South Bend IN Fire on Cook County Radio???

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ILjim

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I was scanning through some Cook County Interop channels and I heard a fire tone out on V-Metro 3 (153.770, Old CFD Main Channel). When I heard the first tone out, I didn't catch the address of the call. When I heard another tone-out, I got an address of '5722 South Gotham Drive' and after a search, I got ZERO results for anything in Illinois, let alone Cook County. I listened to a feed on Broadcastify (Saint Joseph County and South Bend Fire) and indeed it was South Bend, IN Fire. Any idea as to what or who it actually was?

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Sometimes the airwaves can travel far. There's nights I pick up 200-300 miles away.
 

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Sometimes the airwaves can travel far. There's nights I pick up 200-300 miles away.
Yes...I'm aware of propagation like Sporatic-E, Skywave, etc. But, it wasn't any of that. It sounded like someone was patching SBFD onto the channel I mentioned. I also checked the database and didn't see 153.770 listed as a frequency for St. Joseph County or South Bend Fire.

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You may have gotten a unique reception where the signal actually bridge through two more repeaters. Back when CSQ was more common at times I could hear agencies which I never tracked down. Once I heard local Sheriff F2 Base on 155.580 coming back to me on 159.150 which is also a local sheriff main channel.
 

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Sometimes the airwaves can travel far. There's nights I pick up 200-300 miles away.
When I had a taller antenna back in the 80's I had no problems hearing anyone on 460 MHz Police channels. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Omaha and anyone between. Of course now more have moved to 800 trunked,
 

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There was a post a while back that 159.450 was being used as an input to a 153.770 repeater at Tinley Park, and recently there was a database submission with the same. 159.450 is also reported as the input to the SBFD repeater.

While the PL's are different I am going to assume this is the source.
 

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There was a post a while back that 159.450 was being used as an input to a 153.770 repeater at Tinley Park, and recently there was a database submission with the same. 159.450 is also reported as the input to the SBFD repeater.

While the PL's are different I am going to assume this is the source.
That seems to be a more logical explanation to what I heard. Recently, I noticed that 153.770 is used by Tinley Park for some type of Parks ops...

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