Monday, December 19, 2011

PGHScanner Site Updated

Update for Richard E. Christian page has been uploaded.

Richard is now redirecting the K3FS domains to Radio Reference. He is trolling there for material to post on his inactive Yahoo Group as well. Richard stop using the K3FS domains.

Updates for more pages is in the works.

Friday, December 16, 2011

DXCC

I have applied for 15M DXCC. I made contact wit ZS4A on 15M toady, and received LOTW QSL.

My DXCC totals now are
Mixed - 123
Phone - 113
15M - 101

10M and digital are not too far off.

Friday, December 2, 2011

PGHScanner Updated

I am working on some minor changes in the nav-bar. I have updated the links in the Blog. The 396XT files have been uploaded to the site,

I just picked up a GRE- PSR200U today. I needed a cheap, easy to use scanner that had PL/DPL capabilities. This will be used to monitor the Allegheny County South Zone. I wish it had Alpha tags, but for under $90 I can't complain. This radio will mostly be used by my wife to listen to local happenings. She will usually turn on a radio to hear what is going on when she hears sirens. This is loaded with the local frequencies, and only the bank needed is active. I may upload a file for this radio to the file section.

Anyone interested in a Pro-58, let me know. This is a no frills 10 channel radio, that initially served the purpose. Due to narrow banding, I was now getting Penn Hills Police on with South Police. The radio served me well for 17 years. Free to anyone who is interested. Email me, and we can work out delivery options.

The Yaesu VX7R file is being updated, and will be uploaded once that is done.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

PGHScanner Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County P25 Systems
Allegheny County Trunked Radio Systems
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Frequencies In Other Counties In Pennsylvania
Richard E. Christian Page - Richard stop using the K3FS domains.
PGHScanner.com Files page

The following pages have been added :
Butler County Scanning Page
Berks County Scanning Page
York County Scanning Page

Survey has been updated.
All PDF files have been updated.
File for the 396XT/996XT is nearing completion (updating), and should be posted in the files page by tomorrow.

Please let me know if I missed any bugs. I looked things over, but there always seems to be something that gets by. Especially with this many changes and updates.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Byham Theater

Byham Theater - 466.300 PL 123.0 Simplex operations. This is one of the Frequencies used by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

The others I have confirmed are :

452.4625 PL 1233.0
461.300 DPL 734
466.300 PL 123.0
468.3875 DPL 023

DXCC

I just applied for DXCC - Phone, LX7I was 100th phone QSL on LOTW.

Totals now are now, mixed 113, and phone 106.

It's not DXCC Honor Roll stuff, but not bad running 100 watts on Yaesu FT 857D, Antron 99 (without ground plane kit), and LDG tuner.

The Antron was supposed to be a temporary fix. I was not going to mess with the radial kit for antenna that was only going to be up for a year. I still plan on upgrading the HF antenna, and hopefully next summer it will get done.

15 meters is currently at 93, and will likely be next.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Richard E. Christian strikes again

Richard, why did this posting get deleted? Because it mentions K3FS, and TRMA?

Subject: [wpascanner] Re: Millvale/Etna/Sharpsburg frequencies
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:51:21 +0000
From: John Breen
Reply-To: wpascanner@yahoogroups.com
To: wpascanner@yahoogroups.com

Hi Steve, welcome.

The best source for frequency data is from Frank, K3FS (there is a very
dishonest "person" who tries to emulate Frank but do not be confused by
that)

Go here:

http://k3fs.blogspot.com/

And look for the hypertext on the right side of the page. You will want
to have the PL/DPL tones too.

Aspinwall, Sharpsburgh, Etna, Blawnox, Millvale Police - 471.5875
Aspinwall, Sharpsburgh, Etna, Blawnox, Millvale Fire - 471.5625
Aspinwall, Blawnox EMS - 471.8375 (Foxwall)
Sharpsburgh, Etna, EMS - 471.8375 (Seneca)
Millvale, EMS - 471.8375 (Ross-Westview)
O'Hara Township also uses these frequencies (as above).
St. Margaret Hospital 464.475 PL 156.7

Don't forget that the Waterworks Plaza is within the corporate limits of
the City of Pittsburgh so you will want to also have those frequencies
in your scanner. Pittsburgh Police have a station at the Waterworks.

Remember, unless I made a typo error above, all this data comes from
Frank, K3FS (accept no substitutes).

Steve, consider stopping in to meet some of the TRAMA group at the
King's at the Waterworks on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Regards, John (N3JPB)

For more information on Rick Christian see
http://www.pghscannner.con/richardechristian.html
__,_._,___

Sunday, October 16, 2011

PGHScanner Site Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :

Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Frequencies For Other Counties In Pennsylvania
Frequencies For Other Counties In Pennsylvania Updates
Washington County Scanning Page
Washington County Scanning Page Updates Page

New Pages Added :
Beaver County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates Page

Richard E. Christian stop using the K3FS domains. Stop misrepresenting yourself as Fran, and or K3FS. Stop using my data and format. Stop using domains close to other peoples sites and work. Richard E. Christian is in Bradenton, Fl, and is in Manatee County Florida. Richard now feels that to see data that he may actually work to get, you need to register. Richard does not require this for data that he takes from others. Richard should heed his own advise and leave the maintaining of pages for local information to those who can actually hear it. Richard STOP stealing others data, work, and identities.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

100th LOTW DX entity received

I received LOTW QSL from ST2AR today. This marks the 100th DX entity confirmed on LOTW. Thanks, ST2AR.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

PGHScanner Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded.

Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Trunked Systems
Frequencies For Other Counties In Pennsylvania
Washington County Scanning Page

The corresponding PDF files have been uploaded to the Files page.

It was brought to my attention that I forgot to upload the 396/996xt file. I will update my file and upload this soon.

A note to Richard E. Christian. Stop misrepresenting yourself as K3FS. Stop using the K3FS domains in an attempt to misdirect people from the site. Stop misrepresenting yourself as Frank K3FS. Stop using my old data, pages, and page formatting. More about Richard E. Christian may be found at :
http://www.pghscanner.com/richardechristian.html

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pages Updated

Updates to the following pages have been uploaded :

Allegheny County Fire Stations
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
Allegheny County Public Safety Agencies Listed By Communities
Allegheny County Scanner Page
Allegheny County Scanner Page Updates
Listing By Frequency - Reverse Look Up
Other Counties in Pennsylvania
Other Counties in Pennsylvania updates
PGHScanner Files - Corresponding PDF Files Have Been Uploaded
Washington County Frequencies - Added Dispatch By Zones, Fire Stations, And EMS Stations
Washington County Frequencies Updates Page

Not updated, but worthy of mention :

Richard E. Cristian Page - Rick, stop misrepresenting yourself as K3FS. Stop misleading people into thinking your sites are associated with me or K3FS. Stop Copying the site and contents. Please see the Richard E. Christian Page for more details.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Washington County Update

This is an update of all of the Washington County Fire Departments and what channels they are on. I know you have most of them updated but I figured I would give you the complete list. At the bottom I will include a couple of updates for the police departments also.



The following stations are on the Low Band Fire Dispatch Channel 46.40 still



11 Bentleyville

15 East Bethlehem

19 Denbo Vesta 6

27 Richeyville

30 West Middletown

31 Claysville

32 South Franklin

34 Amwell

35 Avella

36 Taylorstown

38 Ellsworth

39 West Alexander

42 Morris Twp

45 Hanover Twp

49 Jefferson Twp

50 Lone Pine

52 Canton

53 West Finley

67 Marianna

68 Cokeburg



Zone 1 High Band Fire 151.430 PL 110.9



43 North Franklin

44 South Strabane



Zone 2 High Bank Fire 151.0625 PL 110.9



18 Slovan

21 Burgettstown

25 Chartiers Twp.

29 Cecil #2 (Muse)

65 Houston

69 Canonsburg



Zone 2A High Band Fire 151.430 PL 127.3



10 Cecil #3 (Cecil)

12 McDonald

13 Midway

28 Cecil #2 (Lawrence)

41 Mt. Pleasant Twp.



Zone 3 High Band Fire 151.3475 PL 156.7



14 New Eagle

16 Roscoe

17 Stockdale

22 Lock 4

23 California

24 Elrama

26 Finleyville

33 Charleroi

40 Allenport

46 Valley Inn

47 Fallowfield Twp.

61 West Brownsville

63 Carroll Twp

66 Donora



54 Washington City Fire 453.4875 DPL 411



62 Monongahela City Fire 471.0875 PL 131.8



48 North Strabane Twp / 64 Peters Twp 154.130 PL 141.3





Police Departments



Robinson Twp has part time police coverage by McDonald PD

Midway Borough is now covered full time by McDonald PD 12xx

Burgettstown Borough is now covered Part Time by McDonald PD normally unit 1235

State police in Washington has switched to the Open Sky system

Bentleyville Borough and Cokeburg Borough both use Southwest Regional PD part time unit id is 5835 for both.







Just for if you don’t have them; the following is a list of all the Municipalities in Washington County along with what police agency covers them:



11 = Bentleyville - Southwest Regional PD / PSP Belle Vernon

12 = McDonald – McDonald PD

13 = Midway – McDonald PD

14 = New Eagle – Monongahela PD

15 = East Bethlehem Twp. – East Bethlehem PD / PSP Washington

16 = Roscoe – RESA PD / PSP Belle Vernon

17 = Stockdale – RESA PD / PSP Belle Vernon

18 = Smith Twp – Smith Twp PD

19 = Centerville – Centerville PD / Split between PSP Washington / PSP Belle Vernon

21 = Burgettstown – McDonald PD / PSP Washington

22 = North Charleroi – North Charleroi PD / PSP Belle Vernon

23 = California – California PD

24 = Union Twp – PSP Belle Vernon

25 = Chartiers Twp – Chartiers Twp PD

26 = Finleyville – Monongahela PD

27 = North Bethlehem Twp – PSP Washington

28 = Cecil Twp – Cecil PD

30 = West Middletown – PSP Washington

31 = Claysville – Donegal Twp PD / PSP Washington

32 = South Franklin Twp – PSP Washington

33 = Charleroi – Charleroi PD

34 = Amwell Twp – PSP Washington

36 = Blaine Twp – PSP Washington

38 = Ellsworth – PSP Washington

39 = West Alexander – Donegal Twp PD / PSP Washington

40 = Allenport – RESA PD / PSP Belle Vernon

41 = Mt. Pleasant Twp – Mt. Pleasant Twp PD / PSP Washington

42 = Morris Twp – PSP Washington

43 = North Franklin Twp – North Franklin PD

44 = South Strabane Twp – South Strabane PD

45 = Hanover Twp – Hanover Twp PD / PSP Pittsburgh

47 = Fallowfield Twp – PSP Belle Vernon

48 = North Strabane Twp – North Strabane Twp PD

49 = Jefferson Twp – Jefferson Twp Pd / PSP Washington

51 = West Pike Run – West Pike Run PD / PSP Belle Vernon

52 = Canton Twp. – PSP Washington

53 = West Finley – PSP Washington

55 = Beallsville – Beallsville PD / PSP Belle Vernon

56 = East Washington – East Washington PD

57 = Coal Center – Southwest Regional PD / PSP Belle Vernon

58 = Long Branch – Southwest Regional PD / PSP Belle Vernon

59 = Elco – RESA PD / PSP Belle Vernon

60 = Independence Twp / PSP Washington

61 = West Brownsville – West Brownsville PD / PSP Belle Vernon

62 = Monongahela – Monongahela PD

63 = Carroll Twp – Carroll Twp PD

64 = Peters Twp – Peters Twp PD

65 = Houston – Houston PD / PSP Washington

66 = Donora – Donora PD

67 = Marianna – PSP Washington

68 = Cokeburg – Southwest Regional PD / PSP Washington

69 = Canonsburg – Canonsburg PD

70 = Somerset Twp – PSP Washington

71 = Deemston – PSP Washington

72 = Robinson Twp – McDonald PD / PSP Pittsburgh

73 = Donegal Twp – Donegal Twp PD

74 = Nottingham Twp – PSP Washington

75 = Dunlevy – RESA PD / PSP Belle Vernon

76 = Speers Borough – Charleroi PD

77 = Twilight Borough – Charleroi PD

78 = West Bethlehem Twp – PSP Washington

79 = East Finley – PSP Washington

80 = Green Hills Borough – PSP Washington

82 = Buffalo Twp – PSP Washington

83 = Hopewell Twp – PSP Washington

90 = Washington – Washington PD

Monday, September 5, 2011

Page Updated

The Files Download page has been updated. This update is still in progress. Currently, there are files for the Pro-96/2096 (Win96 and csv), Pro-97 (Win97 and csv), 396xt/996xt (FreeScan and csv), and Yaesu FT8800. There are also PDF versions of the pages for download.

I am still working on Pro-92, Yaesu VX7R, Moble DB databases, and possibly Pro-93 files. I hope to ad some of those soon.

Verizon no longer allows for FTP to their sites. I will be phasing that out soon.

Please update all bookmarks to the PGHScanner.com domains.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Skyview Swap And Shop 2011

Skyview Radio Society Swap And Shop is Sunday August 28 from 0800 - 1300.
They are located at 2335 Turkey Ridge Road, Uooer Burrell Township.

More information can be found on their web site :
http://www.skyviewradio.net/

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles :

461.4875 DPL 311 QB radios
461.4875 DPL 606 Defense radios

Repeater system using voice inversion.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

And More Bat Man

Heard Tonight :
451.0625 DPL 051
451.2375 DPL 023
451.4375 DPL 413
451.5375 DPL 065 - Ch. 3
451.800 DPL 516
451.8125 DPL 526
451.8625 DPL 243
456.4375 DPL 464
456.5375 DPL 131 - Ch. 4
456.800 DPL 612
456.8125 DPL 712
457.4125 DPL 172
457.8625 DPL 263
466.4875 DPL 654

Plus others that were already reported.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Batman

Filming of Batman continues. Heard tonight on my way home

451.2375 DPL 023 Simplex
456.8125 DPL 712 Simplex
451.5375 DPL 065 Simplex

According to the reports I heard, it is snowing in Gotham today

Road Construction

Becks Run Road - 462.575 - PL 67.0 - Simplex

North Side construction - Pittsburgh Police on the detail are using PEMA Ch. 6 (453.525 PL 210.7 repeater) for traffic control

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Site Updated

PGHScanner site has been updated. Most pages contain new content. All pages have been updataed to the first phase of updating PGHScanner.com. Its not much of a layout difference, but all pages are now more standard, and have been cleaned up a bit.

Also added with this update was a new page - Richard E. Christian. Richard is the one who has registered the K3FS domains. He is not associated with me or my site. He has plagiarized the content, style, and data from my site.

Phase II will continue. This involves some data format changes. I am hoping I can get this done and add more flexibility to the data output.

I am also working on adding another new page as well.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

PGHScanner New Page Added

Frequency listing by frequency. Look up by frequency and determine the user based on PL/DPL/NAC, and notes. This was one if the requested items from the survey.

v3 of PGHScanner.com is now under development, and should add more flexibility on data displays, and many more features.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

PGHScanner Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :

Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zone
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
Allegheny County Fire Stations
Allegheny County Trunked Radio Systems
PGHSCanner Pittsburgh Area Scanner Page Updates
PGHScanner Pittsburgh Area Scanner Page
Washington County Frequencies
Washington County Frequencies Update Page

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pittsburgh Power

Frequencies heard at the Pittsburgh Power game.

466.0375 - CSQ - Simplex - Event coordination.
464.550 - UNK - Smplex - Operations
465.925 - CSQ - Simplex - Operations
467.7125 - UNK - Consol Energy Center Guest Services

Consol Energy Center uses a MotoTrbo system for most comms.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

PGHScanner Events Calendar

PGHScanner Events Calendar has been added to the site.

This is a calendar function that lists meetings, nets, contests, hamfests, and other events in the area.

Please let me know of any corrections, or if there is anything you would like added.

More new features to be added.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
PGHScanner Pittsburgh Area Scanner Page
PGHScanner Updates to Pittsburgh Area Scanner Page
PGHScanner Allegheny County Dispatch By Zone
PGHScanner Allegheny County Communities

Added new page - FCC Emission Designators - New Page

Continuing to standardize pages on site

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pit Stop Parking

Pit Stop Parking - 461.475 - PL 103.5 - Repeater - Shuttle and parking operations

Penn Hills Police

Allegheny County is now dispatching Penn Hills PD on East PD - 472.58875 PL 167.9

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

PGHScanner.com

PGHscanner.com has been launched. The use of the domain, and the new server, should allow for some new features that I could not use before.

The PGHScanner blog should be functional soon.

The pages have been uploaded. I have only done some minor standardizing, and rewording. The files page is currently empty. The files were old and outdated anyway. I am working on the files, and will upload new files soon.

Any comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zone
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
Allegheny County EMS Stations
K3FS Pittsburgh Area Scanning Page
Updates To K3FS Pittsburgh Area Scanning Page
Frequencies To Other Areas Of Pennsylvania
Updates To Frequencies To Other Areas Of Pennsylvania
Washington County Frequencies
Updates To Washington County Frequencies

There will be a major update regarding the site soon. I'm working on something new, that will allow for more features.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

WASHFest 2011

WASHFest 2011 will be held on Sunday February 27, 2011 0800-1500 (Rain, shine, or snow). It will be at the Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall, 3600 Library Rd. Talk in on 146.955 (-) and 443.650 (+).

For more information visit their site at : http://n3sh.org/washfest_2010.htm

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded.

K3FS Pittsburgh Area Scanning Page - Minor update. Corrected typo on Ros Fire Police, and corrected frequency for Turtlecreek. Also updated Pittsburgh TRS information on this page.

Allegheny County Trunked Systems - Minor update. Deleted Housing Authority from agencies on system.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :

Allegheny County Trunked Systems - Major update for the Pittsburgh TRS
Allegheny County EMS Stations
Allegheny County Dispatch by Zone
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
K3FS Pittsburgh Area Scanning Page
K3FS Pittsburgh Area Scanning Page Updates

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :

Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zone
K3FS Pittsburgh Area Scanning Page
Updates For K3FS Pittsburgh Area Scanning Page

Other Frequencies In Pennsylvania (Major update. Deleted old York county freqs, and more. More Fire and EMS tones added to Berks county, as well as some cleaning up of Berks county.)

Updates For Other Frequencies In Pennsylvania
Washington County Frequencies
Updates For Washington County Frequencies

Happy New Year. I have plans on adding one or two more pages to the site this year.

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and I have been VERY flattered by REC this year, and expect that will continue this year.