Bill’s Site
[Formerly the Maritimes Scanning Site, and commonly known as Marscan]

Opening page Last updated August 3, 2016
(Subsidiary pages are updated separately)

This page is centered on my interest in radio communications plus my other interests.  It consists of a combination of pages written by myself and links to other pages that support my interests.  I am not responsible for content on any linked page.   On the other hand I am responsible for my own pages, and request your input with corrections, comments and updates.  E-mail me: marscan1 AT gmail.com 

Unlike in its earlier years my site is not intended to cover the Maritimes with detailed lists of frequencies, but rather is now a place to come and learn from descriptive articles, and to find links of interest.   Many of my links and other material go beyond radio and are here strictly for my convenience in my wide-ranging set of interests, but you are of course free to use them as well.

Those of you looking for up-to-the-minute lists and discussions regarding scanning in the Maritimes, I recommend the following sites:
For
Prince Edward Island specifically, go to www.Scanpei.net 
For information and discussion re Atlantic Canada radio in general check out
www.scanmaritimes.com and join in.
 For radio information and discussion for
practically everywhere, go to www.radioreference.com

This site is now more than fifteen years old but is now a mere remnant of its former self, which was the Maritimes Scanning Site or “Marscan”.  It was the premier radio website for the Maritimes and was featured internationally in the August 2003 edition of Popular Communications. Nowadays it covers just a few topics of particular interest to myself that are not adequately covered elsewhere.      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!
 

What else can I say?  This site is in a state of abeyance. Now there is a fancy word!  Let’s just say that I have technical difficulties and a lack of time to update since early this year.  I have made some minor changes to my aero pages but that is about all. But there is no sense in calling it a day and taking it all away, as there is lots of useful information still here for you to use and enjoy. So be my guest!  You will see some historical pages re-appearing in the next few weeks.

MY ENHANCED HALIFAX CRUISE SHIP SCHEDULE FOR 2016.

Back by popular demand: My historical page on the no-longer-existing Nova Scotia RCMP VHF Network. 


AERO SCANNING AND OBSERVATION
This is my main interest, and here I present you with a wealth of details, many not easily found elsewhere!

Click here for a feed of Moncton Centre high level frequencies in range of Halifax, featuring the 133.95 PAL located near Halifax Stanfield international Airport.  Feed provided by hfxchris.

HAM

MARINE

RAILWAY

HFX TRANSIT

NS FIRE

BROADCAST

TMR2
 and Trunking: A Descriptive Article

NS GOVT

NS LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

NS EHS

About Bill: Background, Equipment, Contact

MISCL RADIO

Links and Pages Concerning Bill’s Non-Radio Interests

Some of the above boxes do not currently “work”. Here is the link to all that do exist but do not yet have individual links indicated above.  

Very Brief Intro to Scanning in Nova Scotia
for those who already have some knowledge of scanning, but not of the specific region.  This page requires some 2016 updating to reflect the completion of TMR2 in NS

THE FOLLOWING ARE EXTERNAL LINKS OF INTEREST TO ME AND PERHAPS TO YOU.  I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT ON ANY OF THESE SITES.

Industry Canada’s frequency data:  Spectrum Direct ,  

 
Halifax weather

Windyty.com – Cool wind flow map of our area, and more.

NS Weatherbriefing links and shows many weather related sites in the Maritimes.  Includes a huge variety of webcams, on the highways and others.

NS Burning Restrictions map (Burnsafe)

 Bangor Weather,
Canadian Hurricane Centre
US National Hurricane Center  
Nova Scotia Highway Cams
Nova Weather

My Weather Radio Page  


 

Sunrise, Sunset, Day Length in Halifax

Time, Time Zones,Calendars

Heavens Above
(Star Chart, Satellite Passes, etc.)


Hepburn's DX Information Centre
A wonderful resource for those of us interested in distant reception

distancesonline.com
(Road distances Canada/USA)

Calculating bearings and distances (Straight line, for radio use)

Direct links for my everyday use:
 
Activity at Hfx Stanfield A/P
Professional quality photos of aircraft at Halifax
www.planefinder.net
  www.flightradar24
  www.flightaware.com
     (These links are also on my aero page) but I use them every day, so here they are, for convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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