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Lowe HF-150

Chris
 

Hi, has anyone got a Lowe HF-150 receiver?
ive recently acquired one and would like to hear of any good frequencies to listen to, I live in the UK, or any hints and tips, mods etc. 

FCC Updates W/E 07/04/2020

Michael Martin
 

The latest FCC Updates have been posted to the web (http://FCCUpdates.com).

 

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Re: FB or MO

~Bill
 

You maybe right, this might have been before "M" and other proposed creating FB6/FB8
Heck, I think Nextel wasn't even born yet :) still FleetCall :)

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:43 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

I remember licensing FB4s in the early 80s through NABER (National Association of Business and Educational Radio).

I know FB8s did not exist then, and I'm not positive if FB6 was an option or not at the time. I think those came about shortly after.

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 4:17 PM, ~Bill wrote:
IT has been so long ago and the Coordinator group is no more [NABER]
it might have been due to control station heights then.. or a Base
Station vs Control



-----Original Message-----
From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:56 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

I've been involved for that long as well and an FB4 *is* a community repeater. If each user is licensed that is an FB2.

I think the coordinator was trying to get more money from you or didn't know what they were talking about.

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 2:50 PM, ~Bill wrote:
From having had to Freq Coordinate and FB4 in the past and my
Coordinator telling me that each user would have to license and I
did not want to pay for the extra $$ over-charges for an FB6
Now that said, my last coordination was in the early 80's so the FCC may have changed the rules, but that is the source as well as having watched many years of FCC grants.

YMMV



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From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:36 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

Can you provide the source for "FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user license as well"

According to the FCC, FB4 station class means the community repeater is licensed for multiple users under the one license. That is what makes it a "community repeater". Licensing of each user would be required under an FB2 station class, but not FB4 or above (FB6/FB7/FB8).

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 12:04 PM, ~Bill wrote:
To add to the GOOD info

FB2 generally a single user repeater, but may [YMMV] contain
multiple PL/DPL tones

FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user
license as well

FB6 Community repeater – users come, users go, no license info to
search for other than the Radio Shop owner

FB8 usually reserved for a Community Trunked system – owned by one
entity in the FCC [radio shop or Business or Government entity]

As to the OP’s original question to listen to the FB or MO – only
you will learn which one to listen to.

A Duplex system you likely want to listen to both, buta Semi-Duplex
Repeater system, just rely on the FB2, FB4, FB6 or FB8 listing.

Now to add [depending where you are, and whose network] more
confusion, you may want to listen to the FX1, FX2 remote RX/TX or
control stations

Depending on how these are using, they could be a Mountain Top RX
site

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*To:* main@Scanner.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex). FB2 is a fixed base repeater.


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Re: FB or MO

Joe M.
 

I remember licensing FB4s in the early 80s through NABER
(National Association of Business and Educational Radio).

I know FB8s did not exist then, and I'm not positive if FB6 was an option or not at the time. I think those came about shortly after.

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 4:17 PM, ~Bill wrote:
IT has been so long ago and the Coordinator group is no more [NABER] it might have been due to control station heights then.. or a Base Station vs Control



-----Original Message-----
From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:56 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

I've been involved for that long as well and an FB4 *is* a community repeater. If each user is licensed that is an FB2.

I think the coordinator was trying to get more money from you or didn't know what they were talking about.

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 2:50 PM, ~Bill wrote:
From having had to Freq Coordinate and FB4 in the past and my
Coordinator telling me that each user would have to license and I did
not want to pay for the extra $$ over-charges for an FB6
Now that said, my last coordination was in the early 80's so the FCC may have changed the rules, but that is the source as well as having watched many years of FCC grants.

YMMV



-----Original Message-----
From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:36 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

Can you provide the source for "FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user license as well"

According to the FCC, FB4 station class means the community repeater is licensed for multiple users under the one license. That is what makes it a "community repeater". Licensing of each user would be required under an FB2 station class, but not FB4 or above (FB6/FB7/FB8).

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 12:04 PM, ~Bill wrote:
To add to the GOOD info

FB2 generally a single user repeater, but may [YMMV] contain multiple
PL/DPL tones

FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user
license as well

FB6 Community repeater – users come, users go, no license info to
search for other than the Radio Shop owner

FB8 usually reserved for a Community Trunked system – owned by one
entity in the FCC [radio shop or Business or Government entity]

As to the OP’s original question to listen to the FB or MO – only you
will learn which one to listen to.

A Duplex system you likely want to listen to both, buta Semi-Duplex
Repeater system, just rely on the FB2, FB4, FB6 or FB8 listing.

Now to add [depending where you are, and whose network] more
confusion, you may want to listen to the FX1, FX2 remote RX/TX or
control stations

Depending on how these are using, they could be a Mountain Top RX
site

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Behalf Of *Kevin O'Rourke
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*To:* main@Scanner.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex). FB2 is a fixed base repeater.


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Re: FB or MO

~Bill
 

IT has been so long ago and the Coordinator group is no more [NABER] it might have been due to control station heights then.. or a Base Station vs Control

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:56 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

I've been involved for that long as well and an FB4 *is* a community repeater. If each user is licensed that is an FB2.

I think the coordinator was trying to get more money from you or didn't know what they were talking about.

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 2:50 PM, ~Bill wrote:
From having had to Freq Coordinate and FB4 in the past and my
Coordinator telling me that each user would have to license and I did
not want to pay for the extra $$ over-charges for an FB6
Now that said, my last coordination was in the early 80's so the FCC may have changed the rules, but that is the source as well as having watched many years of FCC grants.

YMMV



-----Original Message-----
From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:36 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

Can you provide the source for "FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user license as well"

According to the FCC, FB4 station class means the community repeater is licensed for multiple users under the one license. That is what makes it a "community repeater". Licensing of each user would be required under an FB2 station class, but not FB4 or above (FB6/FB7/FB8).

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 12:04 PM, ~Bill wrote:
To add to the GOOD info

FB2 generally a single user repeater, but may [YMMV] contain multiple
PL/DPL tones

FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user
license as well

FB6 Community repeater – users come, users go, no license info to
search for other than the Radio Shop owner

FB8 usually reserved for a Community Trunked system – owned by one
entity in the FCC [radio shop or Business or Government entity]

As to the OP’s original question to listen to the FB or MO – only you
will learn which one to listen to.

A Duplex system you likely want to listen to both, buta Semi-Duplex
Repeater system, just rely on the FB2, FB4, FB6 or FB8 listing.

Now to add [depending where you are, and whose network] more
confusion, you may want to listen to the FX1, FX2 remote RX/TX or
control stations

Depending on how these are using, they could be a Mountain Top RX
site

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Behalf Of *Kevin O'Rourke
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*To:* main@Scanner.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex). FB2 is a fixed base repeater.


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Re: FB or MO

Joe M.
 

I've been involved for that long as well and an FB4 *is* a
community repeater. If each user is licensed that is an FB2.

I think the coordinator was trying to get more money
from you or didn't know what they were talking about.

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 2:50 PM, ~Bill wrote:
From having had to Freq Coordinate and FB4 in the past and my Coordinator telling me that each user would have to license and I did not want to pay for the extra $$ over-charges for an FB6
Now that said, my last coordination was in the early 80's so the FCC may have changed the rules, but that is the source as well as having watched many years of FCC grants.

YMMV



-----Original Message-----
From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:36 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

Can you provide the source for "FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user license as well"

According to the FCC, FB4 station class means the community repeater is licensed for multiple users under the one license. That is what makes it a "community repeater". Licensing of each user would be required under an FB2 station class, but not FB4 or above (FB6/FB7/FB8).

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 12:04 PM, ~Bill wrote:
To add to the GOOD info

FB2 generally a single user repeater, but may [YMMV] contain multiple
PL/DPL tones

FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user
license as well

FB6 Community repeater – users come, users go, no license info to
search for other than the Radio Shop owner

FB8 usually reserved for a Community Trunked system – owned by one
entity in the FCC [radio shop or Business or Government entity]

As to the OP’s original question to listen to the FB or MO – only you
will learn which one to listen to.

A Duplex system you likely want to listen to both, buta Semi-Duplex
Repeater system, just rely on the FB2, FB4, FB6 or FB8 listing.

Now to add [depending where you are, and whose network] more
confusion, you may want to listen to the FX1, FX2 remote RX/TX or
control stations

Depending on how these are using, they could be a Mountain Top RX site

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Behalf Of *Kevin O'Rourke
*Sent:* Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:45 AM
*To:* main@Scanner.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex). FB2 is a fixed base repeater.


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Re: FB or MO

~Bill
 

From having had to Freq Coordinate and FB4 in the past and my Coordinator telling me that each user would have to license and I did not want to pay for the extra $$ over-charges for an FB6

Now that said, my last coordination was in the early 80's so the FCC may have changed the rules, but that is the source as well as having watched many years of FCC grants.

YMMV

-----Original Message-----
From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe M.
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:36 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

Can you provide the source for "FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user license as well"

According to the FCC, FB4 station class means the community repeater is licensed for multiple users under the one license. That is what makes it a "community repeater". Licensing of each user would be required under an FB2 station class, but not FB4 or above (FB6/FB7/FB8).

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 12:04 PM, ~Bill wrote:
To add to the GOOD info

FB2 generally a single user repeater, but may [YMMV] contain multiple
PL/DPL tones

FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user
license as well

FB6 Community repeater – users come, users go, no license info to
search for other than the Radio Shop owner

FB8 usually reserved for a Community Trunked system – owned by one
entity in the FCC [radio shop or Business or Government entity]

As to the OP’s original question to listen to the FB or MO – only you
will learn which one to listen to.

A Duplex system you likely want to listen to both, buta Semi-Duplex
Repeater system, just rely on the FB2, FB4, FB6 or FB8 listing.

Now to add [depending where you are, and whose network] more
confusion, you may want to listen to the FX1, FX2 remote RX/TX or
control stations

Depending on how these are using, they could be a Mountain Top RX site

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Behalf Of *Kevin O'Rourke
*Sent:* Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:45 AM
*To:* main@Scanner.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex). FB2 is a fixed base repeater.


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Re: FB or MO

Joe M.
 

Can you provide the source for "FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user license as well"

According to the FCC, FB4 station class means the community repeater is licensed for multiple users under the one license. That is what makes it a "community repeater". Licensing of each user would be required under an FB2 station class, but not FB4 or above (FB6/FB7/FB8).

Joe M.

On 6/30/2020 12:04 PM, ~Bill wrote:
To add to the GOOD info

FB2 generally a single user repeater, but may [YMMV] contain multiple
PL/DPL tones

FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user
license as well

FB6 Community repeater – users come, users go, no license info to search
for other than the Radio Shop owner

FB8 usually reserved for a Community Trunked system – owned by one
entity in the FCC [radio shop or Business or Government entity]

As to the OP’s original question to listen to the FB or MO – only you
will learn which one to listen to.

A Duplex system you likely want to listen to both, buta Semi-Duplex
Repeater system, just rely on the FB2, FB4, FB6 or FB8 listing.

Now to add [depending where you are, and whose network] more confusion,
you may want to listen to the FX1, FX2 remote RX/TX or control stations

Depending on how these are using, they could be a Mountain Top RX site

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Of *Kevin O'Rourke
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*To:* main@Scanner.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex). FB2 is a fixed base repeater.


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Re: FB or MO

David Lines
 

This link would help!

Station Class Codes

Dave, N3NTN

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 9:44 AM Kevin O'Rourke <kevin.orourke1@...> wrote:
FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex).  FB2 is a fixed base repeater.

Re: FB or MO

David Lines
 

Here is a full listing of the station class codes.


Enjoy,
Dave, N3NTN


On Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 9:44 AM Kevin O'Rourke <kevin.orourke1@...> wrote:
FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex).  FB2 is a fixed base repeater.

Re: FB or MO

~Bill
 

To add to the GOOD info

 

FB2 generally a single user repeater, but may [YMMV] contain multiple PL/DPL tones

FB4 Community repeater – radio shop rents out, but makes each user license as well

FB6 Community repeater – users come, users go, no license info to search for other than the Radio Shop owner

FB8 usually reserved for a Community Trunked system – owned by one entity in the FCC [radio shop or Business or Government entity]

 

As to the OP’s original question to listen to the FB or MO – only you will learn which one to listen to.

A Duplex system you likely want to listen to both, but  a Semi-Duplex Repeater system, just rely on the FB2, FB4, FB6 or FB8 listing.

 

Now to add [depending where you are, and whose network] more confusion, you may want to listen to the FX1, FX2 remote RX/TX or control stations

Depending on how these are using, they could be a Mountain Top RX site

 

 

 

From: main@Scanner.groups.io [mailto:main@Scanner.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin O'Rourke
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:45 AM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

 

FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex).  FB2 is a fixed base repeater.

Re: FB or MO

Kevin O'Rourke
 

FB is a fixed base transmitter (simplex).  FB2 is a fixed base repeater.

Re: FB or MO

Jan Fine
 

Fixed Base. Those are the repeaters. The mobile freqs are normally the inputs.

On 6/29/2020 6:41 PM, Phil Kane wrote:
On 6/29/2020 10:45 AM, Chris Pohlad-Thomas wrote:

When you are looking through a list of frequencies associated with a
business, do you tend to monitor the fixed base frequencies or the
mobile frequencies?
If it's a conventional simplex system, the base (FB) and mobile (MO)
stations are *supposed to be * on the same frequency.

If it's a conventional repeater system, the mobiles (MO) are *repeated*
on the repeater (FB2) output,

And then we have the oddball configurations of half-duplex where the
base (FB) and mobile (MO) are on different frequencies but are not
cross-repeated. You will be amazed at what some system planners seem to
come up with.

Trunked systems are a whole different bowl of soup.

73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane

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Re: Small tiny stub antennas and AM aircraft frequenci

Phil Kane
 

On 6/29/2020 5:07 PM, Thomas Luce via groups.io wrote:

want the scanner to be invisible.
Quite often I put my scanner (Uniden BC72XLT - NASCAR Special) in my hip
pocket when I'm wandering about on the railroad as to not draw any more
attention than I do anyhow. My TRX-1 is a bit larger but then again my
jeans have big pockets.

Phil Kane - Beaverton, OR - K2ASP
PNWR CP Hall MP 29.9 - OE District

Re: Small tiny stub antennas and AM aircraft frequenci

Thomas Luce
 

Outstanding reply Ken. The wisdom for a stub antenna is simply space; handling binoculars and a scanner at the same time. I certainly can handle the rubber duck antenna in the box but if a smaller antenna does just as good then I certainly hope to be told. I want the scanner to be invisible.

Re: FB or MO

Chris Pohlad-Thomas
 

I don't think I ever realized what the difference was between an FB and an FB2. Thanks!

Chris Pohlad-Thomas


From: Phil Kane <k2asp@...>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 6:41 PM
To: main@Scanner.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Scanner] FB or MO

On 6/29/2020 10:45 AM, Chris Pohlad-Thomas wrote:

> When you are looking through a list of frequencies associated with a
> business, do you tend to monitor the fixed base frequencies or the
> mobile frequencies?

If it's a conventional simplex system, the base (FB) and mobile (MO)
stations are *supposed to be * on the same frequency.

If it's a conventional repeater system, the mobiles (MO) are  *repeated*
on the repeater (FB2) output,

And then we have the oddball configurations of half-duplex where the
base (FB) and mobile (MO) are on different frequencies but are not
cross-repeated.  You will be amazed at what some system planners seem to
come up with.

Trunked systems are a whole different bowl of soup.

73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane



Re: FB or MO

Joe M.
 

In business, there are usually one of two cases:

1. The base and mobile frequency are the same. This would be FB FCC station class for the base.

2. They are using repeaters which are not designated FB, but in this case the repeater is what you would monitor since it retransmits the mobile transmissions. Repeaters are usually FB# where # is 2 through 8.

Joe M.

On 6/29/2020 1:45 PM, Chris Pohlad-Thomas wrote:
When you are looking through a list of frequencies associated with a
business, do you tend to monitor the fixed base frequencies or the
mobile frequencies?

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Re: FB or MO

Phil Kane
 

On 6/29/2020 10:45 AM, Chris Pohlad-Thomas wrote:

When you are looking through a list of frequencies associated with a
business, do you tend to monitor the fixed base frequencies or the
mobile frequencies?
If it's a conventional simplex system, the base (FB) and mobile (MO)
stations are *supposed to be * on the same frequency.

If it's a conventional repeater system, the mobiles (MO) are *repeated*
on the repeater (FB2) output,

And then we have the oddball configurations of half-duplex where the
base (FB) and mobile (MO) are on different frequencies but are not
cross-repeated. You will be amazed at what some system planners seem to
come up with.

Trunked systems are a whole different bowl of soup.

73 de K2ASP - Phil Kane

Re: Small tiny stub antennas and AM aircraft frequenci

Ken Hansen
 

Thomas,

To distill your question down to its basic elements, you have. Uniden 125 scanner, it ships with a short, general application antenna, and you are interested in airband activity. Your typical use is at the edge of the airport property, essentially line-of-sight to all the transmitting towers around the airport.

To answer your last question first, the included "short" antenna should be fine.

As for a "stubby" antenna, without a specific model to compare it to a "short" or "full-length" antenna, I think it would likely be OK, but not be as good a performer as the included "short" antenna, and since you already have the "short" antenna, why are you considering a "stubby" antenna? For convenience? If that is the case, I suspect a "stubby" antenna will perform adequately At the airport's edge, but be certain it at least covers bands close to those you are interested in (108-174 MHz). For RX, anything close is good - just be sure and avoid UHF-specific stubby Antenna's, they are designed for use around 450 MHz, thats too far from your frequencies of interest to be useful.

Hope this helps,

Ken

On Jun 29, 2020, at 1:03 AM, Thomas Luce via groups.io <toml242001=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I'm strongly considering the Uniden 125 hand held scanner and the business frequencies I'm interested in is the airline frequencies for the terminals and other facilities at LAX, as listed in Radioreference, as they could be of interest from a observation park on the South side of the airport.
Plus, the normal Tower and Ground frequencies. The Uniden is great as for its size and if its best to use the rubber duck antenna in the box then so be it.
None of the frequencies I'm looking at are DMR or other exotic codes.

Re: Pro Golf frequency's Barracuda Open, located at the Tahoe Club in Truckee from July 27th to August 3rd

Ken Hansen
 

Typo? Did you mean GHz?

Ken

On Jun 29, 2020, at 11:18 AM, Brad Ko6kL via groups.io <jhill_81@...> wrote:

Wireless mic’s and RF Camera channels are in 1.4 MHz non-tv bands.