- Nyack is barely 20 miles from the center of the city, nowhere near 30 or moreOn an indoor scanner you mean right? That's pretty impressive.
I've got a GP-3 Amateur antenna 8 feet above my roof-line. My house is on a hill 250 feet above sea level, in Rockland County more than 30 miles away. I pick up FDNY, Citywide, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bronx all 100%.
When I graduate and move to the city, I want the top floor apartment.
whats some of the freqs?
Pretty sure he already answered that :roll:Ok then, which one of these freqs did you hear the skip? thats what i'm asking? all five or what? one two? three?
Picking up FDNY (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx)
Your Buddy Duddy !- Nyack is barely 20 miles from the center of the city, nowhere near 30 or more
- External antenna mounted on the roof clear of major obstructions
- 250' above the river, which acts as a huge ground plane
If you weren't picking up FDNY at 100% given all those factors, you'd have big problems with your equipment. My buddy picks up all five boroughs clearly from Valley Cottage with a handheld/rubber ducky inside his ground floor condo. :wink:
Yes, all FDNY VHF repeaters use 186.2 as a PL tone. Because of the tropo possibilities, especially with 154.430 (FDNY CW), other users of these frequencies (like NJ) know to use PL tones other than 186.2 so as not to receive an interfering signal from NYC. Therefore, hearing the 186.2 PL tone will help you to determine that it is most likely from NYC (provided you're not past the Mississippi River of course).Does anyone ever bother checking the database anymore? I had to check the database to confirm what I was hearing was indeed FDNY...I mean, I had an idea because of the heavy NYC accent and every other word was "K"...but I still did it. I didn't just hop on here and say " Hey, can someone tell me if 154.400 (186.2) is FDNY? Thanks"