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cratliff

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I have been listening a little bit to railroad activity this week to see what is going on in those bands and I have not heard much. I live in NE Phoenix and use a small-ish "snoop" style antenna at the moment. I have a Diamond RH-77CA on the way as well. Any ideas on what Railroad activity should be in the Phoenix area? I dont live anywhere near any tracks or stations...
 

hulka

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It depends on what you want to listen to, BNSF or UP. UP pretty much works off of the Signal system, sorry but I cant remember the name off hand. BNSF uses 2 channels depending where they are at.

The one I hear the most traffic on is 161.370. When a crew calls for a track warrant you will here 2 or 3 loud, think about 900mhz, tone come over the radio. The dispatcher is in Texas I believe and is usually DS-13.

Here is a great site for the Peavine, the track that go along Route 60/Grand Ave.

http://www.geocities.com/~aeromoe/Peavine.html
 

cratliff

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That was a really interesting site. I am going to monitor those couple freq's that were listed on the site and see what I can hear! I may be too far away however to pick up a whole lot. I am about 25 miles east of the El Mirage station. I'll report back if I manage to get anything!
 

cratliff

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oh.....i feel a little retarted....I see CTRL is a night owl like myself :)
Nothin like crusin' RR at 2am! ha ha
 
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