Possible Frontrunner frequencies?

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frankblues

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So, I had a brainstorm this morning. It makes sense to me that Frontrunner, as a heavy rail (opposed to light rail) is going to have to interoperate with UP, Amtrak, etc... so it makes sense that UTA would be using frequencies in the 160 Mhz railroad band. Lo and behold, UTA has a license (WQFQ898) with several frequencies in the 160 mhz range that line up with AAR channels even!

So, my running theory (and I've heard no activity so far, so its just a theory):

Ogden / Salt Lake Dispatch:
160.26, 160.425, 160.575, 160.77

Possible Station frequencies:
161.01, 161.04, 161.25, 161.265

I'm basing the second on a set of frequency allocations in the FCC database that are assigned to fixed locations, but not having specific locations. They've got only four units allocated to those frequencies (fixed, not mobile), at a power rating of 25 watts.

Also, they've got one of the fixed sites for the first set of frequencies being 616 West 200 South, which I think is the intermodal transit hub.

Okay, any ideas?

Alex
 

epcotster

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I've been hearing Frontrunner trains and control on 935.1375, PL 203.5

I haven't heard anything on the standard RR frequencies they have assigned.
 

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epcotster said:
I've been hearing Frontrunner trains and control on 935.1375, PL 203.5

I haven't heard anything on the standard RR frequencies they have assigned.
Nice find! We've only begun to monitor the 900 MHz UTA frequencies, so feel free to share and submit whatever you find.

935.1375 is licensed as part of a trunked system (WQAE830). Have you heard evidence that this is the case?

-Tim
 
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