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Old 06-04-2018, 11:35 PM
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Default Anyone here do anything with ATCS?

I host my own server and I have a mobile kit as well. Curious if anyone else here does it and what hardware you use?
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:32 AM
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I once ran a server and an aggregator. I had the whole of CSX's S&NA South Sub and the northern part of the M&M Sub covered.

However, once CSX switched to satellite, there was nothing left to monitor and I shut down the server. It was fun while it lasted.

I still have my mobile MCP and BCP radios, but I haven't powered them up in years.

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Old 06-06-2018, 9:48 AM
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There are three major railroads that own track in my area and only one of them (CP Rail) uses ATCS. I can only receive the BCP signals if I am in line with the directional antennas between CPs.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by JoshuaHufford View Post
Curious if anyone else here does it and what hardware you use?
Mobile set-up for monitoring and decoding...

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