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ISSUE 28

JANUARY 2004

PUBLISHER

Featured URL: ALEA ­ Airborne Law

Enforcement Association

Lou Campagna, Publisher POB 207 Jamison PA 18929 [email protected]

Civil Air Patrol by Loren Fields Long Island Hamfair and Electronics Show Winterfest sponsored by LIMARC Police Call 2004 Now Available! SWL Winterfest March 12-13, 2004 Scanner Master ­ Announces updated

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I can't believe the year 2003 is over. It has probably been the quickest year ever experienced by me in years. So much has been going on with the world, our country and in our hobby. Some of the sentiments that are shared among the staff here at Scanner Digest are listed within. Comments below are sort of a New Year's Resolution. We wish the armed forces in the Middle East a safe and speedy return. We hope the economy remains strong and that Americans are not placed into any undue hardships. We hope that the interest in our hobby remains strong as the communication arena changes drastically. In the name of national security we hope that our liberties aren't compromised as in the freedom to monitor open radio communications nor the right to openly discuss or share information pertaining to such communications. This marks the first full year in which the Scanner Digest Newsletter has been produced in a totally electronic format and distributed by email to all of our readers and column writers. We have a few recipients who still are without computers so on a case-by-case basis; we will print the PDF file for each issue and mail it out by first-class mail. This special circumstance is only being done for those subscribers who happen to be readers back when the newsletter was in a printed format. We're also glad to say that we have over 500 readers as of the close of 2003. All new subscribers will only receive the newsletter via PDF file and no exceptions will be made. Frankly we don't have the financially capacity to continue producing a printed version only. In 2004 we anticipate the launching of our new web site and we are currently looking for a reliable hosting company and hopefully we'll find a volunteer who could help us get started. We would like to keep our expenses to a minimum so that we can continue to provide this valuable newsletter for our readers for free!

Featured URL: Airborne Law Enforcement Association NEW YORK STATE POLICE HELICOPTER

Photo by J Goldin The Airborne Law Enforcement Association ­ ALEA - is a 501(c) 3 non-profit educational, individual membership organization, founded in 1968 to support and encourage the use of aircraft in law enforcement. ALEA has over 3,500 members strong from the international to the local level.

Let us continue on with the tradition of providing insightful scanner data to those scanner enthusiasts at little or no cost. Our newsletter is an open-publication and we welcome anyone with information to submit it to a regional column editor. If such material is not appropriate for a specific region, please just forward the material to us here at Scanner Digest headquarters. You can email your material to the address listed above. As the communication industry comes out with new products an new communication protocols, it's natural for scanner manufacturers to produce radios to monitor such activity. So with that being said, we're looking forward to seeing new scanning radios that will be introduced this year. Naturally there will be lots of programs written to help us manage these complicated radios to follow thereafter. I love this hobby. Getting to be a bit expensive, but I still love it!

http://www.alea.org

Law Enforcement photos are posted at:

http://www.alea.org/public/images_toc.htm

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GENERAL EDITOR

Jeff Newton c/o Scanner Digest POB 207 Jamison PA 18929 [email protected]

Well it has come and now it's time to say goodbye to an old friend ­ the year 2003. 2003, was interesting we seen huge firestorms in the west, new scanners make their break to the scanner hobby. We saw Uniden roll out its first digital scanner, then shortly before the holiday's Radio Shack released their PRO-95 digital scanner, some 200 cheaper and 500 channels more than it's processor at Uniden. I suspect that 2004 will be another scanner and monitoring year to go down in the books. Hopefully it will be better that '03?? Guess we can play a wait and see game of what it will hold for the rest of 2004. 2003 also marked another year at my job as the Scanner Digest Newsletter. This has been a fun year of writing and working with all the regional editors and publisher of a fine publication. We've seen some of our fine writer's move onto other projects and commitments, but they are not forgotten, as those that are half way around the world protecting us from harms way, but making the ultimate sacrifice, we salute those in all branches of the US Military... God Bless those men and women! Hope to see more action in the digest next year as we gear to expand the newsletter with more features in each issue! Happy New Year and happy monitoring. Jeff Newton General Editor Scanner Digest Newsletter

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EASTERN NEW YORK

Howard Miller c/o Scanner Digest POB 207 Jamison PA 18929-0207 [email protected]

Hope everyone had-has a safe and Happy Holiday. Welcome to Issue 28 of SD We will continue with the next batch of Fire Incident Codes for New York State 500 500 510 511 512 520 521 522 531 540 541 542 550 551 552 553 554 555 561 571 Series Service Calls Service call, other Person in distress Lock out Ring/jewelry removal Water problem --other Water evacuation (removal--pumpout) Water or steam leak Smoke or odor removal Animal problem--other Animal problem Animal rescue Public service assistance--other Assist police or other gov't agency Police matter Public service Assist invalid Defective elevator no occupants Un-authorized burning Cover assignment, stand by, move up

Photo courtesy of Oregon Fire Page.

We also have a couple of seasonal frequencies. When storms knock down branches and wires Orange & Rockland Utilities Elect. Div.. 48.220 MHz

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155.055 156.240 156.135 156.180 159.135 453.700

Ramapo Twp. Putnam Co. Dutchess Co. Ulster Co. Orange Co.

Highway department (Rockland Co.) Highway department Highway department Highway department Highway department New York Thruway

instructions as to the location of the emergency and then proceed to that location. It should be noted that the frequencies used will be those allocated for volunteer fire and ambulance use. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Held in Committee 1988, 1989-90, 1991-92, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1997-98, 1999-2000; 2001-02. FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None. EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

NEW YORK STATE SCANNER LAW AMENDMENT From an anonymous contributor: For those that are following closely the laws pertaining to the legality of radios capable of receiving police communications while mobile, here is the latest amendment to a NY State bill.

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=a2601 Bill Summary - A02601

A02601 Summary: SAME AS No same as SPONSOR McDonald COSPNSR Warner, Sayward MLTSPNSR Alfano, Fitzpatrick Amd S397, V & T L Authorizes volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers to equip their motor vehicles with radios capable of receiving signals on the frequencies allocated to police use. A02601 Actions: 01/29/2003 referred to transportation A02601 Votes: A02601 Memo: TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to permitting volunteer ambulance workers and volunteer firefighters to equip motor vehicles with radio receiving sets capable of receiving signals on frequencies allocated for police use. PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would allow Volunteer Fire and Ambulance members to equip their vehicles with radios which could receive volunteer fire and ambulance company signals. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends Section three hundred ninety-seven of the vehicle and traffic law, as amended by chapter eight hundred forty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred eighty, by adding new language to allow vol. fire and ambulance members to equip their vehicles with radios which could receive volunteer fire and ambulance company signals. JUSTIFICATION: Currently Section 397 of the vehicle and traffic law prohibits the equipping of motor vehicles with radio receiving sets capable of receiving signals on frequencies allocated for police use. Because so many of our volunteer fire and ambulance personnel are on standby status they are not always at a prescribed place to receive an emergency call. They rely on the use of centrally located fire sirens to make them aware of an emergency. This method has been to some degree adequate in many situations; however, increased urban populations have created a situation in which the likelihood of not hearing these distress signals will increase. This situation can only lead to an increase in the severity of injuries and a drastic increase in property damage in the event of fire. The use of radio monitoring devices by the members of volunteer fire and ambulance companies could substantially shorten the response time because the member could be in the area or could get

MASSACHUSETTS

Peter Szerlag c/o Scanner Digest POB 207 Jamison PA 18929 [email protected]

Welcome to the Massachusetts Column. This month we have the spotlight on the Woburn Police Department. Woburn PD 482.8125R (146.2) Primary Channel 471.65R - ? Secondary Channel ?

NEMLEC Channels (North East Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council)(police mutual aid channels) 482.6875 482.6375 482.3875 484.4250 - BAPERN Channels (Boston Area Police Emergency Radio Network) 470.7875 470.5625 ­ 470.4875 470.7375 "Control" is the radio dispatcher 738 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 768 769 773 775 777 Patrol Captain 761 Spare Patrol 762 West Patrol 763 North Patrol 764 East Patrol 765 Central Patrol 766 Industrial Patrol 767 (NE Section of City) Citywide service unit Citywide service unit Spare patrol 750 Spare patrol 760 Administrative Captain Traffic 770 Administrative 774 Dog Catcher 776 DARE 780 Motorcycle Motorcycle Motorcycle Motorcycle Traffic Sergeant Shift Command - Lieutenant Patrol Superv - Sergeant

Detective Captain Traffic Chief DARE Crime Prevention Administrative

Woburn is a city of approximately 40,000 people who live in 12 square miles. It is a middle class business and residential community. 2 major highways pass thru (and intersect in) Woburn ­ I-93 and I-95. New activity in Massachusetts 453.1250 Onset FD (in Wareham) PL118.8 460.4250 Boston PD DPL 423 867.4375 Massachusetts Institute of Technology PD in Cambridge PL146.2 Essex PD Bellingham PD Fall River FD 483.3000 PL162.2 471.0250 DPL025 453.8500 (additional channel)

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Oxford FD Rochester PD Gardner PD

154.0325 PL94.8 471.6750 PL203.5 added 151.22 as input to 155.73 (PL 110.9 in and PL 192.8 out) Boxford PD 483.1000 DPL 411 Boston Red Sox - portables on 452.10 MBTA - $25 million for a new M/A-Comm Trunked Radio System at 800 Mhz Old activity in Massachusetts 164.70 FM - 397.10 AM - still in use at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford Monthly Interoperability Test by Boston Fire Department on 460.275R Third Thursday of the Month at 11AM - Units called by BFD - C1, C2, C3, C4, G1, W1, I1, K1, S1, G2, G5, C6, C7, Car 1, Car 3, Car 4, Car 5, Mobile Command Post, Marine Unit 1, Marine Unit 2, Ops Mgmt Center - only C2 S1 and MobCP answered the test I did not hear the same traffic on any other channels during the test. Melrose PD - 471.0375R - Sector 1 and Sector 3 are patrol cars Sierra 80 is possibly a Patrol Supervisor - "Melrose Control" is the dispatcher. Lynnfield FD - 482.70R - on 16 Jan 2004 - the doors on Rescue 1 froze shut during an EMS call - Rescue 2 went to the scene to complete the transport to Union Hospital. Southampton FD - new license on 155.1675R with 150.7825 input 159.39R - Ipswich FD - Engine 3 responds on all fire and EMS calls. Downtown Freeways - police units are using TG 35824 to talk to 'E4' - motorists assist units are using TG 41872 to talk to 'OCC' (they have access to an agency large wrecker if a large truck needs to be moved off a downtown Boston highway) 155.73R - Salem NH PD - clear analog - not digital - not encrypted - normal FM 20K0F3E emissions Belmont Ladder 1 has a NEXTEL in addition to their normal 482.775R radios Newton FD - 483.4625R - Dispatch and Operations - 483.4625 Simplex - Onscene Comms Brookline FD - 483.4375R - Dispatch and Ops - 483.4375 Simplex ­ Onscene Comms 153.545 - digital data system for Somerville Yellow Cab - they also use 152.300 and 152.330 867.30R - Cambridge - 'BAPERN 3' traffic, plus CFD Ch16 traffic, plus EMS notifications to Mt Auburn Hospital have been heard on this channel recently Winchester FD - 483.6875R - A5 and Action ALS respond with an Engine Company to severe EMS calls Lowell FD portable radio test ­

Thursday - 0930 AM - Engine 1, Engine 1-hundred, Engine 1thousand, etc, E3, E4, E6, E7, E10, E11, Ladder 1, Ladder 1hundred, Ladder 1-thousand, etc, L2, L3, L4, Rescue 1, Rescue 1-hundred, Rescue 1-thousand, Car 2, Car 2 portable 2, Car 3, Car 3 portable 2 460.675R - passenger loading ops at Logan Airport I hope you found this information interesting and useful. If you have any questions or comments, please drop me a note at: [email protected] Take care - Peter S

CONNECTICUT

Keith Victor 44 Suffolk Drive East Hartford CT 06118 [email protected]

Be advised that the Town of Manchester, CT Fire has both repeaters in service at this time under call-sign KCB 851: 453.2125 MHz and 453.4625 MHz PL 107.2. I am told that one will be Dispatch and the other will be used as administrative and fireground (simplex). More when available. The following is the official frequency setup for both the Town and 8th District: Town Dispatch 8th District Dispatch Town Operations Town FG 1 8th Dist FG 1 Town FG 2 8th Dist FG 2 Town RED FG 3 Town BLUE FG 4 453.2125 (R) 856.7125 (R) 453.4625 (R) 458.8625 868.9875 458.3125 857.2625 458.4125 465.5875 PL 107.2 PL 179.9 PL 107.2 PL 107.2 PL 167.9 PL 107.2 PL 167.9* PL 179.9** PL 179.9**

* This is the cross band to all of the UHF channels and is located in the 8th Districts Command 8 Van. ** These are Tolland County firegrounds and most of Eastern CT utilizes these as RED and BLUE Firegrounds. Be advised that the Town of Manchester, CT Fire has both repeaters in service at this time under call-sign KCB 851: 453.2125 MHz and 453.4625 MHz PL 107.2. I am told that one will be Dispatch and the other will be used as administrative and fireground (simplex). More when available.

MILITARY

Daniel Myers KB3IBQ 823 Horsham Rd. Horsham, Pa 19044-1209 [email protected] Sorry, no column this issue.

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PHILADELPHIA METRO

Justin Linn 1864 Wakeling Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 [email protected] www.vipercomusa.cj.net

Those without APCO scanners, still can have fun! Ever since Philadelphia Police, Fire and many of its city services switched over to a new Motorola APCO P-25, many have turned in their old analog scanners without hope of hearing anything interesting. Well, that's just not true. There are hundreds of interesting frequencies out there for the new scanner listeners and for the experienced too. Just that Philadelphia City Services switched over, doesn't mean that there is no police or fire activity to listen to. The City of Philadelphia is starting to utilize the old system to some users who had poor coverage. The Philadelphia Department of Corrections is the latest users to start using the old repeaters and frequencies. We should see more users as the year goes on. I have listed some interesting frequencies for the Philadelphia listening area, hope you guys enjoy: Frequency PL 451.9000 167.9 47.54000 ----502.6875 NO 452.4000 453.2500 91.5 452.5000 NO 852.2125 103.5 507.2625 ----443.1000 131.8 452.4000 71.9 452.1000 179.9 464.475 71.9 463.300 186.2 463.900 203.5 463.725 167.9 464.125 203.5 461.450 203.5 461.025 203.5 Use . Metro Radio Service - Scanner Buffs HASTE - Hospital Notifications SEPTA Police Radio Philadelphia Corrections Wheels Transportation Olde City Taxi Univ of Pennsylvania Police UN'ID Taxi Service Eagle Townwatch Tacony & Boulevard Townwatch Rhawnhurst Townwatch Bridesburg Townwatch Foxchase Townwatch Wisssinoming Townwatch Burlhome Townwatch

Freq Lancaster County Dispatch PL 155.685 SOUTH (CO.A) 71.9 155.640 NORTHWEST (CO.B) 71.9 154.860 OLD SOUTH (CO.C) 71.9 155.535 NORTHEAST (CO.D) 71.9 154.875 LANCASTER CITY (F1)42(CO.E) 71.9 154.800 LANCASTER CITY (F2)42 71.9 155.430 METRO (CO.F) 71.9 155.895 SIMPLEX (CO.G) 71.9 155.475 NATIONAL None 154.055 CONSTABLES (F1)11 71.9 154.570 CONSTABLES (F2)11 71.9 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Local police TAC's 155.130 COLUMBA 62 71.9 154.845 EPHRATA 82 71.9 158.955 MANHEIM 34 103.5 155.100 EAST EARL 79 71.9 155.145 MOUNT JOY 33 71.9 156.015 PENN TWP 36 71.9 155.925 WARWICK / LITITZ 25&86 71.9 154.025 EPHRATA TWP 83 71.9 155.655 MANHEIM TWP 51 71.9 155.370 MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY 93 ? 151.205 NEW HOLLAND 84 71.9 045.640 AKRON(TAC/LOW)72 103.5 155.145 DENVER/COCALICO 78 146.2 155.880 E AST HEMPFIELD16/23 71.9 155.595 EAST LAMPETER 48 71.9 155.520 ELIZABETHTOWN 24 71.9 155.715 MILLERSVILLE 17 71.9 158.745 MOUNT JOY TWP 22 71.9 159.225 PARK RANGERS 14 71.9 156.120 PEQUEA TWP 23 146.2 156.240 SESQUAHANA REGIONAL 27 71.9 158.805 WEST DONEGAL 35 71.9 045.700 WEST EARL (LOW) 88 103.5 151.085 WEST LAMPETER 26 110.9 154.100 W-HEMPFIELD 39 71.9 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------State Agencies 151.340 GAME COM (HIGH)96 71.9 044.760 GAME COM (LOW) 96 044.960 FISH& BOAT(LOW) 97 157.175 USCG LONG LEVEL 161.295 AMTRAK POLICE 156.030 COUNTY PRISON -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------State Police 155.580 PSP LANCASTER BASE 186.2 154.950 PSP LANCASTER MOBILE 186.2 155.460 PSP TAC 1 186.2 151.490 PSP TAC 2 186.2 154.905 PSP TAC 8 186.2 158.760 PSP ADMIN 186.2 154.755 PSP CAR-CAR 186.2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lancaster County Municipal 154.980 CARNARVON TWP 045.240 EARL TWP 158.805 EAST COCALICO 71.9 103.5 146.2

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

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-----------------------------------------------For those people who were waiting for it, I am posting a big list of Lancaster County information that was gathered from monitoring. Every bit of it confirmed. A big thanks to my younger brother Dan for this info. Please note that for the PD freq's, a number next to a city name indicates their station number. Enjoy! Dave

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155.310 154.040 045.200 045.440 155.085 045.280 045.560 156.240 155.940 154.965 155.880 155.145 153.785 045.520 155.085 155.955 155.865 155.115 155.775 045.120 155.055 151.885

EAST COCALICO EAST DRUMORE EAST EARL EAST EARL EAST LAMPETER EPHRATA EPHRATA FULTON TWP LANCASTER CITY MANHEIM TWP MANOR TWP MOUNT JOY NEW HOLLAND NEW HOLLAND RAPHO TWP SADSBURY TWP STRASBURG UPPER LEACOCK WARWICK TWP WEST EARL WEST HEMPFIELD WEST LAMPETER

74.4 71.9 103.5 103.5 71.9 103.5 103.5 141.3 118.8 127.3 82.5 151.4 179.9 103.5 127.3 203.5 91.5 71.9 71.9 103.5 71.9 110.9

461.325 464.775 464.875 460.200 460.475 418.975 033.160 464.375 464.375

Ephrata Hospital Security Saint Josephs Hospital Security Community Hospital Security Dept. Of Justice Dept. Of Justice DEA Manheim Twp School Busses Manheim Twp HS Security Manheim Twp Middle School sec

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Steve Bower Jr. POB 942 Fogelsville PA 18051-0942 [email protected]

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lancaster County Fire /EMS 033.900 CO.FIRE 033.600 CO.AMBO 033.040 RIVER RESCUE 033.560 F-G SOUTH 033.720 F-G NORTHEAST 033.680 F-G METRO 033.820 F-G CITY 033.460 FIRE-POLICE 033.640 OVER-FLOW 033.760 OVER-FLOW 037.860 PP&L power METRO 153.770 FIRE-HIGHBAND (little use) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lancaster area Aero-Med 155.340 LGH MED COMMAND 192.8 155.355 LIFELION 146.2 155.205 LION(F2)YORK MED 146.2 155.220 MEDEVAC LEHIGH 136.5 155.265 MEDEVAC YORK 13 103.5 155.385 PENNSTAR 100.0 155.160 LIFE FLIGHT 151.4 155.340 MEDSTAR 107.2 451.025 SKYCARE 123.0 044.740 MSP SYSCOM 110.9 047.660 MSP HELI MED 100.0 160.020 LIFENET 121.500 GUARD 123.100 SEARCH&RESCUE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lancaster County Misc. 452.325 Park City Mall Security 452.850 Park City Mall F2 464.575 F&M College Security 451.700 Manheim Auto Auction Sec 461.125 Schaad Detective Agency 451.0875 Safe Harbor Hydro plant 450.650 WGAL News 464.700 Lancaster Hospital Security

Hello everyone and welcome to this edition, I hope everyone had a Joyous & Wonderful Holiday Season. I know that every column editor pleas for your information and there are a few loyal readers out there and I just wanted to say thank you and I appreciate the information you given me over the years. You are our ears more than eyes out there; as I said many times once before my antenna can only go so far (Sometimes it surprises me on how far it can go though even during skip season). With wintertime coming you might want to check and update your Public Works frequencies, I don't normally monitor them during summer time and with the changing times or they might have changed frequencies. I will list some of those later. Another reminder is to be prepared this winter season and hope we don't have another Christmas like last year. Have those extra blankets, candles, flashlights and batteries, Kerosene heater, portable AM/FM battery operated radio, etc...We were out of power for 3 days after Christmas last year, some people in my area longer. One more plea for those of you that know friends, Co- workers, family, or even your work place that use Family Radio Service (FRS)... Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams (REACT) is working on making FRS1 462.5625Mhz no tone an emergency call in channel. We are also asking to give respect to those REACT Teams on 462.6750Mhz normally they are in the 22 channel FRS versions, Try not to use that channel as well especially at special events or parades etc... Since you're local team may be assisting with that event. Thanks for your help!! I've been a member now for about 10 years and the frequencies have become more and more active. -----------------------------------------------Enough venting for now, lets get into some frequencies. Thanks to Marty Ripkee for the following Schuylkill County information: Schuylkill Co Police: Ch.1 155.8050R/ 154.9950 Police Dispatch Ch.2 155.7450 Police Information Ch.3 151.3250R/ 156.0900 Police 155.4750 National 155.7150 Sheriff Dept Ch.5 155.8950 Constables 151.9550 County Prison Schuylkill County Ambulance: 154.0700 Alerting/ Paging Ch.1 155.3400 Regional Med Ch.2 155.7450 Medical/ Police Ch.3 Company Private Ch.4 155.1750 Response & Hospital PL131.8 PL123.0 D131 PL127.3 PL123.0 PL156.7 D074 Various PL127.3 PL123.0 PL127.3

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MED9 462.9500 MED10 462.9750 Schuylkill County Fire: 154.0700 Ch.1 46.5000 Ch.2 46.4800 Ch.3 46.2400 Ch.4 46.2800 Ch.5 46.3200 Ch.6 46.3600

Medical Ch. 9 Medical Ch. 10 Alerting/ Paging Fire Response Fireground South Fireground West Fireground North Fireground East Fireground Central

PL127.3 PL127.3 Various PL123.0 PL123.0 PL123.0 PL123.0 PL123.0 PL123.0

Still looking for help on a busy 900Mhz Motorola Trunk system in Allentown, Pa. 937.6750, 938.4500, 938.8625, 00848 01136 01216 02560 04096 03200 02960 03232 02992 02976 00384 938.0125, 939.6500, 939.6000 & 938.0500, 938.7000, 936.2250 MHz 938.1000, 938.7500,

Colonial Parking Inc. Number 1 Service Center Phoebe Nursing Home Easton Area School District -Trans Tu-Way Wireless Inc. Surefit Inc. Fritch Fuel Oil ­ Service Ch.1 Fritch Fuel Oil ­ Ch.4 Fritch Fuel Oil ­ Ch.3 Fritch Fuel Oil ­ Ch.2 "?" Longs Water Technology "?"

Allentown, Pa. Allentown, Pa. Allentown, Pa. Easton, Pa. Bethlehem, Pa. Allentown, Pa. Bethlehem, Pa. Bethlehem, Pa. Bethlehem, Pa. Bethlehem, Pa. Orefield, Pa.

Units 329-18 Pottstown Goodwill ALS @ Boyertown 505 Bally BLS 506, 507 520 Blandon BLS 521 525 Boyertown BLS 526, 527 535 Fleetwood BLS 536, 537 545 Hamburg BLS 546, 547, 548 555 Lower Alsace BLS 556, 557 560 Muhlenberg ALS/BLS 561-564 565 Oley BLS 566, 567 575 Topton ALS/BLS 576 BLS/577 ALS 585 Bethel BLS 586, 587, 588 590 Kutztown BLS 591-598 600 Reading FD 600 EMS Chief 601-603 ALS MICUs 604 Non-Emerg BLSTransport 605 Spare 630 Exeter ALS/BLS 631, 632, 633 635 Kutztown Univ QRS 640 Bernville FD QRS 645 Carpenter Tech BLS/QRS 650 Western Berks EMS ALS/BLS 651-657 Ambulances 669 Supervisor 670 Schuykill Valley ALS/BLS 671-674 680 Southern Berks Regional ALS/BLS 681-686, 688, 689 690 Northeast Berks ALS 691 ALS Chase 740s Life Support Ambulance (Private BLS) 750 Kutztown Area Transport (KATS) More to come... Thanx Ed

This system is licensed for services in Philadelphia region and Pocono area as well. Philadelphia Parking Authority is supposed to be licensed on the system? Any help in monitoring to confirm ID's would be appreciated. We have been working on the system for over 1 year and this is what has been found and confirmed. They normally use Motorola MTX portable radios. Listed below are some local PENNDOT and Public Works frequencies to be prepared for a white winter: 159.0450 159.0750 159.0000 155.4600 154.7550 47.1800 47.2000 47.0400 47.1000 47.1600 47.3000 453.0625R PA Turnpike F-1 Northeast PA Turnpike F-2 East ­ West PA Turnpike F-3 Mobile to Mobile PA Turnpike ­ State Police TAC1 PA Turnpike ­ State Police Ch.11 Penn Dot - Lehigh County Service Penn Dot ­ Northampton Co Penn Dot ­ Berks Co (Reading Garage) Penn Dot ­ Carbon Co Penn Dot ­ Monroe Co Penn Dot ­ Philadelphia County Penn Dot ­ Carbon Co. (Simulcast 47.100 Mhz)

2004 SWL Winterfest

What? The convention is the largest gathering of listeners to the radio spectrum -- longwave, mediumwave, shortwave (broadcast, utilities, pirates), VHF/UHF, FM, scanners, television and satellites -- in the United States, perhaps the world. About 200 persons from around the world attend each year. It is a nice way to break out of the doldrums of the northern hemisphere winter. Broadcaster representatives, clubs, and vendors attend. When? March 12-13, 2004 Where? Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, USA, about 30 minutes driving time north of the city of Philadelphia. More Information? http://www.swlfest.com/

I hope this helps, well that should do it for this edition of Scanner Digest. The Lehigh Valley Radio Guide will once again be ready for sale, look for our ad in this edition. We apologize for the last add we weren't quiet ready when advertised. Once again, wishing everyone a belated joyous and happy holiday season from my family to yours. As always, be safe & take care!! Steve Bower, Jr. -----------------------------------------------From Ed Angiolillo: EMS Dispatch/Operations EMS BLS HEAR EMS ALS HEAR 155.295 (173.8) 155.220 (173.8) 155.340 (173.8)

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

John Bolduc c/o Scanner Digest POB 207 Jamison PA 18929 http://www.geocities.com/nhswna

Proctor Academy 152.360 153.065 153.395 151.955 A. B. Transportation Antrim Contoocook Valley School District 461.400 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus Ashland Ashland Elementary School Pemi-Baker School Regional District (Grades 9-12) Atkinson 155.235 d734 Laidlaw School Bus Timberlane Regional School District Auburn ? Truck Auburn Village School Pinkerton Academy (Grades 9-12) Barnstead 155.235 77.0 ? Goffstown

Theme: SCHOOLS I have been recently watching over my brother's pets, at his house, as he has been called up to Iraq. During a Christmas eve early morning visit a fire broke out in the basement. In rescuing the pets from the house, I sustained some painful hand injuries as I was rescuing his large cockatoo. Needless to say, the bird "Betty Boop" as we call her, was holding on with her claws to my hands, for dear life. As I was having a real tough time typing, I was pleased to have received a nice list from Scott Rice, N1PJZ, which I'll present at this time. As you an tell my typing ability is coming back, but why waste a nice frequency list! A side note, I bumped into a co-worker about a week before Christmas and was "given" a Bearcat trunk tracker portable (BC235XLT) in excellent condition. As I was on my way of the basement door when I discovered the fire, I put the scanner down in favor of grabbing the phone. Needless to say the scanner was witness to the smoke and flames. I found the radio on Christmas day in among all the boards, insulation, and various other debris on the front lawn in the pouring rain. But wait, this is a Christmas story. I had place scanner and power pack in a large industrial strength zip lock type bag to protect it from the elements as I was planning on heading out. I found a scorched and partially melted plastic bag with the radio inside.. The radio worked just fine with no cosmetic damage! Wow! My rubber ducky antenna, which was not in the bag, has yet to be found, although I did find a melted black mass that could have been the antenna. Please send along frequencies you may have for the schools listed that have no frequencies given.

Acworth Fall Mountain Regional School District Acworth 155.175 155.205 Albany Conway School District Alexandria Newfound Area School District Allenstown Allenstown School District Pembroke School District (Grades 9-12) Alstead Fall Mountain Regional School District Alstead 155.175 155.205 Alstead 152.885 repeater 160.005 input Alton First Student School Bus Alton Central School Amherst Amherst Elementary Schools Amherst Middle School Souhegan Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Amherst 159.795 94.8? First Student School Bus Andover Andover School District Merrimack Valley School District (Grades 9-12)

First Student School Bus

Barnstead Elementary School Coe-Brown Academy (Grades 9-12) Governor Wentworth Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Pittsfield School District (Grades 9-12) Barrington Barrington School District Dover School District (Grades 9-12) Bartlett Josiah Bartlett School Conway School District (Grades 9-12) Bath Bath Village School Haverhill Cooperative School District (Grades 7-12) Bedford Bedford School District Manchester School District West High School (Grades 9-12) 157.500 136.5 Goffstown Truck Belmont Shaker Regional School District 155.235 77.0 First Student School Bus Bennington Contoocook Valley School District 461.375 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus Benton Haverhill Cooperative School District Berlin Berlin School District Bethlehem Bethlehem Elementary School Profile School District (Grades 7-12) Boscawen Merrimack Valley School District 460.750 141.3 Laidlaw School Bus Bow Bow School District 461.950 141.3 Laidlaw School Bus Bradford Kearsarge Regional School District 151.895 No PL Ch-1 151.805 No PL Ch-2

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Brentwood Swasey Central School Exeter Cooperative School District (Grades 6-12) 155.295 103.5 First Student School Bus Bridgewater Newfound Area School District Bristol Newfound Area School District 151.655 91.5 First Student School Bus Brookfield Governor Wentworth School District Brookline Brookline School District Hollis - Brookline Cooperative School District (Grades 7-12) Cambridge Colebrook School District (Grades 9-12) Campton Campton Elementary School Pemi-Baker School Regional District (Grades 9-12) Canaan Mascoma Valley Regional School District Transportation Rentals Candia Manchester School District - Central High School (Grades 9-12) Old 159.600 94.8 First Student School Bus Canterbury Shaker Regional School District Carroll White Mountains Regional School District Center Harbor Inter-Lakes Cooperative School District Charlestown Fall Mountain Regional School District 155.175 155.205 Chester 153.215 146.2 School Chester SAU#14 151.925 91.5 First Student School Bus Chester Academy Pinkerton Academy (Grades 9-12) Chesterfield SAU#29 Chesterfield School District Keene School District, SAU #29 (Grades 9-12) 155.295 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus Chichester Chichester School District Pembroke School District (Grades 9-12) Marston Transportation Claremont Claremont School District 151.805 Colebrook Colebrook School District Columbia Colebrook School District

VERMONT

Jim Lawrence c/o Scanner Digest POB 207 Jamison PA 18929 [email protected]

Back in Scanner Digest Issue 23, I mentioned that the state's Agency of Transportation had plans to upgrade their radio system. The first portion of that project is nearly completed now with the upgrading of the microwave links around the state. However, don't look for any major changes to the frequencies used in the AOT district trucks for a while longer. One of the problems facing AOT is a lack of available frequencies in the VHF and UHF bands where highway maintenance has traditionally been assigned. Many police departments in Vermont have outfitted their cruisers with video and audio recording equipment that is used to document routine traffic stops and other incidents. The wireless mic worn by the officer transmits on frequencies that can be received by most scanners. I have discovered frequencies in use in the 169 to 172 MHz range. Of course, you must be within a couple of hundred feet of the scene to receive the transmission as the wireless mic is a low power device. And that's it from Vermont for this time around. As always, your contributions and suggestions make this column useful for all our reader. Please write to me at the address shown above with your frequency lists, questions and comments.

NORTHCENTRAL OHIO

Mike Fink c/o Scanner Digest POB 207 Jamison PA 18929 [email protected] www.ohioscan.com

Nothing in the box this month so I thought I'd post some FCC listings for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Northeast Ohio. This is a good time to monitor ODNR with hunting season in full throttle. In Ohio the ODNR owns and manages more than 470,000 acres of land including 74 state parks, 20 state forests, 123 state nature preserves, and 96 wildlife areas. The department also has jurisdiction over more than 120,000 acres of inland waters; 7,000 miles of streams; 481 miles of Ohio River; and 2-1/4 million acres of Lake Erie. In addition, ODNR licenses all hunting, fishing, and watercraft in the state and is responsible for overseeing and permitting all mineral extraction, monitoring dam safety, managing water resources, coordinating the activity of Ohio's 88 county soil and water conservation districts, mapping the state's major geologic structures and mineral resources, and promoting recycling and litter prevention through grant programs in local communities. As an umbrella organization for such diverse interests, the department pulls all these activities into four fundamental mission components In the near future the ODNR is supposed to switch over the statewide MARCS system but for now there Vhf system is still operational. The statewide repeater system is radio controlled from Columbus. Units can have as many as 60 channels; 1-6 are dedicated to local law enforcement agencies. Local and parks

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radio traffic is simplex and regional traffic goes thru the repeater. Channel 7 (151.355) is used for State Parks, Channel 8 (151.280) car-to-car and Channel 9 (154.935) is LEERN. Channels 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 are used for District talk-around with the remaining channels dedicated to regional repeater use.

DISTRICT 3 NE OHIO 30 151.4150 -PL-107.2 SIMPLEX NORTHEAST OHIO 31 151.4150 -PL-114.8 REPEATER 31 AKRON SUMMIT 32 151.4150 -PL-123.0 REPEATER 32 CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA 33 151.4150 -PL-131.8 REPEATER 33 NEW PHILADELPHIA TUSCRAWS 34 151.4150 -PL-141.3 REPEATER 34 HAMBDEN GEAUGA 35 151.4150 -PL-151.4 REPEATER 35 GENEVA ON THE LAKE ASHTBULA 36 151.4150 -PL-162.2 REPEATER 36 WELLINGTON LORAIN 37 151.4150 -PL-173.8 REPEATER 37 SANDUSKY ERIE (Cleveland Area) 151.355 CH24 EDGEWATER PARK -PL-141.3 151.415 CH32\34\36 CLE LAKEFRONT PARK -PL123.0(32),141.3(34),162.2(36) 151.475 CLE LAKEFRONT PARK -PL-94.8 "35XX Units" OHIO, STATE OF PW CONVENTIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY POOL WZL596 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 A:151.250 FB 1 B:151.475 FB2 1 151.340 FB 1 151.475 MO 68 151.355 FB 1 159.450 FB2 1 151.415 FB 1 159.390 MO 68 151.475 FB 1 159.375 FB 1 TRANSMITTER STREET ADDRESS CITY COUNTY A: 740 E 72ND ST CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA B: 8701 LAKESHORE BLVD NE CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA AREA OF OPERATION SITE B: 45 KMRA 41-32-31N 081-37-51W CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA OH CONTROL POINTS: 8701 LAKESHORE BLVD NE CLEVELAND OH OHIO, STATE OF WNJB838 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT / OCC COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 8701 LAKESHORE BLVD NE CLEVELAND, CUYAHOGA OH LOC. 2. AREA OF OPERATION COUNTYWIDE: CUYAHOGA,OH 1. 151.2500 FB 1 2. 151.2500 MO 68 151.3400 FB 1 151.3400 MO 68 151.3550 FB 1 151.3550 MO 68 151.4150 FB 1 151.4150 MO 68 159.3750 FB 1 159.3750 MO 68 453.1375 MO 1 453.2375 MO 1 CONTROL POINTS: 8701 LAKESHORE BLVD NE CLEVELAND, CUYAHOGA OH OHIO, STATE OF PO FORESTRY CONSERVATION WPGG636 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT - OCC 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT. COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 A:151.415 FB2 1 TRANSMITTER STREET ADDRESS CITY COUNTY A: 1860 E 22ND ST RHODES TWR CLEVELAND CUYAHOGA CONTROL POINTS: 2855 W DUBLIN GRANVILLE RD COLUMBUS OH OHIO STATE OF WPDK886 PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT

COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. .6 MI NW OF JCT SR 269 & SR 101 CASTALIA, ERIE OH LOC. 2. 22898 WEST RD WELLINGTON, LORAIN OH 1. 151.415 FB2 1 2. 151.415 FB2 1 CONTROL POINTS: 2855 W DUBLIN GRANVILLE RD COLUMBUS, OH OHIO, STATE OF KQC968 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT / OCC COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 3/4 MI NW CASTALIA, ERIE OH LOC. 2. FOOT OF HANCOCK ST SANDUSKY, ERIE OH 1. 31.3400 FB2 1 2. 151.415 FB2 1 31.4600 FB2 1 151.475 FB2 1 151.355 FB2 1 159.375 FB2 1 159.450 FB2 1 CONTROL POINTS: FOOT OF HANCOOK ST SANDUSKY, ERIE OH OHIO, STATE OF WNQY426 DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES PW - Public Safety Pool 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT COLUMBUS OH 43224 Loc. 1. 1630 SYCAMORE LINE SANDUSKY, ERIE OH Loc. 2. Area of Operation Operating within a 65.0 km radius around fixed location number 1. 1. 151.340 FB 1 151.355 FB 1 2. 151.340 MO 26 151.400 FB 1 151.355 MO 26 151.415 FB 1 151.400 MO 26 159.375 FB 1 151.415 MO 26 159.450 FB 1 159.375 MO 26 159.450 MO 26 Control Points: 1630 SYCAMORE LINE SANDUSKY, ERIE OH Associated Call Signs: KON212 KQC940 OHIO, STATE OF DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES PO FORESTRY CONSERVATION KWH497 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT. - OCC COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 A:159.375 FB 1 159.375 FB2 1 TRANSMITTER STREET ADDRESS CITY COUNTY A: HAMBDEN ORCHARD 1.4 MI SSE HAMBDEN GEAUGA CONTROL POINTS: 2855 W DUBLIN GRANVILLE RD COLUMBUS OH OHIO, STATE OF KQG410 PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 11755 KINSMAN RD NEWBURY, GEAUGA OH LOC. 2. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 64.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. 1. 31.3400 FB 1 31.4600 FB 1 2. 151.250 MO 17 151.250 FB 1 151.340 MO 17 151.340 FB 1 151.355 MO 17 151.355 FB 1 151.415 MO 17 151.415 FB 1 159.375 MO 17 159.375 FB 1 CONTROL POINTS: 11755 KINSMAN RD NEWBURY, GEAGUA OHIO, STATE OF KQE857 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT / OCC COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 9601 HEADLANDS RD FAIRPORT HARBOR, LAKE OH LOC. 2. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 48.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. 1. 151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 2. 151.250 MO 14

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151.355 FB 1 151.340 MO 14 151.415 FB 1 151.355 MO 14 159.375 FB2 1 151.415 MO 14 159.375 FB 1 159.375 MO 14 CONTROL POINTS: 9601 HEADLANDS RD FAIRPORT HARBOR, LAKE OH OHIO, STATE OF KQW509 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT OIT PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT COLUMBUS OH 43224 LOC. 1. 25381 SR 58 WELLINGTON, LORAIN OH LOC. 2. JCT SR 58 & PARK SERVICE RD WELLINGTON, LORAIN OH LOC. 3. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 65.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. 1. 151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 2. 151.250 FB 1 151.355 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 151.415 FB 1 151.355 FB 1 159.375 FB 1 151.415 FB 1 159.375 FB 1 3. 151.250 MO 19 151.340 MO 19 151.355 MO 19 151.415 MO 19 159.375 MO 19 CONTROL POINTS: 25381 SR 58 WELLINGTON, LORAIN OH ASSOCIATED CALL SIGNS: WPDK886, WPGW261, WZL596 OHIO, STATE OF KQW513 PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 5708 ESWORTHY RD RAVENNA, PORTAGE OH LOC. 2. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 48.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. 1. 31.3400 FB 1 31.4600 FB 1 2. 151.250 MO 15 151.250 FB 1 151.340 MO 15 151.340 FB 1 151.355 MO 15 151.355 FB 1 151.415 MO 15 151.415 FB 1 159.375 MO 15 159.375 FB 1 CONTROL POINTS: 5708 ESWORTHY RD RAVENNA, PORTAGE OH OHIO, STATE OF WNZT724 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT OIT PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 10303 AURORA HUDSON RD STREETSBORO, PORTAGE OH LOC. 2. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 64.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. 1. 151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 151.355 FB 1 151.415 FB 1 159.375 FB 1 2. 151.250 MO 5 151.340 MO 5 151.355 MO 5 151.415 MO 5 159.375 MO 5 CONTROL POINTS: TINKERS CREEK STATE PK 10303 AURORA HUDSON RD STREETSBORO, PORTAGE OH WILDERNESS CENTER INC PO FORESTRY CONSERVATION WPEE916 WILMOT OH 44689-0202 A:151.145 FB 1 151.145 MO 20 TRANSMITTER STREET ADDRESS CITY COUNTY A: 9877 ALABAMA AVE SW WILMOT STARK

AREA OF OPERATION SITE A: 64 KMRA 40-39-43N 081-38-16W WILMOT STARK OH CONTROL POINTS: 9877 ALABAMA AVE SW WILMOT OH OHIO, STATE OF WNZT673 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT OIT PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 13340 CONGRESS LAKE AVE HARTVILLE, STARK OH LOC. 2. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 64.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. 1. 151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 151.355 FB 1 151.415 FB 1 159.375 FB 1 2. 151.250 MO 9 151.340 MO 9 151.355 MO 9 151.415 MO 9 159.375 MO 9 CONTROL POINTS: QUAIL HOLLOW STATE PK 13340 CONGRESS LAKE AVE HARTVILLE, STARK OH OHIO, STATE OF DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES PO FORESTRY CONSERVATION KQE854 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 A:151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 151.355 FB 1 151.415 FB 1 159.375 FB 1 151.250 MO 26 151.340 MO 26 151.355 MO 26 151.415 MO 26 159.375 MO 26 TRANSMITTER STREET ADDRESS CITY COUNTY A: 5031 MANCHESTER RD AKRON SUMMIT AREA OF OPERATION SITE A: 48 KMRA 40-58-11N 081-33-25W AKRON SUMMIT OH CONTROL POINTS: PORTAGE LAKES STATE PARK 5301 MANCHESTER RD AKRON OH OHIO, STATE OF WNCQ900 PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 3575 FOREST LAKE DR STE 150 UNIONTOWN, SUMMIT OH LOC. 2. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 80.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. 1. 151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 151.415 FB 1 159.375 FB 1 2. 151.250 MO 8 151.340 MO 8 151.415 MO 8 159.375 MO 8 CONTROL POINTS: 3575 FOREST LAKE DR STE 150 UNIONTOWN, SUMMIT OH OHIO, STATE OF DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES PW FORESTRY CONSERVATION WNUX990 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 A:151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 151.355 FB 1 151.415 FB 1

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159.375 FB 1 151.250 MO 26 151.340 MO 26 151.355 MO 26 151.415 MO 26 159.375 MO 26 TRANSMITTER STREET ADDRESS CITY COUNTY A: 2756 S ARLINGTON RD AKRON SUMMIT AREA OF OPERATION SITE A: 80 KMRA 40-59-49N 081-29-33W AKRON SUMMIT OH CONTROL POINTS: WATERCRAFT DIV 2756 S ARLINGTON RD AKRON OH ASSOCIATED CALLSIGN: KQE854 OHIO, STATE OF WPGW261 DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES - OIT PW - PUBLIC SAFETY POOL, 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE COURT COLUMBUS OH 43224-1360 LOC. 1. 912 PORTAGE LAKES DRIVE AKRON, SUMMIT OH LOC. 2. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 145.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. LOC. 3. AREA OF OPERATION OPERATING WITHIN A 145.0KM RADIUS AROUND FIXED LOCATION NUMBER 1. 1. 151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 151.415 FB 1 151.415 FB2 1 159.375 FB 1 2. 151.250 MO 385 151.340 MO 385 151.415 MO 385 159.375 MO 385 3. 151.250 FBT 2 151.340 FBT 2 151.415 FBT 2 151.415 FB2T 1 159.375 FBT 2 CONTROL POINTS: EOC JDF 2855 W DUBLIN GRANVILLE RD COLUMBUS OH OHIO, STATE OF PO FORESTRY CONSERVATION WNPW445 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT OIT 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT COLUMBUS OH 43224 A:151.250 FB 1 151.340 FB 1 151.415 FB 1 159.375 FB 1 151.250 MO 10 151.340 MO 10 151.415 MO 10 159.375 MO 10 TRANSMITTER STREET ADDRESS CITY COUNTY A: 46 W EXCHANGE ST AKRON SUMMIT AREA OF OPERATION SITE A: 40 KMRA 41-04-37N 081-31-28W AKRON SUMMIT OH CONTROL POINTS: WATER DIV 46 W EXCHANGE ST AKRON OH OHIO, STATE OF PO FORESTRY CONSERVATION WNVC940 NATURAL RESOURCES DEPT OIT 1894 FOUNTAIN SQUARE CT COLUMBUS OH 43224 G:458.73750 MO 280 AREA OF OPERATION SITE G: 105 KMRA 41-18-45N 081-26-25W SUMMIT OH CONTROL POINTS: 2155 W DUBLIN GRANVILLE RD COLUMBUS, OH

SOFTWARE

Mike Agner KA3JJZ 112 Water Fountain Way #304 Glen Burnie Md. 21060-2309 email: [email protected]

REVIEW AFS780 Welcome to the SD28 Software column. Over the last several years, I've seen numerous requests for programming software that either imports/exports to, or resembles, an Excel spreadsheet. We looked at Control Freq Jr. (a package that uses Excel spreadsheets as input) in a previous review (you can find it on the Strong Signals website), and this time we look at another package that resembles Excel in some ways- AFS780. Not everyone wants or even needs a package to do computer control; some folks simply need a package that will do the programming. Such folks do a lot of traveling, and need an easy way of loading and saving data from various sources. AFS780 came to my attention while I was doing a sweep of the software page at Strong Signals. I had read that a version could now program the 245. I do travel from time to time, so a good programming package would be an advantage to have. INSTALLATION NOTES ================== As I unpacked the executable, several DLLs were loaded, as well as a version of the Borland Engine. I already have a copy of the engine on my machine (a Celeron 500 MHz, with 64MB RAM), so the installation program asked if I wanted to change it. My version was newer, so I said no. Installation continued without further interruptions. SETUP ===== When you execute the program, you must first endure a short splash screen. You are then taken to a screen that strongly resembles an Excel spreadsheet. To the lower right, there's a hand that points to a series of dots; this is a control that attempts to auto detect the Com port. If the auto-detect fails, you should set the speed and Com port manually. Select the radio (780 or 245), then use the 'test connection' box. You must also select the radio to be used (780 or 245) via a button. There's also a slider bar that attempts to compensate for varying timings between the computer and scanner. FUNCTIONS ========= Before we talk about actually using the program, a couple of definitions are in order. Data from this program can be saved in 2 ways - a 'project' file contains all banks, talkgroups and frequencies; a 'bank' file, as the name suggests, contains only 1 bank worth of information. As we'll see later, this convention has some unique capabilities. Another item to be very careful of is the use of the Tab key. In Excel, you can tab from column to column; here, the Tab key doesn't quite work the same way. For example, if you place the focus of the program on the frequency column by mouseclicking on it, hitting Tab brings you to the Bank Name box, then the Trunk Type box, then the Read From Scanner box. If you're used to working in Excel using the Tab button, you're going to have to relearn some old and familiar habits.

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The up and down arrow keys also have meaning. From the column labeled 'Trunk' to the 'atten' column, these keys are used to either select an option 'on' or 'off'. Use these keys with some care while in these columns. It seems that the author has given some thought to using keystrokes for the various functions. They're listed on each box and pull down, and that's handy for someone who's used to using them, rather than the usual point and click method most people seem to prefer. If you already have some programming in your radio, the first thing to do is to 'read from scanner' (the button on the upper right). You can either download frequencies, talkgroups or something called 'auto select' which tries to download both. However, caution is needed here - once you hit 'auto select', there appears to be no way to get back to select the other 2 options in future sessions, short of reinstalling the program. The talkgroups will be placed in the 'ID Scan' form. You can also load just 1 bank of data; select this from the 'File' menu pull down, or right click on the form, and select 'load bank from scanner'. If you're starting with nothing, simply click on the first entry in the frequency column and start typing. Be sure to mouse-click your away across the screen; resist the temptation of using the tab key, as it will get you into trouble as I noted before. Be sure to turn the 'trunk' function on using the up/down arrow keys for those kinds of frequencies. If you're programming a 245, you can safely ignore the 'Step' and 'D(PL)' columns. If you're programming a 780, then a couple of additional steps are in order. Notice that the tuning steps are not standard; you will need to manually change them to their correct values. Once you need to program the D(PL) functions, mouse click to that column. You can get to a pull down that lists the various values by right-clicking while the mouse is inside the column. If you are programming a trunk system, be sure to indicate which kind of system by selecting it from the 'trunk type' box at the bottom center of the screen. It supports Conventional, Motorola 800/VHF/UHF,EDACS Wide/Narrow and LT (which I assume means LTR). LTR systems are not supported by the 245, and I'm not sure which kind of EDACS system the 245 supports; there aren't any such systems in my neck of the woods, so I was unable to test this. Some folks like to save each bank individually, others would wait until all banks have been programmed. If you want to save a bank, you have a couple of options. From the File menu, simply select the 'Save Bank' option. Banks are saved with a .xml extension, and the default name consists of the bank number and date stamp. Thankfully, you can change the name to something a bit more meaningful, but keep the extension. There's a unique 'TEMP' page in the backround of the form; if you want to move banks around, you can cut/paste to the clipboard, but that presents the problem of maintaining all the columns and spacing. Instead, you can cut or copy the data on the TEMP page, then paste it back later. You need to be aware of where you are in the form, as the menu that is presented when you right click changes very slightly.

For example, if you place the focus of the program on the 'trunk' column, you'll see a selection called 'Fill Selection'; move to one of the D(PL) entries, you'll notice that the 'Fill Selection' item disappears. You do see a selection where you can get to that D(PL) pull down that was mentioned earlier; that doesn't exist when the focus is in the 'trunk' column. 'Fill Selection' is a little switch-driven function that will change the value of the box when it is anywhere between the 'trunk' column to the 'atten' column either on or off. In my mind, this is a little sloppy, as using the up/down arrow is much quicker. Common to both menus are 2 selections; 'Clear Line' does exactly what it says; it clears that line (row in Excel terms) and resets the mode to NFM. 'Move the tabs' is an interesting selection; it moves the tabs around the border of the data page. Each time its clicked, the tabs right, below left and top (assuming it starts at the top). The 'Sort by Freq' selection in the edit pull down has some interesting effects. Place the cursor on any frequency, select this and the frequencies are then sorted in descending order-almost. It has the unfortunate side effect of putting all the zeroed cells first. Once you have a few banks coded, it's time to decide how to save your data. To start, you can save a bank as a HTML or .csv file. You can do that by right-clicking on any field and selecting the option from the menu. The .csv designation is something of a misnomer; it more resembles a tab or column delimited file, rather than a comma delimited one. Saving the whole project (that is, all banks) can be done by either selecting the 'save project' option from the file menu, or the 'save to file' option in the upper right corner of the screen. The default name consists of a date stamp with a .780 extension. Again, the name can be changed to something meaningful, but be sure to resist the temptation to change the extension. Sending the data to the scanner can be done in a couple of ways; if you are just reloading 1 bank of data, right click inside the form, and you'll see a selection that says 'Write bank to scanner'. If you want to reload the entire scanner, select 'Send to Scanner', which is found in the upper right hand corner of the screen. TERMINEX TIME ============= While AFS780 seems to have its act together, when using the program with the 245, there are numerous flaws. For example, under the 'tools' pull down, you see something called 'format scanner'. This function is supposed to issue the usual 2,9,man keystroke to clear the scanner, and commendably, it asks you several times if you really want to do this. Sadly, the program crashes when it finally tries to do it. There also doesn't seem to be any consideration for the nuances of programming Type 1 or UHF systems. There's no selection for setting the correct fleet map (type 1) or for setting up the base/ offset (for UHF systems). So you end up having to do this manually. Setting up those systems that are hybrid (type 1 and 2), such as some of the NJ system, also suffer from this shortcoming. However, type 2 and conventional systems are set up correctly. Perhaps the most serious flaw is in its handling of scan lists. I've had reports that it does work when downloading data from a 780, but does not work with the 245. Just watching the scanner

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suggests that the program is not setting the radio in trunk mode, which is required by the Uniden protocol before accessing scan lists. Having a slider bar to control tiing rates always gives me the willies; you never really know whether you have set it correctly until, sometime when you have put in lots of data, the program totally locks up, and you lose what you've done. The old saying of 'backup' 'backup' 'backup' really applies well to AFS780. Inexperienced 245 owners would get really confused by having the 'D(PL)' and 'step' columns available; the 245 doesn't support these functions. AFS780 should either grey out the columns or use a form that doesn't list them. There seems to be some editing faults, too; thebank names on the tabs don't always correspond to the bank name box at the bottom of the screen once a project is saved. However, if you save each bank individually, this works correctly. It's not that hard to set the correct tuning rates per frequency as a default when working with the 780; it's difficult to understand why the supplied default rates are so strange. If you attempt to clear the project (wanting to start a new one from one you already had), the bank names on the tabs are not cleared. You must select them one by one and clear them out yourself. It's a little disconcerting to only have 16 characters to type in IDs; this of course corresponds to what the 780 will show; but then why is the column set wider than this? It'd be useful to have a good help file; those unusual key actions could use some explaining, and a newcomer would be very confused unless s/he sits down and fools around with the program. The export/import functions have their share of oddities, too. Evidently there's a problem in how a zero cell gets initialized; sometimes the step or mode columns are filled with a 'A ', Too, the import function suggests its looking for a 'comma delimited file' when in fact it's a column delimited file, as was mentioned earlier. However, if a column delimited file is used, the import does work correctly. On the plus side, once you get used to the odd key strokes and what they do, getting data assembled is very fast. The export/ import functions seem to work OK, although I think the author of the program didn't know - or perhaps, had a bad translation what a .csv file really was. The HTML export function is unique to this application, and if someone were heavily involved in web publishing, it would be handy. In short, this program has the look and feel of something that is unfinished. It seems that the unusual newsgroup that's listed on the home page and in the tools pull down does not exist, and it appears that the author(s) are no longer interested in refining it. That's a shame, because a complete programming package for the 245 (even without PC control) might be a welcome addition, particularly for newcomers. In the case of AFS780, at least when using it with the BC245, this simply isn't it. However, if you're interested in trying it out, you can get it from

MAINE

Loren Fields c/o Scanner Digest POB 207 Jamison PA 18929 [email protected]

"Folks, I have GREAT NEWS regarding the status of the muchfeared 800 MHz transition from VHF-hi for public safety in Maine. THE ISSUE IS DEAD, with smarter minds overruling (or overwhelming) the well-intentioned ivory-tower eggheads that were sold a bill of goods by Motorola, et.al. We get to keep our VHF-hi band. It also helps that one of the proponents left for the private sector...." ----------------------------------------------Greetings from Vacationland! This submission will cover the Civil Air Patrol in depth. However, Knox County monitors will agree that there have been significant changes to the Knox County Regional Communications Center frequency plan. Inputs have been switched with outputs to alleviate Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). Here is the "latest and greatest" answers to repeater output questions. Fire/EMS Primary is 153.9725 with a PL tone of 141.3; Fire/EMS TAC1 is 155.385 with a PL tone of 103.5; Law Enforcement Primary is 153.995 with a PL tone of 141.3; Law Enforcement TAC 1 is 154.220 with a PL tone of 151.4. Monitors will recognize 154.220 as a well-issued fire department frequency throughout the state, which makes the PL tone especially critical. And now, on to the Civil Air Patrol.... The Civil Air Patrol is very active in Maine, conducting numerous and comprehensive missions, both actual and simulated. Maine monitoring enthusiasts are well advised to "plug in" to these transmissions over the CAP's extensive radio network of repeaters. 148.150 MHz is voice, 149.895 is Packet, over which they transmit slow-scan television pictures, including high resolution. CTCSS tones for the voice repeaters are listed below. Here is a synopsis of the CAP. Civil Air Patrol was conceived in the late 1930s by legendary New Jersey aviation advocate Gill Robb Wilson, who foresaw aviation's role in war and general aviation's potential to supplement America's military operations. With the help of New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, the new Civil Air Patrol was established on December 1, 1941, just days before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The CAP insignia, a red three-bladed propeller in the Civil Defense white-triangle-in-blue-circle (see below), began appearing on private aircraft everywhere. CAP initially planned only on liaison and reconnaissance flying, but the civilian group's mission expanded when German submarines began to prey on American ships off the coast of the United States and CAP planes began carrying bombs and depth charges." A CAP crew first interrupted a sub attack on a flight out of Rehoboth Beach, saving a tanker off Cape May, N.J. Since radio calls for military bombers were often unproductive, unarmed CAP fliers dived in mock attacks to force subs to break and run. The CAP coastal patrol flew 24 million miles, found 173 submarines, attacked 57, hit 10 and sank two. By Presidential Executive Order, CAP became an auxiliary of the Army Air Forces in 1943. The U.S. Air Force was created as an independent armed service in 1947, and CAP was designated as its official civilian auxiliary the following year. The Department of Homeland

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Security has also recognized the potential of the CAP, especially in regards to airport safety and security. Civil Air Patrol Vision "Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force Auxiliary, building the Nation's finest force of citizen volunteers -- performing Missions for America." Civil Air Patrol Mission "To serve America by developing our Nation's youth; accomplishing local, state and national emergency and humanitarian missions; and educating our citizens on the impact of aviation and space."

397.1250 397.1750 397.3750 397.4250 397.4750 397.5500 397.9500 398.0500 399.4250 399.4750 399.7250 399.9250 399.9750 406.5000 419.5000 419.6375 419.6875

FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM FM

ISR Channel 02 ISR Channel 03 ISR Channel 04 ISR Channel 05 ISR Channel 06 ISR Channel 07 ISR Channel 08 ISR Channel 09 ISR Channel 10 ISR Channel 11 ISR Channel 12 ISR Channel 13 ISR Channel 14 ELT/EPIRB Radio Beacon UHF Frequency Urban Search & Rescue** Urban Search & Rescue** Urban Search & Rescue**

1) Two stars ** shows that the frequency is shared with another government user nationwide and that the Civil Air Patrol has secondary priority on that frequency. 2) Most CAP units are equipped with radios that can operate on frequencies outside the government bands. For example: a CAP aircraft may have a CAP radio, a 137-174 MHz VHF-FM radio (used to talk to other Search & Rescue (S & R) agencies) and a VHF-AM radio. The VHF-AM radio would cover 118-137 MHz. This way the aircraft can talk to other aircraft that only have standard VHF-AM aircraft band radios (usually on the 119.350, 120.850, 122.900, and 123.100 MHz search and rescue frequencies.)

Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P.) AM/FM Frequencies

Frequency: 119.3500 AM 120.8500 AM 121.5000 AM 121.6000 121.7750 122.0000 122.7000 122.8000 122.9000 123.1000 143.7750 143.9500 148.1250 AM AM AM AM AM AM AM FM FM FM Mode: Allocation: Search & Rescue (Aircraft) Rural Areas Only) Search & Rescue (Aircraft) AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY CHANNEL (Civilian & Military) Practice Emergency Beacon (ELT-2) Practice Emergency Beacon (ELT-1) Flight Watch Nationwide (above 5,000 feet) Glider Operations (shared with UNICOM/MULTICOM) Glider Operations (shared with UNICOM/MULTICOM) Search & Rescue (Aircraft) Search & Rescue (Aircraft) Search & Rescue (CAP Channel #6) Search & Rescue (CAP Channel #7) Repeater OUTPUT (CAP Channel #2) (also used for simplex) Simplex (CAP Channel #3) Repeater OUTPUT (CAP Channel #1) (also used for simplex) Search & Rescue (CAP Channel #5) Search & Rescue (CAP Channel #8) Old CAP Primary Channel (now used for simplex only) Search & Rescue (CAP Channel #4) (Aircraft-to-Ground Primary) Packet Digipeater (Primary Packet Channel) Aircraft Repeaters Packet Digipeater (Secondary Packet Channel) Aircraft Repeaters Low-Power Operations Government VHF Band Link (TAC-1) Government VHF Band Link (TAC-2) AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY CHANNEL (Civilian & Military) Practice Emergency Beacon (ELT-3) ISR Channel 01

3) Most CAP vans and trucks have radios that operate in the 143, 148, and 149 segments only, so these are by far the most active of the channels. 4) CAP and the National Telecommunications Information Agency (NTIA) have installed the new 26 MHz AM radio gear in CAP vans. 5) The ISR (Inter Squad Radio) channels are used nationwide by nearly every military/government agency for low-power point-topoint communications. FRS/GMRS radios are prohibited for usage by military/government. Maine usage as follows: Augusta: Mars Hill: Bar Harbor: Auburn: Airborne Repeater "A": Airborne Repeater "B": 148.150R 148.150R 148.150R 148.150R 148.150R 148.125R PL = 118.8/100.0? PL = 123.0 PL = 131.8 PL = 141.3 PL = 203.5 PL = 203.5

148.1375 FM 148.1500 FM 148.7375 FM 148.9750 FM 149.4000 FM 149.5375 FM 149.8950 149.9100 149.9250 149.9400 150.6625 165.1250 165.1500 243.0000 FM FM FM FM FM FM FM AM

Until next time, God Bless America, and keep the powder (and coax) dry in your commo command bunkers. ;-) Loren Fields, N1UMF

243.5500 AM 396.8750 FM

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Following Event has been posted by: Eddie Muro- Amateur Radio Station K2EPM Long Island, New York LIMARC Vice-President www.limarc.org

POLICE CALL is a must for all radio scanner users. It is available in 7 different volumes which cover separate geographic regions of the continental United States plus Puerto Rico. The book includes the most up-to-date listings for Public Safety and Commercial radio users. The public safety frequencies include POLICE, FIRE, SPECIAL EMERGENCY, HIGHWAY, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, FORESTRY and EMERGENCY MEDICAL, along with a separate comprehensive section on trunking radio systems. Public Safety frequencies are sorted alphabetically both by city and frequency. Commercial frequencies include Sports (auto-racing, teams and stadiums), utilities, malls, colleges, public and private schools, airports, railroads, public transportation, taxi, towing, and so much more. The introductory section of the book is a superb primer on radio communications and scanner monitoring. The Police Call CD-ROM frequency guide, which includes every feature of all seven printed volumes of Police Call, updated, and fully searchable across all volumes, is now included with every POLICE CALL book. The CD is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, NT, XP and XP Professional. A great gift for yourself or a friend!

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http://www.nat-com.org http://www.aosc.org LONG ISLAND HAMFAIR & ELECTRONICS SHOW WINTERFEST The date is Sunday, February 29, 2004 for annual Long Island Hamfair and Electronics Show Winterfest sponsored by the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC). The doors open 9:00 AM for buyers and admission is $6, children 11 and under are free. The location is Levittown Hall at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, NY. Complete directions are available on the LIMARC website at: http://www.limarc.org/fest.htm Vendor info: All spaces are $20.00 for each table plus admission ($6.00) for each person. Each space includes one six foot table. Gates open 8 AM for vendors to set up. Advance Registration Only! (No day-of-sale spaces!) Limited selling space is available - only some have electric hook-ups! So, reserve your space now by sending your check to: LIMARC Hamfest, P.O. Box 392, Levittown, NY 11756-0392. For more hamfest information contact the Hamfest Chairman, Brian Gelber at: [email protected] Talk-in on W2VL, 146.85 - repeater 136.5 PL There will be a VE Test Examination promptly at 10 AM. If you are planning on taking any exams you will need to bring a photo ID with you. If you have any CSCE's (certificate of successful completion of exam) you will need to bring them and a photocopy of each. You will also need your ham license if you have one, along with a photocopy. The test fee is $12.00. If you have any questions about LIMARC exam sessions you can contact the LIMARC VE Liaison, Al Bender W2QZ at [email protected] or 516-6236449.

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OREGON

Jeff Newton c/o Scanner Digest POB 207 Jamison PA 18929 [email protected]

Well, its the new year of 2004 and the first column for the Oregon regional area. Local radio shack stores are reporting that the newly released Pro-96's are currently in stock and are much cheaper than the Uniden Digital model scanner, currently priced at $701.95, the 96 digital scanner reportedly made from GRE is approximately $499.99. My local RS guru reports that RS no longer will have a layaway service for those wanting to put this new scanner on layaway, so, your Oregon editor suggests, that you either save or try another vendor that currently has such a program in order for you to get this new digital scanner in your shack. Btw, it's has a whooping 5500 channels - 500 channel more than the Uniden model, which is at 5000 channels. Other scanning related News -Oregon Firepage, Oregon's Public Safety Incident Notification Network, is currently looking for incident dispatcher/ photographers for it's notification network staff. They are currently looking for those with incident reporting experience and allow cross dispatching for those whom are currently with another incident notification network. OFP will also be updating it's website in the month of January with new features to be added to the website. OFP is also in the works of producing a new PDF Newsletter that will be added to the website later this year, hopefully they will have it available before spring, rumor has it, that they may try for a sooner date. Information will be posted on the website or on my Willamette Valley Scanner Page at www.efn.org/~newton OFP is also looking for a dedicated webmaster for it's website, as well. They are currently looking for someone with php.nuke experience and html knowledge. More information about joining Oregon Firepage, please contact the Oregon Regional Editor at [email protected] Fire Dept News: Oakridge and Westfir Fire Dept's are a planning a joint multiple agency burn to learn for January 10th in Oakridge, Oregon. Rumor as it that several agencies, including Pleasant Hill, Dexter, Goshen Fire Departments will be participating in a commerical structual fire burn to learn on Highway 58, currently slated for "Dinks Market", which was recently donated to the deptartment for a training purposes. SND hopes to have digital photo's available to publish in the next SDN in issue 29? Springfield Fire Life Safety, aka, Springfield Fire Department, has currently put station 3 back into service, after 5 years of budget cuts, took it's engine and truck crews from the station. Engine 831, Medic 839, Truck 834 and BC 803 will be stationed at station 3. New recruited and trained probationary firefighters have joined the medic unit crews at this station, that was left without an engine crew.

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Crews were added to station after a devasted structure fire claimed the life of a small child, last year. Residents in Springfield rallied behind the FD to gather signatures for a ballot measure and city council official appropriated funds to add the news rotation of 3 engine crews on 24/7 shifts. Eugene Fire Department has recently started building its new downtown fire station at 13th and Willamette Street's in Eugene late last fall, current status of opening the station is slated for later 2004 or 5. City voters approved a bond measure to move Downtown station 1 crews, which house's, Engine 1, Truck 1, C1, Water Rescue 1 from its current station at city hall, which was built in the early 1960's. City of Eugene official's say, the current station has out dated its use and is considered an earthquake risk of damaging equipment in the event of a major temblor in the city. The new station will involve safety features in the event of an earthquake, per sources familiar with the new station. Police News -Eugene Police Department recent went on its second search for a city police chief after the currently finalist withdrew his offer to become the city's top cop, sighting family concerns. After three years, the position is being taken by an assistant chief of police in Tucsan, Az. Until next issue, have a happy new year and keep those ears tuned, 2004 promises to be another great year of monitoring!

Conway School District Coos County School District Colebrook School District (Grades 9-12) Cornish Cornish School District Corydon Newport School District (Grades 4-12) Dalton White Mountains Regional School District Danbury Newfound Area School District 151.655 91.5 First Student School Bus Danville 155.235 d734 Laidlaw School Bus Timberlane Regional School District Deerfield Deerfield School District Coe-Brown Academy (Grades 9-12) Concord School District (Grades 9-12) Manchester School District (Grades 9-12) Dail Trans Deering Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative School District Derry 453.800 Dpl-026 School bus Derry Cooperative School District FRS radios Pinkerton Academy 154.625R 159.630 97.4 127.3 Pinkerton Academy 151.655 151.745 - 167.9 Pinkerton Academy 152.285/157.545 new Dix's Grant Colebrook School District (Grades 9-12) Dixville Colebrook School District (Grades 9-12) Dorchester Mascoma Valley Regional School District Transportation Rentals Dover Dover School District St. Thomas Aquinas High School 464.575 license Dresden School District Hanover High School Richmond Middle School Dublin Contoocook Valley School District Dublin School Ch-2 461.400 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus Dummer Berlin School District (Grades 7-12) Dunbarton Dunbarton Elementary School Goffstown School District (Grades 7-12) 157.500 136.5 Goffstown Truck Center Durham UNH Campus 155.670 136.5 Durham / UNH PD Oyster River Cooperative School District 155.265 107.2

VIRGINIA

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Concord Concord School District 453.900 203.5 Bishop Brady High School Saint Paul's School 151.925 157.680 159.660 464.925 d244 Shaker Road School Conway

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Gilford School District (Grades 9-12) East Kingston East Kingston Elementary School Exeter Regional Cooperative School Board (Grades 6-12) 151.865 131.8 First Student School Bus Easton Lafayette Regional School District (Grades K-6) Profile School District (Grades 7-12) Eaton Conway School District Effingham Governor Wentworth School District Ellsworth Campton School District (Grades 1-8) Pemi-Baker Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Enfield Mascoma Valley Regional School District Transportation Rentals Epping Epping School District 155.295 103.5 First Student School Bus Epsom Epsom School District Pembroke School District (Grades 9-12) Dail Trans Errol Berlin School District (Grades 9-12) Colebrook School District (Grades 9-12) Exeter 155.295 103.5 First Student School Bus Exeter School District Exeter Regional Cooperative School District (Grades 6-12) Phillips Exeter Academy 151.685 151.745 151.955 151.985/158.430 ­ 186.2 Farmington 463.375 D-306 Laidlaw School Bus Fitzwilliam Monadnock Regional School District Francestown Contoocook Valley School District 461.375 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus Franconia Lafayette Regional School District (Grades K-6) Profile School District (Grades 7-12) Franklin Franklin School District 159.510 94.8 First Student School Bus Freedom Freedom Elementary School Conway School District (Grades 7-12) Fremont Pinkerton Academy (Grades 9-12) 155.295 103.5 First Student School Bus Gilford Gilford School District 151.805 91.5 Gilford (Eagle Nest) Gilmanton Gilsum Monadnock Regional School District Goffstown Goffstown School District 157.500 136.5 Goffstown Truck Center Gorham Gorham High School 159.945 Repeater 151.535 in MILIAN DUMMER SCHOOL DISTRICT Goshen Newport School District (Grades 9-12) Grafton Mascoma Valley Regional School District Transportation Rentals Grantham Grantham Village School Lebanon School District (Grades 7-12) Greenfield Contoocook Valley School District Crotched Mountain Foundation 151.895 151.955 461.375 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus Greenland Greenland Central School Portsmouth School Department (Grades 9-12) 155.295 103.5 First Student School Bus Greenville Mascenic Regional School District Groton Newfound Area School District Groveton SAU 58 license 159.795 159.795 First Student School Bus Hale's Location Conway School District (Grades 9-12) Hampstead 155.235 d734 First Student School Bus Hampstead School District 151.895 Pinkerton Academy (Grades 9-12) Hampton SAU 21 Hampton School District Winnacunnet High School (Grades 9-12) 461.900 151.865 131.8 First Student School Bus Hampton Falls SAU 21 Hampton Falls School District Winnacunnet High School (Grades 9-12) 151.865 131.8 First Student School Bus Hancock Contoocook Valley School District 461.375 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus Hanover 464.325 Hanover Ray Elementary School Hanover High School Richmond Middle School Transportation Rentals 97.4 Dartmouth

Harrisville SAU#29 Harrisville School District Keene School District, SAU #29 (Grades 7-12)

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155.295 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus Haverhill Haverhill Cooperative School District 151.745 Clough Transportation Hebron Newfound Area School District Henniker Henniker School District 151.655 John Stark Regional School District (Grades 9-12) 157.470 136.5 Goffstown Truck Center Hill Jennie D. Blake Elementary School Franklin School District (Grades 7-12) Hillsboro Hillsboro-Deering School Cooperative District 151.805 151.895 No PL 155.205 136.5 town license Hinsdale Hinsdale High School Holderness Holderness Central School Pemi-Baker Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Robertson Transit Hollis Hollis Elementary Schools Hollis - Brookline Cooperative School District (Grades 7-12) Hooksett Hooksett School District 151.655 memorial, 154.600 Underhill Manchester School District (Grades 9-12) Old 159.600 94.8 First Student School Bus Hopkinton Hopkinton School District 155.220 91.5 First Student School Bus Hudson Hudson School District 154.570 Alvirne high School 151.940 Nottingham West Elementary School 154.600 Hudson Memorial School 151.775 Presentation of Mary Academy 151.925 91.5 First Student School Bus Jackson Bartlett School District (Grades 7-8) Conway School District (Grades 9-12) Jaffrey Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District Jefferson White Mountains Regional School District Keene SAU #29 Keene School District, SAU #29 154.570 154.600 151.925/159.660 Cheshire Vocational Center 151.955 159.690-152.885 high school 155.295 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus 153.005/158.835 Keene State College 155.055 136.5 Keene State College Kensington Kensington Elementary School Exeter Regional Cooperative School Board (Grades 6-12) 151.865 131.8 First Student School Bus

Kingston Sanborn Regional School District 151.865 131.8 First Student School Bus Laconia Laconia School District Holy Trinity Catholic School 155.280 91.5 First Student School Bus Lancaster White Mountains Regional School District 155.280 91.5 First Student School Bus Landaff Lisbon Regional School (Grades 4-12) Langdon Fall Mountain Regional School District Lebanon Lebanon School District 155.220 Lee Oyster River Cooperative School District 155.265 107.2 Lempster Newport School District (Grades 9-12) Lincoln Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative School District Robertson Transit Lisbon Lisbon Regional School District Litchfield Litchfield School District Campbell High School 151.925 91.5 First Student School Bus - Hudson Littleton Lakeway Elementary School Littleton High School 155.295 Wilson bus company Londonderry Londonderry School District 154.570 154.600 157.560 Londonderry High School 458.500 158.310 D-074 Goffstown Truck Center - Londonderry Loudon Merrimack Valley School District 460.750 141.3 Laidlaw School Bus Lyman Lisbon Regional School District Lyme Hanover High School (Grades 9-12) Lyndeborough Wilton-Lyndeborough Coop School (Grades 7-12) Madbury Oyster River Cooperative School District 155.265 107.2 Madison Madison School District Conway School District (Grades 7-12) Manchester 453.100 123.0 School buses

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Manchester School District 154.600-123.0 151.925-146.2 Trinity High School 468.1875-131.8 / Manchester 452.800 Marlborough SAU #29 Marlborough School District Keene School District, SAU #29 (Grades 9-12) 155.295 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus Marlow SAU #29 Marlow School District Keene School District, SAU #29 (Grades 7-12) 155.295 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus Mason Mascenic Regional School District Meredith Inter-Lakes School District Meriden (Plainfield) Kimball Union Academy 151.955 Merrimack Merrimack School District 154.600 136.5 463.425 151.4 National School Bus Co. / Merrimack Milan Berlin School District (Grades 7-12) Milford High School 160.170 Milford Middle School 158.385 Milford Elementary School 159.930 Milford School District 160.170 high 158.385 middle 159.930 elementary 159.795 91.5 First Student School Bus Milton Milton School District Mont Vernon Mont Vernon Village School Amherst Middle School (Grades 7-8) Souhegan Regional School District (Grades 9-12) 159.795 91.5 First Student School Bus Moultonborough Moultonborough School District 159.555 94.8 First Student School Bus Nashua Nashua School District 158.925 Bishop Guertin High School 153.665 85.4 Nashua Primary Bus 151.655 85.4 Nashua Secondary

151.655 91.5 First Student School Bus New Ipswich Mascenic Regional School District 158.730 d371 S G Johnson trans New London Kearsarge Regional School District 151.895 No PL Ch-1 151.805 no PL Ch-2 Newbury Kearsarge Regional School District 151.895 No PL Ch-1 151.805 No PL Ch-2 Newfields Newfields Elementary School Exeter Regional Cooperative School Board (Grades 6-12) 155.295 103.5 First Student School Bus Newington Portsmouth School Department (Grades 7-12) Newmarket Newmarket School District Newport Newport School District 152.315 d251, 159.825 Middle School Newton Sanborn Regional School District 151.865 131.8 North Hampton North Hampton School District, SAU 21 Winnacunnet High School (Grades 9-12) 151.865 131.8 First Student School Bus Northfield Winnisquam Regional School District 37.980 No PL Northwood Northwood School District Coe Brown Academy 464.300 d759 Northwood Transportation Nottingham Nottingham School Dover School District (Grades 9-12) Dail Trans

First Student School First Student School Bus

Orange Mascoma Valley Regional School District Transportation Rentals Orford Rivendell Interstate School District Orford High School Ossipee Governor Wentworth School District Pelham Pelham School District 462.175 74.4 Laidlaw School Bus Pembroke Pembroke School District 453.850 136.5 Penacook Merrimack Valley School District 460.750 141.3 Laidlaw School Bus

Nelson SAU #29 Keene School District, SAU #29 (Grades 7-12) 155.295 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus New Boston New Boston Central School Goffstown School District (Grades 7-12) 157.500 136.5 Goffstown Truck Center New Castle Portsmouth School Department (Grades 7-12) New Durham Governor Wentworth School District New Hampton Newfound Area School District New Hampton School 154.515

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155.235 d734 Laidlaw School Bus Peterborough Contoocook Valley School District 461.400 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus Piermont Haverhill Cooperative School District (Grades 9-12) Pittsburgh Nugent Bus Service Pittsfield Pittsfield School District H. A. Marston Plainfield Lebanon School District (Grades 9-12) 151.955 Kimbell Union Academy, Meriden NH Plaistow 155.235 d734 Laidlaw School Bus Timberlane Regional School District Plymouth Plymouth Elementary School Pemi-Baker Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Robertson Transit Portsmouth S 152.630/157.620 ­ 151.625 School Dept Portsmouth School Department Raymond Raymond School District Dail Trans Richmond Monadnock Regional School District Rindge Franklin Pierce Col 157.560 154.680 Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District Rochester Rochester School Department 154.965 118.8 157.680 110.9 Rochester School Dept Rollinsford Rollinsford School District Somersworth School District (Grades 7-12) Roxbury Monadnock Regional School District Rumney Rumney School District Pemi-Baker Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Rye Rye School District Portsmouth School Department (Grades 9-12) Salem Salem School District 154.515 192.8, 154.570 154.600 462.175 74.4 Laidlaw School Bus Salisbury Merrimack Valley School District 460.750 141.3 Laidlaw School Bus Sanbornton Winnisquam Regional School District 151.955 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus Sandown Timberlane Regional School District Sandwich Inter-Lakes School District 159.555 94.8 First Student School Bus Seabrook SAU #21 Seabrook School District Winnacunnet High School (Grades 9-12) 461.900 151.835 131.8 First Student School Bus Sharon Contoocook Valley School District Somersworth Somersworth School District South Hampton SAU #21 South Hampton School District Winnacunnet High School (Grades 9-12) Springfield Kearsarge Regional School District 151.895 No PL Ch-1 151.805 No PL Ch-2 Stewartstown Colebrook School District (Grades 9-12) Stoddard SAU #29 Stoddard School District Keene School District, SAU #29 (Grades 6-12) 157.470 136.5 Goffstown Truck Center Strafford Strafford School Coe-Brown Academy (Grades 9-12) Stratford Stratford Public Schools Stratham Stratham Memorial School 151.625 Exeter Regional Cooperative School Board (Grades 6-12) 155.295 103.5 First Student School Bus Sugar Hill Profile School (Grades K-6) Lafayette Regional School (Grades 9-12) Sullivan Monadnock Regional School District Sunapee Sunapee School District Surry Monadnock Regional School District Sutton Kearsarge Regional School District 151.895 No PL Ch-1 151.805 No PL Ch-2 Swanzey Monadnock Regional School District Tamworth Tamworth School District Conway School District (Grades 9-12) Community School Temple Contoocook Valley School District Ch-2 461.400 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus

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Thornton Thornton School District Pemi-Baker Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Tilton Winnisquam Regional School District 151.625 464.875 37.980 No PL Troy Monadnock Regional School District Tuftonboro Governor Wentworth School District Unity Unity School District Claremont School District (Grades 9-12) Wakefield Paul School Union School Rochester School Department (Grades 9-12) 151.955 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus Walpole Fall Mountain Regional School District Warner Kearsarge Regional School District 151.895 No PL Ch-1 151.805 No PL Ch-2 Warren Warren Village School Haverhill Cooperative School District (Grades 7-12) Orford School District (Grades 7-12) Washington Washington Elementary School Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative School District (Grades 6-12) 461.375 151.4 Laidlaw School Bus Waterville Valley Waterville Valley Elementary School Pemi-Baker Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Weare Weare School District John Stark Regional School District (Grades 9-12) 157.470 136.5 Goffstown Truck Center Webster Merrimack Valley School District 460.750 141.3 Laidlaw School Bus Wentworth Wentworth Elementary School Pemi-Baker Regional School District (Grades 9-12) Westmoreland SAU #29 Westmoreland School District Keene School District, SAU #29 (Grades 9-12) 155.295 167.9 Laidlaw School Bus Whitefield White Mountains Regional School District 467.875 in school Wilmot Kearsarge Regional School District 151.895 No PL Ch-1 151.805 No PL Ch-2

Wilton Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District (Grades 7-12) Winchester Winchester School District Windham Windham School District Salem School District (Grades 9-12) 462.175 74.4 Laidlaw School Bus Windsor Hillsboro-Deering Cooperative School District Wolfeboro Governor Wentworth School District Brewster Academy 463.700 Woodstock Lincoln-Woodstock Cooperative School District

Until next time, stay well, and keep my brother Tim and his fellow soldiers in Iraq in your thoughts and prayers. Anybody got a spare rubber duckie? John

PA-SitRep

PA-SitRep, formed in May, 2001, is a non-commercial project attempting to bring all forms of communications together to better inform the people of Pennsylvania of emergency communication and emergency situations in and about the Commonwealth of PA. In addition to providing Emergency Communications information for all the Counties throughout the State, PA-SitRep administers an Emergency Alert E-Mail System catering to the users of Cell Phones, Alpha-numeric Pagers and PDA's as well as regular email. Our Emergency Alert System is NOT an incident reporting system. List volume is very low as posts to the list (of our over 600 subscribers) are strictly limited to MAJOR Emergency Situation Reports (sitreps) relating to Pennsylvania. PA-SitRep has formed a group of PA-SitRep Contacts, most of whom are Amateur Radio Operators and or Scanner Enthusiasts. PA-SitRep Contacts are asked to make available their contact information for the PA-SitRep Contact web page and monitor public service frequencies in their area. In the event of a MAJOR emergency situation, we attempt to contact PA-SitRep Contacts for emergency situation reports. PA-SitRep Contacts are also asked to post developing or major emergency situation reports to a secondary reporting e-mail list which, in addition to general discussion, is used for monitoring developing emergency situations. When warranted, specially authorized PA-SitRep Administrators move the Emergency Situation Reports to our main Emergency Alert list where the Situation Report is distributed to over 600 subscribers throughout the state of Pennsylvania. PA-SitRep Contacts are encouraged (but not required) to have secondary means of communications such as Amateur Radio (UHF/VHF, HF and or Echolink) or SMS (short message service via cell phone, PDA or 2 way pager). The ultimate goal with PA-SitRep is to build a significant enough network of Contacts throughout Pennsylvania to provide rapid emergency situation reporting service, free of charge, to any

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interested served agencies, much in the same way that the SKYWARN organization provides weather situation reports for the National Weather Service. The PA-SitRep project is still in it's early stages of development, but with now over 50 registered PA-SitRep Contacts and a fairly extensive website, things are starting to take shape as the organization moves forward. Any individuals, or groups, interested in volunteering as PASitRep Contacts are welcome to visit the www.PA-SitRep.com website for more information. Or you may contact me directly via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 412-720-0210. -David Kleber, KB3FXI www.PA-SitRep.com My name is Ken Sprouse and my amateur radio call sign is WA3FKG. If you are in the Pittsburgh area, please join us on Sunday evenings at 21:00 hours local time for the Pittsburgh Area Scanner Net. We are a group of ham radio operators that enjoy this aspect of the radio hobby and like to get together to on the air to discuss scanning and anything related to scanning. We meet on the North Hills Amateur Radio Club's 147.090 repeater. We discuss equipment, antennas, public safety and business radio systems, software, trunking and anything else that we deem related to the hobby. We have had several good nets talking about scanning railroad frequencies and I have learned a lot about the communications system used by the railroads. Many of the people that check in are also involved in firefighting or emergency medical services so we find ourselves talking about things like Code 3 Collectibles. If you are not licensed program 147.09 into your scanner and listen in. If you wish to participate you can send email to [email protected] with questions or comments on the net. Feel free to suggest topics that you would like to hear discussed on the net. One of the reasons that I have made this a formal net that meets each week is that I have been contacted by a number of scanner listeners who are interested in getting their amateur radio license. Once they find out just how easy it is and that you no longer have to take a mores code test many have joined the ranks. At least three of the people that I started out communicating with by email now check into the net and I talk with them on the air. We also plan to organize some events this summer. We have had some round table sessions at a local King's restaurant on a few occasions and plan to have more. We had a table at the Wireless Association of South Hills club ham fest (The WASH Fest) and got to meet many scanner users. We will have a table at the upcoming Breeze Shooters ham fest in Butler PA on June 1st 2003. If you are in the area stop in and say "Hello". For more details on the hamfest, check out this web page. http://www.breezeshooters.net/hamfest/hamfest.htm I would also like to have a "scanner" picnic sometime this summer where we can get the families together have some fun and bring our portable scanners. So come and join in on the fun. Drop me a note in the mail or better yet check in on the net. You can also get some details on the scanner net at: http://www.qsl.net/wa3fkg Hope to hear from you. Ken/WA3FKG

ALL OHIO SCANNER CLUB The primary activity, and reason for being, of the AOSC is it's newsletter. The "American Scannergram" is an information exchange providing members with a common means of sharing information and resources which are vital to the continued enjoyment of the radio listening hobby. The cost of membership in the ALL OHIO SCANNER CLUB is $24.00 per year ($28.00 for Canadian and Mexican residents, $32.00 for all other countries), payable in U.S. Funds. Membership dues are non-refundable. (A newsletter sample copy is available for $3.00). URL: http://www.aosc.org CAPITOL HILL MONITORS The Capitol Hill Monitors is a club for scanner radio enthusiasts in Washington, D.C., Maryland, northern Virginia and lower Delaware. CHM sponsors tours and meetings throughout the year. The club's newsletter supplements other hobbyist publications such as Monitoring Times. The Capitol Hill Monitor is the non-profit newsletter of the Capitol Hill Monitors. The newsletter keeps scanner enthusiasts abreast of local meetings, tours, frequency profiles and other topics of interest. Dues (which include 12 issues) are $10. Kindly make checks payable to Alan Henney. URL: http://henney.com/chm/

This space is reserved for any scanner related group. Scanner Digest readers are encouraged to send in URLs of various groups that promote the hobby of radio monitoring ­ "scanning". We would be happy to post a brief description along with a contact information. Email: [email protected]

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ScannerDigest Newsletter

Welcome to the Scanner Digest Newsletter! We're currently publishing a bi-monthly e-magazine containing information for the scanner hobbyist. If it can be monitored on a scanner, we'll attempt to cover it from 30 to 1300 MHz and beyond! Our purpose is to produce a newsletter to facilitate the exchange of information pertaining to the various services covered by a typical scanner radio. Dedicated regional column editors make up the heart of this publication. The Scanner Digest Newsletter is not responsible for the accuracy or consequences incurred regarding the use of information listed in this publication. Since the purpose of this newsletter is to provide a platform for the submission and exchange of radio communication information, it thus becomes impossible to deem all contents as accurate. The very nature of radio licensing and usage makes it difficult to verify the accuracy of the information contained within. Generally information listed within the pages of the newsletter are derived from multiply sources including current FCC files, hobbyists and those directly involved with various public safety agencies. Scanner Digest's policy has been not to limit or edit the individual columns submitted, unless we deem the information sensitive in nature which may jeopardize the safety of the parties involved. Only in this case will we edit out this type of input. (Example: We will not publish the frequencies used by a law enforcement surveillance team.) Naturally the comments of the various column editors are not necessarily the views and opinions of the Scanner Digest Newsletter. All materials, maps, information, photographs submitted to a regional column editor or to Scanner Digest directly, become sole property of the Scanner Digest Newsletter. We encourage and will make every effort to give proper credit to all submissions. All contents within are copyrighted. 2003

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