11/3 DX

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VHF and some UHF into Maine this am,
with the normal suspects of MSCommNet tower sites, both the P25 Trunk and Analog interops
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Conditions seem good this evening as well, getting Suffolk County NY EMS on 155.280 156.7 and Southold NY Police on 155.850, both very strong. Lots more signals present in the 155 MHz area as well.
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154.4300 is a treasure trove of DX right now:

103.5 PL Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ EMS
179.9 PL Cumberland County NJ EMS
192.8 PL Possibly Camden County NJ Fire & EMS
151.4 PL Monmouth County NJ Fire Dispatch
136.5 PL Likely SWNH Fire & Mutual Aid, fighting with any of the above so thus far difficult to decipher but that's what the transmission sounds like to me.
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Another great band opening. Both Environment Canada WX frequencies, 161.650 and 161.775 are in there now but the opening seems to continue to the south from here more prominently. Tried UHF a little bit ago but nothing yet. 154.430 continues to have a lot of traffic from NJ area.
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159.0900 CC13 Unknown
154.4300 D265 Monmouth County NJ Fire & EMS (RR)
158.8125 77.0 Windham ME Police
156.8000 CSQ Halifax NS Coast Guard Radio

This is going in both directions in a big way. Also heard some vessel traffic control on Marine CH14 (156.700) mentioning the Verrazano Bridge, which of course connects Brooklyn to Staten Island in NY City.
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And finally, some UHF traffic. That's it for my reports for the night, but it is kinda fun to drop a Manhattan zip code into the SDS200 and let it do the work at this point. The below is prior to that.

460.2250 192.8 Newark NJ Police
460.2750 DMR Tier III CC, Site T13-1.1, unknown
476.6125 136.5 NYPD Queens
476.8125 151.4 NYPD Brooklyn
476.9125 151.4 NYPD Bronx
476.7625 136.5 NYPD Brooklyn
476.6375 186.2 NYPD Manhattan
476.4375 110.9 NYPD Manhattan
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One last note, I am seeing some signals in the 500 MHz area as well but they are too weak to decode at this point. Definitely there though.
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501.4125 $1A0 Nassau County NY Oyster Bay Simulcast according to RR.
501.6500 Same as above

Time to call it a night.
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I should have joined you in my Radio Room since espn and gary bettmen (notice all in lower case) decided to follow the nfl into the depths of shunning the fans by doing a Thurs night on a pay-per-view channel

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Scott wrote: 03 Nov 2022 22:33 501.4125 $1A0 Nassau County NY Oyster Bay Simulcast according to RR.
501.6500 Same as above

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Yeah, I'll be damned if I pay that network a penny. Nuff said...

That was another great tropo opening. I've been trying to catch more late afternoon low band DX but nothing since Mike's discovery the other day.
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See what the night brings...
Scott wrote: 04 Nov 2022 14:15 Yeah, I'll be damned if I pay that network a penny. Nuff said...

That was another great tropo opening. I've been trying to catch more late afternoon low band DX but nothing since Mike's discovery the other day.
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I feel like I should know this but I don't. What type of agency operates in the 5xx band?
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Lynskey 85 wrote: 05 Nov 2022 20:51 I feel like I should know this but I don't. What type of agency operates in the 5xx band?
It's part of T-Band which covers 470-512MHz. While the Boston market only uses 470-476 and 482-488MHz, the NY market has some assignments up above 500MHz.
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MrSvenSven wrote: 05 Nov 2022 21:01 It's part of T-Band which covers 470-512MHz. While the Boston market only uses 470-476 and 482-488MHz, the NY market has some assignments up above 500MHz.
Who knew. Thanks!
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Lynskey 85 wrote: 05 Nov 2022 21:06 Who knew. Thanks!
I did. ;)

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Yup, T-Band a wonderful 1970's ish opportunity
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