- Sep 7, 2020
Who remembers the dispatchers announcing the radio call signs throughout the tour as once required by the FCC? Example- “this is KED 962 , Bronx Fire Radio operating on an assigned frequency of 154.19 megahertz “
When atmospheric conditions were good we could get them up in Massachusetts. Actually most of the summer months.Going back to those earlier days, I remember when the Bronx and Manhattan shared the same frequency - 154.25 mhz
While Staten Island was on 154.19 mhz
Back then I could monitor the FDNY in Bridgeport, Ct - 60 miles away, loud and clear.
My father, a Bridgeport firefighter, myself, and my brother used to listen in
It was the first time we ever heard such excellent, detailed reports of the type of building, fire conditions, and exposures, etc.