Gray, TN Hamfest
The Gray Hamfest is
Saturday October 15th at the Appalachian Fair Grounds.
Youth: 12 years of
age and under are free
Hours: 08:00 to 14:30
Talk-in: 145.290 MHz [PL=103.5] or 146.520 MHz (Simplex)
They are giving away an Icom IC-7000 HF rig, several
Woxun HT's and a bunch of other great prizes.
There will be a VE testing session at the nearby Gray
Methodist Church, see http://www.grayhamfesttn.org/vetesting.htm for more details. It's a great time to get
started in Amateur Radio!
JMH new MotoTRBO System
Johnston Memorial Hospital has requested a
modification to their FCC license WNCA503
to incorporate a four+ channel MotoTRBO repeater system
for use at the new hospital just outside Abingdon, VA.
Unfortunately, this type of system cannot be received
with any scanner.
system (facilities/maintenance usage)
Each MotoTRBO repeater can support up to two user
talkgroups simultaneously, thus the system capacity could
be as many as four channels repeated and several simplex
talkgroups/channels if desired. The old analog system
453.025 was not updated on the license to be used at the
new location. The town of Abingdon is no stranger to
MotoTRBO with its Police, Fire, Parks/Recs, Street
Department, and Schools all on MotoTRBO systems.
New Hear from Here
We completed a two week analysis of what you can hear
from Bristol, VA.
This is the byproduct of unknowns research, and very
useful in its own self!
If anyone ever tells you there's nothing to listen to in
Bristol, prove them wrong, there's plenty!
Take a look our research
file for the project and a peek inside it's
Have a Uniden scanner with "search and store"
us and we'll walk you through
documenting your area, you never know you may become our
newest frequency sleuth!
Fall Fire Season
Fall fire season is here... not only does burning leaves
start wildfires but careless smoking and campfires fuel a
majority of these potential killers. Practice safe
burning and obey your local burning restrictions,
there're there for a reason.
Theres also another danger we seldom remember,
house fires. Every year when the first cold weather hits
the region there are dozens of house fires due to dirty
furnaces and flammable objects touching baseboard and
wallboard heaters. The sad reality is no matter how much
we educate and prepare there is always the statistic. Do
your part to keep yourself and your family safe.
It doesnt hurt to keep an ear on the scanner too,
wildfire information can be the difference between life
and death and knowing the extent of a neighborhood fire
can not only keep you safe but alert you to a neighbors
crisis and start the flow of goodwill. With the
downturned economy a house fire hurts everyone more than
ever. And finally, please don't interfere with any
firefighting operations, let the experts do their job.
Feed Stats courtesy of radioreference.com
For select recordings see the Media Section.
Radios and Scanners
Perfect for anyone new to the
hobby and an excellent refresher for us that has
become a little rusty. This is the most up to
date publication that effectively covers multiple
radio services available.
I have been mentoring someone new to the
scanner hobby and provided a little
reinforcement. If you want to test your skills,
here are some sample tests I quickly drew up to
make the subject matter a little more intensive.
Answers to follow in each
|Answers to chapters 1-6 HERE
Answers to chapters 7-9 HERE
Answers to chapters 10-12 HERE
Answers to chapters 13-14 HERE
|Answers to chapter 15 HERE
Answers to chapter 16-17 HERE
Answers to chapter 18 HERE
Answers to chapter 19 HERE
Answers to chapter 20 HERE
Answers to chapter 21 HERE