RailScan.net is a place where rail enthusiasts, professional railroaders and communications hobbyists can discuss all aspects of North American railroad communications, past, present and future. This may include radios from Motorola, Kenwood and Icom used by railroads, Police / Fire Scanners from Uniden, Radio Shack and GRE, FRS, GMRS, MURS, Amateur / ham radios and GPS when used as railfanning tools. Members also discuss how they use their favorite radios, ask installation questions or seek help selecting the best radio accessories such as coax, antennas, computer control interfaces and programming software. Do you have a question as to what some of the terminology or "jargon" spoken on the rail channels might mean? Many of our enthusiastic list members are professional railroaders from all over North America and are happy to help. We also welcome railroad radio communications news from your hometown such as changes to dispatchers jurisdiction, new talking detectors, ATCS frequency allocations and use of Apco-25 / NXDN digital modes or the new narrow-band AAR frequencies. We welcome links to other railroad communications related news from the the mainstream media and other radio and railroad discussion groups. RailScan members also have access to our members-only "RailScan USA Frequency database" where you can add your favorite local frequencies and view other members entries by state, railroad, frequency or usage. If you are an Amateur Radio operator you can also enter your info in the "RailHam Directory".
Please visit our sister group RailfanLegal at http://www.railfanlegal.org to discuss legal issues facing railfans and railroads in the USA.
The North Jersey RailScan NY City Metro area rail scanner is back online! "See" what you are hearing with the *free* ProScan Client/App for Windows (pictured above) from http://www.proscan.org or just listen on your favorite web media player/tablet/phone device by visiting http://railscan.webhop.net