Highway 17 Fire

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cousinkix1953

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New fires popped up on Summit Road about 4 miles east of Highway 17. Southbound lanes were closed by the CHP. A TV news van spotted that suspected firebug on a silver motorcycle ain the area again.

Freqs. for this incident are...

42.54/.24 CHP Green
123.975 Cal-Fire Air
151.220 Air-Ground
151.370 Felton ECC
154.265 White 2 Tac
154.055 Santa Cruz Fire Black
154.325 Santa Cruz Fire Red
154.950 Sheriff Red
 
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Unfortunately the Sheriff has the "stage for evacuations" thing down pretty good now after a half-dozen fires in one month.

They did an automatic dispatch to pre-position units, and coordinated everything on
Sheriff Red.

Good repeated coverage as well on that channel. I can hear it on the other side of
the hill.

I hope they catch this fire bug soon.
 

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Those repeaters are strong in the San Jose area. That low power black simplex fire channel is the weakest of the bunch. Too bad the CHP is still obsessed with using that obsolete duplex system on this side of the hill...
 

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Hearing the main sheriff's repeaters in Salinas (159.09 + 158.91) should be easy enough. A good antenna might even pick up the fire command (154.175 + 154.370) networks; but forget trying to hear the low power machines used by most of the city police departments over there...
 
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Hearing the main sheriff's repeaters in Salinas (159.09 + 158.91) should be easy enough. A good antenna might even pick up the fire command (154.175 + 154.370) networks; but forget trying to hear the low power machines used by most of the city police departments over there...

I have no problem picking them up I can pick all SO,CMD 4, Cmd6 repeaters just fine just Monterey peninsula
PD's. All their repeaters are in Seaside on top of water tanks I wish they were on top of Mt.toro.
 

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Charlie Freidman is fielding calls about the Monterey county fires on KSCO 1080 AM this afternoon...

The Carmel repeater (154.71) is barely audible above the static levels across the bay; so it's not on that water tank in Seaside. Those machines would blast out much of the area, if there were sitting on top of White Rock above Carmel Valley. A friend of mine used to put 10 over S-9 signals all over this region, on 11 meters with his barefoot CB radio in a truck...
 
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