Friday, December 5, 2014

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanner Page
Allegheny County Scanner Page Updates
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Listing By Community
Beaver County Scanning Page
Beaver County Scanning Page Updates
Butler County Scanning Page
Other Counties In Pennsylvania
Other Counties In Pennsylvania Updates
Pennsylvania Frequencies
Washington County Scanning Page
Washington County Scanning Page Updates

Work continues on the new version of the site. Please try it out Replace the html at the end of the URL with php. Any comments and suggestions on the new site are welcome. Should start work on the data bases soon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

North Police

I received a message from Tim McKenna with the following change in North PD.

The police departments that were on North PD 12 (460.2875) were combined onto North PD 10 on November 19th, and now that channel covers all police from Harrison Township down to Verona in the Allegheny Valley area. The old North PD 12 is now known as Allegheny Valley Public Safety, and is an ops channels for fire/EMS/police to use as needed.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Site Updated

Updates for most pages were uploaded.

I am working on updating the site. Currently the site is up and running in both the old format, and the newer format. The new format is still a work in progress. I am just working on the basic layout and conversion of the current pages to the new format. There are some bugs that need to be worked out. The biggest issue is getting the navbar to work in older versions of Internet Explorer. Please try out the new sites. Just add .php instead of html at the end of the URL. Any suggestions are welcomed.

The second phase of the site upgrade will be the use of databases, SQL, and PHP to allow easier updating of the site, and more flexibility. Hoping to allow some searching of the databases, and perhaps even the building of your own scan list from the data.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

University of Pittsburgh TRS

University of Pittsburgh TRS was changed from a Type I Motorola system to a DMR Capacity Plus system. I have analyzed the system completely yet. Different color codes on each freq. The rest channel will have a data burst similar to LTR systems, every 2-3 seconds. Voice traffic and data bursts will move between the frequencies.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Allegheny County Jail

Allegheny County Jail has been changed over to a P25 Phase 1 TRS. Control channel 857.2125. So far the only TG I have heard is TG 1.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Southpaw Filming

Ch. 1 451.2375 DPL 023 - Main freq for the filming
Ch. 2 456.2376 DPL 043 - Chit chat channel for the main filming Ch.
Ch. 3 451.5375 DPL 065 - Main freq for transportation and logistics
Ch. 4 456.5375 DPL 131 - Chit Chat channel for transportation and logistics

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Beaver County Scanning Page
Beaver County Scanning Page Updates
Berks County Scanning Page
Washington County Scanning Page
Washington County Scanning Page Updates

Pages Updated

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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

K3CSF Field Day

We will be operating K3CSF from the firehouse during field day. Look for us on the bands. We will be operating from a portable set up outside of garage bay 3 weather permitting (inside if bad weather). Feel free to visit us during operating times.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Munhall Police

Munhall Police have moved to county dispatch. They are now on East Police Ch. 6 470.3624 PL 206.5 using unit #47--

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pittsburgh Pride In The Streets

Pittsburgh TRS TG 54048 is active with traffic related to the event.

I have also heard traffic on TG 54080 last night. Not sure if it was related to this or not.

Monday, June 2, 2014

University Of Pittsburgh Police

University of Pittsburgh Police - 460.3625 - PL 103.5 Ch. 2
453.150 - PL 103.5 Ch. 1

I am hearing them mostly on Ch. 2 today. Lots of radio service testing and switching back and forth. Most ops have been on Ch. 2. I have only heard radio checks on Ch. 1 today.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Medic 950

I was sent information on this,
Forbes Hospital has been designated as Station 950 for both Allegheny and Westmoreland county EMS.  

Unit 951 is a 24/7 physician response unit.  952 and 953 are paramedic response vehicles

Washington County Updates

Some updates for Washington County that were emailed to me :

Zone 2 police, unit 1235 is the dedicated part time Burgettstown unit when not on duty 1230 covers it all other times,  unit 1237 is dedicated part time unit for independence twp and west middletown boro, when not logged on State police out of Washington covers this area.

Zone 3 police,
Units 5830-34, 5820, 5821 covers only the Coal Center area.
Units 5833 and 5834 are the Bentleyville police units
Units 5835-5837 are the Union Twp. Police units.

As of right now these fire companies are still on 46.400, some may be simulcasted on the high band channels also but are primary on 46.400
11, 15, 19, 27, 45, 49, 67, 68
Zone 1 fire tx 155.895, rx 151.430 PL 110.9
30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 39, 42, 43, 44, 50, 52, 53
ZONE 2 FIRE, TX 159.3825, RX 151.0625 PL 110.9
10, 12, 13, 18, 21, 25, 29, 41, 65, 69
ZONE 2A FIRE SAME AS ZONE 1 WITH A PL OF 127.3
28
ZONE 3 FIRE TX 155.2025. RX 151.3475. PL 156.7
14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 33, 38, 46, 47, 61, 63, 66

 
Under EMS agencies some changes have occured
 
if someone hears a call go out for:
 
Medic 1100 that is actually Medic 7200 at the Bentleyville Base
Medic 6500 is actually Medic 7200 at the Houston Base
Medic 4800 is actually Medic 6900 at the North Strabane Base which I believe will be at the Fire Station next to the Meadows Casino. (This is to be going in place but not sure when, was supposed to start a week or two ago.)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny county Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones Updates
Allegheny County Fire Stations
Allegehny County Fire And EMS Tones
Allegheny County Trunking Sysytems
Washington County Scanning Page
Washington County Scanning Page Updates
QSL Cards Received

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Communities
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zone Updates Page
Allegheny County Fire And EMS Tones
PGHScanner.com Abbreviations Page

Friday, March 7, 2014

Findlay Police

Findlay Police - 460.150 - P25 NAC 293 - They are using P25 at times.

This one is a little odd. I have heard the base dispatching in P25, and the cars in analog. I have heard only one half of the conversation using P25.

Bethel Park School District

Bethel Park School District - 464.675 - DMR - Buses TG 1, Maintenance TG 2. Color Code 2

Baldwin- Whitehall School District

Baldwin-Whitehall School District - 464.7875 - NXDN96 - Buses

Friday, February 7, 2014

Allegheny County West Zone

Allegheny County West Zone Changes :

West Police Ch. 1 - 460.500 - PL 103.5
West Fire Dispatch 1 - 471.7375 - PL 114.8
West Fire Ops 2 - 472.7375 - PL 241.8
West EMS - 470.4375 - PL 123.0

All have been narrow banded. There are new tones for the departments. I will work on the new tones now.

North Fayette DPW

North Fayette DPW - 156.225 - NXDN48 Digital

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WASHfest 2014

WASHfest 2014

Sunday February 23, 2014
0800 - 1500

Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall
3600 Library Rd (Rt 88)
Castle Shannon, PA

For more information see :
http://www.n3sh.org/hamfests.htm

Monday, February 3, 2014

UPMC Children's Police

It was reported that UPMC Children's Hospital Police use call sign 3920, 39221 on Pittsburgh police frequencies

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Trunked Systems
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pennsylvania American Water Company

I have noticed that their VHF channel had been quiet. The trucks now had UHF antennas. They are now using a trunked MotoTrbo system on frequencies licensed to Staley Communications. This system has multiple sites, with separate control channels and frequencies for voice communications. This works similar to Motorola trunked systems as the control channel puts out a data stream all of the time. Frequencies are assigned by the given LCN assigned to the frequency. There are usually 2-4 voice channels per site. I have noticed that users are able to use different sites depending on their location.

Pennsylvania American Water uses TG 59.
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer uses TG 21

I am putting the information together on this system, and it will be added to the site when I am done.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

155.745

I had listed 155.745 as DPW for Fndlay and possibly Sewckley. 155.745 is now non P25 digtal format, and simplex.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pages Updated

Updates for the following pages have been uploaded :
Allegheny County Scanning Page
Allegheny County Scanning Page Updates
Allegheny County Listing By Frequency
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zones
Allegheny County Dispatch By Zone Updates
Pittsburgh Area Aviation Frequencies
Pittsburgh Area Aviation Frequencies Updates
Washington County Scanning Page
Washington County Scanning Page Updates

Monday, January 6, 2014

Greater Pittsburgh International Airport

Greater Pittsburgh International Airport :
453.825 PL 173.8 - Operations
453.875 PL 141.3 - Fire / EMS
453.925 PL 156.7 - Police
453.975 PL 103.5 - Runway Maintenance
460.525 PL 192.8 - Field Maintenance
471.225 PL 156.7 - Fire / EMS

PLs have changed.

I have not been able to confirm Allegheny County Airport use of 453.825 and if PL has changed.

Breeze Shooters 10M Ground Wave Conytests

Breeze Shooters 10M ground wave contest dates :
January 18, 2014 - PSK31
February 15, 2014 - CW
March 15, 2015 - SSB

For rules and forms go to :
http://www.breezeshooters.net/html/groundwave_contest.htm

WASH 2 Meter Contetst

WASH 2 meter contest will be on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Contest starts at 1900 EST, and ends 2300 EST. For rules and forms go to :

http://n3sh.org/Seasonal/2%20Meter%20Contest/2014/2014%20%202M%20Contest.pdf

Pittsburgh TRS

Hearing TG 54048. This sounds like this is the mayors swearing in celebration at the Heinz History Center