Radio Fan Hunter wrote:If anyone knows of a link or if your selling a locomotive radio my sister broke mine let me no please thanks . hunter
The illegality of transmitters on the railroads has been fully discussed in other threads. It bears repeating. Do NOT use a "transmitting" radio on the railroad bands, and it doesn't matter if "so 'n so" told you it is OK.
IF you are NOT a railroad employee, engaged in railroad business, or otherwise contracted and have the license (AND the rules qualifications), you are subject to fines of $10,000 UP PER OFFENSE and jail time if warranted!!!!!! I am NOT trying to be mean or grumpy, but jabbering on a railroad frequency, (getting your jollies talking to that train) will get you into mucho trouble! AND if I
, for example, hear someone doing this, I will turn you into the Feds and the local RR police department! The reason is, railroading "can" be fun, and, for many people, a joy to observe. That is as far as it is to go! A railfan, no matter how much he wants to think so, is NOT part of railroading. It is a gritty, DANGEROUS business and accurate communications is vital to preserve life and limb. The reason for such regulations is to prevent confusion, establish procedures and parameters for all communications, and having someone yapping on a railroad frequency creates problems. Plus, very few foamers understand that there are union contract rules to consider that could cause a "time claim" and violations of FRA rules and regulations (not to mention FCC) that could cost the company a lot of money even tho they, themselves, are not the cause of the violation. I, myself, filed a claim against a foamer who somehow obtained a key to a station and was going inside and using the dispatcher's wire to talk to the dispatcher, telling him he was "working" off the Extra board. Why the Dispatcher didn't question this, I don't know. I got him permanently removed from the property. People who do that are taking work away from the employees who "may" be furloughed. Only union people understand this. Fans have NO BUSINESS "helping" us perform our FRA-governed jobs; you are putting yourselves and US in jeopardy safety-wise and work-wise. The railroads are always looking for ways to cut off employees!!! So that's why I would snitch ANYBODY I catch getting his jollies trying to 'imitate" a railroad employee.
Your scanner is fine, but anytime I hear of someone who has a transmit-capable radio, I become suspicious.
Methinks we need MORE "sisters"!