Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Beaver County Scanning Page
Beaver County Scanning Page Updates
Butler County Scanning Page
Berks County Scanning Page (Major Update)
Other Counties In Pennsylvania
Other Counties In Pennsylvania Updates
Pennsylvania Agencies

Saturday, December 7, 2013

White Oak DPW

Daniel Patton, KB3FCZ reports White Oak is Using 460.2375 DPL 025 for DPW.

New computer in the shack

I have recently replaced the shack computer with a Dell Opitplex 780. 2 core 3.0ghz 4gb ram, and 300gb hard drive. It looks like my internet connection is more stable. LOTW is working now on the computer. All logs should up load to HRD Log, and EQSL right after the QSO is logged. LOTW will be uploaded after I am done operating that day. JT656 QSO will be logged on HRD Log, EQSL, and LOTW after I am done operating for the day. Logs will be uploaded to Club Log frequently.

I am hoping to do more with the RTL SDR (Terretec) dongle that I have. I have SDR# installed, and the SDR is working great on this system. I should be able to start doing some new things with it now.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Listing By Communities
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Dispatch
Allegheny County Fire Stations
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Waterfront

The Waterfront - Homestead - 464.700 - DPL 223 - Repeater - Security

The old frequency 152.435 has been quiet

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
K3FS QSL Cards Received

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Camp Guyasuta

152.3225 DPL 423 - repeater - Camp Guyasuta Haunted Trail operations

Pages Updated

Updates have been uploaded of the following pages :
Allegheny County Scanner Page
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zone
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
Allegheny County Aviation Frequencies
Allegheny County Aviation Frequencies Updates Page
Allegheny County Listing By Community
QSL Cards Received

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pittsburgh Narrrow Band Changes

Fire Ch. 2 453.850 PL 118118.8
Police Ops 453.340 PL 74.4

They had announced this am they would be working on the med channels for narrowbanding. So far I have heard no activity on med channels except Med 6 453.125 PL 151.4 I was not entirely sure this was local traffic.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

City Of Pittsburgh Narrow Banding Changes

Confirmed changes as of today :
Police Ch. 1 453.100 - PL 218.1
Police Ch. 2 453.250 - PL 67.0
Police Ch. 3 453.400 - PL 114.8
Index  453.550 - PL 69.3
Fire Dispatch 1 - 453.700 - PL 71.9
Admin 453.950 - PL 225.7
EMS Dispatch 1 462.950 - PL 91.5
EMS Ch. 2 462.975 - PL 136.5

Have not been able to confirm if the following have been changed as yet :
Fire Ch. 2 453.850
Operations 453.450

Note that they are now referring to Fire Dispatch 1, and Fire 2, as well as EMS Dispatch 1, and EMS 2

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

City of Pittsburgh

Changed today :
Fire Ch. 5 453.700 - PL 71.9
EMS Ch 9 462.950 - PL 91.5
EMS Ch 10 462.975 - PL 136.5

More will be changed over over the next couple of days.

Devonshire

Devonshire McNeilly Rd - 451.775 - PL 91.5 They were using a DPL. The PL is new the past couple of weeks.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been updated :
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Aviation Frequencies
Allegheny County Aviation Frequencies Updates Page
Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Fire Stations
Allegheny County EMS Stations
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
Pennsylvania Frequencies
Scanner Links

Scanner Links Page is still under update. Links have been validated, and dead links removed. I am still in the process of adding new links as I find them.

Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones - Major update. Fire and EMS tones have been added to the page. Primary operations channels have been added to the site as well.

I was back in Berks county, and have a lot of changes to be made. I will start working on those updates now as well. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Pittsburgh Narrowbanding Changes

This was posted to the PGHScanner Yahoo group :

UPDATE

Looks like only 30% of the city radios were ready to switch over to the new narrowband. As of 8am the county will wait until August 1st. to make the switchover. Nothing was said Friday or Sunday on the delay. I found out after getting phone calls that the new radios were not working.

Sorry Guys


--- In PGHScanner@yahoogroups.com, wrote:
>
> Ok change went in effect at 12am.
>
> Pittsburgh Police Channel 1 Dispatch 453.1000 218.1 458.1000 218.1 PGH Pol 1
> Pittsburgh Police Channel 2 Dispatch 453.2500 67.0 458.2500 67.0 PGH Pol 2
> Pittsburgh Police Channel 3 Dispatch 453.4000 114.8 458.4000 114.8 PGH Pol 3
> Pittsburgh Police City Wide Index 453.5500 69.3 458.5500 69.3 PGH Pol 4
> Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Channel 5 Dispatch 453.7000 162.2 458.7000 162.2 PGH Fir 1
> Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Channel 6 Operations 453.8500 118.8 458.8500 118.8 PGH Fir 2
> Pittsburgh Operations Channel 7 453.4500 74.4 458.4500 74.4 PGH Ops
> Pittsburgh Public Safety Admin. 453.9500 225.7 458.9500 225.7 PGH Admin
> Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS Channel 9 Dispatch 462.9500 91.5 467.9500 91.5 PGH EMS 1
> Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS Channel 10 Operations 462.9750 136.5 467.9750 136.5 PGH EMS 2
> Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Radio System 453.5250 210.7 458.5250 210.7 AC PEMARS
> Pittsburgh Talk Around Ch 12 458.3625 186.2 458.3625 186.2 PGH T/A
> Allegheny County Incident Command 453.4125 203.5 458.4125 203.5 AC INC CMD
>
> Medic Channel 1 463.0000 77.0 468.0000 77.0 Med 1
> Medic Channel 2 460.0250 79.7 468.0250 79.7 Med 2
> Medic Channel 3 463.0500 123.0 468.0500 123.0 Med 3
> Medic Channel 4 463.0750 CSQ 468.0750 100.0 Med 4
> Medic Channel 5 463.1000 229.2 468.1000 229.2 Med 5
> Medic Channel 6 463.1250 82.5 468.1250 82.5 Med 6
> Medic Channel 7 463.1500 233.6 468.1500 233.6 Med 7
> Medic Channel 8 463.1750 85.4 468.1750 85.4 Med 8
>
>
>

Monday, June 3, 2013

Washington County EMS

467.3875 PL 110.9 UHF rebroadcast of 155.295 PL 110.9 Washington County EMS

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Antenna

I am now on the air with a new antenna. Tonight I have switched the coax over to DX Engineering MBV-5, 43 ft vertical antenna. I finished the install work today. There is still some work to be done, laying out all of the radials, getting coax in its final position and few other little things.

I am planning on moving the UHF/VHF/6 meter antenna to the chimney mount and raising it up on a 10 foot mast.

The old A99 did well while it was in service. So far it has: 173 confirmed, 159 phone, 117 digital, 110 17M, 131 15M, 110 10M and many more on other bands.

I am looking forward to using 20, 30, 40, and 80M more now.Hopefully a little better reception in the 6925 area as well.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pittsburgh Power

Pittsburgh Power :
464.625 DL 072 - Repeater - Coordination during the game.
464.550 PL  167.9 - Simplex - Pregame activities. Likely Pyotechnico.
216.180 - Score board operations.
468.7375 PL 110.9 - Camera director.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Communities
Beaver County Scanning Page
Beaver County Scanning Page Updates
Other Counties in Pennsylvania
Other Counties In Pennsylvania Updates
Washington County Scanning Page
Washington County Scanning Page Updates

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

WesBanco Arena Wheeling, WV

WesBanco Arena, Wheeling, WV. Home of the Wheeling Nailers
151.805 - PL 103.5 - Simplex - Operations
154.515 - Simplex - Security And Concessions
461.7125 - DPL 162 - Simplex - Operations
464.9125 - DPL 165 - Simplex - Main Operations

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pittsburgh Area Amateur Radio Page Updated

With some help from Mark WB3CAI, the Pittsburgh Area Amateur Radio Listing has been updated.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Elizabeth Twp DPW

It has been reported that Elizabeth DPW has moved to 470.4625 DPL 306. I have not heard them on either their old channel or the new one lately.

Fayette County 33.700

Fayette County 911 is planning to stop using 33.700 for fire dispatch. At the latest this will Happen in April. One of the transmitters is reported to be down, and there are no plans to repair it. I can still hear 33.700 in use by Fayette County. All fire dispatch will be done on 155.190. It has been reported that the departments who have not changed over to VHF-high band pagers are doing so now.

Beaver County

Beaver County PD Zone 5 155.565 has moved over to 155.7225 PL 103.5. Work should now begin on the 155.565 repeater.

Munhall EMS

Munhall EMS is now being dispatched by Allegheny County 911 on East EMS 471.3125 PL 146.2. Station 630. Tones 617.4 / 1357.6

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Beaver County 154.740

154.740 PL 88.5  Repeater is on the air and in use. Heard Beaver County come on the air after 0700 this am, and call all units to check in. Channel is now in use.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Listing By Frequencies
Allegheny County Fire Stations
Allegheny County EMS Stations
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tomes

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pittsburgh Ch. 6

Pittsburgh fire ch. 6 453.850 PL 186.2 is very weak tonight. It is cutting in and out on the portable, and very weak on the base antenna. Not sure what the problem is.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Beaver County 154.740

One of the units testing is hearing an Ohio PD system. Looks like it could be Trumbull County Sheriff who also uses 154.740 PL 141.3.

Beaver County

154.740 PL 141.3 - repeater is on the air. There is testing going on right now.

154.340 PL 186.2 repeater is on the air. There has been testing going on with this There seems to be a problem with feedback on this repeater.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Monroeville Fireground

Monroeville fireground - 453.425 - Repeater - PL 110.9

New PL for this frequency

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beaver County

Beaver County Police Zone 4 has moved from 155.7225 PL 103.5 back to 155.010. There is now a repeater on 155.010 and the PL is now 151.4.

Zone 3 Police are currently on 155.7225 PL 103.5

I would expect that 154.740 will be worked on now, and back on the air soon.

Pages updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanner Page
Allegheny County Listing by Frequency
Allegheny County Scanner Page Updates
Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
Allegheny County EMS Stations
Beaver County Scanning Page
Beaver County Scanning Updates Page

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Beaver County 155.010

Now hearing key ups on 155.010 PL 151.4. No voice traffic. Beaver County is making changes to their radio system and the PD have just left this frequency.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Beaver County Scanning Page
Beaver County Scanning Page Updates
Butler County Scanning Page
Other Frequencies in Pennsylvania
Other Frequencies In Pennsylvania Updates

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanner Page
Allegheny County Scanner Page Updates
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Pager Tones

Thursday, January 17, 2013

C & D Towing

C & D Towing - 470.4625 PL 127.3 - Repeater

DXCC

I received LOTW QSL from K1GI/VP9 today to make 100 on 17 meters.

DXCC standings at this time :
Mixed - 151
Phone - 140
Digital - 104
10M - 108
15M - 122
10M - 100

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Beaver County

155.7225 - PL 103.5 - Repeater - Police.- Beaver Falls, Chippewa, Darlington, Franklin Twp., New Brighhton, North Sewickley, and probably more.

I will update this again soon.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Beaver County 155.7225

Beaver County 155.7225 PL 103.5 Repeater - seems to be active now. I am hearing Police calls being dispatched. I will log the frequency and then update the site.

Breeze Shooters Contests

Breeze Shooters will hold their ground wave contests :
January 19, 2013 - PSK31
February 16, 2013 - CW
March 16, 2013 - SSB

All contests are on 10 meters, and run from 1900-0000 EST.

For more information see their website :

http://www.breezeshooters.net/html/groundwave_contest.htm

WASH 2 Meter Contest

WASH will be holding their 13th annual 2 meter simplex contest this Saturday, January 12, from 1900 - 2300 EST (0000-0400 UTC) See the3ir website for rules and log sheets.
 http://www.n3sh.org/wash_2m_contest_2013.htm

This is always a fun little contest, and good to here some familiar voices.

Thursday, January 10, 2013