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Hi. I might be in the Montreal region later this month.
Despite being a native-Montrealer I never much scanned the SQ save (from memory) 167.010 which was the frequency for the expressways on the island.

If I come across the border at Lacolle and thru the Montreal area en route to the 401 I guess I would need to scan for Districts 6 & 10? Am I missing any districts?

It mentioned on the SQ page here http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=2377
that the comms were 35% encrypted.
Does anyone monitor this system, can I mooch a file and are there any helpful hints i.e. call signs for the above mentioned zones.

Merci

Eric
 

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Eric, rather than trying to map regions to frequencies, I'd just enter one
of each (including 171/172MHz simplex and 454/459 VR pairs) and scan
away; just lock out what you don't like. There's a fair bit of simultaneous
retransmission, so you'll hear the same thing on different frequencies,
and you can choose the best signal. I don't have a file to "mooch" but
it wouldn't take long to build one.

I've been advised people should not ignore the 153/154MHz channels
around Montreal, but outside, you can scan 166.500-167.700 and hear
most activity.

Not certain at this time what is the status of SQ on the RENIR system
but have heard it's 100% "crypto". :(

Dave
 

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Fave:
Appreciated.

I figure that if we actually went thru the area if I heard a MVC I could still understand enough french to avoid it.

Too bad that their new system is gonna have encyption.
:-(

Eric
 

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slypx said:
Don't forget that mobile vehicule repeater (MVR) are usally only "ON" when the officiers are out of their cars ... which could make you missed a lot.
May be so, but I recall reading on some site (don't remember where) that
the 454/459 frequencies can be used in different modes including simplex
(tactical?), so makes sense to put in all six of them.

Dave
 

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DaveH said:
May be so, but I recall reading on some site (don't remember where) that
the 454/459 frequencies can be used in different modes including simplex
(tactical?), so makes sense to put in all six of them.

Dave
You're right but you only get simplex and "tach" operations on these and none of the activity on the dispatched channels ... There are only 3 TX frequencies (and 3 RX) and numerous CTCSS to add the possibilities ...
 
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