American Electric Power (AEP) P25 WACN 92715

mtindor

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Had an occasion to be in Huntington WV today,
Took DSD+FL on the road (a very wet road)
Maybe this will solve a mystery...

Site: 38.38 NAC=026 ; Lavalette

Neighbor: 92715.1F6-62.62 ; South Point
Neighbor: 92715.1F7-2.2 ; Fallsburg
Neighbor: 92715.1F7-4.4 ; Hurricane
Neighbor: 92715.1F7-18.18 ; Kiahsville
Neighbor: 92715.1F7-23.23 ; Hamlin
Neighbor: 92715.1F7-33.33 ; Huntington
Neighbor: 92715.1F7-74.74 ; Catlettsburg
Neighbor: 92715.1F7-75.75 ; Hitchens
Neighbor: 92715.1F7-77.77 ; Richardson

Channel 0-321: 855.0125 CC
Channel 0-361: 855.5125 SCC
Channel 0-401: 856.0125 SCC

Enjoy,
Harry
I wish it made me feel more sure. I mean I do believe it is Lavalette. But none of the freqs match any license for Lavalette. That's why it is in the DB as ? Lavalette ?. Certainly, if you were to look at all of the surrounding peers of Site 38, Lavalette does indeed fall right in the middle of them all, AND there is no other site (FCC licensed) that it would be in that vicinity. I just wonder why they aren't using any of the FCC-licensed freqs. And without being able to match it up with an FCC license, the only way I could be more convinced is if somebody was at the Lavalette tower with the antenna off and copying the site just fine LOL.

Like I said, I do think it is Lavalette. but it's the issue with none of the freqs active on the site being on the FCc license. That just irritates the hell outta me :)
 

mtindor

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Transmitting with no license...Pirate Radio :)
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Exactly what irritates me. AEP is so good (99%) on licensing. This one case that I can think of is keeping them from getting my 100% ranking. Heck, back when AEP had licenses with dozens of freqs on them that we know we never all used, they have been going through and filing applications to have all of those extraneous frequencies removed. New sites (that are only part of the P25 system but were never part of the EDACS system) had filings with maybe 8 freqs. And in so many cases, since those sites have come online and they have determined they don't need all the freqs, they have filed additional applications to remove extraneous freqs on those. They do a great job. I just want to see this site documented somewhere!

Who knows -- maybe they have not actually been able to bring Lavalette online for some reason, and maybe this is a "temporary" site that they put up nearby somewhere to provide coverage. If that is the case though, I haven't seen any filings to back it up.

Anyway, its just me being nitpicky.

m
 

rattlerbb01

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Today......I drove around a little bit

1F8

17.17 confirmed Balmorhea
18.18 confirmed Alpine
26.26 reported neighbor, will be Cienega Peak
27.27 confirmed Iraan
29.29 reported neighbor, will be Marfa
30.30 confirmed McCamey
38.38 reported neighbor, will be Sterling City
66.66 reported neighbor, will be Presidio
74.74 reported neighbor, will be Fort Davis (could almost decode it but didn't want to drive into the mountains today)
79.79 confirmed Ft. Stockton

I'll be swinging through the more central Texas sites remaining to be heard by the end of next week, but it'll be a few weeks to a month or so before I travel to Fort Davis where I might get the last 4 down there confirmed. Got a McDonald Observatory visit planned.
 

mtindor

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Today......I drove around a little bit

1F8

17.17 confirmed Balmorhea
18.18 confirmed Alpine
26.26 reported neighbor, will be Cienega Peak
27.27 confirmed Iraan
29.29 reported neighbor, will be Marfa
30.30 confirmed McCamey
38.38 reported neighbor, will be Sterling City
66.66 reported neighbor, will be Presidio
74.74 reported neighbor, will be Fort Davis (could almost decode it but didn't want to drive into the mountains today)
79.79 confirmed Ft. Stockton

I'll be swinging through the more central Texas sites remaining to be heard by the end of next week, but it'll be a few weeks to a month or so before I travel to Fort Davis where I might get the last 4 down there confirmed. Got a McDonald Observatory visit planned.
Great job man!

M
 
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