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Any one in york county know what the scanner frequency is for CMP?

These were the freqs I used to listen to when I lived in North Waterboro a few years ago.
At the time I did not have a trunking scanner but I was still able to hear anything that
happened around me. When I lived there, we used to have numerous outages and these
freqs kept me informed. I used to put them in a separate bank of my scanner and
let them scan with the delay off. It worked ok for me at the time.

856.2875
856.3125
856.3375
856.9125
857.2875
857.3125
857.3375
858.3125
858.3375
858.9125
859.3125
859.3375
859.9125
860.3125
860.7875
860.9125

Good luck!
 
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York CMP freq's

Any one in york county know what the scanner frequency is for CMP?
CMP is a LTR system, here are the freq's and LCN's for 3 towers in York Co.

York - Area 1 - 856.9125 (01) 860.9125 (10)

Biddeford - Area 0 - 859.3375 (10)
Biddeford - Area 1 - 857.7875 (01) 855.3125 (10)

Shapleigh - Area 0 - 858.3375 (01) 858.3125 (09)
Shapleigh - Area 1 - 859.9125 (01) 860.7875 (10)

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Starting in a few weeks I will be adding all the CMP sites to the database it is a long process since there are so many sites. It will take about 2 1/2 weeks to 3 weeks to get all of CMP on the database.
 

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Outdated Scanners

My scanner is a unidenBC142XL its about 12 yrs old. I'm guessing its very outdated because I can only enter frequencies in this format xxx.xxx. Should I try to have it updated or just get a new one?
 

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Your best bet would be to get a new scanner because Augusta has gone digital and CMP runs on a LTR trunk system. So your best bet would be a Digital Scanner with trunking.
 

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Hey - I'm hijacking your thread for a minute. I'll give it back when I'm done if you don't mind...

What is the noise that sounds like morse code on the CMP frequencies? It is sporadic and appears to not happen at any scheduled time but it is always CMP and sometimes there is voice on there but those are likely humans :) - what I'm not sure of is the strange noises that sound like morse code.
 

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Sounds like, Asked and Answered in your Question. :D

Morse is Morse. Radio Stations - Repeaters - Systems are required to ID periodically [some do it frequently, some less] and rather than rely on a human to provide the call signs, they use an automated Morse ID'er

Hey - I'm hijacking your thread for a minute. I'll give it back when I'm done if you don't mind...

What is the noise that sounds like morse code on the CMP frequencies? It is sporadic and appears to not happen at any scheduled time but it is always CMP and sometimes there is voice on there but those are likely humans :) - what I'm not sure of is the strange noises that sound like morse code.
 

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CMP seams to transmits their call sign every 30 min. If you have the talkgroups entered for the LTR system you will here the morse code on a talk group ending in 253. If your hearing the noise at different times than every 30 min and the talk group ends in 101 thru 108 it would be the data terminals they use to send out service calls. They have alot of data going out between 7 and 8:30am M-F.


Hey - I'm hijacking your thread for a minute. I'll give it back when I'm done if you don't mind...

What is the noise that sounds like morse code on the CMP frequencies? It is sporadic and appears to not happen at any scheduled time but it is always CMP and sometimes there is voice on there but those are likely humans :) - what I'm not sure of is the strange noises that sound like morse code.
 

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CMP seams to transmits their call sign every 30 min. If you have the talkgroups entered for the LTR system you will here the morse code on a talk group ending in 253. If your hearing the noise at different times than every 30 min and the talk group ends in 101 thru 108 it would be the data terminals they use to send out service calls. They have alot of data going out between 7 and 8:30am M-F.
Much appreciated. I listened and looked and I wasn't sure but it seemed like morse code for the letters C M P but I am not good enough at it to say for certain if that's right or not.
 

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The repeaters should be transmitting the issued FCC Call Sign not the initials of the Agency/Company. How many companies are CMP ? Lots

Much appreciated. I listened and looked and I wasn't sure but it seemed like morse code for the letters C M P but I am not good enough at it to say for certain if that's right or not.
 

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The repeaters should be transmitting the issued FCC Call Sign not the initials of the Agency/Company. How many companies are CMP ? Lots


I would have no idea but that makes sense. To me it sounds like three letters and the last sounds like .--. but, not even for a minute, I should not be mistaken for someone who's able to make that judgment.
 
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