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Decent lowband DX departments?

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PJH

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Looking to play with some antenna's/DX, aside from the CHP, MO highway patrol and some Oklahoma HP, any good lowband stations still out there to put in the radio? Not sure whats left/where that might have some good ducting potentional.
 

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46.42MHz fire department dispatch channel Southwest of Portland Oregon.

This dispatch/alert channel is very high power on a good high piece of ground and best of all it's very busy
 

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NC Highway Patrol still uses lowband VHF dispatch alongside VIPER for comms:

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42.78000 	   	 		173.8 PL	1	Channel 1 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.62000 	   	 		173.8 PL	2	Channel 2 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.80000 	   	 		173.8 PL	3	Channel 3 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.52000 	   	 		173.8 PL	4	Channel 4 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.66000 	   	 		173.8 PL	5	Channel 5 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.60000 	   	 		173.8 PL	6	Channel 6 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.76000 	   	 		173.8 PL	7	Channel 7 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.64000 	   	 		173.8 PL	8	Channel 8 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.70000 	   	 		173.8 PL	9	Channel 9 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.50000 	   	 		173.8 PL	10	Channel 10 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.86000 	   	 		173.8 PL	11	Channel 11 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.82000 	   	 		173.8 PL	12	Channel 12 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.58000 	   	 		173.8 PL	13	Channel 13 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.38000 	   	 		173.8 PL	14	Channel 14 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.68000 	   	 		173.8 PL	15	Channel 15 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.94000 	   	 		173.8 PL	16	Channel 16 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.72000 	   	 		173.8 PL	17	Channel 17 Mobile 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.92000 	   	 		173.8 PL	18	Channel 18 Base 	FM 	Law Tac 
42.22000 	   	 		173.8 PL	19	Channel 19 Special Events 	FM 	Law Tac
In years past when propagation is good it was not unusual for folks in CA to hear NCSHP and vice versa.
Marshall KE4ZNR
 

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I don't know how much this will interest you, but many oil companies are still licensed at 49.22 including Countrymark out of Indiana. I heard them this morning. Acording to the fcc's database, that's a fixed relay frequency, and the license's expiring next year, but there's another license, callsign ksc340, that is active until 2021 that uses 30.7. It has 1 fixed station putting out 300 watts like the 49.22 station, but it also has a number of mobile units that put out 110 watts.
 

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You might try scanning the 44 MHz area. In 1965 I had the popular Lafayette Radio dual-band rx. I still remember listening to IA SP chasing a bank robber into IL, coordinating with IL SP. What a hoot! Scanning the low band when Sporadic E was active, interesting indeed.
 
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