161.4100 Use???

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Re: 161.4100 Use???

Postby MNR's #1 Conductor » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:03 am

capecodlocoguy wrote:
MNCRR9000 wrote:Thanks for the list Capecodlocoguy. Thats perfect. I know this is a little off topic but you by any chance wouldn't happen to have a accurate list of frequencies for Providence and Worcester would you?


capecodlocoguy wrote:The most up to date list.................

Metro North Railroad Radio Channels (East of Hudson)
Channel 1 - 160.950 (AAR Channel 56)
Hudson Line CP 8 to CP 75, North White Plains Yard, Stamford Yard, New Haven Yard.
Channel 2 - 161.280 (AAR Channel 78)
Hudson Line GCT to CP 7, Harlem Line CP 106 to CP 82, Brewster Yard, GCT Yard, Stamford Yard (shop switching moves).
Channel 3 - 160.545 (AAR Channel 29)
New Haven Line CP 212 to CP 274, New Canaan Branch, Danbury Branch, Waterbury Branch, Harmon Yard, Highbridge Yard.
Channel 4 (A) – 160.410* (AAR Channel 20)
Harlem/Hudson MOW, 3rd Rail Dept, Structures Dept.
Channel 4 (B) - 161.070 (AAR Channel 64)
CSX Road Channel 2 used on MN engines and MU’s as channel 4.
Channel 5 – 161.160* (AAR Channel 70)
New Haven Line MOW/ Power Dept, GCT Station Master’s Office, Signal Control Desk.
Channel 6 (A) – 160.770 (AAR Channel 44)
MN “talk-around” channel on portables and mobile radios, Harmon Shop.
Channel 6 (B) – 160.335 (AAR Channel 15)
GCT Tunnel Emergency Channel.
MTA PD Channel 1 (Disp) – 161.220* (AAR Channel 74)
MTA PD Channel 2 (Car/ Car) – 160.560* (AAR Channel 30)
(*) Transmits with CTCSS tone 123.0



Sorry, I don't have any other railroad's list of frequencies in as much detail as I do MNRR .


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Re: 161.4100 Use???

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:49 am

Jingles 1 and Jingles 2
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Re: 161.4100 Use???

Postby MNR's #1 Conductor » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:43 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:Jingles 1 and Jingles 2


Heard a certain someone is Jingles 1,2&3!!! And it ain't CCLG, and it ain't me!! ;-)
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Re: 161.4100 Use???

Postby MNCRR9000 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:44 pm

Clean Cab wrote:The most up to date list.................

Metro North Railroad Radio Channels (East of Hudson)
Channel 1 - 160.950 (AAR Channel 56)
Hudson Line CP 8 to CP 75, North White Plains Yard, Stamford Yard, New Haven Yard.
Channel 2 - 161.280 (AAR Channel 78)
Hudson Line GCT to CP 8, Harlem Line CP 106 to CP 82, Brewster Yard, GCT Yard, Stamford Yard (shop switching moves).
Channel 3 - 160.545 (AAR Channel 29)
New Haven Line CP 212 to CP 274, New Canaan Branch, Danbury Branch, Waterbury Branch, Harmon Yard, Highbridge Yard.
Channel 4 (A) – 160.410* (AAR Channel 20)
Harlem/Hudson MOW, 3rd Rail Dept, Structures Dept.
Channel 4 (B) - 161.070 (AAR Channel 64)
CSX Road Channel 2 used on MN engines and MU’s as channel 4.
Channel 5 – 161.160* (AAR Channel 70)
New Haven Line MOW/ Power Dept, GCT Station Master’s Office, Signal Control Desk.
Channel 6 (A) – 160.770 (AAR Channel 44)
MN “talk-around” channel on portables and mobile radios, Harmon Shop.
Channel 6 (B) – 160.335 (AAR Channel 15)
GCT Tunnel Emergency Channel.
MTA PD Channel 1 (Disp) – 161.220* (AAR Channel 74)
MTA PD Channel 2 (Car/ Car) – 160.560* (AAR Channel 30)
(*) Transmits with CTCSS tone 123.0


I was wondering if there have been any changes to this list over the past year. Is 161.0700 still in use since I heard that they may be getting rid of it due to interference with CSX?
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Re: 161.4100 Use???

Postby radioman2001 » Wed May 04, 2011 10:27 am

I came across this post on a google search for interference on 161.28, but I had to comment on the erronious info here on some of the frequencies. ALL train radios for ALL cars, cabs, and engines will by 01-01-2013 have the channel 4 position set for 160.770 as well as narrow banded, and I should know, I made that decision. 95% of the Bombarier cars are done, 60-70% of M3 and M7 are done. The M2 and 4 are a bit behind, but will also be done by 01-01-2013.The reason is simple, MNRR is NOT licensed for 161.07. That is a throwback from the old days when Penn Central and Amtrak owned these lines. (I was really disappointed when we lost those channels too) We were asked nicely some years back, and so far there has been no official complaints. All personnnel have been notified to NOT use the old channel 4, and so far things have been good.The mobile and portable frequency listings do not follow the train plan, they have their own plan, for each yard location, since there are now some repeaters in the yards. There are about a dozen new channels that are being put in place, but that information is not for public consumption as of yet.
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Re: 161.4100 Use???

Postby MNCRR9000 » Tue May 17, 2011 2:12 pm

radioman2001 wrote:I came across this post on a google search for interference on 161.28, but I had to comment on the erronious info here on some of the frequencies. ALL train radios for ALL cars, cabs, and engines will by 01-01-2013 have the channel 4 position set for 160.770 as well as narrow banded, and I should know, I made that decision. 95% of the Bombarier cars are done, 60-70% of M3 and M7 are done. The M2 and 4 are a bit behind, but will also be done by 01-01-2013.The reason is simple, MNRR is NOT licensed for 161.07. That is a throwback from the old days when Penn Central and Amtrak owned these lines. (I was really disappointed when we lost those channels too) We were asked nicely some years back, and so far there has been no official complaints. All personnnel have been notified to NOT use the old channel 4, and so far things have been good.The mobile and portable frequency listings do not follow the train plan, they have their own plan, for each yard location, since there are now some repeaters in the yards. There are about a dozen new channels that are being put in place, but that information is not for public consumption as of yet.


Thanks for the clarification radioman. That's interesting that some of the frequencies relate back to the days when Penn Central and Amtrak owned the lines.
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