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What Railroad Frequencies Should I program In My Unication G5?

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I have a Unication G5 that is both VHF and 800 MHz. I want to program in 16 conventional FM railroad frequencies to monitor around the Minneapolis MN 55401 and Rosemount MN 55068 area. What 16 railroad frequencies would you suggest?
 
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The following are all BNSF Road frequencies around the state on MN including the cities you mentioned.
160.335
160.650
160.695
160.920
161.100
161.160
161.250
161.385
161.415

I would put those in for starters. If you have another scanner where you can monitor all the AAR Railroad Channels I would do that to see what other railroads are operating as well.
 
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The following are all BNSF Road frequencies around the state on MN including the cities you mentioned.
160.335
160.650
160.695
160.920
161.100
161.160
161.250
161.385
161.415

I would put those in for starters. If you have another scanner where you can monitor all the AAR Railroad Channels I would do that to see what other railroads are operating as well.
Thank you very much for those. That still leaves room for a few more since I can program up to 16 channels. I have seen Progressive Rail near my places. Also, I have seen CP Rail and UP nearby. What would be the correct frequencies for them?
 
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I found a list for CPRail frequencies but it doesn't specifically identify what they are used for so that's why I had mentioned try searching the entire VHF Railroad Band (AAR Channels) and see what other activity you pick up. That's what I would do.
 

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There seems to be channels in use for other things than what is posted in most "frequency lists" the only real way to find out what to put in is to search the entire VHF railband and you can then decide what frequencies make the cut. Around here, I have most all of them in my scanners, as Toledo is a major rail traffic area. About half of them have traffic on them most of the time, the others come to life when there is a wreck or track crew is working. Sounds like your area is busy to the point 16 freq won't be enough to get everything, not even close.
 

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For CP start with the old SOO channels. Most if not all should still be active:

161.370
161.520
160.770
161.085
 
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