Originally Posted by RBMTS
Here is a 4th of July present for all of my Virginia RR friends. I happened to be passing by a local restaurant here in the Hampton Roads area and spotted a gaggle of VSP cruisers (if gaggle is the proper term in this case) in the parking lot. Taking full advantage of the opportunity I flipped on my 396 and put it into Close-Call mode. I immediately got a hit on 764.400 Mhz. It was Chesapeake VSP traffic. I put the scanner back into CC mode to double check. It hit again on that frequency. I monitored it for a little while just to be sure. This is definately the in-car repeaters to the 700/800 portables.
Again - 764.400 Mhz (P25 only)
Now the question is if this is a statewide frequency or if it is only used in cruisers for Dist 5. Everyone start listening up, especially if hitting the highways for the 4th.
Stay safe everyone!
Good frequency detection for a close call hit. There is no 764.4000 mhz. frequency available for licensing for this (STARS) state use. The actual frequency is 764.4125 mhz., channel 65, 25 khz. center frequency allocated for state licensing. I live near a Division 1/Division 5 overlap reception area and hear this particular low power frequency on occasion but not as often as other ones. It may be assigned soley to Division 5.
This frequency has been in use for some time and as subsequent installations progress it may be one of several "standard" frequencies for one or more STARS divisions. My 996T base reception has shown impressive los reception distances of 764.4125 mhz. and other low power signals when the mobiles are out and about.