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edwardscott

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Hello all;

153.860 is the frequency used by fire in Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock Townships in northern Durham Region...thing is, only the original page and subsequently, the dispatcher, are heard on the frequency.

Anyone know whats the deal? Are the rest on Legacy? What can be done with a conventional scanner?

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ES
 

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You have to be fairly close to the units in order to hear them. They're on that same frequency you're just not close enough to hear them. Nothing in particular that I know of that can be done to pick up that missing half of the conversation.

Before the fire departments in York went onto the York trunked system it was the same way. You'd hear the page and then the dispatcher doing a lot of talking back and forth with units that could not be heard. But when you'd get within a few miles of the incident you could hear both just fine.
 
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