MAJOR north-east band opening 9/7 - 9/9 log

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MAJOR north-east band opening 9/7 - 9/9 log (Location Bergen County NJ) no particular order

154.4300 179.9 Cumberland County NJ FD/EMS

155.5650 D025 Sea Isle City PD

155.4900 D331 Monson MA PD

155.3550 123.0 Accomack VA EMS (AKA Eastern Shore of Virginia 911 Commission Dispatch)

154.0100 118.8 Egg Harbor Township Fire TRS Patch

154.3250 156.7 Wicomico County MD Fire Simulcast

154.1300 118.8 Cape May County FD/EMS

155.1150 67.0 Dennis Township NJ FD3

154.9650 D411 Wildwoood PD

155.2200 123.0 Accomack County Fire Dispatch (AKA Eastern Shore of Virginia 911 Commission Dispatch)

155.6400 173.8 North Wildwood PD

154.0550 D114 Accomack County VA Fire Dispatch

154.3250 91.5 Dukes County MA Fire Dispatch

155.0850 225.7 MEMA (Mass Emergency Management Auth) MT Greylock Site

155.0850 162.2 Charles County MD Fire Dispatch

154.3100 118.8 Atlantic County NJ Fire/EMS Dispatch


-Air-

119.1500 Sikorsky Airport Bridgeport CT ATIS (never heard it before and not that far but considering signal strength pretty cool!)


-NOAA-

WNG543 162.450 Jonesboro Maine (WOW!) Was drowning out WXM60 Southard NJ!

WNG574 162.425 from Essex MA

KHC47 162.425 Meddybemps Maine. LOUD AND CLEAR!

WNG575 162.525 Pack Monadnock NH
 

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Meddybemps Maine is the furthest north I've ever picked up. Very close to Canada. I've never heard any Canadian stations on any band other than when I listen to AM at night ( I have a LONG AM radio DX list, i'll share that too on another thread) . Hoping one day to log a station from there. A few years back I did hear french on CB and there was an opening to the north but unconfirmed.
 

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Environment Canada has a weather station out of Nova Scotia on 161.775, which is a good target for DX. You will hear both English and French. It appears to be operated by the Canadian Coast Guard and may be located on Sable Island. It was strong here the last few nights. I also had some DMR activity from Nova Scotia Power in the 157 MHz area.
 

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Scott do you have the SysID from that 157 NS Power ?

I caught a L8, L8-2.4, but sadly the RR DB is missing the SysID's for NS Power
Environment Canada has a weather station out of Nova Scotia on 161.775, which is a good target for DX. You will hear both English and French. It appears to be operated by the Canadian Coast Guard and may be located on Sable Island. It was strong here the last few nights. I also had some DMR activity from Nova Scotia Power in the 157 MHz area.
 

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Environment Canada has a weather station out of Nova Scotia on 161.775, which is a good target for DX. You will hear both English and French. It appears to be operated by the Canadian Coast Guard and may be located on Sable Island. It was strong here the last few nights. I also had some DMR activity from Nova Scotia Power in the 157 MHz area.
In New Bedford MA I had the St John New Foundland Harbor master on ch 12 marine vhf...Threw me off I though why is the New Bedford Harbor
master on ch 12 for.

Had P25 on RR 160.6500 PVD road Channel which I have been told from An MBTA Engineer that the state of Maine uses some RR channels
they are liscenced to use.

Had P25 also on 482.8125 which is a local analog PD Channel.

It was active yesterday 9/9/20
Pete N1EXA
 
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I had Bay of Fundy traffic control on 12, Halifax Coast Guard Radio on 16 as though they were local. This is a view of what VHF-HI looked like during part of the opening. Receiver is an Icom IC-R8600, Comet GP15 tower mounted antenna, and SDR# software. Almost overwhelming, where do I start? :unsure: :D

090820 VHF Band Opening.jpg
 

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482.8125 P25 was Woburn
160.6500 is MSCommnet - which was granted, Part 22 [old paging/RCC], Railroad and Federal [NTIA] allocations to build out their VHF TRS

In New Bedford MA I had the St John New Foundland Harbor master on ch 12 marine vhf...Threw me off I though why is the New Bedford Harbor
master on ch 12 for.

Had P25 on RR 160.6500 PVD road Channel which I have been told from An MBTA Engineer that the state of Maine uses some RR channels
they are liscenced to use.

Had P25 also on 482.8125 which is a local analog PD Channel.

It was active yesterday 9/9/20
Pete N1EXA
 

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I had Bay of Fundy traffic control on 12, Halifax Coast Guard Radio on 16 as though they were local. This is a view of what VHF-HI looked like during part of the opening. Receiver is an Icom IC-R8600, Comet GP15 tower mounted antenna, and SDR# software. Almost overwhelming, where do I start? :unsure: :D

View attachment 91153
***Didnt even think to fire up the SDR and pan across !
Just every scanner that was on had some real odd duck stuff coming in.
If this happens in the evening and ' not in the middle of Hunny Do jobs
I try 146.52 and have had pretty good luck shooting north to Maine.

Peter N1EXA
 
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