FS: W4UVV Virginia Frequency Directory 2002 Edition

FS: W4UVV Virginia Frequency Directory 2002 Edition

Post by John Wilso » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 03:49:08

    The W4UVV ***ia Frequency Directory 2002 edition is in its' 16th
year of publication and now is available on CD ROM.  The master file
currently contains approximately, 101,000 listings for both private
sector and government users.  The directory does not exclude any
"sensitive" frequencies such as surveillance, etc.  Major services
include but are not limited to:  Public Service(Police, Fire, Rescue),
Aviation, Business, Federal, Marine, Military, Press and Utilities.
Among many past users have been three TV station news departments that
use it as a "Bible" frequency/user reference some commercial two way
radio businesses.   The directory covers the frequency range 25-2,500
mhz. with some additional frequencies of interest below and above that
frequency range.  Some additional adjacent state frequency information
such as federal and military and Press users in the DC/Maryland area are
included.   The directory, where known, also provides information as to
the location of the control station for a remote site transmitter.

    The W4UVV ***ia Frequency Directory was reviewed in the October,
2001 issue of Monitoring Times magazine under "Product Review".

    File data record fields and information contained where known are:
FREQ1( T or R or S or X(trunked output )), FREQ2(T or R or S or
Y(trunked input)), SV(Service), CALL(Callsign), USER, CITY, COUNTY (or
Independent City), LAT(Latitude), LON(Longitude), TAH(Total Antenna
Height), R(Repeater),B(Base), M(Mobile), P(Portable), PL(CTSSC analog or
digital) and CH(Channel).  Master file sort sequence ascending:
FREQ1(Major), FREQ2,(Intermediate 1), SV,(Intermediate 2), USER
(Intermediate 3), CITY (Intermediate 4), COUNTY (Intermediate 4), LAT,
(Intermediate 5), LON (Intermediate 5) and CH (Minor).

    For MS DOS users, the Master File and file extract files Aviation,
Business, Federal, Marine, Military, Press and Utilities are in
DBASE3/DBASE4 format.  Also in "dbf" format are file extracts for every
county and independent city in ***ia.  This new feature allows the
user to customize a "local" frequency file for monitoring selected
counties or cities.  The "local" file can further be customized, for
example, to delete paging or broadcast or other services or frequencies
of non-interest.

   For Win 95/98 and ME users, the aforementioned files, excluding the
county/independent city extract files, are available in MS EXCEL and
text
formats.  MS EXCEL can import DBASE3/DBASE4 format files for record data
processing, editing and printing.  Because MS EXCEL does not
support front/back page printing but only one side printing,  the use of
a separate software file print program called CLICKBOOK2000 is highly
recommended.  Files are also provided in CLICKBOOK2000 format.
CLICKBOOK2000 is reasonably priced and available at
<www.bluesquirrel.com>.   Printed at 4 font, 160 records per page, the
master file is approximately 1,120 pages.  It is huge!

Now a few comments about the FCC database.  News flash!  It is not 100%
accurate.  Where errors are obvious, entries on the W4UVV VFD have been
corrected.  Additionaly, it does NOT allow the user to search by the
name of an independent city except by a radius of entered latitude and
longitude option.  I have discussed this problem on more than one
occasion with the FCC reps.  Their  response were arguments as to why
they couldn't (read wouldn't} change the database query programs.    The
FCC ASSUMES that every city in the county is located within a county.
This is not the situation in ***ia.  This independent city status
causes problems for license application filing.  Often an independent
city is listed in an adjoining county and this is not correct. To
further muddy up things, actual off air monitoring of a number of
licensees has disclosed that some are not using the frequency assigned
for output, but as input.  Some are licensed for repeater operation, but
operate simplex.  Others are operating on frequencies for which they
were never licensed and some still operating without renewing their
license.

   In our opinion, the W4UVV VFD has no significant competition because
no publication or frequency source comes close in providing the scope
and detail of information provided in the W4UVV VFD.  Did you say Police
Call?  Please!  Police Call basically extracts FCC database information
and depends upon individuals to submit corrections.  Except rarely, does
it tell you who the user is of a specific frequency?  Does it tell you
the analog or digital CTCSS tone?  Does it tell you the Fire/Rescue
station ids?  Does it give you the latitude, longitude and total antenna
height of the structure?  Does it tell you where the remote transmitter
and/or control site is located for an licensee?   Can you tell who the
users are of the "PW" bundled frequency assignments?  Is it Fire?
Rescue?  Police? Utilities?  Animal Control?  Where known, the W4UVV VFD
identifies them.  You know the answers to those questions and it is
"NO".

  Within the past 3 months, off air monitoring has discovered two new
analog in the clear federal users 24/7 on high VHF in state.  Recently a
surveillance body mike has been monitored on high VHF.

  The W4UVV VFD is a dynamic document.  Literally hundreds of hours have
been spent updating this latest edition.  The CD ROM files size is
approximately 640 mbs!  That is almost a FULL CD ROM of information!  If
you spent 10 seconds sight checking each record on the database
currently at approximately 101,000 records, it would take you
approximately  280 hours or 35 eight hour days or approximately one
month and  one week or approximately five weeks to view the entire file.

     The W4UVV ***ia Frequency Directory is available for $75.00
which  includes shipping via USPS.  The CD ROM is shipped within 24
hours of order receipt of a cashier's check or USPS money order.  Sorry
no CODs or credit card purchases or refunds.  Allow 5 work days for
personal checks to clear.  Include legibly the name and mailing address
and telephone an/or or email address in your order in case we need to
contact you.

     If you wish to purchase a copy of the W4UVV ***ia Frequency

ordering information.  Upon request, a copy of the "Readme1st.doc",
"User's.doc" and "DBASE3instructions.doc" files will be emailed for your
review prior to purchase.

 
 
 

FS: W4UVV Virginia Frequency Directory 2002 Edition

Post by TMartin8 » Mon, 04 Feb 2002 09:06:01


I have purchased this CD and it is awesome!!!  It would be a bargain at twice
the price.
 
 
 

FS: W4UVV Virginia Frequency Directory 2002 Edition

Post by Rafman » Thu, 07 Feb 2002 08:05:25

$75 worth of SPAM! So much for making it economically attractive for the
scanner users of just one state! This makes Percon online look cheap. Hell
Percon's old CD was national & only cost $37! Verification? I am sure your
CD has mistakes too! No credit cards & love that "NO REFUNDS" clause too!

Get real!



     The W4UVV ***ia Frequency Directory is available for $75.00 which
includes shipping via USPS.  The CD ROM is shipped within 24 hours of order
receipt of a cashier's check or USPS money order.  Sorry no CODs or credit
card purchases or refunds.  Allow 5 work days for personal checks to clear.
Include legibly the name and mailing address and telephone an/or or email
address in your order in case we need to contact you.