Washington County, TN Digital
One of our sources is reporting the Washington County, TN
radio system is almost ready to be switched on. Once its
up and running well have the new systems specifications,
frequencies, talk groups, nacs, est.s soon as
possible. While this will be a hindrance to all of us
around Johnson City without a new scanner, it will only
be a matter of time until a live scanner feed is on the
ETSU is ready once the change over is made to switch
to their own system.
New Dispatch Consoles
In the May Newsletter we referenced an article
"Pirates using Satcom",
since then we've been able to find a confirmed source of
all the military satcom
satellite listings. From news stories dated since the
article there have been several
arrests and equipment confiscations in the United States
where individuals were
illegally using the satellites to communicate globally.
However, many drug cartels and even terrorists cells
continue to use the technology to send "coded"
With the frequency lists we've compiled there are two
frequencies listed for each channel. The output is the
satellite itself and can be heard globally, the input
would be the unauthorized user. These can be quite
exciting and if you know Spanish, you will be amazed at
the traffic apparently out of South America.
There is also a new worksheet added to the Radio
We've totally redesigned
the frequencies page, Now each county has a drop down
menu selection that takes you to a dedicated page for
that county, listing its frequencies. There are also
common frequencies used throughout the country listed
below the drop downs. We plan to further update each page
with details on the frequencies and the county
infrastructure in the near future. Among some of the
things we'd like to include are: unit numbers, FCC data,
pictures, channel numbers, agency links, and general
reception coverage for each county's facilities. Please
keep the feedback coming!.
www.m.scannerfood.com This link is specially
designed for mobile phone, and pda type devices, it
includes a link to the live scanner feed that is
accessible via your mobile device.
www.live.scannerfood.com This link takes you
directly to a page for the live scanner feed. Once there,
you have four different options to listen to the feed.
This makes it easy for everyone to listen in, regardless
of their internet connection, computer, etc.
Emory and Henry
has a new tower for their FM radio
station, WEHC 90.7. They are currently
transmitting 500 watts from a transmitter closer
to the campus, after the new state funded 199 ft
tower goes online they will be transmitting 8700
watts ERP! The FCC recently approved the station
license change from a "Class A" to
"Class C3." Once they flip the switch
most of Southwest Virginia and parts of Northeast
Tennessee will be in reception range of the
station. So now you know who put up the new
tower at exit 26. Click the pictures
for a closer look.
FCC Information - College Station Website Link
Current Status 09/20/2009
Note the microwave antenna on the
left below the 3 larger antennas.