No railroad frequencies

TSWest

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I’m trying to monitor NS in Virginia. I downloaded broadcastify on my phone. I created an account. I can hear ems, etc. but nothing else. I cannot find anything in search menus. Are the railroads behind a paywall? I just don’t know what I’m doing.
 

fxdscon

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I’m trying to monitor NS in Virginia. I downloaded broadcastify on my phone. I created an account. I can hear ems, etc. but nothing else. I cannot find anything in search menus. Are the railroads behind a paywall? I just don’t know what I’m doing.
In order for the railroads in your area to be available on Broadcastify, somebody in your area needs to have a scanner set up to provide that feed to Broadcastify.

Check this link:

 

hill

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Looking at the database on this site it looks like all the frequencies you wish to monitor are analog, so any basic scanner will work. I know that the railroads are going NXDN at some point and if this occurs you will need a different scanner to monitor this digital mode.

I don't monitor railroads, since find it boring. Do live right next some tracks though.

 

TSWest

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Thanks! I got the answer I was looking for. I was doing it correctly, The feed availability is the limiting factor.
 

JoshuaHufford

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Feeds don't just magically appear because there is radio communication going on. It requires someone willing to pay for the equipment to do it and have a good location to set it up at. They also pay for the electricity and internet to keep it running.
 
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