Is 162.150 Still In Use Anywhere?

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I recall some time back when 162.150 was in use in the Twin Cities metro area. Does anybody know if it is still in use anywhere in the United States?
 

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Only two I know of

USFS A/G in Oregon
DOJ Wide Area net in NY/NJ as an input

I recall some time back when 162.150 was in use in the Twin Cities metro area. Does anybody know if it is still in use anywhere in the United States?
 

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For what it's worth, I logged activity on that frequency in the Twin Cities back during the 2008 RNC Convention in St. Paul. The traffic sounded like the National Weather Service.

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For what it's worth, I logged activity on that frequency in the Twin Cities back during the 2008 RNC Convention in St. Paul. The traffic sounded like the National Weather Service.

- Chris

Precisely, Chris. I sort of wondered if it was used in a similar fashion in other parts of the United States, but obviously not. Thank you so much for the replies!
 

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In some areas, these NWS frequencies are allocated for use, and may even exist in radios, but don't get used routinely. That makes them hard to catch some times.

I know a frequency used by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, similar to this VHF channel, was only heard once or twice a year for testing.

- Chris
 

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NWS has at least one TG on our statewide system I log sometimes, but never hear anything more than a keyup.
 

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162.150 MHz
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I reviewed some of my uniden recorded audio on that freq from florida and it only seems to be intermod mixed audio with a weather channel (162.4-162.550)
 

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Only two I know of

USFS A/G in Oregon
DOJ Wide Area net in NY/NJ as an input
The 2019 National Interagency Aviation Frequency Guide does not show this frequency being used for air to ground in any location. Do you have a 2020 source that lists it? If so you can PM me.
 

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Only two I know of

USFS A/G in Oregon
DOJ Wide Area net in NY/NJ as an input
As I looked back on the Oregon/Washington freq info I have I'm thinking this freq may have been assigned for a single incident use only. I went back as far as 2017 and did not see it on lists of multi-year freq assignments for the aviation zones in those states. Single incident assignments may never be used again. Then again, they can be as long as the agency it is assigned to doesn't use it for whatever.
 

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Long ago on an IAP/205 - my notes don't list a specific Incident on this one, generally I will note that.

The 2019 National Interagency Aviation Frequency Guide does not show this frequency being used for air to ground in any location. Do you have a 2020 source that lists it? If so you can PM me.
 
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