Is there any information on the net regarding this?MCIAD said:Just a quick footnote, California is losing the Travel Net this winter. It was supposed to go away this past winter, but R5, CDF, and other local Govt. agencies pleaded with the powers that be, and got a 1 year reprieve. But, the frequencies are needed by the the Homeland Security folks, and they get what they want, at the expense of everything, or everyone, else.
The tone 167.9 is tone 7 in the California wildland fire system. The closest tone 7 for you is located on Saint John Mountain. Tone 4 is 136.5 and the nearest to you would be Mt. Diablo.inigo88 said:CRAZY! I've had this freq in my scanner for two years and never heard a peep on it. I was beginning to think it was taking up space and then tonight I heard a full repeated conversation from several counties away (using tone 4 167.9) of what sounded like a strike team coordinating on how to get to the Altamont Pass fire in the bay area today (they were talking about taking the Crows Landing Exit, unless this is a new fire).
Always fun to hear a new freq come to life, especially since I just read this thread.
I don't think they have the output toned, but I could be wrong. It wasn't as of a couple of years ago. Tone 4 is on Diablo and maybe that is what you were hearing.inigo88 said:Interesting. Actually I'm unfamiliar with the tones (thank you for identifying them geographically for me) but I added that because I heard one of the guys in the engine say that he was on tone 4 initially when he called the second engine. Could that have been on the input?