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For those who had their HAMs out in Petaluma last week, we thank you!

Hopefully this will shine some new light for us railfanners:

On Wikipedia and TrainWeb, the radio frequencies used by NWP crews are posted, these frequencies listed expired from the NWP in 2003, and will no longer work..

However, I pulled this of the NWP Yahoo! fan page about SMART:


From his context, I thought that "capdiamont" was asking about amateur radio frequencies rather than railroad frequencies, but be that as it may.   All of NWP's railroad radio licenses expired in 2003.
Late news, though, is that just a few days ago SMART was given a license from the FCC to use the following railroad radio frequencies in a 30 km radius of Petaluma:
160.305 repeater on Sonoma Mountain west of Petaluma, with uplink of 161.28 for eighteen mobiles (rail equipment and cars/trucks) and thirty  portable radios.  And 160.41 for a base interconnect, whatever that is, at SMART's office in Santa Rosa.  I assume SMART will be allowing NWP to use these, it makes no sense otherwise. 

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Comment by HUTCH 7.62 on June 26, 2011 at 11:04pm
Comment by B Richards on June 26, 2011 at 9:35pm
Check out  Liscense search. Interesting.

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