2021 VHF Low Band Logs

empireco

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I've been getting the Range Control on 48.700 also last few days, it has a double beep when they unkey and is simulcast on 49.900 i copied both at the same time with 2 different Bct15x's hooked to the same antenna, the AR-6 Ringo Ranger at 100 feet through my Stridsburg multicoupler, exact same transmission double beeps at end of TX and everything. I'm wondering where they are at (ID).

I got a nice surprise today! I keep my FT-991A tuned to 30.000 MHz all the time when I'm Home and VHF Lo is open, trying to get info/ID on the mystery station I mentioned before.

Today about 8:00 AM it was S9 plus on the FT-991A which is hooked to an old 10 meter 4 element Quad at 120 Feet and pegging my BCT15X's.
The base was working Whiskey Six and Whiskey Seven (I heard Whiskey Seven answer on the quad but not on the Ringo)
anyway the base operator ID'd himself as "This is Hooligan X-ray".

Does anyone have a clue who/where this station is??

As for the rest, I've been receiving so much stuff that I haven't even taken the time to try to log the majority of it but here's a sample from today.
30.000 150 Unknown Range control and possible helos (Whiskey Six and Seven) "This is Hooligan X-ray".
30.150 150 Unknown Range Control
46.100 100 "Locust Valley Signal 9 - ambulance to respond multiple pedestrians struck at 151 Pine Hollow Rd. (Could clearly hear NY accent).
:(
46.100 DCS754 "Rescue on Scene"
46.500 141.3 mentioned Yonkers.
48.700/49.900 150 "This is Range Control over" Beep Beep.
 

KB1VLA

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I've been getting the Range Control on 48.700 also last few days, it has a double beep when they unkey and is simulcast on 49.900 i copied both at the same time with 2 different Bct15x's hooked to the same antenna, the AR-6 Ringo Ranger at 100 feet through my Stridsburg multicoupler, exact same transmission double beeps at end of TX and everything. I'm wondering where they are at (ID).

I got a nice surprise today! I keep my FT-991A tuned to 30.000 MHz all the time when I'm Home and VHF Lo is open, trying to get info/ID on the mystery station I mentioned before.

Today about 8:00 AM it was S9 plus on the FT-991A which is hooked to an old 10 meter 4 element Quad at 120 Feet and pegging my BCT15X's.
The base was working Whiskey Six and Whiskey Seven (I heard Whiskey Seven answer on the quad but not on the Ringo)
anyway the base operator ID'd himself as "This is Hooligan X-ray".

Does anyone have a clue who/where this station is??

As for the rest, I've been receiving so much stuff that I haven't even taken the time to try to log the majority of it but here's a sample from today.
30.000 150 Unknown Range control and possible helos (Whiskey Six and Seven) "This is Hooligan X-ray".
30.150 150 Unknown Range Control
46.100 100 "Locust Valley Signal 9 - ambulance to respond multiple pedestrians struck at 151 Pine Hollow Rd. (Could clearly hear NY accent).
:(
46.100 DCS754 "Rescue on Scene"
46.500 141.3 mentioned Yonkers.
48.700/49.900 150 "This is Range Control over" Beep Beep.
46.10/D754 Wilbraham, MA Fire (simulcast of UHF)
 

BushDoctor

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January 2021 Richmond,TX Bearcat BCT8 scanner Sirio GPA 27-45 MHz ground plane antenna.

30.76 Van Pool Trans. Paxton, MA
33.82 Calvert Co, MD FD
33.86 Washington Co, MD FD
33.92 W Licking Joint Fire Dist, OH
33.98 Crookesville, OH FD
39.54 ? Police
41.00 Texas Army NG Tac-1.
42.92 Missouri HP
45.98 Alabama DOC/ Athens
46.14 Washington Co, OH FD
46.18 Wetzel Co, WV FD
48.80 Trunkline Gas Co Cypress, TX
39.54 is installed in most VSP cars in Virginia and most counties are able to speak directly to troopers when needed. Also Baton Rouge,LA use to have a channel in use on 39.54 as well as Hamilton County TN had a transmitter located on Lookout Mtn TN and some others near Nashville TN. Back in the old days I use to hear Louisiana State police on 39.50 KKC593 and Rapides parish on 39.42 KKC747. Also Dallas Texas on 37.18 I dont hear any of them anymore when the band is open
 

Scanning-NWA

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To Empireco,
There was once an excellent scanner magazine, that I always looked forward to buying (along with Monitoring Times by Bob Grove) at my local Barnes & Nobles booksellers store, called "Scanning USA." James Blaha was the editor for this periodical. Too bad it is no longer in publication and the former website domain is now for sale. There was an issue that once had a great VHF Low Band list of frequencies for Fort Hood, Texas. Could it be possible that you are receiving 30.05 MHz? The article listed this frequency as one of several Range Control frequencies for Fort Hood, Texas including the well known frequency 30.45 MHz.
 

W8UU

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Skip was hopping for a hot minute here in southeast Ohio. 29.60 was busy with ham simplex and I caught bits and pieces of a 10 meter repeater on 29.64 MHz. Fire activity on 33.82, 33.84, and 33.90 but nothing held the frequency long enough for me to confirm addresses. The accents tell me most are from the New England area. At least one is a simulcast of a UHF or 800 system because the mobiles are loud and clear and you can hear the repeater hang time retransmitted on low band.
 

empireco

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To Empireco,
There was once an excellent scanner magazine, that I always looked forward to buying (along with Monitoring Times by Bob Grove) at my local Barnes & Nobles booksellers store, called "Scanning USA." James Blaha was the editor for this periodical. Too bad it is no longer in publication and the former website domain is now for sale. There was an issue that once had a great VHF Low Band list of frequencies for Fort Hood, Texas. Could it be possible that you are receiving 30.05 MHz? The article listed this frequency as one of several Range Control frequencies for Fort Hood, Texas including the well known frequency 30.45 MHz.
No way it's 30.05 I can move the VFO to 30.005 and lose the signal plus I can see the center peaks of the signals with the band scope/waterfall with the Yaesu 991A

Skip is wide open here in Kentucky today!!! coming from all directions!!! Look forward to making a log later on.
 

kkn50

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Logs for 2021/06/07 - 2021/06/15
San Antonio TX
Uniden 996XT with ten meter dipole


FREQSQCALLDESCRIPTION
30.3000150.0US MIL
30.5000150.0US MIL - possible Ft Sill
30.9200162.2WYU318Sandhills Heating & Refrigeration, Southern Pines NC
31.6400118.8Dump Trucks
32.1500150.0US MIL - Helos
33.3000186.2WNFQ812Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Falfurrias TX
34.0500150.0US MIL - Helos
34.1500150.0US MIL
34.2000150.0US MIL - Range Control, Camp Bullis TX
35.0000150.0US MIL
35.3600127.3US Business - Unidentified 'Jeromy you got a copy"
35.4400131.8Troy Ready-Mix, Troy MO
35.980094.8Dump trucks
36.5000150.0US MIL - possible Butts AAF
36.6750150.0US MIL
36.8000150.0US MIL - Helos
36.9000150.0US MIL - Martindale Army Heliport Ops, San Antonio TX
38.3500150.0US MIL - Air Traffic Control
38.5000150.0US MIL - Range Control, possible Ft Chaffee
39.2200192.8KMA801CA HP
39.2600118.8KVV806CA HP
39.3400162.2WPHM449CA HP
39.4000162.2WPHM445CA HP
39.4400146.2WPPY951CA HP
39.6800118.8KDG272CA HP
39.7200162.2WPPC737CA HP
39.8600173.8WPYP239Freeway Service Patrol, Orange County Transportation Authority, CA
39.8800118.8KMD453CA HP
41.0000150.0US MIL - Helos
41.5000150.0US MIL - Control Tower
41.8000150.0US MIL
41.9500150.0US MIL "BEARMAT" - Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms CA
42.1000203.5MO HP - "Springfield"
42.1200118.8KMH995CA HP
42.1200203.5MO HP
42.4000167.9KMB521CA HP
42.4400146.2CA HP
42.5000127.3KLM513CA HP
42.5600118.8KMH962CA HP
42.9200203.5MO HP
43.0000151.4Farmers
43.0200162.2Manatt’s, Inc, Iowa statewide
43.060091.5KAO617Overland Sand & Gravel Co, Stromsburg NE
43.0600100.0Car to car passing through San Antonio
43.280077.0Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
44.6200186.2CA HP
44.700077.0OK HP
44.7400186.2CA HP
44.9400186.2CA HP
45.0000150.0US MIL
45.0200192.8KCQ240CA HP
45.180077.0OK HP
45.5000192.8WQA721CA HP
45.5200186.2WPAE678CA HP
45.7000136.5KMH277CA HP
47.280071.9Undentified US business
48.3600110.9KNFC210Los Angeles, Dept of Water & Power w/ Morse ID
48.3600110.9KNFC215Los Angeles, Dept of Water & Power w/ Morse ID
48.4200107.2KAJ927Central Electric, Jeff City, MO
49.480067.0Pike Electric Ch 12 <nationwide contractors>
49.500067.0Pike Electric Ch 13<nationwide contractors>
49.5800179.9Unidentified US business - possible oil field related
 

kkn50

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Uniden 996XT with ten meter dipole

FREQSQCALLDESCRIPTION
31.6400118.8Dump Trucks
35.4400131.8Troy Ready-Mix, Troy MO
39.2200192.8KMA801CA HP
39.2600118.8KVV806CA HP
39.3400162.2WPHM449CA HP
39.6800118.8KDG272CA HP
39.7200162.2WPPC737CA HP
39.8800118.8KMD453CA HP
41.9500150.0US MIL "BEARMAT" - Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms CA
42.1200118.8KMH995CA HP
42.1200203.5MO HP
42.4400179.9KUV545CA HP
42.5000127.3KLM513CA HP
42.5600118.8KMH962CA HP
42.9200162.2CA HP
43.0000151.4Farmers
43.8800146.2Dump trucks
44.5800CSQBNSF Hy-Rail Limits Compliance System (Packets)
44.6200186.2CA HP
44.7400186.2CA HP
44.9400186.2CA HP
45.0200192.8KCQ240CA HP
45.5000192.8WQA721CA HP
46.4600CSQKII763Fire/EMS Dispatch - Possible Rockingham Co NC
47.280071.9Undentified US business "run and get the loader"
49.480067.0Pike Electric <nationwide contractors> "I don't know if you heard em, aqui vamos in el camino. Aqui in el job site, el otro lado de la escuela, in the parking lot at the job site, otro lado de 281." (San Antonio local lingo)
 

kkn50

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Logs for 2021/05/30 - 2021/06/16
Childersburg, Alabama
Uniden SDS200 with ST2 Antenna


FREQSQCALLDESCRIPTION
25.0000AMWWVFt Collins CO
29.7800CSQUnidentified language
30.3000150.0US MIL
30.4500150.0US MIL - Possible Ft Hood Range
31.2000D432Thomas, Bennett & Hunter Concrete, WV
33.0600131.8Fire Dispatch - Boylston MA
33.860077.0KGC676Fire/EMS Dispatch - Washington Co MD
34.5000150.0US MIL - Range Control
35.0600136.5Unidentified US business
35.3600123.0Paragon Ready Mix, Utica MI
35.8400192.8Possible Bonded Concrete, West Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co NY
36.5000150.0US MIL
37.4400131.8Dump trucks
37.9600D311Buses
38.3000150.0US Mil - Ft Hood Range Control
38.3500150.0US MIL
38.5000150.0US MIL
39.440097.4WQTF208New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
39.6000110.9EMS & Police Dispatch - Douglas MA
39.8600162.2Police Dispatch - Possible Northbridge MA
40.6700CSQSNOTEL
41.5000150.0US MIL - Airfield
42.1200203.5MO HP
43.0400136.5Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified User
43.0400162.2Itinerant frequency - US Business - Unidentified User
43.060091.5KAO617Overland Sand & Gravel Co, Stromsburg NE
43.0600127.3HVAC company, NY
43.0800107.2Unidentified US business
43.280077.0Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
43.7400107.2Vans
43.8000173.8Possible Crawford County Transit Authority, Crawford WI
44.2400100.0Unidentified US business
45.6200162.2Fire - Possible Mamaroneck NY
45.9000141.3Fire/EMS Dispatch - Marlborough CT "370 Jones Hollow Rd, between Standish and Hemlock"
46.1000100.0KEG503Fire/EMS Dispatch - Jericho Fire District, Jericho NY
46.1000D754Fire Dispatch - Wilbraham MA
46.1000167.9Fire Dispatch - Possible Chautauqua County NY
46.1600123.0Fire Dispatch - Possible Orange County NY
46.180082.5Fire Dispatch - Possible Jefferson Co NY
46.4600114.8Fire Response - Ulster Co NY
46.5600D343Fire/EMS Dispatch - Unidentified "217 Piney Way"
47.1000D205ME DOT - Channel 28 Cornish
47.5800D125KGR256Johnson Bus - Menominee Falls IA
49.0000100.0Unidentified US business
 

kkn50

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FREQSQCALLDESCRIPTION
25.0000AMWWVFt Collins CO
30.3250150.0US MIL
31.8400D411Farmers
32.7500150.0US MIL - Medevac training
35.4400131.8Troy Ready-Mix, Troy MO
35.7000146.2US Business - Unidentified
37.5000150.0US MIL - Medevac training "Dustoff"
38.5000150.0US MIL - Range Control, possible Ft Chaffee
39.2200192.8KMA801CA HP "report of a fire, northbound 405"
39.3600162.2WPPD852CA HP
39.4400146.2WPPY951CA HP
39.6800118.8KDG272CA HP
39.7200162.2WPPC737CA HP
39.8000162.2WPHM449CA HP
39.8800118.8KMD453CA HP
40.6700CSQSNOTEL
41.5000150.0US MIL - Control Tower
41.9500150.0US MIL "BEARMAT" - Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms CA
42.1000203.5MO HP - "Springfield"
42.1200118.8KMH995CA HP
42.4400179.9KUV545CA HP
42.5000127.3KLM513CA HP
42.5600118.8KMH962CA HP
42.5800186.2MO HP
43.0400107.2Itinerant frequency - Unidentified user
44.6200186.2CA HP
44.9400186.2CA HP
45.0200192.8KCQ240CA HP
45.5000192.8WQA721CA HP
45.7000136.5KMH277CA HP
 

kkn50

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Uniden SDS200 with ST2 Antenna

FREQSQCALLDESCRIPTION
25.0000AMWWVFt Collins CO
36.5000150.0US MIL
37.4600CSQKXD499PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, PA w/ Morse ID
38.3000150.0US Mil - Ft Hood Range Control
38.3500150.0US MIL
41.5000150.0US MIL - Airfield
42.1200203.5MO HP
43.440077.0WNCG835Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
43.520077.0Ingram Readymix, San Antonio TX
 

empireco

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I've confirmed the Airfield I'm receiving on 41.500 is Fort Carson, operator was giving weather advisory and said lightning strike 5 nautical miles north of Fort Carson! That's probably the same one you've been picking up too KKN50.
 

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Conditions appear to be good into Europe from NE US and Canada, right now (22 H GMT) on 10m phone. Of course, likely both ends are using very efficient antennas.
RR always seems to assign a different time to my posts, so the Zulu/GMT/UTC Reference puts it aright, if this is the case. Courtesy of the DXMaps website, all credit to them:
MultiHop Sporadic E
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empireco

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Log Excerpts 6-14-21 to 6-18-21 Location Central Ky Antennas 10 meter quad and Cushcraft Ringo AR-6 both at about 110 Feet on tower
Radios 2X BCT15X and Yaesu Ft-991A


30.020 CSQ Canadian POCSAG pager
***30.225 150 "Shadow Main" with multiple units including NOMAD Nine-Zero which I found on ADSBexchange.com leaving Camp Edwards in MA and heading back to home base in CT.!!! "NOMAD NOMAD this is Pathfider 1 over" "Commando Six Romeo requesting medivac over!"
"Shadow 1 Main this is NOMAD Nine Zero"!
30.300 150 US .Mil Helos UH60's A/A
30.300 150 "Vulcan this is Black Force over."! UNID US .MIL
30.720 151.4 Van Pool Trans. MA.
30.920 167.9 Busses
31.120 100 Female driver going to Jeremiah Rivera (Houston TX)
31.600 192.8 Unknown US Business
33.670 127.3 "Transporting to Umass University) MA
33.720 179.9 Unk. Dispatch
35.820 123.0 "Drop it right there"
37.100 88.5 "He's needing another load over there" heavy southern accent.
38.300 150 Fort Hood Range Control "Range Ops to Machine Gun Range"
41.500 150 Fort Carson Airfield with multiple helos "Lightning strike 5 nautical mile north of Fort Carson."
41.800 150 Unk. US .Mil Range Operations
42.100 203.5 "Springfield Clear" "Springfield 359" MO Highway Patrol - my first catch of them, been waiting for it!
43.000 103.3 Unk. Possible farmers
43.280 77.0 Ingram Ready Mix San Antonio Eng/Spanish
43.280 103.5 "I've gotta drop on the dump truck before I drop on you'
43.440 77.0 Ingram Ready Mix San Antonio
43.440 DCS445 weak traffic
45.620 162 FD "Engine 40"
46.620 110.9 Fire dispatch with a helo about to dump bucket on a fire!
49.500
46.900 150 Unk US .MIL "531 this is triple 4 gonna go up the coast"
49.220 CSQ Partial Morse CA941 could not find License/ID/Location.
50.000 150 "good read back" UNID US .Mil
51.500 150 "Jumpers Away" - UNID US .MIL
72.320 CSQ Clock Sync Data - Morse ID WQFM876 Jessamine Co Schools Nicholasville, KY (Tropo - That town is a LONG way from me for their ERP.
72.720 CSQ AFSK Paging
 
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empireco

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***30.225 150 "Shadow Main with multiple units including NOMAD Nine-Zero which I found on ADSBexchange.com leaving Camp Edwards in MA and heading back to home base in CT.!!! "NOMAD NOMAD this is Pathfider 1 over" "Commando Six Romeo requesting medivac over!"
"Shadow 1 Main this is NOMAD Nine Zero"!
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