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Old 07-13-2009, 4:49 PM
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Last night I was watching the show, and a couple of times they showed the radios and "ARROW2" was on the display.
I hunted around for a while last night, but Google, FCC, or RR didn't have anything at all about that label.

Does anyone know about the radio systems used by Carlisle, and while on the Dalton highway how much communications is there with fixed stations?

I wonder how many are hams lol



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If you watch the show they have Icom 2200H's mounted in the trucks. I wonder if they are using amateur frequencies or possibly GMRS. I think they are far enough from civilization for no one to complain but who knows.
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Old 07-23-2009, 4:50 PM
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On one of my many trips to and from Alaska when I was in the military, I once got a ride with a Car Transporter (we talked on the CB for a while, and he said pull over, we loaded my truck on his carrier, and we rode to Edmonton! All he wanted was to have someone to talk to face to face) anyway, he had a marine radio in his truck......

Again, to far north for any to really care....

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I watch that show every week, and I'm almost 100% sure what you are seeing are possibly IC-F121-series mobiles, not 2200's!

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Old 07-27-2009, 10:54 PM
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Nope, that isn't the correct font for what I saw, but thank you anyway.

It is very interesting that they appear to be using amateur rigs, and probably scores of them, too! They are probably using business frequencies. If they were on amateur freq.'s, someone would have heard all of that traffic by now.


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No its a Icom 2200H in most of the trucks but if their on a ham band or Digital who knows.
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The audio doesn't sound digital at all. I doubt they would spring the extra $200 for the Dstar board in the 2200.


The give away that they are amateur rigs are the microphones that are being used.
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I haven't physically seen the radios, but those mikes are the HM-133, those come with the 2200H and V8000 mobiles. On the other hand, you might be able to use those with a regular mobile, if the radio supports it, you might be able to switch channels from the mike, something useful when driving.

I just ran an FCC search for Carlile and Alaska, and all the hits I get are either VHF (158 and 162 MHz) or UHF (452/7.70 and 452/7.850 MHz).
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The "Ice Road Truckers" run 2200H's on VHF Hi band business freqs. When Jessie James did his run on motorcycle, they used CB, and MURS rigs, which only worked part of the time because they froze.
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Just recently I have seen ROAD 1, and 151.600 on the display in the shots of the radios.
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From the FCC Database...they're using UHF! Besides the VHF freqs as well.

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KL7FZ - over on the zed gave us a list of freq's that he states to personally know about from working on some radios from Carlile.

Here they are, along with the freqs I found at the ULS Database.

KL7FZ's information:
Arrow 2 is 162.270.
Arrow 1 is 155.190
Others they use are:
Ladd 1 154.100
Ladd 2 158.940
Ladd 3 154.325
Carlile 160.125
Haulroad 151.925
Alcan BS 153.035

My ULS Finds:

452.700 / 452.850 / 457.700 / 457.850

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KL7FZ - over on the zed gave us a list of freq's that he states to personally know about from working on some radios from Carlile.

Here they are, along with the freqs I found at the ULS Database.

KL7FZ's information:
Arrow 2 is 162.270.
Arrow 1 is 155.190
Others they use are:
Ladd 1 154.100
Ladd 2 158.940
Ladd 3 154.325
Carlile 160.125
Haulroad 151.925
Alcan BS 153.035
My ULS Finds:

452.700 / 452.850 / 457.700 / 457.850
interesting, 3 of those channels are common trucking(ladd 1,2,3) channels in BC and Yukon, maybe even the arrow channels too.
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That's great!! Please thank KL7FZ for his help. Now there are a couple of more questions:
What each channel is used for, is it true that they are using amateur rigs for a commercial application?
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Sorry for bumping, but I saw earlier today that you can make a MARS/CAP mod to the 2200H and you can transmit 136-174 MHz. So that explains the Amateur rigs, which are also about $100 cheaper than the most basic Icom VHF mobile
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You can modify most amateur radios, but to use them on such a large scale is just asking for a visit from the man.

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The radio shop I work for programmed a handful of the mobiles that they use.

"Arrow 2" (Or ARO 2) is 162.270MHz, CSQ. They are all CSQ.

Sorry to bump an old thread.

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Last night I was watching the show, and a couple of times they showed the radios and "ARROW2" was on the display.
I hunted around for a while last night, but Google, FCC, or RR didn't have anything at all about that label.

Does anyone know about the radio systems used by Carlisle, and while on the Dalton highway how much communications is there with fixed stations?

I wonder how many are hams lol



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Smile midland vhf merine radio,

hi there i was wondering if you can use a merine radio in your truck.
who would ever know if your far form the ocean. your what if your in
nabraska your north dokota THE PLAINS CENTRAL US, FAR FORM THE OCEAN
would it be ok to use a merine radio in your truck.
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Everyone's gonna jump on you for that, but since this is in the Alaska forum, you should know that a huge portion of the outlying Bush communities use VHF Marine radios day-to-day. In some places, there may be no phone service, so every house, truck and assorted building or vehicle will have either a VHF or CB radio. In one village I was in, the VHF was the only way residents could call for the village police officer.

One small rural flying service is still using marine channel 77 for it's "company freq".
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If you watch the show they have Icom 2200H's mounted in the trucks. I wonder if they are using amateur frequencies or possibly GMRS. I think they are far enough from civilization for no one to complain but who knows.
The F.C.C. has official listening posts all over this country and even in Alaska. The radios should be on a trunked or business frequency system. I travel to Alaska and am licensed and I have not heard them on HAM frequencies. If I did, regulations would demand that I document and report this. And I would.
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