[Incorporating the former Maritimes Scanning Site, and commonly known as Marscan]
e-mail me: marscan1 AT gmail.com
Last updated August 22, 2015
(Subsidiary pages are updated separately)
This site is, as they say, a shell of
its former self, which was the Maritimes Scanning Site or “Marscan”. It
was the premier radio website for the Maritimes and was featured
internationally in the August 2003 edition of Popular Communications.
Nowadays it covers just a few topics of particular interest to myself that are not adequately covered elsewhere.
For information and discussion re Atlantic
For radio information and discussion for
Much of what is left here is for my own convenience, to cater to my many other interests, but you of course are welcome to read these pages, and use the links. My thanks to the many contributors over the years, some of you very major back in the formative years and some in the later ones... you know who you are, and as well those who contributed once or a few times. I have heard from some of you that this site was what really got you going in scanning back when we were still trying to figure out TMR1, and in the years since. I am very pleased to hear that the site was of some use and inspiration to you. It was a pleasure!
· News Fall 2015: Due to changes in my employment status I will no longer be covering the talk group usage of TMR2, and my coverage of that system will be restricted to descriptions of the system itself and its sites. At present this aforementioned description is off-line for reconstruction but is expected to return in some form by the end of 2015.
About Bill: I am a
radio hobbyist located near
Pages of Interest. Links to external pages are shown in italics. Marscan is not responsible for any content found in pages outside this site. Other external links might be found within my individual pages
weather from Environment
New high level map and notes for Moncton Centre and surrounding area. Temporary page.
level map and brief notes for Moncton Centre and surrounding area. Temporary page
outline of the Aero Scene in the
Controlled Airspace and Sectors. This page briefly outlines tower control zones and terminal control areas but mostly focuses on the area control centre sectors and frequencies in this region. This is where you can see which centre frequencies are used where in our region. You need to get a handle on this if you want to listen effectively, or want to watch on the computer. But you may want to read about aero radio first. Revised August 2015
and Observing High-Flying Aircraft Passing over Nova Scotia. This is where you go if you want to know about
the multitude of aircraft flying over our area on their way to and from
International: Listening and Watching Essentially this is your guide to low-level flights and how
they work, but centers on
Observing on Your Computer
What does “Runway 35” really mean? And why did the
AERO EXTERNAL PAGES
www.planefinder.net www.flightradar24 www.flightaware.com (see aircraft positions local or worldwide, use in conjunction with radio monitoring. Each has its own strong points and additional features. Flightaware is in my opinion the best for listing what is going on at specific airports. I like the other two for depictions of what is going on in the air.)
Airnav.com Get info on airports, navaids, reporting points, etc.
Airportnavfinder is where I go to get info on airports and
relationship to navaids and adjacent airports. I use this in my Flight Simulation grand
Rockwell Collins (AIRINC) page
GlobalAir.com an eclectic aero website including aircraft sales and a listing of airspace fixes in the USA
VATCAN Moncton This is one of many sites from around
the world established for the benefit of serious flight simulation
enthusiasts. This site provides airport maps, along with diagrams of
standard approaches and departures at the major airports in the Maritimes,
all of which originate in Nav
Flightaware’s page on Activity at Hfx Stanfield A/P
CYHZ A/P cam: view from the
terminal towards Jct Runways 05 and 14
Canairradio -- for info on Canadian aero frequencies
FAA Site for
www.planespotters.net (Lists of current and historic aircraft types, deliveries, etc)
NTSB (United States National Transportation Safety Board) reports on incidents. This has reports on all aviation incidents that the NTSB has been involved in since 1962. This includes some incidents outside the USA in which for some reason the NTSB played an official role. Very interesting as it gives more details on accidents and incidents than you would find in the press.
Aviation Safety Network (descriptions & photos of air crashes and incidents)
See current location of Lifeflight air ambulance
MARINE LISTENING PAGES This is an occasional interest of mine. Check here for information on the Marine VHF band and its usage in our area. Not often updated.
Bill’s Enhanced Halifax Cruise Ship Schedule. While this list is derived from the official Halifax Port list, it has added information of interest to me and perhaps you, including Nationality and Radio Call Sign, Length and Tonnage, Age, Last Port, Next Port. This page relates to the general radio theme of this website as I commonly listen on VHF Marine and watch on the Harbour cams as these ships arrive and depart, and sometimes I take them in with interest while in town.
Cruise Ship Webcams. Some cruise ships have webcams…watch from the perspective of a passenger or the captain!
Steve Boyko's Cdn Railway Blog
AMATEUR RADIO PAGE
MY BROADCAST LISTENING PAGES TV, FM, AM
WTFDA Worldwide TV-FM DX
Association NRC National Radio Club
(AM Radio) TV Fool. Check what TV
stations are in range at your location.
NOVA SCOTIA FIRE (revised Dec 29/14)
The overall list of NS fire departments is off-line for reconstruction and will return by the end of November 2015.
Bill’s Miscellaneous Radio Pages:
Miscellaneous External Links:
eHAM.net (Amateur Radio on the Net)
Webcam view at Qualicum Beach, BC (my hometown)
Straight Line Distances: Calculating bearings and distances
Distances by road: distancesonline.com
Heavens Above (gives siting opportunities for the ISS and other satellites, etc)
Guides to Maine’s New
Statewide System (MSCommNet)
Â VHF and/or UHF scanners and monitors I have owned (not including transceivers):
Radio Shack/Realistic PRO-30, PRO-43, PRO-92, PRO-95, PRO-96, PRO-97, PRO-99, PRO-106, PRO-2009, PRO-2026, PRO-2067, PRO-2096.
Uniden/Bearcat BC 235XLT, 590, 780XLT, 285D, 796D, 396XT, 996XT. BCT15. GRE PSR-400. Sporty’s Aviation Interrupt.
Might be others I have forgotten altogether, or at least the model number is forgotten!
Current base antennas, etc: Antennacraft HBU33 (RS 15-289) UHF & High VHF TV antenna on edge, RS Scanner/Ham Discone (RS 20-043), RS Rotator (RS 15-1245), Channel Master CM-7777 amp.