to An Garda Síochána or NTA Compliance Officers.

Operating with a taximeter not appropriately calibrated and verified will attract a fine of €60 up to €250 depending on the circumstances.

Please contact LMS now on 01 413 5951 to book a taximeter verification appointment.

Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 25, 2018, 03:29:38 PM
You need to be resealed or have an appointment booked for same by feb 1... there are currently no appointments available at any time. You couldn’t make it up.

I was on to Applus today and was offered 29th Jan which I refused because I'm not too sure the new increase will go through smoothly.
I'm not sealing my meter before the fare increase date.
After Feb 1st Applus could offer me nothing, only to take my name and number with a promise to ring me back.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 25, 2018, 03:35:21 PM
I booked for an appointment on Monday,was given Thurs Feb 1st,i'll be checking the meter at midnight to make sure the new programne kicks in.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 25, 2018, 03:44:08 PM
A little off topic but I've noticed that ladies of the night tend to use old Nokias as their work phones. They clearly have smartphones as they Hail0 us but then hand you a little old Nokia with the destination address displayed in a text message. I wonder why?

Most likely they have a smartphone fer personal and social media use and also an old 'Ready to Go' Nokia which is strictly fer business use only, the thinking being that de John or Ol Bill could never trace an old Nokia on a Pay as you go plan.
This is the way the person who took over my old business works.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 25, 2018, 03:50:02 PM
I booked for an appointment on Monday,was given Thurs Feb 1st,i'll be checking the meter at midnight to make sure the new programne kicks in.

I was on the dog to Applus today and I pushed yerman fer what time the increase starts on Feb 1st,
he checked but found only Feb 1st on his system, to further discourage optimism he added;
"I guess it will be Midnight !"
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: watty on January 25, 2018, 05:47:22 PM
Not sure why the NTA has the push on to get the meters done by Feb 1st.  If you use the 'old' tariff, you're basically giving people a discount and losing money yourself?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 25, 2018, 05:52:27 PM
Anyone know what the meters will start at with the new tariff...will there be 5c involved in either tariff?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: taxi1990 on January 25, 2018, 06:56:33 PM
Does anyone know any taxi meter installers in Co Galway?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 25, 2018, 07:01:01 PM
Does anyone know any taxi meter installers in Co Galway?

Send the Galway Girl aka lizzzy a PM...but be careful,he's got an arc welder!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 25, 2018, 07:34:30 PM
Anyone know what the meters will start at with the new tariff...will there be 5c involved in either tariff?

3.60 will become 3.80 !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 25, 2018, 08:56:23 PM
Anyone know what the meters will start at with the new tariff...will there be 5c involved in either tariff?

3.60 will become 3.80 !

Would it be reasonable to say €4.00 will become €4.20....and will the fare still increase in increments of 20c?

Can't wait to find out what my €161.10 gets me and how long it'll take to recoup it....there's another test for ye Ken?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 26, 2018, 01:06:49 AM
mytaxi paid for Ken's.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 26, 2018, 01:17:10 AM
New rates:

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/170915_Maximum_Fare_Order_Proposal_Approved_by_NTA_Board-1.pdf (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/170915_Maximum_Fare_Order_Proposal_Approved_by_NTA_Board-1.pdf)

One would assume the meter will run in 20c increments.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 26, 2018, 01:33:43 PM
Stuart never got back to me regarding programming in the beautiful seaside resort town of Balbriggan or, if he did, I missed his call. Anywaysanall, can't get through to the scrap yard or his mobile at the moment so I rang Mechanic 24 and they're doing them again this weekend so I'll drop in tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on January 26, 2018, 02:11:12 PM
Taxi Mechanical Services in swords doing them on a first come first served basis, be prepared to wait unless you get there at 7am. Only €50 for Digitax
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 26, 2018, 03:15:17 PM
Stuart never got back to me regarding programming in the beautiful seaside resort town of Balbriggan or, if he did, I missed his call. Anywaysanall, can't get through to the scrap yard or his mobile at the moment so I rang Mechanic 24 and they're doing them again this weekend so I'll drop in tonight or tomorrow.

I dropped in at about midnight last Fri,no one else there,was done in about 15-20 mins.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on January 26, 2018, 11:02:43 PM
I queued up for 2 and a half fucking hours yesterday in portlaoise to get it done, it only took 15 minutes in total, but I felt better when the gobshite in front of me 17303 was told he couldn't be done as he hadn't got a Hale meter
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 27, 2018, 02:23:50 AM
I queued up for 2 and a half fucking hours yesterday in portlaoise to get it done, it only took 15 minutes in total, but I felt better when the gobshite in front of me 17303 was told he couldn't be done as he hadn't got a Hale meter
do you not work dublin tone. you cudda got it done in 15 minutes up in civilisation.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 27, 2018, 02:57:51 AM
Went into the garage at 23:37, done and dusted by 23:49... probably would have had to queue if I got it done in the beautiful seaside resort town of Balbriggan.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 28, 2018, 05:50:27 AM
You need to be resealed or have an appointment booked for same by feb 1... there are currently no appointments available at any time. You couldn’t make it up.

I was on to Applus today and was offered 29th Jan which I refused because I'm not too sure the new increase will go through smoothly.
I'm not sealing my meter before the fare increase date.
After Feb 1st Applus could offer me nothing, only to take my name and number with a promise to ring me back.

To be fair Applus did ring me back the next day and gave me an offer fer the 16th Feb with an emailed booking number.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 28, 2018, 05:55:07 AM
mytaxi paid for Ken's.

I reckon MyTaxi paid fer half the country's re-seal/verification !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 28, 2018, 01:23:08 PM
As far as I recall they only gave us a ton. Total cost for me is about €165, €75 programming and €90 odd sealing.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on January 28, 2018, 01:58:03 PM
My reprogramming was €50, add in reseal and it's  €136.10.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Cool Boola on January 28, 2018, 08:29:19 PM
Same as the Rat
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 29, 2018, 06:22:25 AM
As far as I recall they only gave us a ton. Total cost for me is about €165, €75 programming and €90 odd sealing.

The original Oct bank holiday MyTaxi Bobo offer was fer them to pay fer our taxi meter verification (re-seal) if we completed the 20 job Bobo offer on at least Two nights over that weekend. That offer did not include reprogramming (recalibrating).

But that was changed and instead they gave us 90Euro in cash on the next statement.

The cost of verification (re-seal) by Legal Meterology is 86.10.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 29, 2018, 11:30:17 AM
My reprogramming was €50, add in reseal and it's  €136.10.

Cheaper than most, what make is your meter?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on January 29, 2018, 12:16:34 PM
My reprogramming was €50, add in reseal and it's  €136.10.

Cheaper than most, what make is your meter?
Digitax. Paul Whelan in Swords
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 29, 2018, 12:29:12 PM
My reprogramming was €50, add in reseal and it's  €136.10.

Cheaper than most, what make is your meter?
Digitax. Paul Whelan in Swords

It makes ye wonder why SDA/Mechanic 24 are charging €75 when they probably have the majority of taxi driver using them as their meter suppliers....simply gouging i suppose.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on January 29, 2018, 12:30:49 PM
Couldn't agree more Hal. Rip Off Ireland still alive and well.  ::fuck ::fuck
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 29, 2018, 12:45:25 PM
To be fair, it's hard to beat SDA for service... both of us lost 10/15 mins, Hal.

Conversely... I'm told Tetas mirror meters can be reprogrammed from Thurs at Scan ATM, open 7am - 7pm, first come first served, €75.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on January 29, 2018, 12:59:47 PM
I think that the Tetas might be accessible without removing the seal.I'll go in March when the queue dies down.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 29, 2018, 01:04:34 PM
The info on the seal changes, give it 10 or 12 years and the enforcement team will catch up with you. You won't be happy when you get a €40 fine!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on January 29, 2018, 01:06:32 PM
Ah ok they probably have it flagged on the system too if it doesn't get resealed.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 29, 2018, 01:25:03 PM
Logically they should know about every meter that's reprogrammed from installers submitting a copy of each green form. Hence they should be able to advise Revenue where drivers (appear to) have two meters in one car. However, we live in Ireland... as anyone that got Mortgage Interest Relief at source knows, the left hand and the right hand operate in autonomy.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 29, 2018, 01:40:51 PM
Just to remind myself that we live in Ireland I rang the meter seal crowd for an appointment. Calling it a shambles is being generous. I'm told they have nothing available but I'm on a priority list (despite my advising them that all I need is a reference number, explaining that priority is neither here nor there as I'm in no panic) for Ballymount. Apparently they're not doing them in Ballymun at all. The operator did advise me to note her name and the date/time as all calls are logged so, presumably, transcripts will be available should it prove necessary to demonstrate their incompetence to a judge on foot of a summons...
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Wingnut on January 29, 2018, 02:13:01 PM
Wheres Ballymount?

It must be out southside somewhere is it.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 29, 2018, 02:20:03 PM
I think it's off the M50... the satnav should know the rest.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Theoneandonly on January 29, 2018, 02:42:47 PM
To be fair, it's hard to beat SDA for service... both of us lost 10/15 mins, Hal.

Conversely... I'm told Tetas mirror meters can be reprogrammed from Thurs at Scan ATM, open 7am - 7pm, first come first served, €75.

Scan's logic for not doing the Tetas earlier despite it being capable of containing a dual program:
The memory is only capable of holding so many years in it's calendar therefore in order to guarantee the 4 years required by the NTA the old program has to be deleted, if both programs are stored at once then the memory is insufficient to store the full calendar for the new program and a year would be lost, I guess that's why the LMS didn't approve it?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 29, 2018, 02:45:24 PM
Just to remind myself that we live in Ireland I rang the meter seal crowd for an appointment. Calling it a shambles is being generous. I'm told they have nothing available but I'm on a priority list (despite my advising them that all I need is a reference number, explaining that priority is neither here nor there as I'm in no panic) for Ballymount. Apparently they're not doing them in Ballymun at all. The operator did advise me to note her name and the date/time as all calls are logged so, presumably, transcripts will be available should it prove necessary to demonstrate their incompetence to a judge on foot of a summons...

I have an appointment for Ballymun on Thurs.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 29, 2018, 03:47:37 PM
So the lying cunt was lying, I suspected as much. How annoying.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: dubman on January 29, 2018, 04:10:41 PM
Anyone know whats the story regarding Halda meters and new fare increase.Was onto south dublin autos who supplied meter and they say they cant get chip with new programme.Dont fancy having to buy new meter.Is anyone else doing halda programme?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 29, 2018, 04:14:27 PM
So the lying cunt was lying, I suspected as much. How annoying.

Probably,
The Applus inspector doing my licence renewal told me it's done around the back of Northpoint 1,i know my car can't be put on the rolling road so it's a road trip.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 29, 2018, 07:45:11 PM
Anyone know whats the story regarding Halda meters and new fare increase.Was onto south dublin autos who supplied meter and they say they cant get chip with new programme.Dont fancy having to buy new meter.Is anyone else doing halda programme?

Programme not yet approved by LMS so no installer has yet submitted a sufficient programme.

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018_Taximeter_Program_Update_22-01-18.pdf (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018_Taximeter_Program_Update_22-01-18.pdf)

SDA is still advertising the Halda M12 on it's website (https://www.psv.ie/taxi-shop/taxi-meters/m12-halda-taxi-meter/ (https://www.psv.ie/taxi-shop/taxi-meters/m12-halda-taxi-meter/)) - interestingly it's features state that "A pending tariff change can be pre-loaded into the M12 and a date set for the tariff to come into force automatically, saving you valuable time and money"

Maybe get on to Stuart and ask him to replace it free of charge as it's not fit for purpose if it can't be programmed to the correct fare?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: watty on January 29, 2018, 07:58:48 PM
My ATA meter is in the same boat as Halda - no official update approved yet.  Supposed to happen this Fri/Sat for ATA.

I'm guessing/hoping that getting an appointment for re-sealing will cover us to work while we wait...

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/deadline-01-february/ (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/deadline-01-february/)
Quote
In circumstances where this is not possible, the taxi may not be operated unless formal evidence from LMS of a verification appointment is provided on the spot by the driver to An Garda Síochána or NTA Compliance Officers.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on January 29, 2018, 09:13:38 PM
So the lying cunt was lying, I suspected as much. How annoying.
I got ballymun too. Well at least i heard Northpoint 1 so I’m presuming it’s Ballymun
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 29, 2018, 09:17:37 PM
My ATA meter is in the same boat as Halda - no official update approved yet.  Supposed to happen this Fri/Sat for ATA.

I'm guessing/hoping that getting an appointment for re-sealing will cover us to work while we wait...

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/deadline-01-february/ (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/deadline-01-february/)
Quote
In circumstances where this is not possible, the taxi may not be operated unless formal evidence from LMS of a verification appointment is provided on the spot by the driver to An Garda Síochána or NTA Compliance Officers.

It seems...as expected that there would be a rush on for the reprogramming and sealing!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 30, 2018, 11:58:28 AM
My ATA meter is in the same boat as Halda - no official update approved yet.  Supposed to happen this Fri/Sat for ATA.

I'm guessing/hoping that getting an appointment for re-sealing will cover us to work while we wait...

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/deadline-01-february/ (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/deadline-01-february/)
Quote
In circumstances where this is not possible, the taxi may not be operated unless formal evidence from LMS of a verification appointment is provided on the spot by the driver to An Garda Síochána or NTA Compliance Officers.

You're not supposed to book a sealing appointment until your meter is reprogrammed hence you shouldn't rely on that provision to operate with a meter that is not programmed to the applicable maximum fare.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 30, 2018, 12:54:08 PM
Probably,
The Applus inspector doing my licence renewal told me it's done around the back of Northpoint 1,i know my car can't be put on the rolling road so it's a road trip.

Definitely. I'll express my dissatisfaction when they call me back.

The last couple of times they had a shed out the back at Ballymun for the manly cars with gearboxes. The more feminine automatics had to be road tested with apparatus fitted to the wheels. Before that it was done at the Boyne Valley hotel with the inspector sitting in for a short drive, no apparatus required. Before that it was done in Poppintree with some vehicles on a rolling road and others going for a short drive, again with no apparatus required. Before that it was done in the Phoenix Park with a short drive between the milestones, no apparatus. Bubba will have to tell us how it was done before that but I think the process involved measuring the length of the horse's legs and suchlike.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: watty on January 30, 2018, 05:54:24 PM

You're not supposed to book a sealing appointment until your meter is reprogrammed hence you shouldn't rely on that provision to operate with a meter that is not programmed to the applicable maximum fare.

True enough.  But if my meter gets done on Sat, I won't be able to book an appointment until Monday.  That's too long to be off the road for something that's not my fault.

'They' say that the inspectors usually hang around Heuston and the airport.  So if I avoid picking up people with suitcases, I should be alright  O:-)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 30, 2018, 06:19:52 PM
Aplus+ rang me back today, still no availability in Ballymun which they said is being "phased out" in favour of Ballymount. What a loada bullshit! Anywaysanall I got an appointment for Greenhills on 3rd March. As one is allowed to cancel without penalty up to 48 hours before the test I will call to cancel at the end of February and see if Ballymun has availability then. If not I'll change to a Tuesday or Wednesday.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 30, 2018, 06:33:43 PM
heard an absolute beaut there earlier on.
Joe, a fella told me that everything is connected to the system now. If you don't get your meter changed and sealed by 01 February the Gardai know about it and they'll send you out an automatic fine.  lol
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on January 30, 2018, 06:48:41 PM
heard an absolute beaut there earlier on.
Joe, a fella told me that everything is connected to the system now. If you don't get your meter changed and sealed by 01 February the Gardai know about it and they'll send you out an automatic fine.  lol

They can't even give a date for a reseal but i guess the state police can skew any figures they want...when they want!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Cool Boola on January 30, 2018, 11:16:22 PM
Was 2 hours in Ballymount 2day waiting for a reseal.Cash cows have to queue up to be milked and nobody shouting Moo
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 31, 2018, 01:14:18 AM
heard an absolute beaut there earlier on.
Joe, a fella told me that everything is connected to the system now. If you don't get your meter changed and sealed by 01 February the Gardai know about it and they'll send you out an automatic fine.  lol

That's the way it should be... almost. It's only an offence to operate a taxi without the meter being correctly programmed so there would have to be some input from dispatchers like mytaxi and Whistle to ascertain that the offending vehicle is actually working. Also, one doesn't have to get the meter sealed, making an appointment which one can cancel up to 48 hours before the same is scheduled suffices.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 31, 2018, 02:58:26 AM
when I was in school you had to pay a few quid to use a locker.
At the beginning of the year I'd lash a couple of padlocks and claim a couple for myself without paying up.
A few of the other lads used to do the same.
Aware that this might happen the principal would make an announcement that they know who has and has'nt paid up to use a locker and they're gonna get in big trouble etc.
Feckin eejits used to swallow it hook and line and there'd be a queue of yunflas battling their way to hand their money up to the principal.
When I heard that today that's just what it reminded me of.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 31, 2018, 07:21:32 AM
You're not supposed to book a sealing appointment until your meter is reprogrammed hence you shouldn't rely on that provision to operate with a meter that is not programmed to the applicable maximum fare.
True enough.  But if my meter gets done on Sat, I won't be able to book an appointment until Monday.  That's too long to be off the road for something that's not my fault.
'They' say that the inspectors usually hang around Heuston and the airport.  So if I avoid picking up people with suitcases, I should be alright.

There won't be any Taxi inspectors checking any Taxi meters in the month of Feb 2018,
they know full well that it's a Hit or Miss situation with Applus and the NTA and there will
be a 'Grace' period allowed.
Nobody really wants to spend a full day in court trying to prosecute a Taxi driver who has
full documentation and phone records to prove that he did his best to get all the tests done
within the required timeframe. The judge will laugh and throw the case out.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on January 31, 2018, 08:07:51 AM
heard an absolute beaut there earlier on.
Joe, a fella told me that everything is connected to the system now. If you don't get your meter changed and sealed by 01 February the Gardai know about it and they'll send you out an automatic fine.

I had a young lad in the cab last weekend (another beaut) that told me that his last Taxi driver told him that he had been fined 100Euro fer taking a fare from College road out to Carrigtwohill on a set fare of 30Euro, which to be fair was about close or maybe a slightly discounted price, but he didn't run the meter.
On arriving in Carrigtwohill and paying his fare the customer claimed he was an NTA inspector and fined him 100Euro fer not running the meter.
I was believing the young man as he seemed very sober and straight-laced but then I checked the NTA website and the fine fer not running the meter on a set fare is only 60Euro.
"Failure to operate the meter while the taxi is on hire without a waiver signed in advance by the customer (€60)"
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/taxi/operating-an-spsv/rights-and-responsibilities-of-an-spsv-driver/fixed-payment-offences/ (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi-and-bus-licensing/taxi/operating-an-spsv/rights-and-responsibilities-of-an-spsv-driver/fixed-payment-offences/)

Believe half of what you see and nothing of what you read or hear !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 31, 2018, 11:55:00 AM
Could be true enough, allowing for inherent exaggeration. Last I heard them Ebbseseseseses have 9,856 vans parked up waiting to be plated as mini wavs. To date, they have 20 odd on the road.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: john m on February 01, 2018, 10:45:13 AM
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/170915_Maximum_Fare_Order_Proposal_Approved_by_NTA_Board.pdf (https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/170915_Maximum_Fare_Order_Proposal_Approved_by_NTA_Board.pdf) 
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 01, 2018, 11:20:31 AM
When will the new fare cards be ready...to reflect the tariff change and the EU credit card ruling?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: john m on February 01, 2018, 11:23:54 AM
When will the new fare cards be ready...to reflect the tariff change and the EU credit card ruling?


Soon .
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 01, 2018, 11:30:43 AM
When will the new fare cards be ready...to reflect the tariff change and the EU credit card ruling?


Soon .

How soon is now Johnny baby?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 01, 2018, 12:53:28 PM
Wake your ideas up, erm. There hasn't been a fare card for years. The passenger information cards/stickers don't show metered charges, just applicable extras none of which have changed apart from the abolition of the CC fee. I rang on Monday or Tuesday and was told the new cards are available from test centres or can be posted. I got mine in this morning's post. They're exactly the same as the old ones but were accompanied by a letter stating that the credit card fee no longer applies.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: johnquinn on February 01, 2018, 01:13:15 PM
Has anyone had their Tetas mirror meter reprogrammed yet was in a queue of over a mile long over at skan atm and it was not moving decided to head hometo heard heof was having problems did anyone manage to get one of these meters reprogrammed yet regards john
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 02, 2018, 03:53:28 PM
When it comes to replacing meters we know what not to buy! A colleague/competitor I spoke with yesterday queued for 6.48 hours to have his Teta meter programmed. My Hale took 10.32 minutes at 23:36 of a Friday night.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 02, 2018, 04:02:12 PM
Indeed....Hale all the way..and get your meter done at 4am of a Sathurday morn!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: silverbullet on February 02, 2018, 04:21:43 PM
For those Monolinguists among us  who have that "Special " meter:

(https://s13.postimg.cc/cxcndovdf/Screenshot_20180202-161857.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/cxcndovdf/) rofl
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Smccartn on February 06, 2018, 12:36:56 PM
Getting meter sealed next week but the time is 4 minutes slow.  I used to be able to move the meter forward by
2 minutes at 11.58 but this is not possible since the meter was reprogrammed last week.  Would this be a fail anyone know?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: john m on February 06, 2018, 12:52:30 PM
Getting meter sealed next week but the time is 4 minutes slow.  I used to be able to move the meter forward by
2 minutes at 11.58 but this is not possible since the meter was reprogrammed last week.  Would this be a fail anyone know?  Thanks.

should be ok Ken in Skan told me there is 59 minutes +/_ allowed .My meter was 12 minutes out last time I did SGS .
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 06, 2018, 12:54:50 PM
Think we're allowed 5 mins.Bring it back to the installer just in case it keeps advancing by next week.Also ask them how to  change it for future reference.Some lads used to change the time on any dash clock to match the meter.

Anyone know if there's still a queue at Skan?..
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 06, 2018, 01:09:53 PM
The allowance for the LRA is more than 5 mins, mine was 19 minutes fast last time. One would imagine it needs to be closer than that for meter sealing.

The 2 minute adjustment is generally only allowed once per week so, as your meter was programmed and adjusted last week, it may work again any day now?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Smccartn on February 06, 2018, 06:36:21 PM
Yeah that probably explains it, it’s a week tomorrow so I’ll
Try the 2 minute thing again.  Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on February 06, 2018, 09:41:25 PM
Getting meter sealed next week but the time is 4 minutes slow.  I used to be able to move the meter forward by
2 minutes at 11.58 but this is not possible since the meter was reprogrammed last week.  Would this be a fail anyone know?  Thanks.

It doesen't need to be 11.58, you can do it at any hour.
Rats posted this before, very handy;
https://postimg.cc/image/3pk8gzhc5/
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on February 06, 2018, 10:39:33 PM
Depends on the meter, Digitax meters will only allow change at 11:57 to 12:03

So you can put it forward up to 3 minutes or back up to 3 minutes
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on February 06, 2018, 11:48:07 PM
The allowance for the LRA is more than 5 mins, mine was 19 minutes fast last time. One would imagine it needs to be closer than that for meter sealing.

There has been all kinds of figures fer meter incrementation bandied about fer many years,
from as little as 2 minutes to as much as 59 minutes.
If'n anyone is getting a re-seal this week, then please ask the person in charge what exactly
is allowed fer minutes out on a meter, and post it up here.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: markmiwurdz on February 07, 2018, 01:05:15 AM


Anyone know if there's still a queue at Skan?..

Drove by it about mid day Monday,about 6 cars there...
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 07, 2018, 09:00:59 AM
Oh thanks MMW that's not too bad I'll wait until it dies down a bit more.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 07, 2018, 11:31:00 AM
Oh thanks MMW that's not too bad I'll wait until it dies down a bit more.

This lickarse has everything done,cost me a fukin fortune this Jan with my licence renewal anall,just need to get out to work to pay for it all.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: markmiwurdz on February 07, 2018, 11:33:48 AM
Oh thanks MMW that's not too bad I'll wait until it dies down a bit more.

This lickarse has everything done,cost me a fukin fortune this Jan with my licence renewal anall,just need to get out to work to pay for it all.

Dem's the breaks..... :o
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 07, 2018, 11:37:31 AM
Indeedin they are....could be worster!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 07, 2018, 11:38:35 AM
Halpos me 12v is acting up a bit and I'm afraid to get the meter done before I replace the battery.The last cheap non AGM Bosch one only lasted 15 months.Might have to splash out for the Yuasa.Need to get working meself I'm starting to spend the communion money.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Bubba Ho-Tep on February 07, 2018, 11:45:13 AM
You lads heading to Northpoint, the LMS lads are at the back of Northpoint 2, no need to go to SPSV office @ Northpoint 1.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 07, 2018, 11:53:20 AM
Aaah, take another grand outta the windfall MfH!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 07, 2018, 12:13:17 PM
Whatever I don't earn now has to be made up throughout the year.So the sooner I go back the better.Maybe two more weeks..
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 07, 2018, 12:21:01 PM
Halpos me 12v is acting up a bit and I'm afraid to get the meter done before I replace the battery.The last cheap non AGM Bosch one only lasted 15 months.Might have to splash out for the Yuasa.Need to get working meself I'm starting to spend the communion money.

On my previous Prius i had to replace the 12v which i did with a battery i bought from McCabes Toyota at the time,€120,that gave me trouble about two years later,went to get another one but still had the receipt and they replaced it FOC,they have a 3 yr warranty....i used to leave the parking lights on when i'd stop so i reckon it was that,they're a small capacity battery,enough to energise for starting,
Get an original ye hungry fecker!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 07, 2018, 12:27:47 PM
I think they're about 240.I've been through two cheaper ones in 3 years but because I bought them online it's not worth chasing the warranties.Mickgarage don't honor the warranties on their Exide Batteries so be warned.The Bosch one has a warranty but I'd need to post it back to the UK.Loadabollix.

At the moment the original Yuasa is in it but it's not holding the optimum charge.Ive read the Prius computer uses a lot of juice on standby so you need to be driving them regularly.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 07, 2018, 12:35:24 PM
Ive read the Prius computer uses a lot of juice on standby so you need to be driving them regularly.

Therein lies your problem.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 07, 2018, 01:08:09 PM
No the battery is going flat Hal...but I know it's my fault.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 12, 2018, 04:46:33 PM
I can confirm the queue at Skan has gone.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 12, 2018, 04:49:30 PM
I can confirm the queue at Skan has gone.

Where has it gone?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on February 12, 2018, 04:53:03 PM
Dunno.All quiet up there no journos or nothing taking photos.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Theoneandonly on February 12, 2018, 06:45:15 PM
Whats the average time spent in Ballymount for reseal (9:30 am appointment ...10:30 am booking in Perrystown) doable?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: silverbullet on February 12, 2018, 07:34:44 PM
Whats the best time to get the meter reprogrammed ? 8)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 12, 2018, 07:41:00 PM
Whats the best time to get the meter reprogrammed ? 8)

Last week!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: silverbullet on February 12, 2018, 07:45:30 PM
Whats the best time to get the meter reprogrammed ? 8)

Last week!!
The Regulator started his job on 04/07/2004, I've never seen one, or been checked, not too bothered really over .30cent.
LRA due in May, might do it then!! 8)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on February 13, 2018, 06:03:36 AM
Whats the average time spent in Ballymount for reseal (9:30 am appointment ...10:30 am booking in Perrystown) doable?

With most of these tests, you can go in early and they will do you ASAP.
I had an NCT appointment the year before last fer 11am, but I had a fare
dropping very close to the NCT center at 9.40am so I called in at 9.45am
on the off-chance.
Sulky P.M.'ssy behind the counter sez "Das fer 11am" but still took my keys
and the car was passed out within 20 mins.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 19, 2018, 11:46:28 AM
Called Applus+ to reschedule my appointment as I'll be out of the country on the scheduled date and, TBH, I never had any attention of travelling half way round the world to get a piece of plastic tape put on the meter. To expand a short story as much as is reasonable possible, I was on hold for 8 minutes before a telephonist became available. As usual the telephonist was as much use as a chocolate fireguard, informing me that they have nothing available in Fingal, Louth or within Dublin City Council's administrative area. The only available appointments were in a place called Tallaght over in South County Dublin so I conceded to scheduling there with a view to rescheduling at a later date. All seemed to be going well until she pressed a few keys and advised that if she rescheduled for what was available a penalty fee would apply as it was more than a month after the original appointment so suggested cancelling the appointment and advised me to book again when I get my €86.10 back (up to 5 working days) and I agreed so, in conclusion, I have a letter to show an enforcement inspector (should I meet one for the second time in 24 years) and I get my money back so it's a win-win scenario. With routine scheduling and cancelling I guess I might be able to drag it out until I have to change my perfectly serviceable motor car next year.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 19, 2018, 12:05:32 PM
You're a cad O'Connell!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on February 19, 2018, 12:11:49 PM
Got mine sealed today. I'm legal again   yay yay
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 19, 2018, 12:12:03 PM
Small victories, Hal... small victories!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Jk on February 19, 2018, 10:06:59 PM
Tut tut mr Rat would the taxi enforcement officer not have it on his hand gizmo when he puts your plate number in that you cancelled the appointment
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 19, 2018, 10:19:33 PM
Tut tut mr Rat would the taxi enforcement officer not have it on his hand gizmo when he puts your plate number in that you cancelled the appointment

Doubtful that an NTA inspector would have instant access to the Applus system.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 20, 2018, 09:31:28 AM
I'll book another one when I get my €86.10 back so I should only be a few days without an appointment... but I doubt they'd bother investigating any further once you show them a letter. The rules, as communicated to me, merely state that I must have formal evidence of an appointment. There's nothing to suggest that I'm obliged to keep the appointment.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on February 20, 2018, 12:06:04 PM
Got mine sealed today. I'm legal again   yay yay

Me Too, Happy days !   yay   yay
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on February 20, 2018, 12:15:15 PM
I'll book another one when I get my €86.10 back so I should only be a few days without an appointment... but I doubt they'd bother investigating any further once you show them a letter. The rules, as communicated to me, merely state that I must have formal evidence of an appointment. There's nothing to suggest that I'm obliged to keep the appointment.

Would ya be bothered Rats ?

It's 86.10 whenever ya pay it !
Pay it now or keep putting it off until next Suitability test,
It's still going to be 86.10 whenever you pay it !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 20, 2018, 12:25:02 PM
I'd have to pay it again when I'm forced to change my perfectly serviceable motor car next year so it would be €172.20 or thereabouts in total. However, if they were able to offer another appointment I would have took it. If I get one in Dublin or Louth I'll probably get it sealed but if they keep trying to send me to South County Dublin I'll probably keep cancelling/rescheduling.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Vikkiz on February 20, 2018, 12:39:39 PM
It's tax deductible so it doesn't cost you anything ffs
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 20, 2018, 01:31:55 PM
If I have an income tax liability for 2018 it'll only be at the standard rate so an extra €86.10 expense would only reduce it by €17.22.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on February 21, 2018, 07:52:48 AM
Do you need to break the seal when transferring a meter from car to car ?

After looking at the microtax manual seemingly you can change the car reg
number, but you are probably going to need to have the CEY key to hand.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 21, 2018, 11:35:11 AM
Reg No is programmed directly to the printer. The licence/driver/car numbers that you can change through the meter only facilitates digits, you don't need a CEY for that, just the PIN.

Seal needs to be broken to reset the pulse rate and the clock (assuming it's more than two minutes out).
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 27, 2018, 10:58:24 AM
Rebooked for 20th April @ Northpoint, Dublin - I'll probably keep that appointment provided no diary conflicts arise in the meantime.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on February 27, 2018, 01:55:59 PM
Reg No is programmed directly to the printer. The licence/driver/car numbers that you can change through the meter only facilitates digits, you don't need a CEY for that, just the PIN.

Seal needs to be broken to reset the pulse rate and the clock (assuming it's more than two minutes out).

OK, so to repeat the question looking fer a more simple Yes or No answer and taking it that the meter clock is correct.
"Do you need to break the seal when transferring a meter from car to car ?"
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Shallowhal on February 27, 2018, 02:13:43 PM
Reg No is programmed directly to the printer. The licence/driver/car numbers that you can change through the meter only facilitates digits, you don't need a CEY for that, just the PIN.

Seal needs to be broken to reset the pulse rate and the clock (assuming it's more than two minutes out).

OK, so to repeat the question looking fer a more simple Yes or No answer and taking it that the meter clock is correct.
"Do you need to break the seal when transferring a meter from car to car ?"

Yes.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Charmschooldropout on April 05, 2018, 02:37:43 PM
Hey Men, Anyone know best place to get a Cygnus recalibrated? Used to use Robinson's but they seem to have gone bust. Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on April 05, 2018, 02:56:20 PM
Are you not a deserter?Get an insurance quote before you get the meter installed.Might not be worth coming back..
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: silverbullet on April 05, 2018, 03:48:31 PM
Are you not a deserter?Get an insurance quote before you get the meter installed.Might not be worth coming back..
He could simply be renting it out. Give him a break.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: watty on April 05, 2018, 05:42:41 PM
email or DM this guy.  He might know?  Post is from Jan 2018.

Got a appointment to have my Cygnus meter recalibrated just now. Turns out I will have to wait until the 22nd before I can have the pleasure of handing over 75 squid..I think it's a bad time of the year and sure what's the hurry?
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on April 05, 2018, 07:06:16 PM
He knows I'm not serious SB,I remember the whole saga on Roy's when he left the business.I might have saved him the hassle if he hasn't priced around for his insurance quote.As soon as the NCB lapses yer fecked.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: U Wha on April 05, 2018, 08:15:27 PM
Hey Men, Anyone know best place to get a Cygnus recalibrated? Used to use Robinson's but they seem to have gone bust. Thanks in advance


Sound Decision in Clondalkin.

http://www.sounddecisiondublin.com/ (http://www.sounddecisiondublin.com/)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: silverbullet on April 06, 2018, 12:14:52 AM
He knows I'm not serious SB,I remember the whole saga on Roy's when he left the business.I might have saved him the hassle if he hasn't priced around for his insurance quote.As soon as the NCB lapses yer fecked.
Roy banned me, which saved me a lot of grief deleting my account. does he still have feet, or a pulse ? 8)
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on April 06, 2018, 10:30:51 AM
Welcome back Charmschooldropout   :2cheers
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Charmschooldropout on April 11, 2018, 11:28:46 PM
Hey Men, Anyone know best place to get a Cygnus recalibrated? Used to use Robinson's but they seem to have gone bust. Thanks in advance


Sound Decision in Clondalkin.

[url]http://www.sounddecisiondublin.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.sounddecisiondublin.com/[/url])


Thanks for that
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Charmschooldropout on April 11, 2018, 11:31:16 PM
Welcome back Charmschooldropout   :2cheers

Thanks Belker---hope they still hanging well
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Charmschooldropout on April 11, 2018, 11:34:36 PM
Are you not a deserter?Get an insurance quote before you get the meter installed.Might not be worth coming back..

You talking to me? And if so what makes you think I'm a deserter. Had a kid is all.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on April 12, 2018, 02:54:02 AM
Are you not a deserter?Get an insurance quote before you get the meter installed.Might not be worth coming back..

You talking to me? And if so what makes you think I'm a deserter. Had a kid is all.


I thought you had just put on some weight
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: mercenary for hire on April 12, 2018, 07:50:40 AM
Must have gotten me wires crossed.Anyway congratulations..
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Theoneandonly on April 12, 2018, 10:13:56 AM
He knows I'm not serious SB,I remember the whole saga on Roy's when he left the business.I might have saved him the hassle if he hasn't priced around for his insurance quote.As soon as the NCB lapses yer fecked.
Roy banned me, which saved me a lot of grief deleting my account. does he still have feet, or a pulse ? 8)

Funny cunt
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Belker on April 12, 2018, 11:05:14 AM
Welcome back Charmschooldropout   :2cheers

Thanks Belker---hope they still hanging well

Congratulations on the nua kid CSDO,
most of the rest of us on here are at grandfather age !
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Tony on April 12, 2018, 01:06:16 PM
Welcome back Charmschooldropout   :2cheers

Thanks Belker---hope they still hanging well

Congratulations on the nua kid CSDO,
most of the rest of us on here are at grandfather age !


Ya can be a grandfather and still have kids

Look at rod Stewart
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Charmschooldropout on April 13, 2018, 11:36:53 PM
Tell me about it!!
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Charmschooldropout on April 13, 2018, 11:37:37 PM
Welcome back Charmschooldropout   :2cheers

Thanks Belker---hope they still hanging well

Congratulations on the nua kid CSDO,
most of the rest of us on here are at grandfather age !
Thanks Belker
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: Charmschooldropout on April 13, 2018, 11:39:36 PM
Must have gotten me wires crossed.Anyway congratulations..

Thx for that..
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: silverbullet on April 13, 2018, 11:51:52 PM
I've no kids...just four grandkids.
Title: Re: Taxi meter re programming
Post by: silverbullet on April 13, 2018, 11:59:44 PM
He knows I'm not serious SB,I remember the whole saga on Roy's when he left the business.I might have saved him the hassle if he hasn't priced around for his insurance quote.As soon as the NCB lapses yer fecked.
Roy banned me, which saved me a lot of grief deleting my account. does he still have feet, or a pulse ? 8)

Funny cunt

Hope you're getting better. 8)