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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I was just wondering, is it possible to pick up ski patrol on a 200 channnel scanner. If so does anyone know the frequency used at stowe?
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by SkiStarr90
I was just wondering, is it possible to pick up ski patrol on a 200 channnel scanner. If so does anyone know the frequency used at stowe?
Are you planning to monitor them while they're in "hot pursuit"?
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Im a sled chaser...
post #4 of 16
I doubt you'll get them on your scanner. I know that at one area I've patrolled we had problems with ham operators from all over calling on our frequency. ("Say, what happened to the guy who stopped breathing? Did you get the helicopter in?")

We went to a private frequency, and while I don't know much how radio channels are allocated, I've never heard any chatter from outside since.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
A scanner can only listen, and can pick up all channels on the spectrum that are not encrypted, private does NOT mean encrypted.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by SkiStarr90
I was just wondering, is it possible to pick up ski patrol on a 200 channnel scanner. If so does anyone know the frequency used at stowe?
most mountains have there own frequency licensed by the FCC. depending on the scanner you may or may not pick it up.
Why don't you just join Ski Patrol, they give you one free, and you even get to talk on it...:
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by 2-turn
Why don't you just join Ski Patrol, they give you one free, and you even get to talk on it:
Great idea! You get a free ski pass too!
post #8 of 16
And some areas provide free or discounted meals for patrollers. Many give family members free passes.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
I cant, I dont live there, and I am not even 18. but even if the fcc gave them a frequency, I can get it.
post #10 of 16
there are radios you can buy butyou need a special license to get one.
post #11 of 16
Ski Patrol Freqs. are either VHF or UFH.

A Ski Patrol org. has to have a license to transmit and recieve on a VHF or UHF Freq. The FCC regulates those licenses.

To monitor (Listen to) those Freqs. does not require you to have a license.

In addition to being granted a UHF/VHF freq. licensees are usually assigned a PL tone. This tone is part of the radio programming. If you don't know the tone, having the Freq. won't help you.

FWIW all this info (Stowe radio Freqs.) is available on the net. Ya just gotta do some searches.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by bunion
Ski Patrol Freqs. are either VHF or UFH.

A Ski Patrol org. has to have a license to transmit and recieve on a VHF or UHF Freq. The FCC regulates those licenses.

To monitor (Listen to) those Freqs. does not require you to have a license.

In addition to being granted a UHF/VHF freq. licensees are usually assigned a PL tone. This tone is part of the radio programming. If you don't know the tone, having the Freq. won't help you.

FWIW all this info (Stowe radio Freqs.) is available on the net. Ya just gotta do some searches.

So with a radioshack trunking scanner, what do i need to do for this "PL tone?"
post #13 of 16
So with a radioshack trunking scanner, what do i need to do for this "PL tone?"

I would suggest contacting your radio shack tech rep.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by SkiStarr90
I cant, I dont live there, and I am not even 18. but even if the fcc gave them a frequency, I can get it.
National Ski Patrol members and candidates must be 15 years of age on or before the opening of the ski area. Each ski area may have their own age requirements.
post #15 of 16
We always had to be careful of how we talked and what we said on our radios because everyone with a scanner in Eville could pick up on our conversations.

Chit/Chat on the radios was strickly prohibited for that reason. Also, personal use and the personal use of names, even victims was not allowed.
post #16 of 16
Yes
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