April 2009 Newsletter
Listen to the live scanner at:
|Well Since the last newsletter, which
we may as well say was the first we've found a lot of new
Here's a sample of what's new....
That's just a couple, check out the Radio Phonebook (Link at the end of newsletter)
|Trains usually call out signals or mile
posts to announce their current position on the Road
channels. ARN frequencies, usually known for phone patches can also be used as a
conventional repeater. These are sometimes used by high-rail trucks, crew pickup
arrangement, etc. "End of Train" devices are the little boxes attached to the last car of
a trains coupling. They transmit the air pressure reading back to the lead locomotive.
Defect detectors sound an audible voice describing the condition of the train, as a train
passes over sensors the defect detector counts the train length, speed, and number of
axles. It is not particularly uncommon to hear a "defect".
The NS Knoxville District uses CH 2 below as their primary road ch.
NS Ch 3 & 5 have facilities located on High Knob and Big A mtn, they
provide overall coverage to a wider area than the rail level "milepost" facilities.
CSX mainly uses 161.100 and is dispatched via Jacksonville Florida.
All AAR (American Association Of Railroad)
Frequencies are listed in the Radio PhoneBook
|Campus security will usually use each county's
respective sheriff's office
frequency as well. Below is a listing of some local universities, Several are
not confirmed, the license for the DMME (coal industry section above)
is based at a tower behind the MECC campus in Big Stone Gap, its possible
they are shared. It indicates multiple sites: Big A, White Top, High Knob, etc
under callsign KNHU770 . This may be used for all local colleges.
If you have any information on this topic please let us know!
Virginia Intermont (Unknown which
frequencies are for security)
ETSU is currently in the process of
changing systems, they currently
If you're using more than the "back of the set"
antenna for your scanner
you may have recently experienced first hand the wonderful acts of nature called lightning.
Theres a couple of things you can do to prevent damage to your scanner, your house, or more
importantly, damage to YOURSELF. Remember, a direct strike will cause damage no matter how well
you are prepared.
Heres a few links
Grounding Communications Systems
Lightning Protection Institute
Download the Radio Phonebook (Updated April 14, 2009)
Frequencies:1102 up from 966
Unit Numbers:2196 up from 2072
Here's what we're working on...
New LTR Trunked Systems (Still working)
VA Hospital (In the works)
Major Improvements to the Live Scanner!
(additional height coming soon)
That's it for now, Happy Scanning!
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