What info are you trying to identify in Bloomington-Normal?

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In the spirit of the http://forums.radioreference.com/il...nfo-you-trying-identify-champaign-urbana.html I am making a similar page for Bloomington-Normal. Trying to identify frequencies/talkgroups can be a time consuming task, but with shared knowledge the task is made easier.

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464.450 103.5 apartment company
Been hearing a property management company on a really strong repeater in Bloomington-Normal. I heard them mention "the hill on Jersey". Other references were to apartment related maintenance issues. I've also heard the tone 107.2 on that repeater and somebody mentioning "stop by State Farm Corporate South". I don't know what kind of business they are. Can't find a license for this repeater.

464.325 100.0
I heard some school ops on 464.325 100.0 mentioning the "elementary door on washington". I hear lots on the stronger repeater 464.325 131.8 from BHS staff.

Hill Radio LTR - TG 0-05-100
Rental store heard here. Unknown business. Rent-A-Center or similar business.

ISU 453.875
Is Rec Services using this anymore with PL 173.8. Does Campus Dining still use it with PL 131.8? All I heard on it a few weeks ago was 210.7 which is the new Fitness Center.

Other observation.
These were heard over Christmas week from north Normal (except 464.550).
Freq Tone Notes---Possible User
451.7500 97.4 very faint rptr---Mc Bride & Shoff Inc, Metamora?
451.8000 141.3 faint rptr, move equipment
451.8750 506 rpt---VCNA PRAIRIE ILLINOIS, INC.?
451.9000 162 mentioned ch1, very strong, down sout---Bloomingdale Farms?
453.3000 71.9 Grade school mentioned, Towanda barnes to 136. both repeater and simplex heard---Heyworth School?
460.9500 103.5 rptr licensed to Hill Radio
461.3000 146.2 licensed to Hill Radio
461.7000 192.8 strong repeater, mentioned mall, shop, Roanoak---HARTZOLD, JOE B?
461.9000 107.2 mentioned no wipers---Mike Richard, Towanda?
462.0000 114 very faint
462.3750 186.2 rptr---GE or Mistubishi?
464.1500 174 very faint rptr, check the stool
464.2000 103.5 basement cleared out, faucet, extremely faint, rptr
464.2000 107.2
464.2250 506 very faint rptr; autotruck
464.2500 031 faint repeater---Mycogen Seeds?
464.4500 107.2 Repeater, to base, Hewett, stop by State Farm Corporate South P building
464.4500 103.5 Repeater, apartment mgt, hill on jersey; n door s bldg
464.5500 67.0 heard by Ham-Whit and new ISU Rec Center, sounds like restaurant---Avantis?
464.8000 131.8 extremely faint
464.9750 143 faint repeater
464.9750 131.8 very strong repeater, Midstate in 10 mins, wrecker service
466.3125 100.0
467.0375 94.8
469.5500 103.5
I've been trying to identify information about the area LTR systems. I've added my notes to these pages:
Supreme Radio Communications (Bloomington) - The RadioReference Wiki
Hill Radio (Bloomington) - The RadioReference Wiki
Twin City Communications (Bloomington) - The RadioReference Wiki
 

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464.550 mhz. / 67.0pl. is a truckstop in bloomington,called Pilot and has a Wendy's franchise associated with it.
The apt. maint. heard on 464.4500 /103.5pl. appears not to be licensed.
The towing freq. (unknown who yet) 464.9750 is a rptr. with two tones assoc. with it. 131.8pl. and D143

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464.550 / TPL 67.0 is the default for many Motorola and Kenwood business band radios (think XTN/CLS series...) so, it could be many different users.
 

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464.550 / TPL 67.0 is the default for many Motorola and Kenwood business band radios (think XTN/CLS series...) so, it could be many different users.
True, but in THIS case the pilot truck stop has been verified as the user in this area.

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I will add the Pilot Truck Stop to the database. When I heard 464.550 it was by the new ISU Rec Bldg so it'd have to be something nearby. The users made mention of it not being busy because the Bears game was just starting. My guess is it's used by Avantis but I haven't been inside to look for radios being used. Will try for an exact determination next time I'm near ISU.
 

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I will add the Pilot Truck Stop to the database. When I heard 464.550 it was by the new ISU Rec Bldg so it'd have to be something nearby. The users made mention of it not being busy because the Bears game was just starting. My guess is it's used by Avantis but I haven't been inside to look for radios being used. Will try for an exact determination next time I'm near ISU.

It's confirmed to be PILOT because I have been in there at the fuel desk when they've used a portable and I'm copying them through my ear-mic. :)
But avantis could have radios too, who knows?

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Unidentified frequencies near ISU

Went to Avantis Sunday and confirmed that they are using 464.550 67.0. Also found some other frequencies in use in that area that were new to me...
467.850 data
457.575 100.0
467.925 stronger by Redbird Arena than by Avantis. Sounded like the organizers of a school related competition
464.500 (71.9) "desk", "manchester primary" mentioned
464.500 strong data. Stronger than 464.500 DCS125

Redbird Arena searching...
464.500 DCS125 video production at Redbird Arena before the Women's Basketball game. Not used during the game though.
453.875 (250.3) faint. Mentioned "first aid restock"
461.0625 67.0 very faint

Can anyone confirm the LCN for 461.575? I hear LTR clicks but haven't heard any TGs on there. This is licensed to ABEEP in Gridley.
 

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Various observations

Biaggi's?
heard 467.850 67.0 in the area of Biaggis/Bob Evans/Lone Star

Friar Tuck
they have Motorola CLS radios but they weren't using them when I was there

Kmart
heard 467.900 DCS465 at Empire and Veterans. Assuming this is Kmart since it's been listed as Kmart in other cities
 

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Wreckers

Are any of the wrecker frequencies located in the McLean County Businesses portion of the database in use anymore? I have not heard them although I haven't tried to listen to Bairds VHF freq. Many years ago Joe's used 464.075.

The only wrecker service I've heard recently is on 464.975 131.8. Don't know what company this is.
 

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Are any of the wrecker frequencies located in the McLean County Businesses portion of the database in use anymore? I have not heard them although I haven't tried to listen to Bairds VHF freq. Many years ago Joe's used 464.075.

The only wrecker service I've heard recently is on 464.975 131.8. Don't know what company this is.

Same here. :confused: I would like to know if that's joes because B/N has contracts with them.
I'll listen a little more to the others to see if their still active.

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Does it happen at the same time as they use 453.600? Wondering if it's an image of the ISU maintenance repeater since it has the same PL tone.

Good point, since NWS link frequencies come to mind at 410 mhz. Lincoln NWS has a couple of freqs like this,but I've never heard them.



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464.550 67.0 - restaurant near Vernon and Veterans

Went to Read's yesterday and heard 464.550 67.0. Definetly a restaurant and had a strong signal at Vernon and Veterans.
 

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Store frequencies near Eastland Mall

I ate at Garden of Paradise this weekend and heard these frequencies in the area of KMart and the mall. I didn't include ones already listed in the database.
Code:
Freq	       Tones	Notes
154.5700	74.4	GAP?
467.7625	67.0	very faint
467.8125	67.0	automated voice, mentioned preshrunk clothes and 'back in the garden'
467.8250	723	Guess? hair product, doing a makeover now
467.8500	67.0	Office Max? office store, mentioned Danville is store #923
467.8750	110.9	common freq/tone for The Limited
467.8750	123.0	
467.9000	123.0
Eastland Mall security has it's share of action and is definitely worth monitoring on a regular basis.
 

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I ate at Garden of Paradise this weekend and heard these frequencies in the area of KMart and the mall. I didn't include ones already listed in the database.
Code:
Freq	       Tones	Notes
154.5700	74.4	GAP?
467.7625	67.0	very faint
467.8125	67.0	automated voice, mentioned preshrunk clothes and 'back in the garden'
467.8250	723	Guess? hair product, doing a makeover now
467.8500	67.0	Office Max? office store, mentioned Danville is store #923
467.8750	110.9	common freq/tone for The Limited
467.8750	123.0	
467.9000	123.0
Eastland Mall security has it's share of action and is definitely worth monitoring on a regular basis.

You should hear them *try* to chase shoplifters on weekends! :lol:
I'll research some of these to see if I can i.d. them.

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New mclean county fair ops freqs, :)

F1 461.0875 / D606

F2 462.7625 / D315

Both heard as simplex so far.

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For the database admin.

Any idea why the database shows recent changes to this area in the last 24 hours when there are none highlighted??
Am I missing something perhaps?

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