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Anyone else have RAFS in their scanner? What's it used for?..
Simply put - Regional Access Frequencies (RAFS) allows communications with other Police Agencies who use RAFS.

Example - Car Chase that leads PD into another town - allows cars to talk to each other on the designated common RAFS frequency.
 

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For north central Connecticut (basically greater Hartford), Hotline, RAFS and over the line from MA, WMLEC - is what you want to listen to for law enforcement cross border stuff. The hotline is also used for some fire mutual aid purposes (Red Plan, etc).
 

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The only P25 I see licensed is WMLEC in Northern MA. but I did not do a huge radius. I have never heard anything digital but I use the PL for RAFS. My UHF PS searches are not that often so it is easy to miss

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Noise you are prob hearing is MDC1200 radio ID that some radios have on, reguardless if its used or not at the console level
 

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Noise you are prob hearing is MDC1200 radio ID that some radios have on, reguardless if its used or not at the console level
No, I know what MDC-1200. I am a Motorola guru and Firefighter. I only use Motorola Equipment. When I listen I mostly hear clear transmissions but some times i hear almost like bursts of trunking noise or P25.
 

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Holy thread resurrection Batman
 

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Never heard any such noise on it. I suppose if someone had secure capable analog radios they could program a channel for secure RAFS but I have never noticed it.
There might be another local user but with PL you wouldn't hear them.

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Adjacent channel bleed over ? +/- 12.5 Khz ?



Never heard any such noise on it. I suppose if someone had secure capable analog radios they could program a channel for secure RAFS but I have never noticed it.
There might be another local user but with PL you wouldn't hear them.

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That's what I am guessing. I've never heard anything as described on the base radios. I'm guessing intermod on his scanner or something similar.

There is a possibility of someone linked over to rafs and and tone noise making it across but I highly doubt it. Also I don't think it was mentioned if it was rafs east or rafs west.
 

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hi all not sure where u from but a town In Hampshire county uses rafs freq here it is
460.17500 RM 173.8 PL Amherst PD 2 Police Secondary FMN Law Tac not sure if they have that capable plus the same town has Vernon's pd ch 2 460.3250
 

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At work now. Just read your replys. I'll check east or west when I get home and reply back. Not a problem just kind of weird.
 
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