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philb623

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If possible, I was wondering if some people could program in 159.435, 159.225 & 159.465 into their live feeds. Very much interested in monitor the State Forest Rangers especially during search, rescue and fire emergencies. Very active in the adirondack region. I have been listening on the Hamilton County feed but the feed seems to drop and go off line most nights for some reason. Very dissappointing when listening to an incident and the feed drops. Thank you.
 

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I do have plans to add the Region 7 SAR Channels on a live feed shortly. This will include the Rangers Channels.
 

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Depending on what part of the state you live in it can be an active frequency since they not only handle Forest Fires but search & rescue missions. Region 5 & 6 include the adirondacks, 3 & 4 include the Catskill Mt. Alot searches for missing hikers and hunters in these areas. Also assist in the rescue of injuried hikers, hunters and campers, downed aircraft and patrol camp grounds.
 

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Very active in my area of the Adirondacks - Region 5. The Forest Rangers use 159.435 and Environmental Conservation Police use 159.225. They also use a lot of simplex frequencies like 151.220 and 151.430. Very interesting radio communications...
 
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One of their towers tends to stick when the base transmits. I hear them struggling with it (selector beeps and mic clicks) to get it to shut off down in the Albany area.
 

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One of their towers tends to stick when the base transmits. I hear them struggling with it (selector beeps and mic clicks) to get it to shut off down in the Albany area.
Thats a VOIP issue from Raybrook. They are working on it, but appears to be a signal loss issue. Locally the unit works fine.
 

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forest rangers

what feed will you hear the forest rangers? I am a retired forest ranger.
 

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what feed will you hear the forest rangers? I am a retired forest ranger.

I dont think anyone has them on a live feed yet. I plan to do so, but need to get another sound card for the PC prior. What I meant by VOIP link, is Raybrook now is using VOIP to control the repeaters from Dispatch. In addition Central Region Dispatch can also talk on them via the VOIP if Raybrook should go down. This is a far improvement from long ago when they used phone lines to control a few repeaters only.
 

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Hamilton County has a feed that includes the Forest Rangers. Essex County's feed includes ENCON Law Enforcement - 159.225..

In Essex County, if you listen to 159.435 in CSQ mode with a decent antenna you pick up all kinds of traffic from other agencies that are using the same frequency.
 

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I have 159.435 on my feed "Oneida County Public Safety". Will add the others soon. Or confirm I already have them in there. Very active during hunting season with searches.
 

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Additional DEC Frequency

The ECOs frequency for region 4 which included the Capital District and the Northern Catskills is 159.330. The Region 3 & 4 Rangers use 159.435.
 

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PL tones

This is what I have for PL tones for the Rangers. Could anyone help me with the missing ones?

Gore RX 159.435 PL 118.8
Blue RX 159.435 PL ?
Colefax RX 159.435 PL 82.5
Whiteface RX 159.435 PL 88.5
Wmart ?? RX 159.435 PL ?
Pillsbury RX 159.435 PL 127.3
Cat Mtn RX 159.435 PL ?
Star RX 159.435 PL ?
Wites Hill RX 159.435 PL ?
Gomer RX 159.435 PL 71.9
Panther RX 159.435 PL ?
Dry RX 159.435 PL ?
Car to Car RX 159.435 PL CSQ

I have also heard traffic on 159.435 PL 131.8 but can't figure out where it is comming from.

Any help would be apreciated...
 

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I can just barely hear 159.435 PL 131.8 at my listening post. I am hearing traffic talking to "Ranger Station" with mention about Cunningham's Ledge, Grey and references about taking people out on a boat. Anyone have any clue where this is comming from?
 

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Well I just discovered that all of the Rangers traffic on 159.435 is now using a PL tone of 131.8 ( at least Gore and Whiteface). Not sure when this change took place, but it must have been just recently. I wonder why they did that?? Anyone else notice this?
 

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Not sure why this did this, I know that they have tried to centralize their dispatch functions since Region 4 Rangers will use Colfax to call Raybrook. I did find a PL tone of 127.3 for the Hudson Valley region, not sure which tower this is for. Region 4 use Petersburg, Buck Mt & Utsayatha. Region 3 uses Sams Point, Ninham, Jackie Jones & Livingston Manor. Region 1 uses Seldon PL 127.3.
 

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Not sure if any of this information will be of any help but the Rangers mobile radios channels where for the following towers. Region tower located in in ()

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5 - Gore (5)
6 - Colfax (5), Woodhull (6) & Ingraham (7)
7 - Petersburg (4) & McCarthy (9)
8 - Staten Island (2), Blue (5) & Sugar (8)
9 - Shandelee (3) , Pillsbury (5) & Mt. Monroe (9)
10- Sams Point (3) & Georgetown (7)
11- Napeaque (1), & Starr (6)
12- Whiteface (5) Utsayantha (4), & Call (8)
13- Selden (1), Whites Hill (6), Berry (7), & Chautauqua (9)
14- Buck (4) & Gomer Hill (6)
15- Panther ( 6) & Worden (8)
16- Ninham (3) & Dry (6)
 

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This is what I have so far:

Gore 131.8
Blue 131.8
Colefax 82.5
Whiteface 131.8
Wmart
Pillsbury
Cat Mtn
Star
Whites Hill
Gomer
Panther
Dry

I have also logged PLs of 71.9 and 141.3 but I am not sure what towers they are from.

71.9 mentioned 8N31 and unit 4138
141.3 mentioned unit 579
 
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