|Well Since the last
newsletter, which we may as well say was the
first we've found a lot of new frequencies...
Here's a sample of what's new....
Thats just a couple, check out the Radio Phonebook (Link at the end of newsletter)
|Are ya ready?
Start Your Engines!!!
|The Virginia State Police , VDOT, and VA
Interstate Highway Contractor TME will
be in control of Interstate 81 (in Virginia) , from the command center at the race track to the highways
themselves, and the air. Medflight, weather permitting will be providing aerial support for
traffic monitoring. Last year, VDOT supervisors in light trucks communicated traffic
hazards to VSP dispatch alongside police traffic.
The Tri Cities Regional Airport will be packed with corporate jets, expect lots of traffic
on the local aviation frequencies as well as the airport security.
("talkgroup 49808" on Sullivan County Trunked)
Wellmont has several repeaters licensed for use during the race,
there use varies and we're anxious to see what kind of radio traffic this year will bring.
Every Talkgroup on The Sullivan County Trunked system will be busy, we plan to search a bit and
discover some of the "Race" talkgroups, since its subject to be specific to just this race we recommend searching
the entire system if you want to hear activities as some of the talkgroups may be used just for the duration of the race.
Talkgroup 12512 on Tri-Cities Communications Trunked system is one of the bigger campgrounds
it WILL have interesting conversations (wink wink, we all love alcohol).
Everyone have a safe and fun weekend!
|Last month we mentioned there were several
bills slated to regulate mobile use of cell phone
The fact these bills contained such a vague wording by the use of "Wireless Telecommunication Devices"
we were all concerned we might be prohibited from using our scanners, ham radios, CB's etc.
Luckily all those bills have died in committee, just across the state line, West Virginia has a similar bill
pending that aggressively defines what's prohibited, Link to HB2621
Sadly there's no mention of exemptions for Amateur Radio.
The legislative season may be up for this year, but lets all keep up the fight to keep our rights,
Write your congressman!
Though its been raining almost every day since
Christmas, this time of year can
|The International Space
Station offers an opportunity to listen as well,
here are a couple frequencies that have been heard daily. Space Shuttle Discovery
can be heard during launches, orbit, and landing on the 224.975 and 259.700 frequencies.
|And lets not
forget about the amateur radio repeater aboard.
Plug 145.800 into your scanner...
When you hear traffic, the space station is overhead!
|145.8000||144.4900||ISS Amateur Radio FB2 Space Station|
|145.8000||437.8000||ISS Amateur Radio FB2 Space Station|
|437.8000||145.9900||ISS Amateur Radio FB2 Space Station||67.0|
Here's a superb resource for frequencies courtesy of Monitoring Times
||And Finally, As I keep preaching , the Radio
Phonebook has been updated,
I'm so terribly sorry about the broken link last month, Here ya go
Download the Radio Phonebook (Updated March 17, 2009)
Thats it for now, Happy Scanning!
See the RadioPhonebook for more!
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