Source for scanner frequencies?

txronharris Mar 22, 2010

  1. txronharris

    txronharris TrainBoard Member

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    Is there an online source for railroad scanner frequencies? I know I can go buy the book at the local shop, but I will only use it once and don't want to fork out the 20.00 for it if I don't have to. Just bought a new scanner and looking forward to using it soon so want to load it up with the UP, BNSF, DGNO, FWWR, hot box and E.O.T. frequencies for this area.

    Any help is, as always, very much appreciated!
     
  2. alister

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  3. txronharris

    txronharris TrainBoard Member

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    Alister, you rock! Thanks for the link. Does anyone else know about the hot box and E.O.T frequencies?
     
  4. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't know those where you are. For my own area's roads I used three methods. First, I did a mess of Google searches to try and find information on the local area. I got some that way. I then noticed that a railroad map book I had was full of frequencies so I programmed those in as well. I then called up a list of AAR frequencies and so I programmed all of those into my scanner over several banks so if I am operating out of area or if I want to see if there are any new frequencies in use I simply scan on those banks. I think this is how I found some hotbox and EOT frequencies, but I don't remember fully since it was a little over two years ago.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. doofus

    doofus TrainBoard Supporter

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    I look in the timetable!
     
  6. txronharris

    txronharris TrainBoard Member

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    I know that they're there too and thanks for your response, but then my question becomes is there an online version of the timetables listed somewhere so I can find the frequencies for my area?
     
  7. alister

    alister TrainBoard Member

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    Some EOTs here:

    Railroads Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference

    Looks like this site might have it all, but the parts you want might be in different categories. The link above is the same site I gave you before but with different info. It would be nice if their search engine was more flexible.
     
  8. SteamDonkey74

    SteamDonkey74 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ron,

    Everything I have ever found was very piecemeal - usually assembled by railfans in a particular area for use by other railfans in that area. I have yet to find something comprehensive for the whole country.

    If there are particular yards or subdivisions you are interested in they are good subjects for internet searches.

    Good luck!

    Adam
     
  9. doofus

    doofus TrainBoard Supporter

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    Kalmbach publishes a book about it...........

    My local radio repair shop/ scanner sales store had a list of local freqs. How about an amature radio club in the area?
     
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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Railroads, (and others), do change their frequencies or places of assigned use, over time. In the ten years since this topic, I'd bet a lot has changed.
     
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    True! NS recently changed most of their frequencies in my area. If it weren't for a chance meeting with a local fan, I'd have been in the dark.
     
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