09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09

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09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09

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Burlington County NJ (154.2200 127.3) in, not strong, but it's only 5:30 pm...
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Very strange conditions.

Just got Block Island's trunk, full strength and decode. Southampton NY PD, five bars. Five minutes later, all gone.

Then Monmouth NJ PD, 155.49 94.8, in strong, then gone.
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Tonight is getting into UHF. So far NYPD PCT 60,61 (476.4625 110.9), FDNY Manhattan (482.10625 146.2) and Brooklyn (482.01875 136.5)
NYPD 105,113 477.1125 110.9
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WIcomico County MD Fire Dispatch (Station 16)
154.325 156.7
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155.1000 D606 Northumberland County, VA Sheriff!!
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155.2200 123.0 Accomack County (VA) EMS Dispatch. Really strong southern accent.
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154.1300 CSQ. Unable to get the town, read too fast. Intersection of Locust Grove and Columbia, for 614 Cabot Court.
Google is a POS and couldn't find any results

154.3100 118.8 Atlantic City Fire
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157.470...found this earlier today, It is a DMR Tier 3 system identifying as Site: L7-19 with a CC of 0. Neighbors are 17, 18, 20.

Either I'm totally botching the search for it or it is Nova Scotia Power. The frequency only matches that system, but the site info does not line up. Very strong signal here but no TG activity.
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Now I have L7-20 on 157.545. Also just heard USCG Delaware Bay on 156.800.
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W1KNE wrote:
08 Sep 2020 20:11
154.1300 CSQ. Unable to get the town, read too fast. Intersection of Locust Grove and Columbia, for 614 Cabot Court.
Google is a POS and couldn't find any results
154.1300 CSQ is Gloucester County, NJ.
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151.0700 118.8 Dorchester County, MD Fire Tones.
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Now VASTARS from Accomack VA, 159.1125, P25 Control Channel.... Site:BEE00.19E-1.13 with a NAC of 19C. Very strong!
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08 Sep 2020 20:52
Now VASTARS from Accomack VA, 159.1125, P25 Control Channel.... Site:BEE00.19E-1.13 with a NAC of 19C. Very strong!
2nd day in a row for that one. I had it yesterday too.

155.2950 PL 186.2, Chester County PA EMS clear.

I need to call it a night though.
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Well I am calling it a night on this. The 4:45AM ride into work will hopefully still be busy.
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Here in Lowell, on the TRX-1 with stock antenna, SRTA Fall River fixed route bus 464.2625 D-371.
162.550 NWS a jumble of signals.
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I activated the NYPD system on my 996P2 and they are blasting in at full scale.

For those that may have an interest in DX'ing but you think you don't have a good enough antenna system to do so, this is one of those openings where you probably don't need one. I've gone out in my backyard and listened to NYPD on just a rubber duckie under these conditions. Give your setup a try; you may be surprised by the results. Openings of this intensity don't happen often or hang in there for as long as this one has.
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This is where using SDR technology can become a little overwhelming. Look at all those signals between 151 and 155 MHz. This is using my IC-R8600 with SDR#. This is the best opening I've seen in a long time.
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460.500 NAC 1A1 Manchester Township NJ P25 trunked system. Other frequencies are 453.950, 460.100, 460.200, 460.325. Very strong right now.
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OneVoice DMR Network 171 site 7 with control channel of 472.8875, and Network 171 site 69 (Boston) with control channel of 472.450.

Edit: 471.9625 171-30

Edit again: 471.8875 171-8.
472.0625 171-5
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Scott wrote:
08 Sep 2020 20:43
Now I have L7-20 on 157.545. Also just heard USCG Delaware Bay on 156.800.
Hello,

Looking at the Canadian TAFL, Nova Scotia Power uses 157.545 and 157.470 at multiple sites. It appears sites 19 and 20 are in the southern part of Nova Scotia.

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Thanks much, Eric!

Network 123, site 3. "TRBOCOM" in Monmouth County NJ. Con+ DMR system.
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502.1375 OneVoice Network 171, Site 29, Barnegat - Ocean County NJ.
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FM This morning was huge all over.
A couple of notable reception while driving into work

93.9 WKYS Washington DC
98.9 WUSL Philadelphia
102.1 WIOQ Philadelphia
103.5 WTOP-FM Washington DC
104.1 WPRS Waldorf (not strong and mixing terribly)
106.9 WAFX Hampton Roads, VA

As of this writing, WKYS is still in strong here at the Cedar Street tower.
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Still wide open, nice, NYC Federal is popping into Boston as well as some new UHF [400-420]

Had one, that I seem to be having a problem looking up in RR, any thoughts/help

162.3600 DMR C:01
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ecps92 wrote:
09 Sep 2020 07:09
162.3600 DMR C:01
L8 L8-2.4
Not Nova Scotia power?

Nevermind, they are C05
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