09/07/2020 DX

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Long Island has been fringe in and out all day.

Now at 6pm, I had two hits.
Montville CT Fire (159.3675 210.7) and
Winstead CT PD (155.565 162.2).

It's not even sundown yet. Good sign for things to come?
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155.5500 123.0 Bucks County PA Fire Dispatch. "Medic 176" which is in Jamison, PA
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154.4300 103.5 Mercer County, NJ Lima Charlie.
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154.4450 173.8 Pike County PA
159.1350 118.8 Orange County 911 Polling dispatch
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154.2200 127.3 Burlington County, NJ Fire. Mt Holly Dispatch to a medical call. Very strong.
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FM Band is open too. WDBY 105.5 coming in from Patterson, NY
WSPK 104.7 Poughkeepsie is in,. fighting Long Island
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Right off the bat 151.220 162.2 MSCommNet Bangor. Looks like a good night is brewing.
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WZRT 97.1 from Killington Mountain.
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155.2200 91.5 Ulster County Fire Dispatch, NY
155.6400 141.3 Dutchess County Sheriffs NY.

Not a shabby night!
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This one seems to be strictly VHF-HI band, at least here. UHF seems "normal".

151.2200 162.2 MSCommNet Bangor RCC Region Nets
151.4375 N064 Leicester MA Police
151.1900 N29E MSCommNet Lincoln County ME P25 CC
151.6625 127.3 Merrimac MA fire
152.7575 N4FE MSCommnet Franklin County ME P25 CC
154.3400 100.0 Milford CT Fire Ops
155.2800 D025 Groton CT Fireground
155.2800 156.7 Suffolk County NY EMS
155.8125 N293 Pelham NH Police
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Meanwhile on VHF-HI...
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155.1075 82.5 CT Statewide Public Safety...called it "C Net"? Also could be Litchfield County Fire Dispatch
153.2375 CC6 RCM Communications Cumberland County ME (Hytera XPT DMR Trunked System)
151.1075 107.2 Cumberland County ME Sheriff
151.0100 N827 Derry NH Police
150.8450 CC 2 Aquarion Water Company of CT/Bridgeport Hydraulic Co
150.9875 CC 4 NH Electric Cooperative Stewartstown NH
152.8475 N53E MSCommNet Sagadahoc County ME P25 CC
160.3500 N43E MSCommNet Oxford County ME P25 CC
160.9500 N1FE MSCommNet Penobscot County ME P25 CC
161.7750 CSQ Environment Canada Weather in French
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WACP - DTV - RF 4 Virtual 4 - Atlantic City NJ Main channel and six additional sub channels - Signal strength on my converter box is a 65, queal or better than Boston station. Londonderry NH

WTNH RF 10 Virtual 8 - New Haven CT - Main and one sub channel - Signal strength 44 - I need signal strength of 25 or better of reliably decode

WEDH - RF 30 Virtual 24 Hartford CT - Main channel and 2 sub channels - Signal strength 25, in and out

WJLP RF 3 Virtual 33 - Middletown Township NJ - Total of 14 sub channels including a few FM station audio only and an AM station audio only Signal strength 33

WEDY RF 30 Virtual 65 - 3 channels - New Haven CT Signal strength 75 - Hmmm RF 30 above also / conflict ?? Channel sharing
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33.880 PL 179.9 Tolland County CT EMS
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I agree that this was VHi only. Maine was up huge this morning.

Also had a UNID P25 with an odd NAC. Will update on that when I get home.

FM Band was strongly Portland coming in as well. 93.1, 97.9, 100.9, 101.9, 102.9 all from Portland were in, in the car driving in.
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156.800 now Halifax Nova Scotia Coast Guard Radio in English and then French. Still going strong!
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Still going. 151.415 167.9 Wayne County Pennsylvania Fire. MSCommNet CC's still there, and still some Canadian Coast Guard transmissions being heard.
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Still. USCG Sector Delaware Bay just now on CH16, and prior to that Canadian Coast Guard in French. One of the better VHF openings in quite some time. Strangely though seems to still not be open on UHF and above.
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And, what day would be complete without Bay of Fundy traffic control calling "Atlantic Beaver" on marine CH 12 (156.600).... ;)
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JohnBolduc wrote:
07 Sep 2020 23:10
WEDH - RF 30 Virtual 24 Hartford CT - Main channel and 2 sub channels - Signal strength 25, in and out
WEDY RF 30 Virtual 65 - 3 channels - New Haven CT Signal strength 75 - Hmmm RF 30 above also / conflict ?? Channel sharing
Yes, WEDY channel shares on WEDH's transmitter in Farmington, CT.
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