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Old 06-09-2018, 5:27 PM
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I can confirm that Pike Electric is using 49.58 on their trucks that are doing work in the Daytona Beach area. Usage is infrequent.
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43.2400 151.4 Police Dispatch - repeater output
43.3000 131.8 Fire/EMS Dispatch - repeater output, related to 43.24, Eastern Time Zone, steady tone following transmissions
These are Part 22 auctioned paging channels (43.2 - 43.66 and 35.2 - 35.66). This is the first time I have noticed public safety use of the low band paging channels.

Is the steady tone 2175 Hz tone remote? It might be voting receiver or remote site links.

Maybe the user got the frequencies from https://selectspectrum.com/3543.html
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ULS License - Public Safety Pool, Conventional License - KNGL594 - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) - Finger Lakes Region KNGL594 <<<< Close enough....LOL


44.6200 82.5 Morse ID "KUZ700", Parks Police - Region 4 (Finger Lakes) NY. That callsign is not licensed for this freq in the FCC database.
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I don't know the tone frequency. I will save the audio file if I hear them again and post it.

Yes, Part 22 channels. The transmissions I heard on 43.24 and 43.30 are related, sounds like part of the same system. The only landmarks I heard were "Desiree Road" and "Santo Domingo Road". I think the band was open to the west.

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These are Part 22 auctioned paging channels. Is the steady tone 2175 Hz tone remote?
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:42 AM
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So where is cow's low band logs using his hot new antenna?
I have the COM201B back up now after finally fabricating a missing top portion out of the threaded part of an OE fiberglass section and an aluminum tube. It's working great now. I'm hearing 6 meter repeaters now and stuff all across lowband.

46.460 seems to be one of the strongest.
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:47 PM
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Gee, where could a fella get one of those antennas?

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I have the COM201B back up now after finally fabricating a missing top portion out of the threaded part of an OE fiberglass section and an aluminum tube. It's working great now. I'm hearing 6 meter repeaters now and stuff all across lowband.

46.460 seems to be one of the strongest.
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After reading about it, I was thinking the same thing.

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im sure you can buy them
but get then check book out
https://www.cobham.com/media/99309/COM201B%20Final.pdf
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I was joking about where to get one as I had about six or seven at one time. I may still have two left.

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I was joking about where to get one
kinda why i posted that
as i ran across pricing and now i know why war is expensive
not a very attractive price for a groundplane with extra added built in lossiness
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They are expensive new but the performance is way better than you can imagine for a small-ish ground plane. Its only a dB or two down from a resonant 1/4 wave ground plane but it does that consistently across the 30 to 88Mhz range. The antenna it replaces in the field was 16ft tall and had 19 separate parts, and the COM201B works better.

If you want a terrific omni directional VHF lo band monitor antenna you will probably not find anything better.

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as i ran across pricing and now i know why war is expensive
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I can confirm that Pike Electric is using 49.58 on their trucks that are doing work in the Daytona Beach area. Usage is infrequent.
I very rarely see antennas on their vehicles anymore. Seemed like every one of them had low band antennas going back a while. Thanks for the area post! Were they using CTCSS?
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Will a 10 meter di pole work for VHF LO Band skip?
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Will a 10 meter di pole work for VHF LO Band skip?
30-50 MHz. Thank u
Yes. It will work better on the lower end of the band where the dipole legs are closer to 1/4 wavelength long.
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Default Thank u very much Tom

I'm really excited to set up my listening station. I used to enjoy low band skip when I was a kid. In 1979 I was picking up CHP and Oregon State Police here in Texas and tons of new England FDs.
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I'm really excited to set up my listening station. I used to enjoy low band skip when I was a kid. In 1979 I was picking up CHP and Oregon State Police here in Texas and tons of new England FDs.
Back in the 80's the first time I lived in Wichita Falls I had a vertical dipole cut for about 39 or 40 MHz up about 25 feet for a while. I heard stuff from all over. There was some local stuff over 100 miles away I could hear most of the time.
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So my dipole would have to be vertical? Looks like there's still lots of low band skip to listen too.
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So my dipole would have to be vertical?
For skip it doesn't make any difference because the polarization is constantly changing.
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For skip it doesn't make any difference because the polarization is constantly changing.
Thanks Tom that's great news! Have you heard anything lately? Marvin
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I usually don't even try any more. I don't have outside antennas and there is too much noise in my neighborhood.
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