UHF Odd Frequency (SF - Santa Rosa Area)

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franks_ham

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I got a weird one...I stumbled across what sounds like a tow company on 451.625 Mhz, no tone of any sort, definitely analog as a much OLDER Bearcat scanner first heard it.

When searching the RRDB and the FCC ULS, nothing hits locally for that frequency that would indicate a tow company. The "closest" thing is Marin Municipal Water District, DEFINITELY NOT THAT!

Anyone else in the Santa Rosa area able to hear this? It's LOUD in Cloverdale!

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Not sure if LTR would be analog like this, IIRC it has a bit of digital to it being trunked, but that's about the closest I'd be able to hear is Geyser Peak.

I'll wait for others to chime in as well.

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-Frank C.
 

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Not sure if LTR would be analog like this, IIRC it has a bit of digital to it being trunked, but that's about the closest I'd be able to hear is Geyser Peak.

I'll wait for others to chime in as well.

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-Frank C.
LTR is analog and it won't show any info on Uniden scanners. On most GRE/Whistler models it will show the LTR channel info.
 

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LTR is analog and it won't show any info on Uniden scanners. On most GRE/Whistler models it will show the LTR channel info.
Don't know if the newer Uniden's do it or not, but I know on older models if you created a 'quick search' range with the 'control channel only' function on (though LTR does not technically have a control channel), some LTR info would show up if there was activity on a frequency. So depending which scanner you have, you can try that.
 

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I wonder if you are receiving an image, if you hear it with a Bearcat and the GRE/RadioShack. No PL I'm inclined to agree with it being LTR.

What model Bearcat are you using.
 

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I wonder if you are receiving an image, if you hear it with a Bearcat and the GRE/RadioShack. No PL I'm inclined to agree with it being LTR.

What model Bearcat are you using.
It first came up on a BC350A. I then put my GRE/RadioShack into search mode around the same frequency range.

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-Frank C.
 

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This is the old analog LTR on Geyser Peak which is a separate system than the IDAS system. I cannot speak for the validity of the license for that location but my customer information shows this as an active channel.
 

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Likely Site 12, has had additional frequencies added to it
Just a wild wild guess
That might be plausible.


This is the old analog LTR on Geyser Peak which is a separate system than the IDAS system. I cannot speak for the validity of the license for that location but my customer information shows this as an active channel.
Wouldn't LTR show up as TG: xxxx though on the GRE scanner like other systems do...?

Either way, ALL I hear is tow truck traffic on it.

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-Frank C.
 

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Do you have a good pair of headphones or an external speaker with decent bass response?

If so, hook them up to the scanner and listen for a low warble during transmissions. The low warble is the LTR signaling data.
 
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