Friday, October 27, 2017

Uniden 436 Receiving issue

There has been some confirmation on the Yahoo Scanner Radio Discussion for DFW regarding the 436 reception issue.

Start quoted text :

Paul Opitz
Oct 15 9:18 AM
Blaine: One version of the main board had a noise issue that caused poor VHF/UHF performance. One way to see if this is the case is to just put a remote antenna on the scanner. If VHF/UHF improves, then that is likely the issue. There is a big thread at RadioReference where this has been discussed (Missing C1 capacitor might be a keyword for finding it...or poor VHF performance).

We'll fix it at no cost if that is the issue. If that happens not to be the issue, there would be a charge (i.e. if bandpass filter is blown).

End quoted text.

If you bought your 436 less than a year ago, or have sent it in for the repair campaign in the past year, your radio should be good. For older radios with poor VHF and UHF reception, this repair would fix the issue. Nothing was stated on whether Uniden would cover shipping one way, or both ways for this defect.

Still no word on the advertised features that have not been released yet.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


CSX McKees Rocks Intermodal Yard began operations last week.

160.290 NXDN 48 RAN 1 TG 1

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Oglebay frequencies.
453.550 DPL 131 Repeater - Security, maintenance, trolley, and other park operations.
458.500 DPL 143 Simplex - Wilson Lodge , conference services, and other hotel operations.
453.8125 PL 100.0 Repeater - Golf operations
458.900 DPL 143 Unknown. One key up only and no traffic.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Thunderbirds are now in town for the air show this weekend. Heard them today on :

They were either arriving or doing some flights to check out the air show area.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

White Oak Police

It has been reported White Oak Police are using 154.160 DPL 243 as a car to car channel.

Crescent VFD

Crescent VFD was given approval to pursue switching to Allegheny County for dispatch.

Thanks to Tim M. for the information.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wilmerding fire on Allegheny county dispatch east zone

Wilmerding fire station 306 is now dispatched on Allegheny County East Fire 1 470.3875 PL 123.0

Leet Twp move to Allegheny county dispatch

Tim M sent an email that Leet had moved to Allegheny county dispatch. According to Leet's home page they moved December 6, 2016 to Allegheny county dispatch.

Bell Acres On Allegheny county dispatch

I received an anonymous email stating that Bell Acres had switched from Beaver County Dispatch to Allegheny County.

Bell Acres Police are on North Police Ch. 11 495.0125 PL 186.2 #82--