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    TRX-1: Best Way to store NXDN Railroad freqs/and digital settings for them

    Hello everybody, I will be taking a railfanning trip later this week to a familiar area (first time railfanning with the TRX-1)..now I would consider myself an intermediate guru, owner of the trx1 for 7 months, this is my 4th digital trunking scanner of multiple brands, I know my way around...
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    Windowsill, Non-Penetrating Antenna Mount Solutions?

    Hi all!, I am looking for a mount/a way to mount, a base antenna (DPD Productions TrainTenna Base Antenna) on my windowsill. Unfortunately, due to restrictions, I am not allowed to drill into the side of the house (it is brick anyways.) I was wondering if anyone had any tips, techniques...
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    Nevada State Railroad Museum (Carson City)

    Does anyone know of a frequency(s) for this facility? Thanks, Gregg (N2UUP)
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    Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum MOTOTRBO?

    I was watching a youtube video earlier and heard the unmistakable sounds of a MOTOTRBO radio being keyed up in the background. Can anyone confirm? Frequency is a 160.425 with a license showing of KNCS622
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    Rocky Mount, NC CSX Yard Repeater Machine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLwxR-X_o9A When no trains are running, why not listen to cars get switched around? Yes, this is a true repeater machine operation for switching, the input channel the conductor and engineers transmit into is 160.290 and once it goes through the machine it spits...
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    New Union Pacific RR Freq In Denver

    I found a new listing in the Database section for the UP in Denver at 36th Street of 160.395 MHz, AAR Chnnel 19. According to my sources it is used at the 40th Street TOFC Ramp to spot the intermodal trains for loading and unloading...
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    bcd325p2 computer interference on railroad

    I just recently purchased a bcd325p2 and I have been trying different bands and systems with it. Most work just fine. But for railroad, which I really want to listen to, the whole band goes silent when I turn on my home build desktop computer which I built a couple of years and has a top of the...
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    spectra railroad radio wiring for power 12 volts

    hello rail fans im trying to hook up my spectra rail radio up on my bench i had the wiring diagram but miss placed it any help out there let me know thanks shawn
  9. DoctorZ

    World's Largest INDOOR G-Scale Model Railroad!

    If you're into Garden Railroading or Model Trains, this is one of the most awesome layouts I've ever seen! It's HUGE but instead of the usual HO-Scale layout, this one is all G-Scale, Indoors, and open to the public all year long! Watch the video for an awesome tour and Engineer Cab Ride of...
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    VIA detectors around Ottawa?

    I've noticed when traveling between Toronto and Ottawa that you only hear detectors on the CN road frequency from Toronto up until somewhere between Kingston and Brockville (Kingston 137 is the last one). Looking at the signs on the signal boxes past this point it looks like the track may be...
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    Automatic Scanning 159.810 - 161.565

    Hey railfans, hate to sound like such a greenhorn, but I'm having trouble understand scanner basics. I'll keep my question simple and direct: Q: I want my radio (Baofeng Uv-5r) to scan the entire range of 159.810 - 161.565. So do I have to enter and save every single frequency in between that...
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    deciding between two scanner antennas

    I am deciding between two antennas. Which one would be a better choice to receive railroad frequencies, the Diamond Original RH789 with telescoping feature or the Diamond (Original) RH77CA?
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    Railroad scanner antenna question

    I am considering an antenna for my Uniden bc72xlt scanner. The rubber ducky works well at the moment for picking up activity. Any opinions on the Diamond RH77CA dualband high gain antenna pairing with the uniden scanner. I am interested in picking up chatter 10-20 miles away and a defect...
  14. DoctorZ

    Canadian Pacific's Holiday/Christmas Train Video

    Just in time for Christmas, a great video of CP Rail's Holiday Train pulling into downtown St. Paul, MN, Union Depot in HD! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSBSINSFs14&hd=1 Enjoy!
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    Niagara Railways

    What kind of setup does this use? The standard conv type? Railway Frequencies - www.NiagaraRails.com As for GO, yes I know that is Project 25 Phase II. ;)
  16. Bruce42

    160.935 Inversion Scrambler?

    I am copying somebody using AAR Channel 55 160.935 with an 186.2 Hz tone from here in Downtown Sacramento. The nearest license is Richmond Pacific RR in Richmond. ULS only show Richmond and LA/San Diego licenses. Any ideas? I do not have the descrambler to hear the actual traffic. B.......
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    Scanner cast RR configuration won't configure.

    Scanner cast configuration where you log into RadioReference will not load for me everytime I try to start me feed it says the program has failed to inialize. I am not sure what my problem is I have updated Frame works I have gone onto Scammer casts website its self and updated the program. I am...
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    Antennas? and...Am I doing this right? (Noob)

    Hello good people. Rookie here, just got hired on to a freight railroad out in western Maryland where I live. My step dad had an old scanner (Radio Shack PRO 2045) which seems to be fairly nice, but he was in no need for it so I brought it out to my home and today I am attempting to tune in to...
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    Skagway Alaska Area Frequencies

    Skagway Alaska Area Frequencies WQDL655 - White Pass & Yukon Route (Railroad) ( wpyr.com ) (Used by the train crew workers and golf cart to transport cruise passengers back to ship dock area.) 451.3000 - ctcss 179.9 - Ch.1 ? 451.4500 - ctcss 179.9 451.7250 - ctcss 179.9 456.3000 - ctcss 179.9...
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    Augusta, ME Freq Question

    I am receiving 160.800 NAC 293 with a continuous 1000hz tone with +/- 5khz deviation. The signal is 100% quite in Augusta around the Civic Center and 95% quite 10 miles east of Augusta. I know that 160.800 falls in the RR Band but, this is P25 with a NAC 293 and it is not encrypted. Anybody...