If I had money to bet with, I'd bet what you are hearing has nothing to do with atmospherics and has everything to do with a slight 60 Hz hum in the Paramus base station (probably an older base). Something is imposing a 60 Hz hum onto the transmitted audio. Generally two sources: a power supply problem, or audio network problem (usually one side of what should be a balanced control line shorted to ground).dittrimd said:Our PL tone is 179.9 and for some reason even when we are on PL you are still getting into our system. Not as clear when we are off PL but it is still breaking squelch. It seems to follow atmospheric disturbances but it will be good to know when you are planning to suspend your 33.44 transmission.
So does that mean firefighters and rescue squad members with 33.44 MHz pagers will no longer be able to monitor activity on the main repeater channel (453.150)?1STR465 said:Don't bother... we're taking down the simulcast soon due to system upgrades in headquarters.
453.1500 136.5 and 453.3750 136.5 will be the only active repeaterized frequencies used by the fire department.
So what frequency are you now going to page on? I can't imagine you're paging on 453.150 considering how crappy the signal is.1STR465 said:we've had quite a few problems with 33.44 including getting ct over our uhf due to the cross band... i can't give you a specific date cuz we just got the grant recently, but things are in the works i can assure you. as for the fd and rescue guys w/ 33.44 pagers, they are being phased out as we speak. there are very few guys that actually still have the low band pagers. they just don't work well anymore (pager and hq issues)
So what frequency are you now going to page on? I can't imagine you're paging on 453.150 considering how crappy the signal is.
Here's what Scanner Master shows for FD:
F1 453.150R (136.5) Dispatch
F2 453.150S (136.5)
F3 453.375R (136.5) Fire inspectors
F4 453.375S (136.5)
155.295 (corrected to: 446)
Something slipped past me here...? ?
Paramus FD has new tacticals? New firegrounds? New operations channels?