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Old 10-19-2011, 12:13 PM
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Default 33.42 Florida to Colorado this morning

On 33.42 MHz they are rebroadcasting 162.475 KIH63 National Weather Service from Melbourne, FL. Every couple of minutes a recording over the top of the Weather Service says "This is WQDC703 1650 AM. This is the City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management. Stay tuned for the most updated weather conditions from the National Weather Service in Melbourne." The distance between my location and the transmitter location of 33.42 MHz is 1525 miles.

WQIN663
ORLANDO, CITY OF
PO Box 2486
ORLANDO, FL 32803-2486
ATTN OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Transmitter Address /Area of Operation
110 N ANDES AVE
ORLANDO, FL ORANGE
33.42

WQDC703
Cancellation 09/09/2006
City of Orlando
PO Box 2486
Orlando, FL 32829
ATTN Emergency Manager
Control Points
110 N Andes Ave, ORANGE, Orlando, FL
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90.20 - Travelers Information Station
1.650 Output power 10 W

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Hey Mick - thanks for the heads-up!

I just caught 33.72 (131.8)
KCD904

Leicester, MA FD
Distance 1927 mi.


And 33.94 (114.8)
KCJ825

Somerset Co., NJ FD
Distance 1762 mi.
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I also caught a school bus dispatch on 33.02 (118.8), Spanish speakers on 35.04 (110.9) and an unknown FD on 33.96 (CSQ) in the Eastern time zone.

I'm sure the VHF low band logs posted elsewhere here will shed some light on the unknowns...

30-35 MHz is booming in here, from the NE and Mexico. And all on a Pro-197 fed from the lower mast of a garage sale CB base antenna on the chimney - not exactly the ideal setup...
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They had a good signal into San Antonio. Did you hear the argument about run sheets this afternoon?

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What type of equipment are you guys using! Ive always wanted to listen to some distant low band stuff but im not sure if my BCT8 anr attic antenna are enough...
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Depending on conditions and other factors, sometimes you can get stuff just from a basic telescopic antenna on a basic scanner. There is no set "setup"...just pure luck with conditions. The 40mhz+ freq's were also coming back in out west...from CA to MO for what I have programmed into my mobile radio.
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Default NOAA weather on 33.42 Mhz

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On 33.42 MHz they are rebroadcasting 162.475 KIH63 National Weather Service from Melbourne, FL. Every couple of minutes a recording over the top of the Weather Service says "This is WQDC703 1650 AM. This is the City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management. Stay tuned for the most updated weather conditions from the National Weather Service in Melbourne." The distance between my location and the transmitter location of 33.42 MHz is 1525 miles.

WQIN663
ORLANDO, CITY OF
PO Box 2486
ORLANDO, FL 32803-2486
ATTN OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Transmitter Address /Area of Operation
110 N ANDES AVE
ORLANDO, FL ORANGE
33.42

WQDC703
Cancellation 09/09/2006
City of Orlando
PO Box 2486
Orlando, FL 32829
ATTN Emergency Manager
Control Points
110 N Andes Ave, ORANGE, Orlando, FL
Eligibility
90.20 - Travelers Information Station
1.650 Output power 10 W

City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management
NOAA Weather RadioKIH63
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Yeah, I'm getting an NOAA weather station on 33.42 Mhz. Was coming in fairly good for awhile but now it's pretty much faded out. I'm live in northwest montana; Libby area.
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I've gotten that 33.420 rebroadcast of the NWS last summer as well here in the Phoenix area. GRE PSR-500 with the stock rubber duck antenna.
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Low band VHF is awesome to monitor when conditions are right. I was stationed in Hawaii in the late 80's - early 90's. The only equipment I had to monitor with was a Radio Shack PRO-2004, with a telescoping antenna, and a PRO-34, with a rubber duck antenna. Around 1990 I was able to monitor the California Highway Patrol on their 39-42mhz frequencies with my PRO-34 and rubber duck. The signals were as strong as the local PD was on their Hi-band VHF.
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