What Railroad Frequencies Should I program In My Unication G5?

Status
Not open for further replies.

JASII

Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
2,370
I have a Unication G5 that is both VHF and 800 MHz. I want to program in 16 conventional FM railroad frequencies to monitor around the Minneapolis MN 55401 and Rosemount MN 55068 area. What 16 railroad frequencies would you suggest?
 

spdfile1

Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2009
Messages
383
Location
West Palm Beach,FL
The following are all BNSF Road frequencies around the state on MN including the cities you mentioned.
160.335
160.650
160.695
160.920
161.100
161.160
161.250
161.385
161.415

I would put those in for starters. If you have another scanner where you can monitor all the AAR Railroad Channels I would do that to see what other railroads are operating as well.
 

JASII

Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2006
Messages
2,370
The following are all BNSF Road frequencies around the state on MN including the cities you mentioned.
160.335
160.650
160.695
160.920
161.100
161.160
161.250
161.385
161.415

I would put those in for starters. If you have another scanner where you can monitor all the AAR Railroad Channels I would do that to see what other railroads are operating as well.
Thank you very much for those. That still leaves room for a few more since I can program up to 16 channels. I have seen Progressive Rail near my places. Also, I have seen CP Rail and UP nearby. What would be the correct frequencies for them?
 

spdfile1

Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2009
Messages
383
Location
West Palm Beach,FL
I found a list for CPRail frequencies but it doesn't specifically identify what they are used for so that's why I had mentioned try searching the entire VHF Railroad Band (AAR Channels) and see what other activity you pick up. That's what I would do.
 

ratboy

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Nov 3, 2004
Messages
828
Location
Toledo,Ohio
There seems to be channels in use for other things than what is posted in most "frequency lists" the only real way to find out what to put in is to search the entire VHF railband and you can then decide what frequencies make the cut. Around here, I have most all of them in my scanners, as Toledo is a major rail traffic area. About half of them have traffic on them most of the time, the others come to life when there is a wreck or track crew is working. Sounds like your area is busy to the point 16 freq won't be enough to get everything, not even close.
 

cbehr91

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 22, 2010
Messages
299
For CP start with the old SOO channels. Most if not all should still be active:

161.370
161.520
160.770
161.085
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top