Is anybody using a scanner to listen to local railroad radio channels? I bought a Radio Shack Pro-651 this past week, and after using the data available at radioreference.com to program the local BNSF and UP frequencies I'm not picking up anything. I may not have the type of reception set up correctly or maybe they're encrypting their radios.
If anybody is successfully using a scanner to listen to railroad radios locally I'd like to hear how you set yours up.
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Will Gage of Northwest Crossing, who gave a talk at San Jac on Free-MoN, has a scanner. We listened one day at the club: The “speaker” claimed that there was a man sitting on the end of the last car who was dragging his feet on the ground. They tried to catch him without success. No doubt, you can hear some strange things on those scanners.
Will’s email is willgage@.... I am sure he will explain what you might do.
Tom Wayburn, San Jac, NWX, N’Crowd
From: Rick Jones r.t.jones@... [SJMRRC] [mailto:SJMRRC@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:14 PM
Subject: [SJMRRC] Scanners
Is anybody using a scanner to listen to local railroad radio