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I know the VA hospital is federal, but do the VA police use federal freq's or are they useing nextel? Anyone have any idea. I'm in Iowa City Iowa.
 

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Here in Montgomery,Alabama, they use 173.8125 input with 172.300Mhz output, APCO25 Digital
 

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They still use the Federal Spectrum. And Yes, some use Nextels

I have found them in the VHF-High [162-174] and the UHF [460-420] bands.
Some still Analog, others P-25 and P-25/ENC

http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=63&dnum=All
Based upon the size, you should be able to find radio traffic.


Bandit52240 said:
I know the VA hospital is federal, but do the VA police use federal freq's or are they useing nextel? Anyone have any idea. I'm in Iowa City Iowa.
 

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Leavenworth, KS VA is 163.0875 P25 digital for police and fire. All comms were originally encrypted, but they've gotten tired of that and many if not most are now in the clear. And pretty boring. I only checked them out when they were encrypted.

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Bandit52240 said:
I know the VA hospital is federal, but do the VA police use federal freq's or are they useing nextel? Anyone have any idea. I'm in Iowa City Iowa.
I don't know about Iowa City, but a the others have said, they generally do use federal frequencies if they have their own radio system. Some VA Medical Centers have opted for leasing space on other radio systems. In the Portland, Oregon area, the VA Medical Facilities in both Portland and Vancouver, Washington are using the area 800 MHz public safety trunked system.

Unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule for the VA as far as radios. You just have to check around and see if you can find them If you can stop by the VA facility and maybe see what type of radios are around.

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407.8375R P25 Police
408.2375R D-627 Maintenance

Providence RI
162.6125 P-25 Police

White River Junction VT
164.2125 P-25 Police

West Roxbury MA
162.2125R P-25 Police
164.0625R 123.0 Maint

Northampton MA
163.2375R P-25 Police

Jamaica Plain MA
163.2625R P-25 Police
166.0750R 123.0 Maint

Bedford MA
163.3625R 167.9 Hz Police
168.5250 CSQ Paging

Brockton MA
164.2125R P-25 Police
166.1375R 123.0 Maint


joetnymedic said:
West Haven VA - PD 171.150
West Haven VA - PD 169.126 pl 127.3
 

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164.2125/P25 in the clear

Oops, Bill/N1KUG already posted it....oh well...WRJ VT 164.2125/P25 CONFIRMED!
 

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joetnymedic said:
West Haven VA - PD 171.150
West Haven VA - PD 169.126 pl 127.3

Joey try listening in on 41.0125 It sounds like voice paging at a hospital and Im not sure if its west haven or not
 

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Biloxi MS VA

Biloxi MS VA hospital can be found on 163.3625, P25 in the clear.

What's strange though is the coverage this system has. I am in Mobile AL, and listening to them on a 396t with a whip antenna while sitting inside my house: And getting 5 bars on the s-meter.

Why they need such a large coverage area I have no idea.

Wayne...
 

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Many of them put out nice Signals. Here in New England, I can listen to the Bedford VA down to the South Shore and the Brockton VA to the North Shore

163.3625 R 167.9 Bedford VA Police
165.5375 R 123.0 Bedford VA Maint

163.2625 R $293 Jamaica Plain VA Police
166.0750 R 123.0 Jamaica Plain VA Maint

168.0375 R $293 West Roxbury Police
164.0625 R 123.0 West Roxbury VA Maint

164.2125 R $293 Brockton VA Police
166.1375 R 123.0 Brockton Maint

Note the Common 123.0 for all Maint


Biloxi MS VA hospital can be found on 163.3625, P25 in the clear.

What's strange though is the coverage this system has. I am in Mobile AL, and listening to them on a 396t with a whip antenna while sitting inside my house: And getting 5 bars on the s-meter.

Why they need such a large coverage area I have no idea.

Wayne...
 

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Any for Michigan?
168.5250 NAC293 ANN ARBOR VA
413.8500 ANN ARBOR VA PAGING
170.6000 NAC293 SAGINAW VA HOSPITAL
411.0750 NAC293 DETROIT VA HOSPITAL

All of the traffic I have heard is the police/security ops on those freqs. I have been told most of the maintenance people are switching to nextel/cell phones.
 
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