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If anybody in the NE corner could verify this site:

1.134 Wilkes-Barre 700 AG

769.45625cc
770.16875
770.94375

It is showing as on the air in the neighbor list for Williamsport.
 

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Keel Ridge Rd and US 62. It should be utilizing some Maritel spectrum (those 161MHz freqs)
Forgive my ignorance on this, but I should be hearing an almost constant control channel, right? I live in Sharon and have trouble receiving the Findley Twp site reliably. I'd like to get this one.

I also noticed there are some state frequencies licensed in Sharpsville in the 851 Mhz range. I do hear data on those regularly. Any ideas?
 

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Forgive my ignorance on this, but I should be hearing an almost constant control channel, right?
Correct.

I also noticed there are some state frequencies licensed in Sharpsville in the 851 Mhz range. I do hear data on those regularly. Any ideas?
That's the old OpenSky system, unrelated to the new P25 system.

I may have found it....159.6125

Can anyone verify?
So far only control channels in the 161.8xxx range have been found for Site 147. What equipment are you using to receive the system?
 

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Close, but wrong side of the road. Actual location of Site 147 Hermitage (MERC33) is 41.23665, -80.4337
 

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Correct.


That's the old OpenSky system, unrelated to the new P25 system.


So far only control channels in the 161.8xxx range have been found for Site 147. What equipment are you using to receive the system?
Thanks for the help. I’m new to this. I just used an old analog scanner to try to find the active frequency. I haven’t hear anything at all in the 161. Range. Is it possible that it’s not “online” at the moment?
 

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What's the best way to try to pin down the control channel and other frequencies at that site?
 

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Anybody want to seek out these two locations to see if they are on the air, yet? Based on the Williamsport neighbor list I got last week, I'll say Potter should be. Rocky Grove had previously been reported as appearing as on offline neighbor to WEST03. These are both air-ground sites.


Rocky Grove (VENA08)Venango769.65625 (reported cc)773.30625774.33125

Denton Hill (POTT12)Potter769.21875 (reported cc)769.94375770.65625
 

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Thanks for the help. I’m new to this. I just used an old analog scanner to try to find the active frequency. I haven’t hear anything at all in the 161. Range. Is it possible that it’s not “online” at the moment?
It's common for a new site in testing to be reported online by neighbors, but not actually be on air, monitor-able at the moment, tests going on, dummy loads in use, ect...
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Anybody want to seek out these two locations to see if they are on the air, yet? Based on the Williamsport neighbor list I got last week, I'll say Potter should be. Rocky Grove had previously been reported as appearing as on offline neighbor to WEST03. These are both air-ground sites.


Rocky Grove (VENA08)Venango769.65625 (reported cc)773.30625774.33125

Denton Hill (POTT12)Potter769.21875 (reported cc)769.94375770.65625

Rocky Grove is still on the air with NAC: 1B. Still showing as the air to ground site.
 

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I apologize for another newbie question. I've been monitoring the Grindstone site in Lawrence County with my new SDS100. I can see that I'm receiving signals, but have heard absolutely 0 traffic. I have the P25 NAC search on, as well as TGID search on. Am I doing something wrong, or is there just no traffic on this site yet? TIA.
 
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