It is my understanding that the PD conventional frequency is simulcast on all the same tower sites as their 500MHz trunked system. The site closest to Trenton would be the tower on top of the One Oxford Valley building adjacent to the Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne. It would easily hit Trenton. SEPTA operates bus routes and trains into Trenton and West Trenton, so it makes sense to have the PD channel able to cover the area.OK Dan. As you saw the PL 131.8 was active. What surprised me was that I was hearing it in Trenton, using an old 800 MHz cell magnet mount antenna atop the car. Had the netbook with me and parked at the Thunder ballpark, trying to decode some channels with Pro96Com and checking out Mercer county stuff. SEPTA/J-Band was quite busy; Do you know where the antenna site is?
Thanks Dan. Spot on. That was it. I was surprised to hear a SEPTA transmitter signal that strong in Trenton, and you explained that. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough, fourthhorseman. HTH.Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2.3; en-us; SPH-M910 Build/FROYO) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)
Since the Philadelphia PD trunked system does not use a PL or DPL, nor could be easily received in Trenton on mobile equpiment, I think I can speak for him and say that he was in fact referring to the SEPTA Police conventional frequency, which also broadcasts J Band. I hope that clears things up for you