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Lowell Federal Freqs

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mcdogg

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Just moved to the area, anyone have any insight on what federal frequencies are active in the area? Any cool stories? I'd be interested in hearing any input..

Thanks!
 

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It's best to search for stuff from your area. Make a list of stuff you can hear from your area.
Review your notes with online federal pages.

See this topic for the best way to scan the federal bands.
http://forums.radioreference.com/federal-monitoring-forum/129817-free-vhf-uhf-g-band-search-files-gre-psr-600-500-pro197-106-a.html

Look around in the RR Federal wiki pages.
http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Category:US_Federal_Government
http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Federal_NAC_Codes

Search on MT Fed Files.
http://mt-fedfiles.blogspot.com/search?q=Lowell
http://mt-fedfiles.blogspot.com/
 

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They're out there, lots in the clear. Search 138-142, 148-150, 162-174 & 400-420. Best results are Monday - Friday from 9-5. Occasionally there will be some night time and weekend activity, but for the most part, regular business hours.
 

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Are most digital?

Pretty much yes, you will need a digital scanner to monitor most Federal freqs in Middlesex County, Southern NH. There is some remaining Analog radios out there but they are getting fewer and fewer.
 

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and the Potential for some FM 380-400 [TRS]
None yet in Mass, but we never know ;)

Weekends? Banks are open Weekends :twisted:

They're out there, lots in the clear. Search 138-142, 148-150, 162-174 & 400-420. Best results are Monday - Friday from 9-5. Occasionally there will be some night time and weekend activity, but for the most part, regular business hours.
 

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Kenny, Glad to see the 400-406 being added to suggested Search ranges.

After my Encounter with the "White Whale" - maybe MT will make that a FREE online section someday, it's amazing where the FED's will appear.

They're out there, lots in the clear. Search 138-142, 148-150, 162-174 & 400-420. Best results are Monday - Friday from 9-5. Occasionally there will be some night time and weekend activity, but for the most part, regular business hours.
 
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