461.45 US CELL and public works??

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I have 461.45 programmed in my scanner as US Cellular Field security. Tonight I am getting some IL municipalities snow plows. Any ideas who it is? I cant find it in the database.

Sounds like some officials/workers are getting "courtesy" plowing of their residential driveways this evening.
 

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Could they be private plows? A lot of them don't always play by the rules. ;)

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Could they be private plows? A lot of them don't always play by the rules. ;)

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You may be right but I think its a public works. One guy was giving directions from his home and was informed that the plow was only 2 blocks from his driveway!!

This is while all the calls tonight are 10-50's on the slick main roads.

ANd here I got exicited thinking I was hearing the White Sox were clearing the snow from the ballpark!!
 

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Did you happen to catch a PL or DPL tone associated with the snow plow ops on 461.450?
 

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No tones, so that means official public works would have tones associated with the chatter?
If this is a DPW repeater, then more than likely it will transmit with a tone.
It may also be part of a uhf LTR system as well, meaning the license would belong to the service provider.

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If you look this freqy up on the "FCC" its used on a "ABEEP" and Comlink LTR trunk systems and thats why it has no PL/DCS im sure...Its also used around NE IL on many other schools etc....
 

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If you look this freqy up on the "FCC" its used on a "ABEEP" and Comlink LTR trunk systems and thats why it has no PL/DCS im sure...Its also used around NE IL on many other schools etc....
I didnt have it set for a trunked system so its a conventional system as well. Whatever it was it was surely not US Cellular Field security!!
 

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Just because you do not have it configured as an LTR system, doesn't mean you are not hearing an LTR System when you Scan/Search

The major point being you caught no PL or DPL, if you sit on the frequency you will also likely hear a little key-click every couple of seconds [a sure sign, that you found ONE of the many Freqs as part of the LTR]

I didnt have it set for a trunked system so its a conventional system as well. Whatever it was it was surely not US Cellular Field security!!
 

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'LTR key-up'

FWIW, while most LTR systems do transmit periodic quick key-ups (called 'idle channel bursts'), some do not. As an example, the last I listened to it the RC Electronics LTR system in Northbrook/Arlington Heights was not utilizing idle channel key-ups. Some scanners (the RS PRO-92, for example) can decode and display LTR ID information even in manual mode. I've also found that, for the most part, LTR transmission tend to have a different 'sound' to them than conventional channels.
 

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Heard today on "ABEEP Sears2 UHF LTR system 461.45-LCN3=Mokena system TG 0-03-108 talking about shoveling snow and salting sidewalks in Frankfort Van and Bus lots....Mystery solved??
 

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I get only spotty reception as I am about 25 miles away from downtown Frankfort and I am using a stock duck. I just heard some chatter on that frequency where they were in route to an address in Orland Park. So indeed its a municipality in the Frankfort/Mokena/Orland Park area.
 

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Does sound like a snow removal service as there talking now about "end-loaders" and salt for snow removal.....
 
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