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Patsfan5864
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Amtrak Police

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Hi everyone,

New member who’s getting back into scanning after a long break.

Is Amtrak Police still using 161.295? I’ve been monitoring that frequency for a couple of days, and nothing. They were quite active several years ago.

Thanks!

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Yes had them on 161.2950 R 156.7 this am for the Boston Repeater
but yes, not as busy as they have been in the past

Where are you located as Each Repeater has a unique PL Tone

Patsfan5864 wrote:
05 Oct 2021 10:01
Hi everyone,

New member who’s getting back into scanning after a long break.

Is Amtrak Police still using 161.295? I’ve been monitoring that frequency for a couple of days, and nothing. They were quite active several years ago.

Thanks!
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Re: Amtrak Police

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I live in Marlborough but I’ve been monitoring that frequency while at work in Boston.

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there are only 3 Repeaters in MA
Boston, Attleboro and Springfield, so 156.7 would be the tone to use for you.

And yes, other than some light traffic this am, they have been VERY quiet today
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05 Oct 2021 13:29
I live in Marlborough but I’ve been monitoring that frequency while at work in Boston.
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Patsfan5864 wrote:
05 Oct 2021 10:01
Hi everyone,

New member who’s getting back into scanning after a long break.

Is Amtrak Police still using 161.295? I’ve been monitoring that frequency for a couple of days, and nothing. They were quite active several years ago.

Thanks!
It's in the wiki! :)

https://snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/Railroads
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Re: Amtrak Police

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I would venture the Question came out due to RR Thread where folks in other NE [PA/NJ/NY] are indicating Amtrak is quiet and has gone DMR, which is why I plugged them in today
W1KNE wrote:
05 Oct 2021 14:18
It's in the wiki! :)

https://snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/Railroads
Bill Dunn N1KUG
Cruise Ship Frequencies
http://scanmaritime.com

"The tougher it is to find a frequency, the more it makes me want to work to find it. - I've learned to use the SEARCH Button"

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Re: Amtrak Police

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ecps92 wrote:
05 Oct 2021 13:54
there are only 3 Repeaters in MA
Boston, Attleboro and Springfield, so 156.7 would be the tone to use for you.

And yes, other than some light traffic this am, they have been VERY quiet today
Thanks again!

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