Friday, July 26, 2013

New DEA Frequencies in GA

I have seen reports of activity on some of the new P25 DEA frequencies in west-central Georgia. 406.9750 MHz, N156 was heard used as a repeater. The reporter is listening to other "new" DEA frequencies for activity as well.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Monitoring Times Magazine to Cease Publication

The following is a statement from MT Publisher, Bob Grove W8JHD:

       After 33 years of publishing the most informative and lauded magazine on monitoring the radio spectrum, Judy and I are finally going to retire. We are grateful for the dedicated efforts of our fine staff of writers for the excellent work which has kept MT alive for all these years. While we know the discontinuation of MT, with our December issue, will be a disappointment to our readers and writers alike, we realize that a combination of a down-turned economy, as well as the ready availability of free listening and technical information on the Internet, has reduced sales and subscriptions throughout the market place. I would like to thank you personally for your knowledge, your dependability, and your professionalism in making MT the publication that is most often referred to in the radio monitoring hobby. It is a legacy that we have all inherited.

Warmest regards to all our writers, Bob and Judy Grove


To all the Fed Files fans out there - The Fed Files column will continue monthly through these last issues of Monitoring Times. I will keep the Fed Files blog active and I am looking into other on-line outlets to provide updates on federal frequency monitoring. Keep watching this blog page for further details over the next

Monday, July 22, 2013

USMS Lost Radios

I have written in the Fed Files column about how the TSA has lost radios in the past, and the stray equipment has show up on eBay. Now if appears that the US Marshals Service has had some radios get away from them as well: 
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