[Incorporating the former Maritimes Scanning Site, and commonly known as Marscan]
e-mail me: marscan1 AT gmail.com
Opening page Last updated May 12, 2015
(Subsidiary pages are updated separately)
This is the former Maritimes Scanning Site, which was featured
internationally in the August 2003 edition of Popular Communications.
It formerly covered in detail
For information and discussion re Atlantic
For information on all the
Much of what is left here is for my own convenience, to cater to my many other interests, but you of course are welcome to read these pages, and use the links. My thanks to the many contributors over the years, some of you very major back in the formative years and some in the later ones... you know who you are, and as well those who contributed once or a few times. I have heard from some of you that this site was what really got you going in scanning back when we were still trying to figure out TMR1, and in the years since. I am very pleased to hear that the site was of some use and inspiration to you. It was a pleasure!
My subsidiary pages, written by me. Some pages may include links to external pages.
Links I commonly use or recommend (Many are not specifically radio sites).These and other links on this site are presented for my convenience only, but may be of interest to you.
LISTENING PAGES Yes, I know that most of you like
to listen to emergency services on the scanner but aeronautical is my own
main continuing listening specialty. Here you will find several pages re
listening to and observing aircraft and understanding what the pilots and controllers
are talking about. Emphasis on
Enhanced Halifax Cruise Ship Schedule.
While this list is derived from the official
NOVA SCOTIA FIRE (revised Dec 29/14)
BROADCAST LISTENING PAGES TV, FM, AM
Please note that although this website does provide information on the TMR2 system itself (sites, etc.) it does not provide information on talk groups or on users.
Very Brief Intro to Scanning in Nova Scotia for those who already have some knowledge of scanning
Introduction to Trunked Radio and TMR1 and 2 for those who know very little about radio
The Maritimes’ Next
Generation TMR2: description, site list and system
frequencies. This system is in place
Checklist for TMR2
Printable. Shows sites in frequency groupings. Also includes guidelines for setting up
your Uniden scanner for TMR2. This page is revised in April 2015 to incorporate
associated with TMR2. A number of 800 MHz simplex and conventional repeater frequencies
are associated with TMR2. Users move
seamlessly between trunk and conventional channels as the need arises.
MOBILITY'S TMR. This is the year 2000 system being
gradually replaced by TMR2 and will most likely cease to exist later in 2015. This system carried almost all provincial
government communications plus most of
Atlas of NS showing TMR1 and IMRS radio sites
WEATHER AND HIGHWAY CAMS
TV and BROADCAST RADIO:
NRC National Radio Club (AM Radio DX’ing)
TV Fool. Check what TV stations are in range at your location.
Jonathan's TAFL Search with Google Maps
how a Motorola Smartzone system like TMR1 works
Radio Mobile About the program that allows you to produce radio propagation maps. Used by "Nick"
SHIPS AND MARINE RADIO (INCLUDING HARBOUR CAMS):Â
See Cruise Ship schedule at top
www.marinetraffic.com (see ship positions local or worldwide)
AIRCRAFT AND AERO RADIO:
See current location of Lifeflight air ambulance
www.planefinder.net (see aircraft positions local or worldwide)
Flightaware’s page on activity at Hfx Stanfield A/P
Aviation Safety Network (descriptions & photos of air crashes and incidents)
is an eclectic aero website including aircraft sales and a listing of
airspace fixes in the
Rockwell Collins (AIRINC) page
www.planespotters.net (Lists of current and historic aircraft types, deliveries, etc)
Professional quality photos of aircraft at Stanfield Hfx A/P (on the airliners.net website)
eHAM.net (Amateur Radio on the Net)
Webcam view at Qualicum Beach, BC (my hometown)
Steve Boyko's Cdn Railway Blog
Straight Line Distances: Calculating bearings and distances
Distances by road: distancesonline.com
Heavens Above (gives siting opportunities for the ISS and other satellites, etc)
Â VHF and/or UHF scanners and monitors I have owned (not including transceivers):
Radio Shack/Realistic PRO-30, PRO-43, PRO-92, PRO-95, PRO-96, PRO-97, PRO-99, PRO-106, PRO-2009, PRO-2026, PRO-2067, PRO-2096.
Uniden/Bearcat BC 235XLT, 590, 780XLT, 285D, 796D, 396XT, 996XT. BCT15. GRE PSR-400. Sporty’s Aviation Interrupt.
Might be others I have forgotten altogether, or at least the model number is forgotten!
Current base antennas, etc: Antennacraft HBU33 (RS 15-289) UHF & High VHF TV antenna on edge, RS Scanner/Ham Discone (RS 20-043), RS Rotator (RS 15-1245), Channel Master CM-7777 amp.