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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:58 am

Back to scanning instead of being locked on a channel. Adjusted the schelch a bit, so let me know if it's not picking up engine chatter from as far away.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:49 pm

Power is out at home, wifey said the power when out and within seconds heard some loud bang outside... hope the sump doesn't back up..ground is wet but currently not raining.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby ~Z~ » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:55 am

Power back on at home, didn't remember to turn on the computer until just now, so scanner stream is back up. Thanks cnw8835 :)
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:23 am

FYI, scanner feed is down this morning. Tried to get on it, and appears my PC in the basement isn't firing up correctly. Rebooted a couple times, no dice. Hope to get time to work on it tonight to find out why it's not running.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby ~Z~ » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:45 pm

Turns out it wasn't a problem with my PC itself, but my free dynamic dns service decided to ditch my hostname so now I have a new address to connect to the scanner feed. I updated the three links at the beginning of this thread, but the new address is railroadfan.dyndns.org instead of the old railroadfan.ath.cx. Please update your bookmarks.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:34 pm

sure now i'm gonna have to figure out how to do that on my phone LOL!
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:44 am

Will likely have worse reception today, as last nights storm toppled my antenna tower over. Thankfully antenna, tower, and coax look fine. Just need a few new wood screws and some zip ties. If I can get to the store tonight, I'll get it repaired.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby ~Z~ » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:34 pm

Antenna is upright again. Put a couple larger screws in, and used metal clamps instead of zipties to hold the pole to the railing. Let's hope that'll keep the pole in place. Should have bought another extension to get it higher while I had it down, bah, oh well.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby trnwatcher » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:02 pm

Sounding 5X5 here in Grandville. Just hear P37010 call Vreisland and heard Q33410 go through the detector at Clarksville.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:20 pm

trnwatcher wrote:Sounding 5X5 here in Grandville. Just hear P37010 call Vreisland and heard Q33410 go through the detector at Clarksville.

If thats the case, maybe it should fall over more often. Good Job getting it back up within 24 hours, in the snow!
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby Jochs » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:36 pm

railroadfan wrote:Antenna is upright again. Put a couple larger screws in, and used metal clamps instead of zipties to hold the pole to the railing. Let's hope that'll keep the pole in place. Should have bought another extension to get it higher while I had it down, bah, oh well.


And thanks to the pole for missing your grill and your table, or Mrs. Admin may have not allowed it to go back up. :lol:
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby snoopdober » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Good work on your antenna to keep the fans in service!! Glad no one was hurt.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:53 pm

Changed the scanner to scan using narrowband since that's what CSX is running on now. Anyone know if CN, Grand Elk, or Marquette Rail have done the same?
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:21 pm

Mqt, would have gone with csx...
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:31 am

lots of static on the scanner feed this morning...
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:19 pm

Is the CSX yard channel still off? I think it might be helpful in being able to tell when trains are about to leave.....but you guys might know more....
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby amtrak1007 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:21 am

MQT3001 wrote:Is the CSX yard channel still off? I think it might be helpful in being able to tell when trains are about to leave.....but you guys might know more....


if you like hearing the "CSXT 2....6....5....9.... Brake pipe fully charged..." then sure, the road ch, and the carmen are prolly better indicators of train departure readiness than the remotes in the yard.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:42 am

amtrak1007 wrote:
MQT3001 wrote:Is the CSX yard channel still off? I think it might be helpful in being able to tell when trains are about to leave.....but you guys might know more....


if you like hearing the "CSXT 2....6....5....9.... Brake pipe fully charged..." then sure, the road ch, and the carmen are prolly better indicators of train departure readiness than the remotes in the yard.

Oh...that's what those annoying transmission are... :mrgreen: :wink:

So why is it sometimes you can hear that on the road channel....is that when sayvthe west side job is running with remotes?
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby SD80MAC » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:48 pm

Yes, if Y297 or whichever RC job ventures out of the yard, they're going to be on the road channel.
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Re: Grand Rapids MI railroad scanner

Unread postby Saturnalia » Thu May 24, 2012 5:27 pm

Windows Media player is giving an error message---something about the file is unable to be played....any thoughts?
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