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Lowband skip logs from Illinois (EN51)

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illini52

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June 1
Freq PL
47.46
39.1 203.5
46.58
39.14 110.9
48.46 85.4
35.68 Paging
39.28 110.9
47.32 107.2
47.96 WPJU942
31.0 186.2
31.52 82.5
33.8 179.9
33.82 141.3 Fire
46.2
33.6
39.98 131.8 Police
45.8 173.8
33.44
30.96
33.7
33.86 94.8 Fire
33.88
47.5

June 5
37.6
 

illini52

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June 10th. Bad day for decoding PLs. Atmosphere was doing it "own thing"

Freq PL
32.85 150 Military
33.24 Spanish
31.85
33.94 Southern
39.42
46.16
46.46 Medic
47.54
46.06
43.08
47.58
47.5 94.7
47.74 CW ID. Too fast for me
 

hill

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The two 39 Meg freqs that you logged with tones 110.9 would most likely be Maryland State Police (MSP), since they use those freqs. That tone is used on most of MSP freqs.
As only of few freqs in use that don't use that tone.

Larry
 

illini52

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16 June

37.04 127.3 Southern, police
43.08
31.36
46.5
33.1 100.0

Also caught a lot of North Carolina police on 42 MHz while mobile on the other end of the state this weekend. Good listening.
 

dittrimd

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I have been getting skip on 33.44 with a PL of 179.9. I know this becuase our county in CT uses this for several base and cross band repeater systems. I am trying to find out what states use this frequency and PL combinations. I also noticed that you had 33.8 on 179.9 that could be ours as well since this is our tone and dispatch freq.

Thanks

Mark
 

dittrimd

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Lindsay,

Thank you for the info. There are 111 active licenses in the US on 33.44 according to the FCC. I have started a spread sheet of all the licenses and am attempting to find the PL tones. The majority of them are in the eastern more north eastern US. PA has 51 alone. CT has 23 and MA has 8. The problem is as license holders move to other bands they do not cancel their low band licenses. When I go look up some of the licenses on RR I find no low band at all rather VHF, UHF or 800. Does this mean that they are not using it any more or is it just a back up or undocumented on RR. Here in CT we have little to no useable UHF RF in the PS band. My regional center has made a move to aquire more low band frequencies and utilize them until such time an alternative solution presents itself.

Thanks again,

Mark
 

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To help those in their lowband search. (Although parts of this thread are very old. . . . )
Of the 45 licensees on 33.44 in Pennsylvania
11 of these are in Fayette County, PA.
Fayette 911 no longer uses 33.44 in our operational plan since we migrated to 800 MHz trunking in 1996. 33.44 operated here in CSQ (no PL) mode since it's first use in the early 70's
While 11 are licensed on 33.44 (including Fayette County 911) no one uses the low band channels in this county anymore (except 33.70 for one way voice paging)

Tony
 
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