NYC transit sixwire

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Is there a way to monitor sixwire?
 

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I have the IRT and BMT frequencies in my scanner, i think in 2 years i have heard maybe 3 tx's on them, are those in relation to the six-wire?
 

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The 6-wire essentially is a party line telephone. To use the old NY Telephone vernacular, it's a "hoot-n-holler" line: 1 person talks, everyone listens.
 

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The 6-wire essentially is a party line telephone. To use the old NY Telephone vernacular, it's a "hoot-n-holler" line: 1 person talks, everyone listens.
man hoot n holler, havent heard that in a while!
 

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The 6-wire essentially is a party line telephone. To use the old NY Telephone vernacular, it's a "hoot-n-holler" line: 1 person talks, everyone listens.
New England Tel & Tel used to refer to those a "full period lines". When my father owned an auto salvage business he was hooked up to a network over other yards so they could request parts that they didn't have. It made for some interesting listening, especially when two yards would get in an argument over something. :D I never heard it referred to as a six wire.
 

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Skynet do you have the right freq.? I hear stuff everyday on bmt ind etc

161.5050
161.5650
161.1900
160.8450

these transit freq are active everyday
 

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And I guess nycta gave it the name sixwire idk but all there info comes threw there before goes out to police fire ems etc
 

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I have those freqs plugged in, but i only hear it once in a while, and it sounds like crazy DTMF tones, i live on morgan ave in williamsburg, and it's the morgan ave stop on the L, and i still get nothing, i dont dare bring my scanner out anymore after what happened in march, but even from my stoop, i still get nothing?
 

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Are you using the stock rubber duck antenna? Because I have a outdoor antenna on top of my 3 family house on a 10 ft pole I can hear transit citywide on all freq. So it could be your antenna because the stock one is crap
 

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And try listening to nypd transit bklyn freq. 160.3050
 
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