FD Frequencies in Cecil County

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bake544

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Hi all - I'm new to Cecil County (via Long Island, NY) and wanted to pick up where I left off listening to some of the activity in my new area. I got some frequency info from this site and some conflicting frequency info from some others on the web. Does anyone have a list they could provide of correct frequencies for FD's in Cecil County?

Also looking for correct Baltimore City & Baltimore County FD info if you have it.

Many thanks.
 

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The database here for Central and northern Maryland is highly accurate - don't bother with other sites. Often they just don't update their data. We've got a team here that does.

Unlike NYC, this area is heavily trunked in nature - you're going to need a trunktracker (digital, preferably) to hear fire, police, ect. in this area. There are some dispatch freqs still on VHF or UHF.

Cecil county is not monitorable, except for their fire dispatch and talkarounds, as shown here;

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=1195

Baltimore county uses a 800 mhz analog trunked system

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=189

Baltimore city is digital; you will need a digital trunktracker to decode them. They are listed here;

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Category:Digital_Scanners

and the URL for the city system is:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=188

73 Mike
 
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bake544

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This is great info....I will dig through it and see how it works. Although I'm gonna definitely need to get a trunked system to hear everything. Any recommendations on what I should purchase?

Thanks again Mike.
 

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There are so many threads here about comparing the digital trunktrackers that I'm not even going to try to answer this!. I will say that many think that the GREs have better digital audio recovery - however, since I live in a semi-urban area, I lean toward the BCD396. The GREs have a tendency to have too hot a front end, which can overload. I have had very little trouble with that on the 396. I'd much rather have a scanner that is somewhat less sensitive, but can handle relatively strong signals without choking. There's also freeware available for the digital Unidens - not so for the Radio Shack or GRE models. I would also consider getting a USB cable to connect whatever you buy to the PC; and a premium subscription which will allow you to download data directly from the databases (something other sites don't have). Be aware that there is something of a learning curve with the digitals, but don't get discouraged. There are a lot of very smart folks here.

Here's the link describing the premium subscription policy - look at the web application links to see all the apps that support the web service

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/subscription/

A side note; anything in blue or underlined both here and on the wiki are links - so that link I gave you that listed all the current digital trunktrackers have model numbers that are themselves links - click on one and see where you go. And I seem to recall someone - maybe on Teamspeak - streaming Cecil county comms...

We have LOTS of forums on this site - so make sure you make good use of them. Become familiar with the wiki as well - there's a ton of information to be had there.

73 Mike
 
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