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ShadowMan

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  09:45:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit ShadowMan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Before the days of Blairsville.com and other online news sources, there was just the paper that came out once a week and a very complex neighbor-network that current news traveled down (that often coincided with party lines, back when that was still common). And everybody knew someone that had a scanner.

I still have a scanner. Once you get used to one, it's hard to do without. I'll stop a movie we're watching to find out what the EMTs and other first responders are being called out for (much to my kids' chagrin).

Here's some of the frequencies I've got plugged in for Union County:

911 Dispatch - 159.165
Fire & Rescue - 155.085
Black Mountain (repeater) - 154.145
Fire - 155.770
Fire - 154.010
Union County Sheriff - 155.730
Sheriff - 155.925
Sheriff - 158.955
Police - 151.055
Police - 154.815
Police - 154.905
Police - 154.935
Police - 155.370
Police - 159.735
GA State Patrol - 154.680
Hospital - 155.175
Hospital - 154.340
Jail - 155.580
US Forestry - 155.165
US Forestry - 168.175
EMC - 451.050

I've also got 154.815 plugged in, but I don't remember what that was for.

Anyone else got frequencies to add? (I've got neighboring county frequencies too, but I'll leave that for a different post)

Shadow

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mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  10:40:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've always wanted one of the scanners. Where can you get them?


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topaz

USA
3620 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  10:46:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We do have the Road Dept on ours, but I don't have a list with the frequencies, so will have to wait til I hear them and then write it down...

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ShadowMan

USA
4157 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  10:53:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit ShadowMan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maddy, Radio Shack carries them (go for the base stations rather than the portables). Also, I bet Honeybee could point you to some from her place of work.

I've got a Radio Shack Pro 2017 scanner and a Pro 94 (the latter being portable). The Pro 2017 works great, but I've got problems on the Pro 94 with the weather frequency bleeding into all the other scanner frequencies. I had a Pro 34 before that, and the Radio Shack scanners are just not that hardy of a portable device. Uniden BearCat scanners have a good reputation. That will likely be my next choice for a portable scanner.

Shadow

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  10:54:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup I'm getting one through Honeybee.

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topaz

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  11:00:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In 22 years, we've had 2 base units...both being Uniden Bearcats. Our first one, finally laid down a couple years ago..(after 20 years), and the one we have now happens to be an older one that Hubby's Dad had and didn't use.

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mad4martinis

USA
13730 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  11:05:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want one now!! It makes me so paranoid & scared when I hear those emergency vehicles going up the mountain.

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puddin pop

USA
4628 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  11:05:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a scanner and I finally had to just quit listening to it. It caused me to have strange dreams and caused me to worry too much.

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ShadowMan

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  11:11:19 AM  Show Profile  Visit ShadowMan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Topaz, do you think the road crew might be on 155.925?

Shadow

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topaz

USA
3620 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  11:33:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep Shadow it is...heard 'em a while ago, and wrote down the #'s.. :)

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swissroger

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  1:19:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit swissroger's Homepage  Reply with Quote
my grandpa had one, what for memories come back. he was living by the swiss/austrian border and hear them all. but on ouer side it was illegal, sure it is legal on usa otherwiese you would not do.

does that machines have an mode that check all frequencies for been used and stop there where somebody is talking? maybe thats stoneage now. how mutch are they about?

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  1:40:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's how they work Roger. As far as price..you can get them starting at $100 and up at Radio Shack. Just depends on exactly what you want and how much you are willing to pay.

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swissroger

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  1:49:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit swissroger's Homepage  Reply with Quote
back then here they where 4 times as mutch. do you hear things in helen or is that to fare away? how mutch radius they have?

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  1:50:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok then I'll leave the technical questions for the experts. I simply pulled up Radio Shacks web page and quoted prices. haha

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  2:34:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
National weather frequencies

The NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) service operates on seven frequencies, with different frequencies used in different areas. NOAA Weather Radio works with other Federal agencies, including the Emergency Alert System (EAS), to provide complete weather and emergency information.

162.440 MHz 162.450 MHz 162.475 MHz 162.500 MHz
162.525 MHz 162.550 MHz 163.275 MHz

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paprclip22mom

USA
8177 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  2:35:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
United States broadcast bands

In the United States, there are several broadcast bands. The standard AM and FM bands are probably the most well known. There are also four television audio broadcast bands-the lower three transmit on the VHF band and the fourth transmits on the UHF band.

Frequency Range Allocation

VHF Television 54.0-72.0 MHz
VHF Television 76.0-88.0 MHz
Standard FM 88.0-108.0 MHz
VHF Television 174.0-216.0 MHz
UHF Television 470.0-805.75 MHz

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paprclip22mom

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  2:36:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trying to find some specific traffic?
The below ranges are typically how the bands are used.

Typical Band Usage

HF Band (3.0-30.0 MHz)
25.00-28.63 MHz Mid Range
25.00-28.63 MHz Mid Range
28.00-29.70 MHz 10-Meter Amateur Band
29.70-29.90 MHz High Range


VHF Band (30.00-300.0 MHz)
30.00-50.00 MHz Low range
50.00-54.00 MHz 6-Meter Amateur
54.00-72.00 MHz FM-TV Audio Broadcast, Wide Band
88.00-108.00 MHz FM Radio Broadcast, Wide Band
108.00-136.00 MHz Aircraft
138.00-144.00 MHz U.S. Government
144.00-148.00 MHz 2-Meter Amateur
148.00-174.00 MHz High Range
220.00-222.00 MHz New Mobile Narrow Band
222.00-225.00 MHz 1.3-Meter Amateur
225.00-287.80 MHz Military Aircraft


UHF Band (300.00 MHz-3.0 GHz)
311.00-384.00 MHz Military Aircraft
406.00-470.00 MHz U.S. Government
420.00-450.00 MHz 0.6-Meter Amateur
450.00-470.00 MHz Low Range
470.00-806.00 MHz FM-TV Audio Broadcast, Wide Band
851.00-856.00 MHz Conventional Systems
856.00-861.00 MHz Conventional/Trunked Systems
861.00-866.00 MHz Trunked Systems
866.00-869.00 MHz Public Safety
869.00-894.00 MHz Common Carrier
935.00-940.00 MHz Private Trunked
940.00-941.00 MHz General Trunked
Primary Usage
As a general rule, most of the radio activity is concentrated on the following frequencies:

VHF Band (30.00-300.0 MHz)
144.00-148.00 MHz 2-Meter Amateur
153.785-155.980 MHz Government, Police, and Fire
158.730-159.460 MHz Emergency Services
160.000-161.900 MHz Railroad


UHF Band (300.00 MHz-3.0 GHz)
440.00-450.00 MHz 0.6-Meter Amateur Band FM Repeaters
450.000-470.000 MHz Land Mobile "Paired" Frequencies
451.025-454.950 MHz Base Stations
456.025-459.950 MHz Mobile Units
460.025-464.975 MHz Repeater Units
465.025-469.975 MHz Control Stations

Note: UHF remote control stations and mobile units typically operate at 5 MHz higher than their associated base and relay repeater units.

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paprclip22mom

USA
8177 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  2:37:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many things can affect the reception of your scanner: the strength of the original signal, obstructions (such as large buildings) between you and the source, RFI (radio frequency interference) being generated on or over that frequency, and occasionally even sunspots get into the act! Find more information on sunspots at www.arrl.org.

Most often your reception is affected by "line of sight." This means that you cannot hear stations that are beyond the horizon. However, during certain atmospheric conditions during summer months, you may be able to hear stations in the 30-50 MHz range located several hundred or even thousands of miles away.

One of the best ways to test reception capabilities is to tune into the National Weather Service's continuous weather broadcast. They use several frequencies and you should be able to receive at least one in your area.


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swissroger

USA
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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  2:49:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit swissroger's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ok, so no helen to hear in bville.

amazing many frequences you can hear. check that out next time.

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paprclip22mom

USA
8177 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  5:41:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are also more local frequencies listed here on our webpage. Here's the link. http://www.cityfreq.com/ga/blairsville/

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Im4Life

USA
93 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2007 :  8:44:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Im4Life's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If anyone wants to program ham stations into their scanner, here are a some of local frequencies on the 2-meter band:

147.210 KI4DZY, North GA Tri-State Amateur Club Repeater
146.955
146.490 KF4CU's echolink station to the Internet

Also, there is a 444.600 repeater on Rocky Top Mountain

There's not a lot of activity on 2-meters. You may hear out of state hams sometimes or foreign stations on 146.490 and 147.210. They connect to the radio repeater through a link station computer that connects hams all over the world.

You may hear foreign stations on 146.490. The line of sight range is about 10 to 20 miles, but it is connected to the Internet through a VoIP program called echolink.

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moon&stars

United States
101 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2009 :  12:33:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit moon&stars's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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wallyc123

United States
1 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2016 :  7:14:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit wallyc123's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is there a more current list of scanner frequencies available
I have tried the radiofreqency.com list but I'm still missing
something
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Mr Bill

USA
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  10:05:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mr Bill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is this the one you tried? http://www.cityfreq.com/ga/blairsville/

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