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