BILL'S PERSONAL ATLAS OF NOVA SCOTIA

last updated June 12, 2009

 

This section is a repository for my scanned pages of the 2006 Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas, published by Peter Heiler Ltd and distributed by MapArt Publishing Corp.    This is the yellow covered back road atlas commonly seen on sale in major retailers in our region.    The 2009 edition is available as I write this introduction.

The main reason for me posting these pages, which currently are only the ones covering Nova Scotia, is that I have placed all the NS TMR sites on the pages, as well as all the obsolescent IMRS sites.    I marked these in on my own physical copy of the atlas, with a square for TMR and circle for IMRS.    A triangle indicates an active fire lookout tower.     Other sites such as fire paging transmitters are indicated with an X, but there are only a few of these included.  You will also be able to use these maps to look up locations of volunteer fire departments and anything else of interest.   I think the special value of pages like this, just as looking in the actual atlas, is that you can look around the area for things that you didn't even know the name of to start with.   What I mean is, iwhile it is good to have a name of a place or feature and look it up the modern way, on Google Maps or whatever, but if you don't know the name or if you want to get a better feel for the area, or want to use something other than the base map those computer programs use, then this way I am sharing with you is I think useful.

A special note regarding the Halifax page:  the items marked in black such as ODKAS are beacons,  reporting points and landing and departure paths for Halifax International Airport.

As this is intended to be primarily for my own use, I did all this marking with a pen, and you may even see a few other items marked in , some nothing to do with radio.     I have posted these maps here for my own use, but you are also welcome to access them.   My strong recommendation is that you purchase your own copy of the Back Road Atlas and then if you wish mark in anything you want from my on-line maps.     I am not gaining financially in posting these and I mean for you to buy this great atlas for yourself, so I hope that the publisher will not mind me doing so.

To be fair, I should also point out that for even more detail you could obtain the government produced Nova Scotia Atlas, but this costs quite a lot more, and unfortunately does not give the names of the roads.

The individual pages can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate item below in the grid.   The numbers refer to page numbers in my atlas.

TMR sites indicate the frequency group used by that site.   For now I will not translate these but you can check them out at my page   http://marscan.com/tmrintro.htm and go to part 5 (system chart).   Also I am not in general naming the sites as you can likely figure these out from features appearing nearby.  On most maps the sites of the NS Integrated Mobile Radio Service (IMRS) are also shown, along with their remaining fire grid and GSS/EMO frequencies.   Some subsidiary IMRS sites, that only contain former DOT frequencies are also shown.   Finally, in an inconsistent way, some fire department page transmitters are depicted but this is not complete.

 

                   
26
Pleasant Bay
 
27
Highlands
 
                 
40
Inverness
 
41
Baddeck
42
Boularderie
43
Glace Bay
     
50
Amherst
 
51
Springhill
52
Tatamagouche
53
Pictou
54
New Glasgow
55
Antigonish
56
Port Hood
57
Iona/St Peters
58
SE C Breton
59
Louisbourg
    65
Aylesford
66
Kentville
 
67
Minas Basin
68
Truro
69
Musquodoboit

70
Trafalgar
 
71
Sherbrooke
72
Guysborough
73
Canso/Arichat
   
76
Digby Neck
77
Annapolis W
78
Middleton    
79
New Ross
80
Wndsr-Chster
81
Halifax
82
Musquodoboit
Hbr
83
Sheet Hbr
         

84
Meteghan
 
85
Tobeatic
86
Rossignol
87
Bridgewater
                 

88
Yarmouth
 
89
Shelburne
90
Lockeport