2015 VHF Low Band Logs

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kkn50

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FREQ....SQ....DESCRIPTION
30.0000 150.0 US MIL - Convoy
30.3000 150.0 US MIL - "Alpha Dock" "Dock 01"
32.8500 150.0 US MIL - Helos
34.2000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
36.5000 150.0 US MIL
36.6750 150.0 US MIL - "one track in my sector"
36.8000 150.0 US MIL - Helos
36.9000 150.0 US MIL - Martindale Army Heliport Ops, San Antonio TX
38.5000 150.0 US MIL
38.9000 150.0 US MIL - Ft Knox Range Control
40.6000 150.0 US MIL - Helos w/ troop drops
41.5000 150.0 US MIL
46.9000 150.0 US MIL
 

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FREQ....SQ....DESCRIPTION
25.0000 AM WWV
25.9500 KB99696 Auxiliary Remote Pickup for AM 950, KOA, Denver CO
30.6200 94.8 Cement trucks
30.6200 210.7 WPSD819 Millenium Taxi Service, Chattanooga TN
30.8000 150.0 US MIL - "This is Shamrock 92"
31.2000 203.5 Taxi dispatch in Spanish
31.2800 192.8 Cement trucks
31.7500 150.0 US MIL
32.1800 77.0 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica <Base>
32.1800 141.3 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica <Cars>
32.3400 127.3 Costa Rica
32.3800 156.7 Spanish <band open to Central/South America>
32.4750 150.0 US MIL - Airfield
34.0400 127.3 Taxi - Turrialba, Costa Rica
34.2000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
34.2000 203.5 Spanish <band open to Central/South America>
34.7500 150.0 US MIL
34.8250 150.0 US MIL
35.0400 146.2 Farmers
35.1200 127.3 Mercury Cab, Chattanooga TN
35.1800 107.2 Unidentified US business
35.1800 179.9 HVAC company
35.1800 186.2 WPGG338 Niles Flash Cab, Niles IL
35.4400 131.8 Troy Ready-Mix, Troy MO
35.4400 136.5 Creek rides
35.7200 94.8 Aggregate hauler
35.7800 162.2 WQBG339 Bates Gas Co, Albany GA
36.1500 150.0 US MIL "you got a good count?"
36.1750 150.0 US MIL - "Blue 6" "Blue Main" "Bowie Main" "Bowie 7"
36.5000 150.0 US MIL
36.6000 150.0 US MIL
36.7000 150.0 US MIL
36.8000 150.0 US MIL - Helos
36.9000 150.0 US MIL - Martindale Army Heliport Ops, San Antonio TX
37.0400 127.3 Sheriff - Smyth Co, VA
37.2500 150.0 US MIL - "the grid they are giving us puts them in the impact zone"
38.3500 150.0 US MIL
38.9000 150.0 US MIL - Ft Knox Range Control
39.2200 192.8 KMA801 CA HP - WHITE 2 - South Los Angeles (77)
39.3400 162.2 CA HP - Base - Brown - Temecula (115)
39.3600 162.2 WPPD852 CA HP - Base - GREEN 1 - San Juan Capistrano (113)
39.5000 39.5 EMS disptach to "Peters Mountain Road" EDT
39.5000 141.3 EMS Dispatch, Alleghany Co VA
39.5000 150.0 US MIL
39.5200 79.7 Fire Dispatch - unidentified
39.6800 118.8 KDG272 CA HP - Base - TURQUOISE 1 - Riverside (74)
39.7200 162.2 WPPC737 CA HP - Base - GRAY 1 - Westminster (55)
40.0000 150.0 US MIL
40.5250 150.0 US MIL "verification for SP and RP for TMR04"
40.6700 CSQ SNOTEL
41.2500 150.0 US MIL - Range Control
41.4500 150.0 US MIL - Helos
41.6000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control
41.8600 77.0 Taxi dispatch, San Ramón, Costa Rica
42.0000 150.0 US MIL - "This is Romeo Tango"
42.0600 203.5 MO HP
42.1200 186.2 MO HP
42.1400 186.2 KAA203 MO HP - Rural Dispatch [F-30]
42.3800 173.8 KAA522 MO HP - Dispatch-to-Mobiles [F-70]
42.4000 173.8 MO HP
42.5600 118.8 KMH962 CA HP - Base - WHITE - Barstow (73) / Morongo Basin (106) / Needles (114) / Victorville (12)
42.8600 203.5 MO HP
42.9400 203.5 MO HP
43.0000 151.4 Unidentified US business
43.1000 146.2 "got 24 ton of inch and a half base, goes down here to Fidelity"
48.4800 151.4 "I'm down here in Bakersville"
49.2500 150.0 US MIL "Crockett Main" "Alamo Charlie"
49.4600 67.0 Pike Electric <nationwide contractors>
49.4800 67.0 Pike Electric <nationwide contractors>
49.5000 67.0 Pike Electric <nationwide contractors>
49.6250 150.0 US MIL
 

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Log 6/14/15 - Portland, Oregon
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This is my first foray into Lo-band since 1980, so I don't have much to offer today, but I did log these two confirmed hits:

39.4000 162.2 CHP Orange 1 - San Diego
45.0200 192.8 CHP Orange 2 - Los Angeles

Lots of other hits on the sporadic E event from Noon to 2PM local time today. Typically too much QSB & QRM to ID definitively, but I suspect these were mostly CHP hits:

33.7400
39.1000
39.2600 118.8
39.3600
44.7400 186.2
47.5800 173.8
48.4200

Can anyone tell me if this Es event was on the weak side, or about average for this time of year? Trying to gauge how well my setup is performing.

Thanks!

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FREQ....SQ....DESCRIPTION
33.0400 114.8 WQDR782 Fire Dispatch - West Barnstable MA
33.0600 131.8 Fire Dispatch - Boylston MA
33.4400 71.9 Fire Dispatch
33.4400 179.9 KCD346 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Tolland County CT
33.4800 123.0 Fire Dispatch - Athol MA
33.4800 179.9 Fire Dispatch - Tolland CT
33.4800 CSQ Fire/EMS Dispatch - Ulster Co, NY
33.5200 131.8 Fire Dispatch - East Haven CT
33.5800 114.8 KNCS289 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Yarmouth Municipalities MA
33.5800 179.9 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Ledyard CT
33.6000 114.8 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Possibly Sandwich Fire Department, Barnstable MA
33.6200 136.5 Fire Dispatch - Lower Providence Fire Dept, Montgomery Co PA
33.6600 114.8 KCD566 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Truro MA
33.6600 179.9 KCB979 Fire Dispatch - Norwich CT
33.7000 192.8 Fire Dispatch - Somerset Co PA
33.7200 82.5 WNQU666 Fire Dispatch - Redding CT
33.7800 77.0 KCF415 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Cheshire Co NH
33.7800 82.5 KTG669 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Allegany Co MD
33.7800 114.8 KNGE459 EMS dispatch - Falmouth MA
33.7800 127.3 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Verona NJ
33.8000 179.9 KXV431 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Windham Co CT
33.8200 141.3 KCO372 FD/EMS - Calvert County, MD
33.8200 151.4 FD/EMS
33.8400 131.8 KCF918 Fire Dispatch - Uxbridge, MA
33.8600 77.0 KGC676 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Washington Co, MD
33.9400 179.9 WNHR373 Fire Dispatch - Waterford CT
33.9600 114.8 Fire Dispatch - South Plainfield NJ
33.9600 179.9 WQF238 Fire Dispatch - Lyme/Old Lyme, Middlesex County CT
35.6800 CSQ Digital paging
37.0200 146.2 Police Dispatch - West Milford, NJ
38.3000 150.0 US Mil - Range Control
39.0600 110.9 MD State Parks
39.2400 127.3 MD HP
39.2800 110.9 MD HP
39.3400 127.3 MD HP - Barrack D Bel Air (B15)
39.3600 110.9 MD HP - Barrack Q College Park (A14)
39.3800 110.9 MD HP
39.4000 110.9 MD HP
39.4200 110.9 MD HP - Barrack A Waterloo (Jessup) (A08)
39.4600 151.4 Possible Monmouth Co NJ
39.5200 79.7 WQAW220 Sheriff Dispatch - Craig Co VA
39.5200 110.9 MD HP - Barrack G Westminister (A07)
39.6000 110.9 MD HP
39.6000 146.2 EMS Dispatch - Paramus Municipalities NJ
39.6400 110.9 MD HP - Barrack E Salisbury (B06)
39.7800 110.9 WPWC705 MD HP - Barrack X Princess Anne Detachment (B04)
39.8400 110.9 MD HP
39.8600 162.2 ?
39.9000 156.7 Police Dispatch - Norwich CT
39.9200 110.9 MD HP
39.9600 110.9 MD HP - Barrack I Easton/Denton and Cambridge Det. (B07)
42.1200 203.5 MO HP
42.8600 203.5 MO HP
42.9400 203.5 MO HP
44.6200 CSQ KNGL594 Morse ID - Parks Police - Region 4 (Finger Lakes) NY
44.7000 77.0 OK HP
45.1400 156.7 Police, Possibly Coventry CT
45.3600 186.2 KDR767 Fire / EMS Paging - South Brunswick NJ
45.4800 131.8 KNJB860 Area Rural Transportation System - Cullman AL
45.5400 186.2 Police 3 (Central) - Adams Co PA
45.8000 173.8 Police Dispatch - Jefferson NJ
45.8600 136.5 Hotline - North Central, Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Statewide Public Safety CT
46.0600 103.5 Fire Dispatch - Schuyler County NY
46.0600 141.3 Fire Dispatch - New Haven County CT
46.1000 CSQ Fire/EMS Dispatch -
46.1400 100.0 EMS Dispatch - Possibly Warren Co NJ
46.1400 167.9 Fire Dispatch - Possibly Chautauqua Co NY
46.1600 186.2 Fire Dispatch - Possibly Franklin Co PA
46.1800 82.5 Fire Dispatch - Possibly Jefferson Co NY
46.1800 131.8 Fire Dispatch - Possibly Rockland Co NY
46.1800 141.3 Fire Dispatch - Middlesex Co CT
46.1800 151.4 Fire / EMS Dispatch - Schoharie Co NY
46.1800 186.2 Fire Dispatch - Possibly Adams Co PA
46.3600 151.4 EMS Dispatch - "Copper Keg, 11 East Main, Cuba NY"
46.3800 77.0 Fire Dispatch - Possible New Haven Co CT
46.3800 123.0 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Putnam Co NY
46.4000 186.2 Fire/EMS - "Cameron EMS to Depot St"
46.4400 136.5 Fire Dispatch - Possibly Otsego Co NY
46.4800 D131 Fire Pagers - Armer Patch - Eden Prairie, Hennepin MN
46.5000 110.9 KEG594 Fire Dispatch - Columbia Co NY
46.5600 173.8 Fire Dispatch - Jefferson NJ
47.4200 146.2 Red Cross - "we ran out of food, we never did get there"
 

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BCD536HP with a rectangular loop antenna, one full wavelength at 37 MHz.

Most of the unconfirmed hits are highly likely to be CHP:

37.42 100.0 Unknown

39.10 179.9
39.12 127.3
39.22 192.8 CHP White 2 - LA South (77)
39.26 118.8 CHP Copper 1 - Arrowhead(101)/SanB(75)
39.36 162.2 CHP Green 1 - Capistrano (113)
39.40 186.2 CHP Gold 2 - Santa Fe Springs (83)
39.40 162.2 CHP Orange 1 - San Diego (87)
39.44 146.2
39.52 173.8 FSP - South Orange County, CA
39.72 162.2 CHP Gray 1 - Westminster (55)
39.80 162.2 CHP Tan 1 - Oceanside (92)
39.88 118.8 CHP Beige 1 - Rancho Cucamonga (123)

40.67 SNOTEL

42.08 131.8
42.08 146.2 CHP Silver - Fresno (65)
42.12 131.8 CHP Bronze - Oakland (96)
42.40 167.9
42.44 146.2 CHP Pink - Porterville (40) / Visalia (67)
42.44 179.9
42.50 127.3
42.50 131.8 CHP Ruby - San Jose (24)
42.52 146.2
42.54 167.9
42.54 187.2
42.56 118.8 CHP White - Barstow (73) et al
42.56 167.9 CHP White - San Luis Obispo (28) - CHP working traffic control on Park Hill Fire
42.60 146.2
42.72 118.8
42.72 167.9
42.84 127.3 CHP Brown 2 - Mobile - Bakersfield (69)
42.92 162.2
42.94 123.0

44.62 179.9
44.62 186.2 CHP Pink 2 - LA West (79)
44.74 186.2 CHP Brown 2 - Altadena (98)
44.92 167.9 CHP White 3 - Stockton (62)
44.94 186.2 CHP Black 2 - Central Los Angeles (15)
44.98 146.2

45.02 192.8 CHP Orange 2 - Baldwin Park (81)
45.32 192.8 Sheriff Dispatch - Calaveras County, CA
45.50 192.8
45.52 186.2 CHP Teal 2 - West Valley (56)
45.70 136.5

46.50 82.5 Volunteer Fire Paging - Marin County, CA

47.46 146.2 AMR Ambulance - Los Angeles, CA
47.54 162.2 Hall Ambulance - Kern County, CA
47.62 151.4 Unidentified - phase inversion scrambling in use
47.62 186.2 AMR Ambulance - Calabasas, CA

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Log: 2015/06/14 - 2015/06/22

Log: 2015/06/14 - 2015/06/22
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FREQ....SQ....DESCRIPTION
25.0000 AM WWV
25.9500 KB99696 Auxiliary Remote Pickup for AM 950, KOA, Denver CO
30.1000 150.0 US MIL - Helos
30.3750 150.0 US MIL
30.5500 150.0 US MIL
30.6200 210.7 WPSD819 Millenium Taxi Service, Chattanooga TN
30.6400 110.9 KBB466 Thomas Bennett & Hunter, Westminister MD
31.2000 91.5 KLT894 Central Heating & Cooling Inc, Mountain Home, AR
31.2000 203.5 Taxi dispatch in Spanish
31.7500 150.0 US MIL
31.8800 94.8 Farmers
32.1800 77.0 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica <Base>
32.1800 141.3 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica <Cars>
32.3400 127.3 Costa Rica
32.8500 150.0 US MIL - Helos
32.8750 150.0 US MIL
33.3000 186.2 WNFQ812 - Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Falfurrias TX
33.3250 150.0 US MIL
33.7000 192.8 Fire Dispatch - Somerset Co PA
33.7200 141.3 Taxi dispatch - Alajuela, Costa Rica
33.7800 82.5 KTG669 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Allegany Co MD
33.8600 77.0 KGC676 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Washington Co, MD w/ voice ID
34.0100 88.5 Spanish <band open to Central/South America>
34.0400 127.3 Taxi - Turrialba, Costa Rica
34.4500 150.0 US MIL
34.5750 150.0 US MIL
35.1200 127.3 Mercury Cab, Chattanooga TN
35.1800 107.2 Unidentified US business
35.4400 131.8 Troy Ready-Mix, Troy MO
35.9200 97.4 Unidentifed US business
35.9200 118.8 Unidentifed US business
36.1000 150.0 US MIL - Range
36.1750 150.0 US MIL
36.2500 150.0 US MIL
36.5000 150.0 US MIL
36.6000 150.0 US MIL
36.8500 150.0 US MIL
36.9000 150.0 US MIL - Martindale Army Heliport Ops, San Antonio TX
37.0400 127.3 Sheriff - Smyth Co, VA
37.2500 150.0 US MIL
37.3000 131.8 Sheriff Dispatch - Lee Co VA w/ voice ID
38.3500 150.0 US MIL - Butts AAF, Ft Carson, CO
38.5000 150.0 US MIL
38.9000 150.0 US MIL - Ft Knox Range Control
38.9600 91.5 Portuguese - Brazil
39.1800 192.8 Fire Dispatch - Possible Dillon Co SC
39.2200 192.8 KMA801 CA HP - WHITE 2 - South Los Angeles (77)
39.2600 118.8 KVV806 CA HP - Base - COPPER 1 - Arrowhead (101) / San Bernardino (75)
39.3400 162.2 CA HP - Base - Brown - Temecula (115)
39.6800 118.8 KDG272 CA HP - Base - TURQUOISE 1 - Riverside (74)
39.7200 162.2 WPPC737 CA HP - Base - GRAY 1 - Westminster (55)
39.7500 150.0 US MIL
40.6700 CSQ SNOTEL
42.0000 150.0 US MIL
42.0600 203.5 MO HP
42.1200 118.8 KMH995 CA HP - Base - GOLD - Bishop (72) / Bridgeport (71) / Mojave (59)
42.1200 186.2 MO HP
42.1200 203.5 MO HP - Car-to-Car - West [Ch 47]
42.1400 186.2 KAA203 MO HP - Rural Dispatch [F-30]
42.5200 173.8 NC HP
42.5600 118.8 KMH962 CA HP - Base - WHITE - Barstow (73) / Morongo Basin (106) / Needles (114) / Victorville (12)
42.6000 173.8 NC HP
42.6250 150.0 US MIL
42.8600 203.5 MO HP
42.9400 203.5 MO HP
43.0000 151.4 Unidentified US business
43.1200 118.8 Unidentified US business
43.1200 146.2 Unidentified US business
44.6200 186.2 KMB443 CA HP - PINK 2 - West Los Angeles (79)
45.9800 203.5 KYB889 State Prison - Mount Meigs AL w/ Morse ID
49.2500 150.0 US MIL "Crockett Main" "Alamo Charlie"
49.4800 67.0 Pike Electric <nationwide contractors>
49.5000 67.0 Pike Electric <nationwide contractors>
49.6250 150.0 US MIL
49.6750 150.0 US MIL
 

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Log: 2015/06/23 - 2015/07/04
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FREQ....SQ....DESCRIPTION
25.0000 AM WWV
25.9100 CSQ KLDE San Angelo, TX - KLDE San Angelo Radio Station at 105.3 FM and on 104.9FM in Eldorado, Texas
25.9500 KB99696 Auxiliary Remote Pickup for AM 950, KOA, Denver CO
31.2000 203.5 Taxi dispatch in Spanish
32.1500 150.0 US MIL
32.1800 77.0 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica <Base>
32.1800 141.3 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica <Cars>
32.3400 127.3 Costa Rica
32.3500 150.0 US MIL
33.3000 186.2 WNFQ812 - Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Falfurrias TX
33.3600 114.8 Portuguese - Brazil
33.7200 141.3 Taxi dispatch - Alajuela, Costa Rica
33.7800 82.5 KTG669 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Allegany Co MD
33.8200 141.3 KCO372 FD/EMS - Calvert County MD
34.0400 127.3 Taxi - Turrialba, Costa Rica
34.2000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
34.5750 150.0 US MIL - Convoy
36.6000 150.0 US MIL
36.8000 150.0 US MIL - Helos
36.8750 150.0 US Mil - convoy
37.5000 151.4 Unidentified US business - "Butler Road and 30th kinda scares me"
38.9000 150.0 US MIL - Ft Knox Range Control
39.4000 186.2 KTN273 CA HP - Base - GOLD 2 - Santa Fe Springs (83)
39.7200 162.2 WPPC737 CA HP - Base - GRAY 1 - Westminster (55)
39.9000 CSQ Nebraska Statewide
40.6700 CSQ SNOTEL
41.3000 150.0 US MIL - Control Tower
41.5000 150.0 US MIL
42.0600 203.5 MO HP
42.1200 203.5 MO HP - Car-to-Car - West [Ch 47]
42.1400 186.2 KAA203 MO HP - Rural Dispatch [F-30]
42.3800 173.8 NC HP
42.5000 173.8 NC HP - Channel 10 Base
42.6400 173.8 NC HP
42.7750 150.0 US MIL
42.8200 173.8 NC HP
42.8600 203.5 MO HP
42.9400 203.5 MO HP
49.6750 150.0 US MIL
 

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What is a good scanner for Low band DX'ing ?

Any good scanner choices for low band DX'ing

Was thinking a 780 or 785? They seem to be well designed and made for the radio technology at the time.

Would prefer an older model with good sensitivity would be using a 65 ft LW on my roof same as my SW exam
 
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Any good scanner choices for low band DX'ing

Was thinking a 780 or 785? They seem to be well designed and made for the radio technology at the time.

Would prefer an older model with good sensitivity would be using a 65 ft LW on my roof same as my SW exam

The 780 would be a decent choice. I don't have a 785, but since it shares quite a bit of DNA with the 780 I would guess it's also decent. I'm using my BCD536HP for low band skip and like it a lot for that. It's nearly as sensitive as my 780, but it also records which is a huge benefit. The Sporadic E layer skip usually occurs during the day when I'm at work, so being able to review skip recordings in the evening is a beautiful thing. Also the 536 decodes CTCSS codes nearly instantly, and then saves the code along with each transmission recording. That is a huge benefit when trying to figure out who you're listening to. Skip transmissions often fade in and fade out very quickly, I doubt the 780 would be much help with decoding CTCSS in that scenario. It's just too slow at decoding. I should mention I live very near strong FM and TV towers, so I have to run several notch filters inline for the 536. Otherwise it suffers from desense. For the 780 I only have to run an FM notch filter.

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VHF Low Band Logs 6/27/15 - 7/4/15

Low Band logs 6/27/15 - 7/4/15 - Portland, Oregon

BCD536HP with a Butternut SC-3000 antenna

Unconfirmed hits are very likely CHP

37.12 074.4 Data only

39.12 127.3 CHP Turquoise 2 - Buttonwillow (117) / Fort Tejon (102)
39.22 192.8 CHP White 2 - South Los Angeles (77)
39.26 118.8 KVV806 CHP Copper 1 - Arrowhead (101) / San Bernardino (75)
39.34 162.2
39.36 162.2 CHP Green 1 - Capistrano (113)
39.40 162.2 CHP Orange 1 - San Diego (87)
39.40 186.2 CHP Gold 2 - Santa Fe Springs (83)
39.52 173.8 FSP - South Orange County, CA
39.60 162.2
39.72 162.2 CHP Gray 1 - Westminster (55)
39.80 162.2
39.88 118.8 CHP Beige 1 - Rancho Cucamonga (123)
39.94 151.4

42.02 131.8
42.02 146.2
42.08 131.8 CHP Amber - Redwood City (91)
42.08 146.2 CHP Silver - Fresno (65)
42.16 131.8 CHP Violet - Marin County (34)
42.20 118.8
42.20 151.4
42.20 179.9
42.28 131.8
42.28 146.2 CHP Silver - Mobile - Fresno (65)
42.30 146.2
42.32 167.9 CHP White 3 - Mobile - Stockton (62) / Tracy (103) / Amador (94) / San Andreas (49)
42.40 131.8
42.40 167.9 CHP Purple - Ventura (31) / Moorpark (54)
42.42 131.8 CHP Grape - Napa (21)
42.44 131.8 CHP Pink - San Francisco (32)
42.44 146.2
42.44 179.9
42.46 167.9 CHP Black - Monterey (27) / King City (08)
42.48 103.5
42.48 167.9
42.50 127.3 CHP Brown 2 - Bakersfield (69)
42.50 131.8 CHP Ruby - San Jose (24)
42.52 146.2 CHP Yellow - Modesto (48) / Sonora (61)
42.54 167.9 Green - Hollister-Gilroy (23) / Santa Cruz (26)
42.56 107.2
42.56 118.8 CHP White - Barstow (73) / Morongo Basin (106) / Needles (114) / Victorville (12)
42.56 167.9 CHP White - San Luis Obispo (28) / Buellton (03) / Templeton (09) / Santa Maria (14)
42.60 131.8 WNUH519 CHP Turquoise - Solano (22)
42.60 146.2 CHP Turquoise - Buttonwillow (117) / Fort Tejon (102)
42.62 131.8 CHP Aqua - Hayward (25) / Castro Valley (143)
42.64 131.8
42.66 131.8
42.70 167.9
42.72 107.2
42.72 118.8
42.74 131.8 CHP Maroon - Mobile - Contra Costa (19)
42.76 146.2
42.78 127.3
42.84 127.3 CHP Brown 2 - Mobile - Bakersfield (69)
42.90 136.5
42.92 131.8 CHP Maroon - Contra Costa (19)
42.92 162.2
42.94 123.0

44.62 186.2 CHP Pink 2 - West Los Angeles (79)
44.64 114.8
44.66 167.9 CHP Black 3 - South Sacramento (112) / Woodland (47) / Rancho Cordova (58)
44.70 077.0
44.74 186.2 CHP Brown 2 - Altadena (98)
44.76 114.8
44.80 103.5 CHP Emerald 4 - Santa Rosa (17)
44.92 167.9 CHP White 3 - Stockton (62) / Tracy (103) / Amador (94) / San Andreas (49)
44.94 110.9
44.94 114.8 CHP Khaki 2 - Dublin (118)
44.94 186.2

45.02 192.8 CHP Orange 2 - Baldwin Park (81)
45.04 146.2
45.06 136.5
45.32 192.8 Sheriff Dispatch - Calaveras County, CA
45.36 127.3 KOM 574 - CEMNET - WA State Emergency Mgt
45.46 127.3 CHP Maroon 2 - Hanford (68) / Coalinga (88)
45.48 146.2
45.50 127.3
45.50 192.8
45.52 186.2 CHP Teal 2 - West Valley (56)
45.54 136.5
45.56 127.3
45.70 136.5 CHP Tan 2 - Newhall (78) / Antelope Valley (89)
45.80 146.2
45.92 CSQ Sherwood School District - Sherwood, OR
45.94 123.0 Orange 2 - Merced (64) / Mariposa (63) / Madera (66) / Los Banos (30) / Oakhurst (57)

46.12 082.5 Volunteer Fire Paging - Marin County, CA
46.42 110.9 Fire Dispatch - Yamhill County, Oregon
46.46 110.9 WPMV 965 - Weyerhaeuser Corp., Lane County, OR

47.42 CSQ American Red Cross
47.46 146.2 AMR Ambulance - Los Angeles, CA
47.58 173.8 Schaefer Ambulance, Los Angeles, CA
47.70 146.2 NW Natural Gas, Portland, OR

48.06 203.5 Portland General Electric, Portland, OR
 

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Low band

I would guess due to the long distance communications with low band it's still widely used?

I remember when I worked at Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in the 80's in Alaska one day I was sitting in a HC Price company truck talking to their safety guy and we heard some low band skip on their radio freq from Texas. We called back to the guy he was coming in loud and clear in the most northern part of Alaska.! It took a bit of talking before he believed us LOL
 

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I would guess due to the long distance communications with low band it's still widely used?

I remember when I worked at Prudhoe Bay Oil Field in the 80's in Alaska one day I was sitting in a HC Price company truck talking to their safety guy and we heard some low band skip on their radio freq from Texas. We called back to the guy he was coming in loud and clear in the most northern part of Alaska.! It took a bit of talking before he believed us LOL

Low Band is not that widely used in the U.S. anymore, except by the military. In the western U.S. it's mostly a Cailifornia Highway Patrol show, as not many other agencies use it out here. There's a couple states back east that use it for highway patrol, I think Tennessee? Maybe Missouri? There's still some fire departments back east on low band. Check out kkn50's logs, they're sort of a compendium of what's left in the U.S.

To hear Texas from Alaska would likely mean you had good F2 layer skip at the time (although it could have been another propagation type). F2 skip is the type associated with sun spot activity near the solar cycle maximum. We don't have those conditions right now, and aren't likely to again for a long time. What we do have right now is Sporadic E layer skip, which is a summer time annual phenomena. The E layer is lower than the F layer, so the propagation distances are shorter, typically 600 to 1400 miles. We may have good E skip for a few more weeks, but then it will fade away until mid winter when it sometimes returns briefly. It should return in earnest next May or June.

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Log: 2015/07/05 - 2015/08/02

Log: 2015/07/05 - 2015/08/02
San Antonio, Texas
Uniden BCD996XT Scanner with Dipole Antenna

Scanning only military recently.

FREQ....SQ....DESCRIPTION
30.4750 150.0 US MIL
31.7500 150.0 US MIL
32.6500 150.0 US MIL
32.8500 150.0 US MIL - Helos
32.9000 150.0 US MIL
34.0250 150.0 US MIL "4 Tango"
34.2000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
34.9000 150.0 US MIL "troops in sector, engage and report"
36.7000 150.0 US MIL "wind 260 at 7, clear to land"
36.9000 150.0 US MIL - Martindale Army Heliport Ops, San Antonio TX
38.9000 150.0 US MIL - Ft Knox Range Control
46.7250 150.0 US MIL
49.3750 150.0 US MIL - Helos <- new freq for me
55.0000 150.0 US MIL - "Line 1…, Line 2…, Line 3… Line 5…, Line 6…, Line 7…, Line 8…". Medevac. "will call you on 38 50" "ETA, 10 minutes to ambulance" <- new freq for me
 

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Likely passing a 9 Line
http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/c/downloads/355651.pdf

Log: 2015/07/05 - 2015/08/02
San Antonio, Texas
Uniden BCD996XT Scanner with Dipole Antenna

Scanning only military recently.

FREQ....SQ....DESCRIPTION

55.0000 150.0 US MIL - "Line 1…, Line 2…, Line 3… Line 5…, Line 6…, Line 7…, Line 8…". Medevac. "will call you on 38 50" "ETA, 10 minutes to ambulance" <- new freq for me
 
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