VHF communications usage by U.S. railroads

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StatementE. L. Morrison, Jr. ... [et al.].
SeriesFRA/RFA ; 78/02
ContributionsMorrison, E. L., United States. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Federal Assistance.
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Pagination263 p. in various pagings :
Number of Pages263
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Open LibraryOL15225637M

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A full list of U.S. VHF channels is on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Navigation Center website. Nonemergency Ship-to-Ship or Ship-to-Shore VHF VHF communications usage by U.S.

railroads book. One common use of VHF radios is to contact other vessels or contact shore-based stations, like a lock and dam system or a harbor master. You establish contact by hailing. A hail follows this. And Channel 22A is used for safety broadcasts and U.S. Coast Guard communications; after hailing on 16, you're usually asked to switch to 22A.

Because of congestion on 16, Channel 9 has been designated as an alternate contact-calling channel between pleasure vessels and to shore stations but, except in some areas, the Coast Guard doesn't.

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The main purpose of verbal Very High Frequency communication is provide bilateral communication between aircraft and air traffic controller and also communication with other aircraft.

Frequency range which is used in aviation for VHF is MHz and distance between channels is equal to 25 kHz.5/5(2). Very high frequency (VHF) is the ITU designation for the range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) from 30 to megahertz (MHz), with corresponding wavelengths of ten meters to one meter.

Frequencies immediately below VHF are denoted high frequency (HF), and the next higher frequencies are known as ultra high frequency (UHF).

Common uses for radio waves in the VHF band. VHF Communications was a quarterly magazine published between and especially for radio amateurs and professional RF engineers.

It covered the VHF, UHF and Microwave bands. The magazine started as the English version of the German magazine UKW Berichte. Over the 45 years of publication it covered many topics from valve equipment. Railroads haul nearly 75% of the new cars and light trucks purchased in the U.S., and serve most of the more than 70 automobile manufacturing plants across North America.

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> railroads not even close. I'm not sure of the > exact frequencies but the lowest frequencies used > for cellphone is around MHz.

Railroads > generally use frequencies around MHz. That's > a big difference. It's not an insurmountable > problem but I doubt if the demand is there.

> Someone may prove VHF communications usage by U.S. railroads book wrong, and that would be OK > too. Base station (or base radio station) is – according to the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Radio Regulations (RR) – a "land station in the land mobile service.".

The term is used in the context of mobile telephony, wireless computer networking and other wireless communications and in land surveying, it is a GPS receiver at a known position, while in wireless.

Railroads on the radio still use the old channel number as opposed to the new numbers, where appropriate (ie "20" vs saying ""). The AAR standard for digital voice radio uses the Kenwood/ICOM NXDN/Nexedge digital format in KHz channel spacing.

There is no mandate to use digital, but those locomotives or operations that are required to. Kenwood U.S.A. Corp. also supplies digital and analog (and portable and mobile) two-way radios to railroads. The company's NEXEDGE® "G Series" portable radios now have a standard internal Global.

VHF’s frequency range is from 30 MHz to MHz. Compared to UHF’s range, which is MHz to MHz, it’s clear that VHF has sometimes 10 times longer wavelengths.

This means that since the waves are longer with VHF, it’s harder to disrupt the wave, therefore it travels further. Imagine a large wave hitting a rock as opposed to a.

Another form of communication in use by the U.S. military was the electric signal lamp. Communication by signal lamps are similar to flag signals in that it is a visual signal and is often times restricted by one’s line of sight.

Signal lamps are a focused lamp which can produce a pulse of light to send a message to another. VHF, in full very high frequency, conventionally defined portion of the electromagnetic spectrum including any radiation with a wavelength between 1 and 10 metres and a frequency between and 30 megahertz.

VHF signals are widely employed for television and radio transmissions. In the United States and Canada, television stations that broadcast on channels 2 through 13 use VHF frequencies.

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It may also be used for the ship movement and port operations service subject to the national regulations of the administrations concerned. VHF Marine Radio Channels. Most VHF radios on the market today have in excess of twenty-five usable channels.

Aside from the U.S. channels there are also International and Canadian channels, all of which come standard with many of the newer units on the market. You won't be using the vast majority of channels on your VHF. ally all railroad communications are carried out on the VHF high band (around MHz), so it’s not necessary to buy a scanner that covers many frequency bands.

Regardless of the scanner type, reception range can be vastly increased through use of an external antenna. A caution: Some states prohibit mobile use of scanners. Canadian channels (see the Railroad article) are not affected.

Please note that this Narrowband allocation list includes frequencies currently in use that have not been migrated as of earlyso both wideband and narrowband non-trunked transmissions exist. The Association of American Railroads' Wireless Communications Committee (WCC), which represents the Class One Railroads such as Union Pacific, BNSF, Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation, has recommended that any railroad purchasing VHF tri-mode radios for use in the MHz band specify NXDN™ common air interface compliance for kHz.

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$ KENWOOD TMAEJ + TMA CD OWNER'S MANUAL VHF UHF Ham. Civilian aircraft VHF radios are in a way obsolete anyway. They use AM, which is very much prone to static interference and wastes a lot of transmission power (about anybody else uses FM, which, while using a similar bandwith, is less prone to interference, or single sideband, which uses less bandwidth and less transmission power), which is.I assume that the military UHF radios use FM.

may use prudent measures beyond the specif cs of their license. See FCC rule“Emergency communications”. U.S. Government stations are authorized by NTIA rule to operate on any Part 90 frequency with the permission of the FCC licensee when such use is necessary for communications directly related to the emergency at hand.

[9] “VHF Communications Usage by U.S. Railroads,” U.S. Department of Commerce, Institute for Telecommunications Services, Final Report, [10] See NTIA Report“An Evaluation of the Proposed Railroad VHF Band Channel Plan.”.

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INTERNATIONAL VHF MARINE RADIO CHANNELS AND FREQUENCIES. The following table is adapted from the International Telecommunications Union Radio Regulations Appen including changes adopted by the World Radio ission on frequencies or channels shown in blue are not allowed within U.S.

territorial waters, but are allowed on the high seas and in most. For historical reasons, a few railroads use frequencies outside the normal channel range. These are listed without AAR channel numbers. Outside the VHF band, the railroads of North America use the frequency megahertz for transmissions from a train's end-of-train (EOT) device to the train's lead locomotive.

Most U. end-of-train. As for radio frequency refarming, the railroad industry presently has access to 97 VHF channels (91 U.S. channels; six Canadian channels) in the range of MHz to MHz, which are 25kHz wide and spaced every 15kHz.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) performs frequency allocations and assignments. Founded inAAR is the world’s leading railroad policy, research, standard setting, and technology organization that focuses on the safety and productivity of the U.S.

freight rail industry. AAR Full members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. Railroad communications specialists are tasked with implementing data, interoperability and control technologies to improve safety and service.

At the same time, they have to conform with revised FRA communications rules and implement a new band plan to cooperate with FCC most business and industrial radio users, simple conformity to the FCC's operating and licensing rules is the. The FCC released a public notice reminding communications officials in each state, district and territory that they must update their administrative procedures for spectrum in the MHz narrowband public-safety band ( – / – MHz) designated for interoperability communications.

Communications officials may elect to administer railroad police use of the VHF ( – and   Railfans should have no problems scanning the changed railroad radio frequencies assuming the railroads stay in the - MHz part of the VHF commercial radio frequency band and their scanners can be programmed to accept the KHz narrow-band channel spacing frequencies in the – MHz frequency band.

In recent years, cellular communications have become one of the most popular platforms railroads are using due to its convenience, ease of use and relatively low maintenance. Mafeks International, a U.S.-Turkish joint venture, is the prime contractor and is providing logistical support and helping train some Iraqi railroad employees in its use.

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