Odd federal failsoft tones in jackson

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I was driving when my signal stalker got a hit on 166.000 and has two beeps every 8 to 10 seconds (like the old type ii motorola systems)
Does anyone have any idea what this belongs to?

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That sounds like a channel marker generated at the console to indicate priority traffic needing a channel. Was there any voice traffic?

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Many thoughts, for your research

a. The Band has been open with the current WX Conditions.
b. Image from an 800/900 TRS
c. The use of 166.0000 runs the gamut of agencies, so nothing stands out.
Outside of the DoE in SC for a TRS (Aiken), all others are Conventional


I was driving when my signal stalker got a hit on 166.000 and has two beeps every 8 to 10 seconds (like the old type ii motorola systems)
Does anyone have any idea what this belongs to?

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I don't recall EVER seeing a VA use VHF trunking.....tho.... [nothing is out of the question]
Yeah but in a part of jackson it was real strong.
I have a feeling it is part of the va or a disconnected trs ( no imaging i checked that)

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Yeah i dont ever recall it also but this is a band i never really check till i moved here.
But with the goverment who knows.
It could be a flood monitoring system for the usgs since the flooding is ongoing here. Just and idea

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USGS and NOAA are generally Telemetry, not the Open Carrier of a Failsoft.

Looking at the FCC web and knowing the Band Openning, it could be MO or NB VHF TRS
unless you find the signal more local.
Site / Frequency / Market Search Results

Yeah i dont ever recall it also but this is a band i never really check till i moved here.
But with the goverment who knows.
It could be a flood monitoring system for the usgs since the flooding is ongoing here. Just and idea

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Any further update ? Still out there ??
I was driving when my signal stalker got a hit on 166.000 and has two beeps every 8 to 10 seconds (like the old type ii motorola systems)
Does anyone have any idea what this belongs to?

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I was driving when my signal stalker got a hit on 166.000 and has two beeps every 8 to 10 seconds (like the old type ii motorola systems)
Does anyone have any idea what this belongs to?

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2 beeps is a PA fail condition on conventional stations.

In failsoft, the tone (single low tone) is not broadcast over the air, it's generated by the subscriber upon entering failsoft condition.
 

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Ok so it is still broadcasting with two beeps, and still. I change but a while back I heard a few voices on the freq, but not much more then that.
But I did track it down to the v.a. Hospital here in Jackson
 

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Poss the Paging Channel ??
Got a sample of the Audio ??

Ok so it is still broadcasting with two beeps, and still. I change but a while back I heard a few voices on the freq, but not much more then that.
But I did track it down to the v.a. Hospital here in Jackson
 
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