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Author Topic: Some VHF-Lo catches - afternoon of UTC 17 JUN 2022  (Read 1217 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Some VHF-Lo catches - afternoon of UTC 17 JUN 2022
« on: June 17, 2022, 2152 UTC »
I decided to see what was still active on the VHF-Lo band:

33.860 UNID Rescue dispatch
37.620 Probably Lancaster County, PA
46.060 Cumberland County PA fire & rescue dispatch.
46.460 Baltimore County MD fire & rescue dispatch, I assume they still relay on VHF-Lo
« Last Edit: June 17, 2022, 2221 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Some VHF-Lo catches - afternoon of UTC 17 JUN 2022
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 1456 UTC »
18 JUN:

46.060 Cumberland county fire dispatch
« Last Edit: June 18, 2022, 1526 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Some VHF-Lo catches - afternoon of UTC 17 JUN 2022
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2022, 1902 UTC »
Look around 48MHz for natural gas companies. Dominion was using those FREQ's, since cell phones still won't work in the middle of no where, and they didn't want to shell out for satellite phones.  A 100W Motorola 48MHz SPECTRA and MARA Tracks were able to do +80 miles from mobile to hilltop pump stations.  BTW, Kenwood VHF low-band rig were being phased-in as the Motorolas were getting really old and beat-up. Passing thoughts there. I just wish that I could remember the exact 48MHz FREQ that was the prime one.
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Re: Some VHF-Lo catches - afternoon of UTC 17 JUN 2022
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2022, 2232 UTC »
Dominion is keeping the 48 MHz system in operation.  Also, VDOT's 45/47 MHz system isn't going anywhere.

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