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Anyone have a list of ACTIVE federal frequencies in Atlanta/north Georgia that you're willing to share?
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Did you try the RR DB yet??

Civil Air Patrol
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The other option is to begin searching 138-144, 148-150.8, 406-420
and 162-174 Mhz and post what you find. Most Federal monitors want a little GIVE from New folks, prior to giving out coveted freqs., Nothing wrong with that, it just helps ensure you are a true Federal monitor.


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Anyone have a list of ACTIVE federal frequencies in Atlanta/north Georgia that you're willing to share?
Most are encrypted, Mike. Use the ones that Bill is suggesting. They are pretty much up to date. Very little in the clear around here. DEA aircraft to mobile units the most common.
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All federal law enforcement is using P25 encrypted 99.9% of the time in the metro Atlanta area.
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Mike, spend a week on each band posted. Then post back what you heard. Freq and Tone[s] lets see what you find.

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Most are encrypted, Mike. Use the ones that Bill is suggesting. They are pretty much up to date. Very little in the clear around here. DEA aircraft to mobile units the most common.
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Here are a few I have seen active in past 6 months or so

136.275 Aircraft Air to Air
136.375 Aircraft Air to Air
162.7875 P25 Encrypted
163.0250 P25 Encrypted
164.4000 P25 Encrypted
165.0375 PL103.5 USACOE Buford Dam LE
165.2375 PL100.0 ICE
165.4500 P25 Encrypted
165.7250 P25
166.7875 P25
166.9750 P25 Encrypted FBI Surv Air to Ground
167.1625 P25 ATF Simplex
167.2125 P25 Encrypted/Clear mixed
168.2250 P25 Encrypted
169.4125 PL 100.0 ICE Hartsfield OPS
169.6750 P25 Encrypted
169.7375 P25 Encrypted
170.5750 PL 110.9 US Marshall talk
170.8250 P25 FBI
406.5750 PL 136.5 USFS Chattahoochee Nat Forest
418.6750 PL 156.7 DEA Channel 4
418.7500 PL 156.7 DEA Channel 3
418.9750 PL 156.7 DEA Channel 7

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Default Fed Freqs

Thanks, Rod! Now that's exactly what I was hoping somebody would share. No offense, ECPS92, but your post about being a "newcomer" made me chuckle. I've been a well-known Atlanta scanner enthusiast since the mid-1970s - where were you about that time?

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Probably doing the same thing as you about that time.

Very Active in the Hobby [scanning, and Searching] back when there was
plenty of RF Federal activity. 167.9 Hz type stuff - before the Cellphone Craze too much of the activity off the air

As I said folks are reluctant to just give, with an open asking.
It's part of the secrecy of the Federal Hobby, as so many people WANT but never contribute [not pointing any fingers at anyone particular]

IT will be interesting to see what NAC's match up for those P25 channels, to get the RR DB's updated.



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Thanks, Rod! Now that's exactly what I was hoping somebody would share. No offense, ECPS92, but your post about being a "newcomer" made me chuckle. I've been a well-known Atlanta scanner enthusiast since the mid-1970s - where were you about that time?

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All federal law enforcement is using P25 encrypted 99.9% of the time in the metro Atlanta area.

Not true. DEA is always in the clear. FBI is in the clear occasionally, especially when they're not using aerial surveillance or a repeater.
The primary FBI frequency in Atlanta is 167.2125. It is not used for surveillance, but for running names and other administrative stuff. It is always P25 and occasionally encrypted. As for surveillance frequencies, there are plenty of web sources to find those.
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Not true. DEA is always in the clear. FBI is in the clear occasionally, especially when they're not using aerial surveillance or a repeater.
The primary FBI frequency in Atlanta is 167.2125. It is not used for surveillance, but for running names and other administrative stuff. It is always P25 and occasionally encrypted. As for surveillance frequencies, there are plenty of web sources to find those.

DEA in the clear? Haha, that's funny, all that time on the task force and we were always encrypted.
I would say half of what we did was on Nextel groups and some of what we used was microwave 2.4Ghz and up. I assure you though DEA in metro Atlanta, including HIDTA are using all encrypted when they use 2 ways unless an agent turns it off for some reason. Most of it is simplex hand held to hand held anyways.
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DEA in the clear? Haha, that's funny, all that time on the task force and we were always encrypted.
I would say half of what we did was on Nextel groups and some of what we used was microwave 2.4Ghz and up. I assure you though DEA in metro Atlanta, including HIDTA are using all encrypted when they use 2 ways unless an agent turns it off for some reason. Most of it is simplex hand held to hand held anyways.
I forgot about HIDTA.
There is daily activity on DEA UHF channels 1 through 7 that is analog and in the clear (3 and 4 are the most commonly used). When they're doing aerial surveillance, FLINT can be picked up from 30 to 40 miles away. I know they do heavily rely on NEXTEL but the UHF stuff is in the clear. DEA in the New York area has begun encrypting their UHF frequencies but most other cities I've monitored are still in the clear.
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