May 2009 Newsletter
Listen to the live scanner at:
|Well Since the last newsletter, we've
found a lot of new frequencies...
Here's a sample of what's new....
That's just a couple, check out the Radio Phonebook
(Link at the end of newsletter)
|Pirates using Satcom|
|Below is an interesting story I found
There had been previous mention on the BBS's and email reflectors...
(yes these things still exist, and are great for the lesser spoken topics) anyways....
Pirates off Somalia had been using the same satellites to
communicate back to the United Kingdom to their "mission control" brokers.
This support group to the pirates provided them with support to intercept
which container ship had "goods" and which had nothing but coat hangers.
It would'nt hurt to keep an ear on these...
Weather Alert Radio Frequencies / SAME codes
|SAME weather alert radios allow custom
county or city codes to be programmed
into the receiver. Once a National Weather Service product has been issued with
the corresponding FIPS, or SAME code the receiver's squelch is opened and the
alert is heard. Most models include an additional siren or loud tone to accompany
the alert. It is important on the models that do not automatically find the correct frequency,
to program the frequency that corresponds to your county. This is because the weather
service offices do not necessarily broadcast products for your county or city on every
frequency thats within range of your listening location. Many models allow multiple counties
to be programmed, and may automatically scan all available frequencies and then only sound
if any alert is issued. SAME alert radios are specifically designed to discriminate the alert
at the county or city level. It is important that you understand the operation and function of
your weather alert radio, including the limitations mentioned above.
Since many people may use this service to protect life and property I
present this entire article as educational use only.
FIPS codes and frequencies for other counties can be found here
|County||FIPS||NWS Transmitter City||Frequency||Callsign|
|Bristol (city)||51520||Bristol, TN||162.5500||WXK47|
|Grayson||51077||Mount Jefferson, NC||162.5000||WNG588|
|Norton (city)||51720||Bristol, TN||162.5500||WXK47|
|Washington||51191||Mount Jefferson, NC||162.5000||WNG588|
Download the Radio Phonebook (Updated May 18, 2009)
Stats / Last Months Stats
Frequencies:1135 up from 1102
Unit Numbers:2460 up from 2196
Here's what we're working on...
New LTR Trunked Systems
(Still working!! Freqs now confirmed)
VA Hospital (In the works)
Live scanner updates complete, pictures soon.
That's it for now, Happy Scanning!
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