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Greetings all,

I'm looking for some information on the Cote-Nord. I'm aware that pretty much all public safety operations in the region are on Surete du Quebec frequencies, but are there any exceptions for Port-Cartier, Sept-Iles, and/or Fremont? And I'm assuming communications are predominantly in French?

I'm headed up that way for work, and I'd love to listen in.

My apologies also for not posting in French, but mine is very poor. I'm working on it though! :)

Thanks,
Matt
 

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Greetings all,

I'm looking for some information on the Cote-Nord. I'm aware that pretty much all public safety operations in the region are on Surete du Quebec frequencies, but are there any exceptions for Port-Cartier, Sept-Iles, and/or Fremont? And I'm assuming communications are predominantly in French?

I'm headed up that way for work, and I'd love to listen in.

My apologies also for not posting in French, but mine is very poor. I'm working on it though! :)
No idea on the specifics of what you ask - sorry (though I'm confident other agencies are NOT on the SQ channels - the others may just not be listed).

Yes, predominantly en francais. About the only place you'd hear English on the radio is in the Montreal area and even there, it's pretty rare. I guess you might hear some near the US border as well.

For your French studies, study NUMBERS. Public Safety services in Quebec are much more into 10 codes than any other place I've lived. If you can master the numbers and find the relevant code lists, you'll have a lot more fun.

Along those lines, 10-7 in English works OK but not in French where it becomes "dix sept" which is the number 17. As a result, 10-7, 10-8, and 10-9 are usually listed as -- and voiced as -- 10-07, 10-08, 10-09.

Some agencies think it's fun to add the leading zero to the rest even though 10-4 does not become "14" with the result being you end up hearing "dix zero quatre" which often gets truncated to "zero quatre"!
 
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