BILLíS TEMPORARY JUMP-OFF TO RADIO TOPIC PAGES

 

Back to Main opening page:  www.marscan.com

 

This page is part of the rebuilding of the site, and will gradually be replaced by individual topic jumpoff pages as time goes on.    Note that from the outset, Aero and Marine are linked separately

 

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Official Spectrum Direct Page

Check for conditions favouring distant reception and is an all round fascinating site:  Hepburn's DX Information Centre

My own list of continuously transmitting stations on VHF-HI in the Maritimes and northern New England.  This list, along with a list of FM broadcasters can provide some clues regarding the current DX conditions.

Description of the Maritimes P25 700 MHz Trunked Mobile Radio System  

MTMRS frequency matrix, a Marscan exclusive  

HAM radio pages

eHAM.net  (Amateur Radio on the Net)

Radio Amateurs of Canada - RAC

My Weather Radio Page  

RAILWAY frequency list and map for the Maritimes

Open Railway Map, showing current and abandoned railways around the world

HFX TRANSIT

OTHER SERVICES  

Canada's VHF Band Plan

About Call Letters 
   
Codes used in radio: ten, Q, CW etc
(Have you heard, 10 codes may be dying out)

About GMRS, FRS and MURS    

The old 
Mobile Telephone Service and the introduction of the cell phone

Using GMRS radios in an institutional setting

 

My historical page on the no-longer-existing Nova Scotia RCMP VHF Network. 

 

THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OVERLAP WITH THE ABOVE AND ARE GENERALLY OBSOLETE.   AS OF LATE 2019 I AM COMBINING THE UPPER AND LOWER SECTIONS.  TO BE COMPLETED EARLY IN 2020.

 

 

VHF AMATEUR RADIO PAGE
 
(Includes my list of 2 m rptrs in the Maritimes and Maine, last updated Feb 18, 2015)

 

MY BROADCAST LISTENING PAGES  TV, FM, AM

WTFDA  Worldwide TV-FM DX Association   NRC  National Radio Club (AM Radio)  TV Fool. Check what TV stations are in range at your location.
 Recent Broadcast Decisions from the CRTC   
Digital Homeís discussion page on Eastlink Cable TV offerings

NOVA SCOTIA FIRE  (revised Dec 29/14)
(Dept lists, with frequencies, and Dispatch Ctrs.)

The overall list of NS fire departments is off-line for reconstruction and will return by the end of November 2015.

Billís Miscellaneous Radio Pages:

Canada's VHF Band Plan

   About Call Letters

Codes used in radio: ten, Q, CW etc
(Have you heard, 10 codes may be dying out)

About GMRS, FRS and MURS   

The old
Mobile Telephone Service and the introduction of the cell phone

Using GMRS radios in an institutional setting

 

Miscellaneous External Links:

eHAM.net  (Amateur Radio on the Net)

Webcam view at Qualicum Beach, BC (my hometown)

Guides to Maineís New Statewide System (MSCommNet)

Chart of US frequency allocations by service.  This is the whole radio spectrum.  Some differences from Canada, but mostly the same. 

Radio Scanner Guide

 

 

¬ VHF and/or UHF scanners and monitors I have owned (not including transceivers):

GE Searcher, Lafayette P-100, Tompkins TunaVerter,

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.  Sportyís 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.