Thanks to tips over the past couple days from several of you, yesterday as I was making my weekly venture to Kanab (I volunteer at the Best Friends Animal Society) I tried using Close Call as well as searching 800 while on Hwy 89 S of Hurricane.
Little Creek was on the air, using 851.7875 as the data channel. I think it's still in testing mode, as it was not simulcasting any of the traffic on the other UCAN local UCAN sites.
I don't know why they're calling the site "Little Creek" instead of Apple Valley, which is the better known name for the area. I haven't looked up the coords from the FCC database, but I am assuming the site is on a ridgeline just W of Hwy 89 mile marker 13. Per Close Call hits, that same location is probably the tx site for FM broadcaster 107.3MHz, the NPS Zion 172.6125 repeater, 152.090/192.8 pager, 152.285/218.1 Zion National Park shuttle bus repeater, 155.295/192.8 Smithsonian/Apple Valley Fire Protection District repeater.
To get to my destination I cut through Cane Beds Arizona, but on the way home yesterday I took the usual route through Fredonia AZ up AZ Hwy 389 & monitored the data channel on my Uniden 996XT hooked up to a fender-mounted Austin Spectra antenna. The data channel signal was weak-readable at Pipe Spring, Arizona -- but a Motorola MTS 800MHz radio & dedicated 800MHz antenna (though the public safety fools in my county mostly use unity "gain" antennas) probably would have had a useable signal.
At about 10 miles S of the Utah/Arizona border the signal was good/readable for me.
I have yet to run the monitoring/diagnostic software on this data channel, but I believe it's site 5.
I will check on Rockville perhaps this weekend to hear if it's up yet & if so, will run diagnostics on it too, but it seems like the UCAN engineers let the sites run on their own for a while before they let other radios affiliate with them so I'm not in a hurry to run diagnostics & publish the results.
As I was driving home on AZ-389 (which turns into Utah Hwy 89) it dawned on me what a magnificent LMR site the 10,000' peak of the Pine View Mountains would be. Using it in conjunction with some antenna downtilt (& sufficient channel pairs), that one site probably could have rendered at least 3 or 4 other UCAN sites obsolete.
It's sad to see that my Washington County Misc. Radio info thread has disappeared, so I guess I'll use this thread to remind everyone that the Sand Hollow Marathon is tomorrow. There will be amateur radio support, but more interesting to me will be whether or not any UCAN TGs are dedicated to public safety support for the event.