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Last night I was using the pro96 in search mode. I live in Seaford I was piciking up 154.22 and which was fire dept and 155.49. I never heard these before anybody have an idea what it could of been I was using the regular duckie
 

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I wonder if it could have been what they call ducting. I listened to EMS dispatching from Pottsville PA the same night. Thats about 100 miles by the way the crow flies.
 

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Ducting on East Coast

I will agree with the ducting. I was in Cape May Point, NJ the other day & I was picking up NYC freq's (UHF) on my BC296D with a VHF 9" rubber duck antenna! I was also at Island Beach State Park (South-Central NJ) the day before & was picking up the NJ State Police Troop B (North) TRS with almost a full six bars on top of a sand dune that is 10 ft. high using the same antenna! I also picked up Sandy Hook, NJ (VHF) with no problem as well as other frequencies from the Tappan Zee Bridge, NY (UHF) area with five bars.
 

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it was also 154.445 it came in loud in clear the past two nights but tonight I've been unable to pick any of them up..
 

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154.445 is Robbins Hose Co. (City of Dover) re-broadcast 800TRS, their own talk group and Kent Co. fire.
155.49 is an old New Castle County PD frequency and is now used by public works; during the summer months I used to pick up a PD in south Jersey on this channel, usually their auxiliary police units, memory fails me as to their identity.
 

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There was a heat inversion Wednesday that caused extensive tropospheric ducting. There was some ducting yesterday also, though not as strong as Wednesday. Wednesday morning I was picking up a repeater in Rhode Island on 2 meters. As the sun comes up ducting usually disappears, but it lasted most of the day on Wed.

Lee, K3GI
 
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