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DickH

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As some of you may know, the fire simplex freqs. are common to the 4 local counties.
If you have them programmed into your scanner you probably never hear anything, since the range is quite limited.
Anyway, off and on, perhaps 3 times in the past couple of months I have heard conversations in Spanish on 853.3875, the Fire Mayday freq. I wonder if anyone else has heard it. If you have and if you understand Spanish, can you identify what/who is talking?
 

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Are you stationary or moving around when you here this? Could it be a signal coming through from another source such as cable tv etc. I have that problem on a couple of channels down my way.
 

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Are you stationary or moving around when you here this? Could it be a signal coming through from another source such as cable tv etc. I have that problem on a couple of channels down my way.
Where is "down my way"?
Which "couple of channels".?
 

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what time of day are you hearing it? I haven't heard anything in the Tualatin-Sherwood area so far.
 

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I put it into my setup, I did hear some chatter, but none of it was powerful enough to come through. What I heard sounded english though.
 

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what time of day are you hearing it? I haven't heard anything in the Tualatin-Sherwood area so far.
I think it was early AM - 6 or 7AM? Only heard it two or 3 times within 3 or 4 months.
 

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Douglas County, 155.7525 and several spots in the 800 mhz area.
Re. 155.7525, there are 13 Public Safety licenses all around the state on that freq., so If you are hearing Spanish on it, they are definitely illegal.

"I have that problem on a couple of channels down my way."
If you mean the 800 freqs. are you hearing Spanish?
 
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Hmm. Have not been monitoring these, but now I will plug them in and give 'em a listen. Just so I'm sure, can you post the four (4) fire simplex frequencies you are referring to? Thanks in advance
 

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Hmm. Have not been monitoring these, but now I will plug them in and give 'em a listen. Just so I'm sure, can you post the four (4) fire simplex frequencies you are referring to? Thanks in advance
20 COMMON SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES

These are the conventional freqs. that are in most (all?) Fire Dept. radios in all 4 counties;
Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah and Washington. They are not part of the trunking
systems. They are strictly unit to unit (simplex) so you will need to be within a few
blocks to hear them. The left column is the radio switch position. So if someone
says switch to G14, you will know what it is.

G2 8CAL90 851.0125
G3 8TAC91 851.5125
G4 8TAC92 852.0125
G5 8TAC93 852.5125
G6 8TAC95 853.0125
G7 OROPS1 851.3250
G8 OROPS2 851.8000
G9 OROPS3 851.7500
G10 OROPS4 851.7750
G11 OROPS5 851.3875
G12 WAOPS1 852.5375
G13 WAOPS2 852.5625
G14 WAOPS3 852.5875
G15 WAOPS4 852.6125
G16 WAOPS5 852.6375
A13 SIMPLEX 1 853.4375
A14 SIMPLEX 2 851.0375
A15 SIMPLEX 3 851.9500
B15 SIMPLEX 4 851.1750
A16 MAYDAY 853.3875
B16 MAYDAY 853.3875
C16 MAYDAY 853.3875

MAYDAY is for use by a lost or trapped firefighter. There is a 3-positon switch
on our portable radios (A,B & C) so no matter which position it is in, we simply
turn the selector dial to the farthest clockwise position and it will be on MAYDAY.
 

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G2 8CAL90 851.0125
G3 8TAC91 851.5125
G4 8TAC92 852.0125
G5 8TAC93 852.5125
G6 8TAC95 853.0125
G7 OROPS1 851.3250
G8 OROPS2 851.8000
G9 OROPS3 851.7500
G10 OROPS4 851.7750
G11 OROPS5 851.3875
and on these 10 conventional frequencies in the Portland metro area, unless you specifically set your radio to simplex or direct mode, you will be on a repeater.
 

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Re. 155.7525, there are 13 Public Safety licenses all around the state on that freq., so If you are hearing Spanish on it, they are definitely illegal.

"I have that problem on a couple of channels down my way."
If you mean the 800 freqs. are you hearing Spanish?
No the 155 is getting bleed over for Charter Cable. I was wondering if you may be suffering from a near by signal rather than an actual transmission. My area still has UHF TV and so you can hear them in the 800's in certain locations of DC.
 
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