Friday, October 27, 2017

Uniden 436 Receiving issue

There has been some confirmation on the Yahoo Scanner Radio Discussion for DFW regarding the 436 reception issue.

Start quoted text :

Paul Opitz
Oct 15 9:18 AM
Blaine: One version of the main board had a noise issue that caused poor VHF/UHF performance. One way to see if this is the case is to just put a remote antenna on the scanner. If VHF/UHF improves, then that is likely the issue. There is a big thread at RadioReference where this has been discussed (Missing C1 capacitor might be a keyword for finding it...or poor VHF performance).

We'll fix it at no cost if that is the issue. If that happens not to be the issue, there would be a charge (i.e. if bandpass filter is blown).

End quoted text.

If you bought your 436 less than a year ago, or have sent it in for the repair campaign in the past year, your radio should be good. For older radios with poor VHF and UHF reception, this repair would fix the issue. Nothing was stated on whether Uniden would cover shipping one way, or both ways for this defect.

Still no word on the advertised features that have not been released yet.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CSX

CSX McKees Rocks Intermodal Yard began operations last week.

160.290 NXDN 48 RAN 1 TG 1

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Oglebay

Oglebay frequencies.
453.550 DPL 131 Repeater - Security, maintenance, trolley, and other park operations.
458.500 DPL 143 Simplex - Wilson Lodge , conference services, and other hotel operations.
453.8125 PL 100.0 Repeater - Golf operations
458.900 DPL 143 Unknown. One key up only and no traffic.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thunderbirds practice

Thunderbirds practice today :
141.175 am Diamond formation
235.250 am Solos

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are now in town for the air show this weekend. Heard them today on :
141.175am
139.800am
149.650am

They were either arriving or doing some flights to check out the air show area.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Marathon

There was some Pittsburgh Marathon activity on 452.4375 CC1 TG 3 today.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

White Oak Police

It has been reported White Oak Police are using 154.160 DPL 243 as a car to car channel.