FYI 46.26 would be Westchester, 46.36 would be Dutchess and 46.38 would be Putnam.I had my 436 searching low band in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies a few weeks ago, tied to an Austin Spectra vehicle-mounted antenna, and was getting fire dispatch in some counties just north of New York City.
It was Cattaraugus and Westchester that I received, and Lancaster PA actually. And I got misterpaul's 97,000 "car service" channels too.
My log is at this thread: http://forums.radioreference.com/skip-tropospheric-ducting-forum/286836-received-nw-calgary-ab-can-2014-03-09-a.html#post2152677
Some of those PA (and NY) Low band fire freqs blast in here in Ireland at the moment.
33.48 Ulster County NY and 33.7 Cattaraugus County NY are the most easily heard ones off the top of my head. Westchester County NY comes in on 33.96 too.
Lancaster County PA comes in at shocking levels on 33 mhz some days.
There are a bunch of Hispanic taxi freqs in Brooklyn NY around 30 - 31 mhz. They sound like locals here at times.
Wow that's insane. As for the Spanish stuff on 33mhz, mainly 33.72 we were told they were/are fishing boats somewhere in the gulf. They get annoying on the radio when you're trying to use it.I had my 436 searching low band in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies a few weeks ago, tied to an Austin Spectra vehicle-mounted antenna, and was getting fire dispatch in some counties just north of New York City.
It wasn't RCMP, it would be OPP for Province of Ontario (OPP are like State Troopers). They were on 42.06 which is the same as Springfield's freq. You must have heard this in the 80's or early '90'sDo any of you remember when Canada RMP asked the Missouri HP (several freqs. on the 42.00 range) to change if possible as they were interfering with their communications while the Queen of England was visiting?