Tolland Fire Ops (154.740 Rptr PL CSQ)

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Tolland Fire Ops (154.740 Rptr PL CSQ)

#1 Post by cmpsa » 02 Oct 2018 18:42

The past 2 days I've been picking up Tolland (CT) Fire Operations on 154.7400 repeater, but no CTCSS/PL tone and though I don't hear a repeater tail.?.

KNET258 Tolland, Town of - Fire Dept.
154.7400 Rptr PL CSQ

This frequency is not listed on this website at all, nor the wiki. Anyone know what it is used for? The wiki lists other VHF freqs, but not this one. What's weird is the FCC license only has 16.88-watts ERP, and it's coming in loud & clear/full scale up here in Southern Worcester County MA.

Is anyone else can listen and confirm PL CSQ, or whether there is a CTCSS/DCS tone? Is it possible it's crosspatched to some other radio system?

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Re: Tolland Fire Ops (154.740 Rptr PL CSQ)

#2 Post by W1KNE » 02 Oct 2018 21:59

cmpsa wrote:
02 Oct 2018 18:42

Is anyone else can listen and confirm PL CSQ, or whether there is a CTCSS/DCS tone? Is it possible it's crosspatched to some other radio system?
This has been on for years. Surprised it's not in the WIKI. It's also never had a PL before either. Always been CSQ.

It's a strong repeater that gets out well. Was a regular catch for me in Rhode Island, and I can hear it at my house semi regularly too. I always thought it was up on Soapstone Mountain, but it may up on Bald Hill where the channel 3 ENG receive site is.

It repeats some comms on 33.44, but not all of them.

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Re: Tolland Fire Ops (154.740 Rptr PL CSQ)

#3 Post by cmpsa » 03 Oct 2018 13:50

copy that. thank you.. It has an odd ker-chunk at the end, which led me to believe it was crosspatched to another radio system, which I will not monitor 33.440 and see if the transmissions are the same..

I was only asking about this because Douglas (MA) Fire just licensed to switch over off low band to a VHF rptr, and their rptr output is 154.7475, which my scanner picks up traffic on 154.7400, the next frequency below 154.7475. Most likely in two-way radios, the mobile radios won't hear 154.7400 because those have tighter receivers that only listen on the keyed in freq (i.e. 154.7475). Douglas is the next town over from me here, so they could maybe hear it, but not in actual radios though.

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