• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
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On my last three trips to the Outer Banks area the USFW pair 163.150/164.625 has been silent. Has there been a frequency change or are these guys just not talking much. On several trips prior to 2006 the freq pair was very active.
 

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USF&W P-25 freq wanted

I was at a USF&W WMA in eastern NC last year and seen the new Motorola P25 radios there, they are now full time P-25, and the radio display showed four repeater sites, Columbia, Manteo, Englehard and the last one I didnt understand but I swore it was Plymouth.
This year when vacationing there I also did not hear any traffic on 163.150 and figured they have changed frequencies. If you hear anyone calling unit "800" or "dispatch," thats them unless they changed unit numbers as well. The equipment I seen was VHF so its still 162-174 range.

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Thanks David, all the vehicles have 1/4 wave vhf antennas. I saw a few radios but could not read the displays, too far away. Searching the vhf band brought no results.
 

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davidhartmn said:
I was at a USF&W WMA in eastern NC last year and seen the new Motorola P25 radios there, they are now full time P-25, and the radio display showed four repeater sites, Columbia, Manteo, Englehard and the last one I didnt understand but I swore it was Plymouth.
This year when vacationing there I also did not hear any traffic on 163.150 and figured they have changed frequencies. If you hear anyone calling unit "800" or "dispatch," thats them unless they changed unit numbers as well. The equipment I seen was VHF so its still 162-174 range.
I saw this and couldn't help but comment that this is QUALITY information. I don't know if we have all the puzzle pieces on this yet, but site names from radios and unit IDs are what we need to properly ID this stuff. If we can come up with the freqs, the rest of the pieces should fall into place...Okay, so you're thinking -- what does he care, he's in Oklahoma? But there are not too many submissions/posts like this and I wish we had more opportunities to get this kind of info directly from radio consoles and such.
 
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