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Non-digital, non-trunk frequencies around Halifax

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I have a bc75xlt , good scanner and I have hrfes , cn, buses,marine , container ports, hospital security , shearwater, some construction , universities, anyone think of other freq that are not digital or trunked , i can find
 
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why dont you try searching between 138-174 Mhz, & 406-470 Mhz , make note of any new analog freqs you dont know compare them to TAFL see if its what you want to hear and than program to scanner.
If its not in database than you will never know what is new or not know yet.
I routinely search those bands and jot down what I have found. Everyone wants to hear something different so you might not get answer you were expecting.
 

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Buses..

Stock Transportation has a number of repeaters throughout HRM in the 138-144 range ( https://tafl.mckie.ca/?prov=NS&query=stock ). Many (all?) are on the NS Goverment legacy towers and therefore have good coverage. Always fun to listen during the first few weeks of school as the bugs get worked out.

Halifax Transit has 3 or 4 channels that they use for communicating with the conventional bus fleet. They are in the 406-420 band, search (https://tafl.mckie.ca/prov=NS&query=Halifax+Regional+Municipality+Metro+Transit+ ). These are all simplex. The Access-a-Bus service is on repeater. If you see a pair of frequencies in this band with an exact 5MHz split, typically the lower frequency is the repeater output frequency.

....Actually a page on RadioReference has the usage of the frequencies listed...you've probably seen it already : (https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=4698#cid-10466). Hearing the conventional buses (which can be interesting) requires you to be in town and preferably at a spot with decent elevation, or physically close to a concentration of buses (downtown).
 
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SDR RTL etc

If you don't already have one, buy an inexpensive SDR RTL device, and download SDR Plus.

It is so easy to find activity in your area using this method.

Covers approx. 26 mhz to 1.7 ghz, with a 2 mhz window.

Screenshot attached.

Mike
 

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