Northern VA ducting

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While driving from Richmond to Fairfax, VA...I noticed that I could hear Richmond FM broadcast stations in Fairfax...and the WX band was going nuts.

Highband logs...any help with IDs would be awesome.


149.0250 C156.7
151.0400 C151.4
151.1300 C71.9
151.2800 C118.8
152.0225 P-25 - Virginia STARS Chesapeake Site
152.0975 P-25 voice - Virginia STARS Hampton Site
152.3000 C225.7
152.7125 P-25 control channel - Virginia STARS Fork Mountain Site
153.7850 C192.8
154.1600 CSQ
154.1900 C77.0 - DCFD Dispatch
154.2500 C103.5
154.3850 C186.2
154.4000 CSQ
154.7250 C131.8
154.8150 C131.8
155.0100 D311
155.1300 C100.0
155.3700 C179.9
155.3850 CSQ
155.5500 D125
155.6175 C179.9
155.6850 C192.8
158.7300 C107.2
158.7300 C203.5
159.0000 C167.9 - Virginia State Police Div. 1
159.0900 C146.2
159.1650 C127.3 - Virginia State Police Div. 2 (being talked all over by Div. 4)
159.1650 C167.9 - Virginia State Police Div. 4
159.3150 C114.8
159.3975 P-25 - Virginia STARS Thornburg Site
 

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I put the IDs in brackets...

Dave

While driving from Richmond to Fairfax, VA...I noticed that I could hear Richmond FM broadcast stations in Fairfax...and the WX band was going nuts.

Highband logs...any help with IDs would be awesome.


149.0250 C156.7
151.0400 C151.4
151.1300 C71.9
151.2800 C118.8 [MD National Capital Park & Planning Commission - Montgomery Division]
152.0225 P-25 - Virginia STARS Chesapeake Site [also control channel for STARS Louisa site]
152.0975 P-25 voice - Virginia STARS Hampton Site
152.3000 C225.7
152.7125 P-25 control channel - Virginia STARS Fork Mountain Site
153.7850 C192.8 [Prince George's Co. MD Schools]
154.1600 CSQ
154.1900 C77.0 - DCFD Dispatch
154.2500 C103.5 [Howard Co. MD Fire]
154.3850 C186.2 [Caroline Co. VA Fire]
154.4000 CSQ
154.7250 C131.8 [Fredericksburg, VA Police]
154.8150 C131.8 [University of Mary Washington Police]
155.0100 D311 [Frederick Co., VA Sheriff]
155.1300 C100.0 [Hyattsville, MD Police]
155.3700 C179.9 [Orange Co. VA Sheriff]
155.3850 CSQ
155.5500 D125 [Louisa Co. VA Sheriff]
155.6175 C179.9 [Warren Co. VA Fire]
155.6850 C192.8 [Town of Orange/Gordonsville VA Police]
158.7300 C107.2
158.7300 C203.5 [Greene Co. VA Sheriff]
159.0000 C167.9 - Virginia State Police Div. 1
159.0900 C146.2 [King George Co. VA Sheriff]
159.1650 C127.3 - Virginia State Police Div. 2 (being talked all over by Div. 4)
159.1650 C167.9 - Virginia State Police Div. 4
159.3150 C114.8 [MD National Capital Park & Planning Commission - Prince George's Division]
159.3975 P-25 - Virginia STARS Thornburg Site
 

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Seems there is some ducting going on right now. In Loudoun I've been receiving both VSP div 5 channels.

Time to see what else I can pick up.
 

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Virginia Division 5 State Police

Does anyone know if Chesapeake Division 5 State police have switched over to the new apco system yet or are they broadcasting on both. I've noticed when listening to the troopers talk they get robotics sometimes and it sounds like digital voice.
 

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They have switched to the P25 STARS system. They also continue to simulcast on their conventional analog channels.

Dave
 

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Ducting is active tonight. Hearing a distant TRACON controller on 290.475. Briefly had the control channel for the Adelphi Research Lab site of the JNCR TRS. Currently receiving Arlington Co P25 with 5 bars. Time to start searching the bands.
 

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Its been good for the past couple of nights. I was copying VSP Division 1 on 159.000 up here in Prince William last night loud and clear. Also picking up Montgomery County, MD TRS which is usually out of my range.


Also:

Orange PD 155.685 PL192.8
VSP DIV 1/Ch2 158.985 PL127.3 at 1957hrs
 
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Samuel

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The conditions are definently ripe tonight...radio just briefly locked onto both the Howard and AA Co MD trunked systems

UPDATE:

Listening to TG 1648 (PD 11B - EAST) on the Anne Arundel Co TRS... working an attempted B&E
VSP DIV 3/CH 6 159.135 PL 192.8 -- 2342 HRS
MWAA TRS TG 2256-------------------2345 HRS
Mary Washington University PD 154.815 pl 131.8 --2351 hrs
 
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Does anyone know if Chesapeake Division 5 State police have switched over to the new apco system yet or are they broadcasting on both. I've noticed when listening to the troopers talk they get robotics sometimes and it sounds like digital voice.
I believe most units are on STARS; they are being simulcasted on legacy. Due to technical and financial difficulties, the full STARS rollout has been delayed.
 
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