2020 VHF Low Band Logs

spacellamaman

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after many years of trying to determine the optimum modulation, i have come to the conclusions, based on many tests, that the unidens of the past 15 years mfg do fine in FM or NFM to the extent that i can't reach a conclusion as to if one or the other has an edge at all. this is for real time listening and also "search and Store" situations. WFM has not worked for me at all.

these models have gotten extensive testing by me
SC230
BC346XT (RIP my friend)
BC125AT
BR330T
BCT-15X
BCD436HP

my only reportable experience with other brands is a PRO668 which seems to work fine with both with very little noticeable difference

i think the older models will show more variation tho. as for your buddy getting WFM rx in the 50-88 mhz range, that doesn't surprise me at all. however i will relate my experience 2 nights ago with extensive traffic on 68.675 less than two miles from me, using a BR330T in NFM worked very well. Previous experience has shown WFM to not work for shucks in a similar situation.
 

kkn50

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Hill Country Village, Texas
Logs: 2020/03/31
San Antonio, Texas
Uniden BCD996XT scanner with 10 meter dipole antenna

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
25.0000 AM WWV Ft Collins CO
32.0500 150.0 US MIL
32.1800 77.0 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica
34.4500 150.0 US MIL
39.2200 192.8 KMA801 CA HP
39.3400 162.2 WPHM449 CA HP
39.4000 162.2 WPHM445 CA HP
39.7200 162.2 WPPC737 CA HP
41.9500 150.0 US MIL "BEARMAT" - Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms CA
42.4400 179.9 KUV545 CA HP
42.5600 118.8 KMH962 CA HP
43.2800 77.0 Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
43.5200 77.0 Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
43.7000 D156 San Antonio - electrical contractors
44.7400 186.2 CA HP
45.5000 192.8 WQA721 CA HP
49.5800 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 3 <nationwide contractors>
 

kkn50

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Uniden BCD996XT scanner with 10 meter dipole antenna

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
25.0000 AM WWV Ft Collins CO
32.1800 77.0 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica
32.9400 141.3 Spanish - Sounds like taxi dispatch - in the past a repeater on this freq has transmitted a US Fire Department
34.0400 127.3 Taxi - Turrialba, Costa Rica
44.2600 156.7 Likely Dale Meyer Trucking (Texas statewide)
 

kkn50

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Logs: 2020/04/09
San Antonio, Texas
Uniden BCD996XT scanner with 10 meter dipole antenna

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
32.1800 77.0 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica
34.2000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
36.9000 150.0 US MIL - Martindale Army Heliport Ops, San Antonio TX
39.3400 162.2 WPHM449 CA HP
39.4000 186.2 KTN273 CA HP
39.4400 146.2 WPPY951 CA HP
39.6800 118.8 KDG272 CA HP
39.7200 162.2 WPPC737 CA HP
39.8600 173.8 WPYP239 Freeway Service Patrol, Orange County Transportation Authority, CA
42.4400 179.9 KUV545 CA HP
42.5600 118.8 KMH962 CA HP
43.2800 77.0 Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
43.5200 77.0 Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
44.9400 186.2 CA HP
45.4200 136.5 CA HP
45.5000 192.8 WQA721 CA HP
49.5400 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 2 <nationwide contractors>
 

kkn50

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Logs: 2020/04/14
San Antonio, Texas
Uniden BCD996XT scanner with 10 meter dipole antenna

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
25.0000 AM WWV Ft Collins CO
30.9200 162.2 WYU318 Sandhills Heating & Refrigeration, Southern Pines NC
32.1800 77.0 Taxi, Alajuela, Costa Rica
32.9400 141.3 Spanish - Sounds like taxi dispatch - in the past a repeater on this freq has transmitted US Fire Department comms
34.2000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
38.5000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control
38.9000 150.0 US MIL - Range Control
39.2200 192.8 KMA801 CA HP
39.3000 D632 Sheriff Dispatch - Pulaski Co VA
39.3400 162.2 WPHM449 CA HP
41.9500 150.0 US MIL "BEARMAT" - Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms CA
42.4400 179.9 KUV545 CA HP
42.5600 118.8 KMH962 CA HP
43.0400 173.8 Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified
43.5200 77.0 Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
43.7000 D156 Unidentified Electrical Contractors, San Antonio TX
45.9800 203.5 WNQW911 State Prison - Clio AL w/ Morse ID
47.0800 D073 Repeater, carrier, roger beep, no audio. Possible FL DOT
47.2000 192.8 Possible SC DOT
47.2800 D073 Repeater, carrier, roger beep, no audio. Possible FL DOT
49.5200 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 1 <nationwide contractors>
49.5400 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 2 <nationwide contractors>
 

kkn50

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Logs: 2020/04/14
Childersburg AL
Uniden SDS200 Scanner with STS2 Antenna <--- new scanner replaced 996P2

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
25.0000 AM WWV Ft Collins CO
30.6400 110.9 KBB466 Thomas Bennett & Hunter, Westminister MD
33.4800 186.2 KNDE746 Fire Dispatch - Rappahannock County VA
33.6200 131.8 KBT465 South Worcester County Fire Net, MA
33.6600 186.2 KCF311 Fire Dispatch - Carlisle, MA
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
33.8000 179.9 KXV431 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Windham Co CT
33.8200 141.3 KCO372 FD/EMS - Calvert County, MD
33.8600 77.0 KGC676 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Washington Co, MD
33.8600 179.9 Tolland County Mutual Aid, CT
35.0400 100.0 Unidentified US Business "yeah 10-4, we're loading that grinder now"
37.0200 146.2 Police Dispatch - West Milford, NJ
37.5800 192.8 KEB502 Orange & Rockland Utilities Inc Rockland,NY
37.9600 94.8 Possible Ch. 3 Alt LB Dispatch, Bloomingdale NJ
39.6000 146.2 EMS Dispatch - Paramus Municipalities NJ
39.6400 114.8 KNGB789 Police Dispatch - Benardsville NJ
39.7800 100.0 Police Dispatch - Uxbridge MA
39.9000 156.7 Police Dispatch - Norwich CT
42.0600 192.8 WV HP - Martinsburg / Charles Town Dispatch (paired with 45.78)
42.9600 192.8 Unidentified US business
43.0400 107.2 Itinerant - Unidentified user
43.2800 162.2 Manatt’s, Inc, Iowa statewide
44.3400 162.2 Eversource Energy, Newton CT
44.5800 CSQ BNSF Hy-Rail Limits Compliance System (Packets)
46.0600 97.4 Fire Dispatch - Cumberland County PA
46.1000 100.0 KEG503 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Jericho Fire District, Jericho NY
46.2000 151.4 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Glastonbury CT w/ voice ID
46.2400 151.4 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Danbury CT
46.3800 123.0 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Putnam Co NY
46.4600 114.8 Fire Response - Ulster Co NY
46.5000 141.3 Fire Dispatch - Possible Yonkers NY
46.5600 156.7 WPTE678 Fire Dispatch - Oakland NJ
46.5600 173.8 Fire Dispatch - Jefferson NJ w/ dispatch and voice ID
48.2200 192.8 KEB503 Orange & Rockland Utilities Inc, Spring Valley NY w/ voice callsign
49.4800 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 12 <nationwide contractors>
49.5200 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 1 <nationwide contractors>
49.5800 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 3 <nationwide contractors>
 

empireco

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Finally some VHF Lo Band opening here!
Log 4-14-2020

29.600 USB Multiple Amateur Operators mostly coming from south/Florida area
52.525 FM Multiple Amateur Operators mostly coming from south/Florida area
49.500 67.0 Guy expressing dislike over his radio's performance with profanity (possibly reacting to skip)
49.520 67.0 Pike Electric (Nationwide Electrical Contractors channel 1) " The (censored) was THAT??!!" Definitely reacting to received skip.
43.280 Unknown US Business
43.280 77.0 Unknown US Business
Multiple Close Call Hits on 11 meter and surrounding frequencies

Monitored from central KY using BCT15X, Ringo Ranger AR6, and freescan.
 

trashman43

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Monitored from Central Ky using a BCT15X, Freescan and a 6 meter Ringo Ranger on 4-15-20


FREQSQCALLDESCRIPTION
30.000150.0US.mil
30.100150.0US.mil Helo
30.300150.0Razor
30.450150.0Ft. Hood
32.325150.0US.mil A-A
34.500150.0Ft. Sill
34.150150.0Unk US.mil Range Control
35.040150.0Helo taking off
36.400150.0Camp Smith NY
36.500150.0Ft Carson
36.800150.0US.mil Helo
36.900150.0Martindale
41.800150.0Ft. Bragg
46.900150.0TNNG
47.000150.0UH60's
43.28077.0unk business
43.44077.0unk. business sounds like a repeater output
52.525csq6 Meter FM calling freq
 

kkn50

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Logs: 2020/04/15
Childersburg AL
Uniden SDS200 Scanner with STS2 Antenna

FREQ......SQ......DESCRIPTION
30.6400 110.9 KBB466 Thomas Bennett & Hunter, Westminister MD
33.1000 123.0 Unidentified US business -"I got a barrel down there"
33.4400 179.9 KCD346 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Tolland County CT
33.4800 186.2 KNDE746 Fire Dispatch - Rappahannock County VA
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
33.8000 179.9 KXV431 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Windham Co CT
33.8200 141.3 KCO372 FD/EMS - Calvert County, MD
33.8600 77.0 KGC676 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Washington Co, MD
33.8600 179.9 Tolland County Mutual Aid, CT
33.9000 203.5 Fire Dispatch - unidentified
33.9400 179.9 WNHR373 Fire Dispatch - Waterford CT
35.0400 91.5 Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified
35.0400 100.0 Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified
35.0400 151.4 Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified
35.2800 151.4 Unidentified US business
37.0200 146.2 Police Dispatch - West Milford, NJ
37.1000 88.5 Public Works
37.5800 192.8 KEB502 Orange & Rockland Utilities Inc Rockland,NY
37.9600 94.8 Possible Ch. 3 Alt LB Dispatch, Bloomingdale NJ
39.6000 146.2 EMS Dispatch - Paramus Municipalities NJ
39.7800 100.0 Police Dispatch - Uxbridge MA
39.8600 162.2 Possible Northbridge MA Police
39.9000 156.7 Police Dispatch - Norwich CT
42.0600 192.8 WV HP - Martinsburg / Charles Town Dispatch (paired with 45.78)
42.9600 192.8 Unidentified US business
43.0400 107.2 Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified
43.0400 118.8 Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified
43.0400 173.8 Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified
43.2800 162.2 Manatt’s, Inc, Iowa statewide
43.3600 103.5 KZB778/R Charles W Rohde III, North Richland Hills TX w/ Morse ID
43.4400 77.0 WNCG835 Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
43.5200 77.0 Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
44.3400 162.2 Eversource Energy, Newton CT
44.7400 110.9 Maryland State Police - A15 Syscom Medevac 1 - "are both your patients going by Medstar?"
45.2200 77.0 OK HP
46.0600 97.4 Fire Dispatch - Cumberland County PA
46.1000 100.0 KEG503 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Jericho Fire District, Jericho NY
46.2000 151.4 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Glastonbury CT w/ voice ID
46.2400 151.4 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Danbury CT
46.3800 123.0 Fire/EMS Dispatch - Putnam Co NY
46.4600 114.8 Fire Response - Ulster Co NY
46.5000 141.3 Fire Dispatch - Possible Yonkers NY
46.5600 156.7 WPTE678 Fire Dispatch - Oakland NJ
46.5600 173.8 Fire Dispatch - Jefferson NJ w/ dispatch and voice ID
48.2200 192.8 KEB503 Orange & Rockland Utilities Inc, Spring Valley NY w/ voice callsign
49.4800 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 12 <nationwide contractors>
49.5200 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 1 <nationwide contractors>
49.5800 67.0 Pike Electric Ch 3 <nationwide contractors>
 
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