Do any of those counties still use 33.700?talviar said:Frank,
Very possible when the conditions are right.
Numerous agencies here using 33.70 during the late 80's and early 90's (Westmoreland, Fayette, Somerset, Cambria, Indiana) used to compete heavily with LA County Fire Dispatch. It was to the point where dispatch centers in these 5 counties here had LA County Dispatch on speed dial to have them switch freqs from 33.70 (Ops Channel 7 in LA) to another freq to help alleviate some of the skip problems.
On the flip side of things, the farthest away that Fayette County (KGF-301) ever received a QSL request from was Central Germany from a scanner listener that was playing with his scanner and was catching the dispatches go out on 33.70.
I will say that unless the band is heavily open the stock antenna with most scanners while in a house is not sufficient to pick up even a minor band opening. (Good band openings come in on portable radios, scanner and minitors while in houses though)
Yes. Mainly as station alerting only.lobo8000 said:Do any of those counties still use 33.700?
Yep.lobo8000 said:Do any of those counties still use 33.700?
As far as what I can remember from the west coast. . . .The_B_Chief said:Yes. Mainly as station alerting only.
I didn't know that LA used 33.700. I thought 33.86 was the one that boomed in around Western PA back in the day. Anyways it was neat. I know when I was a kid living up that way we used to pounded by an EMS dispatch on 33.700 out of Seattle.
I used to drive across the US a lot. I remember sleeping in Las Vegas with scanner on Public Safety search on one night. In the morning I woke up to Westmoreland, Fayette, Cambria, Indiana, Washington, Armstrong, Beaver, Mon-Yough, McCAndless, Shaler, Erie, Crawford, Mercer and everyone else that was on low-band then, booming in!