Apologies if this is been asked before I didn't see a specific thread about it. I'm pondering getting a DMR radio and I live in Maplewood, not far from Newark. I was wondering if there are any DMR repeaters near me that would be easily reachable with a handheld unit. I see several repeaters...
Ive been trying to find out how to listen to union city, Fremont and Newark fire departments, but I haven't had much luck finding out if they use alameda county fire talk groups and if so which ones or if the have the own and if so where can I them cuz I don't see them on radio reference.
127.850 is very active lately as Newark Tower for helicopters, not listed in RR at EWR, only ACY . Airnav.com lists it as this: CLASS B: 127.85(WITHIN 6.5 NM ARE TWR CONTROL 257.6(WITHIN 6.5 NM ARE TWR CONTROLL (sic).
Last night listening to Newark Tower a Continental flight was cleared to land on 22R; co-pilot? says " Is 22L or 29 available?" Tower asks why. Co-pilot says "My partner requests it". They were cleared to land 29.
Can someone explain why they asked for another runway and does it happen often? Tnx.