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Old 06-29-2014, 7:31 PM
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Default Close Called frequency 160.560 at NY Penn Station

Today, I close called this frequency on my analog uniden scanner at NY Penn. It was also quite active. It seemed like it was being used for track navigation. It was crowded and many trains were leaving around the same time. My scanner is old and does not have PL function, so I do not know the PL used. The only listing I can find for this frequency is for Amtrak use at the Sunnyside yard. Therefore, unknown why I close called it being used at Penn. Its range was poor though, because I stopped getting a signal as soon as my train departed Penn. Any ideas?
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Old 06-29-2014, 8:05 PM
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Today, I close called this frequency on my analog uniden scanner at NY Penn. It was also quite active. It seemed like it was being used for track navigation. It was crowded and many trains were leaving around the same time. My scanner is old and does not have PL function, so I do not know the PL used. The only listing I can find for this frequency is for Amtrak use at the Sunnyside yard. Therefore, unknown why I close called it being used at Penn. Its range was poor though, because I stopped getting a signal as soon as my train departed Penn. Any ideas?
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Old 06-30-2014, 9:41 AM
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Wink NYP Closs Call Hit: 160.56 MHz

Amtrak Sunnyside Ops is 160.65 MHz AAR:36
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160.56 is the MTA police direct channel, commonly used in and around NYP.
160.65 (which someone mentioned), is the Amtrak station services operations channel (e.g., redcaps, etc).
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Default Train frequency

The short range is most likely because the area is small enough that a repeater is not needed
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Talking 160.560

I know the MTAPD uses this as a talkaround channel in the Metro North area, but its possible some officers could have been using it inside Penn on the LIRR platforms.
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