July 09,2008 Low Band Skip

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techsender

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Starting a bit differently this morning
29.66 K5DFW repeater into Minnesota for the past 30 minutes. No flutter at all. Usually I get the east coast stuff early but this is a straight North South path.
 

KF4ZTO

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strange day for lowband

Strange stuff coming in down here, Fairfax, Virginia, FM18.

Radioshack Pro-96 with 108 inch whip antenna sitting on my front porch.

logs:

33.4200 C162.2
33.6000
33.7000
33.8200 C141.3 - fire dispatch
33.8600 C77.0
33.9000
39.1800 C136.5
45.4200 CSQ? - this one confused me "six one to delta dorm", "yeah, 10-4, that's a BMW", "nine alpha"
45.9400 CSQ - keyups, strong
46.1800 C77.0
46.3800 CSQ - Loudoun County Fire/Rescue (this is local)
47.1000 C173.8
47.3000 C110.9 - Virginia Department of Transportation - Luray, VA repeater
49.2600 C146.2
49.6000 C218.1 (???) "pull over to that water and we can wash those trucks"

I've never seen 218.1 PL before, I know its a non-standard one. Isn't 49.600 in the military portion of that band?
 

Dispatrick

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45.420

45.4200 is used by jails in Florida I pick this one up too all the time its usualy Alachua county florida jail the funny part is i was in florida last summer and didnt even hear any activity on the frequency but when im close to 900 miles away its as clear as if im standing outside the jail walls lol
 

KF4ZTO

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Interesting, do you know if they use a tone or if its all CSQ? The weather up here in VA is changing right now which might explain the strange stuff I'm hearing.

by the way, heres some more logs

33.7400 C156.7
33.8600 C77.0 (again)
39.4000 C110.9 - Maryland State Police
45.0200 D023
46.4600 C131.8
48.0000 C103.5 - business

SNOTEL is silent, which is unusual, as is MO HP and the spanish taxicab chatter around 31 MHz. strange band opening.

note:

I think there might be some tropo going on as well, I'm picking up 2 (or maybe 3) different WX stations on 162.475 right now.


Edit:

the rain stopped so I went back outside to do some more lowband scanning:
logs:

29.6800 C146.2
31.8200 didn't catch a tone
33.8600 C77.0
33.8800 C141.3
35.2400 C67.0 - business?
37.0600 C127.3
39.0200 C110.9 - MD State Police
39.0400 C110.9 - MD State Police
39.4000 C110.9 - MD State Police
42.0400 C100.0
42.4000 C173.8 - MO Highway Patrol
42.4800 D065 - NE Highway Patrol
42.5400 ????
42.9200 C203.5 - MO Highway Patrol
44.7000 C77.0 - OK Highway Patrol
46.4600 didnt get tone, weak, fire tone outs
47.9400 D243
 
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mule1075

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these are coming in very srong right now in sw pennsylvania did not get any id's or pl's because i am an idiot.
33.46
33.78
33.66
33.94
42.10
 
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ve1sef

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Same here Nova Scotia

Been recieving fire calls on
33.700
33.820
33.860
33.900
Hearld reference to I-75 on some dispatches.
 
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