Central Maine and Quebec Railway (CMQ) and EMRY
|Central Maine and Quebec Railway (CMQ) and EMRY||Rail
Central Maine & Quebec (CMQ) is a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Call Sign: WQUM494 - RF MHz, (AAR Chan), Function:
160.260 (10) Road Channel / 160.410 (20) / 160.455 (23) Yard / 160.560 (30) / 161.370 (84) / 161.550 (96) Utility MOW (Repeater) / 160.920 (54) / 452.9375 Head-of-Train (HOT)Telemetry / 457.9375 End-of-Train (EOT) Telemetry (Both HOT and EOT telemetry freqs are locked out on the scanner at this time. 9/4/20)
CMQ omments: The Dispatcher usually answers "CP, Iowa, Brownville" (CP Dispatcher located in Iowa, talking on the Brownville Junction Tower.) CP is currently (June 2020) dispatching from their Iowa backup dispatching facility instead of the normal Minniapolis, Minnesota facility due to the civil unrest there. Track warrents issued by the CP dispatcher to CMQ (and to EMR with trackage rights on the Millinocket sub) are numbered sequentially starting at 01 and are typically a maximum of 2 digits (18, 19, 20).
Eastern Maine Railway (EMRY)
161.475 (91) Road / 161.355 (83) / 160.935 (55) / 161.205 (73) / 160.425 (21) / 161.175 (71) MOW
EMRY Comments: EMRY is dispatched by RailTerm Dispatch on the Mattawamkeag Sub between Brownville Junction and McAdam, NB. EMRY clearances on the Mattawamkeag Sub are numbered sequentially 48XX (4801,4802, 4803) and trains headed North out of Millinocket on the Madawaska Sub for Oakfield are 5000 series.
Feed Technical Details: The scanner is located in Brownville Junction, Maine. Brownville tower (technically located in Williamsburg) and the Charleston tower can usually be heard. There is a delay of approximately one minute between reception of a transmission at the scanner and posting of the transmission on the Broadcastify site. Feed archives are posted with the dead-time between transmissions removed (a plus for reviewing the day's activity). However, a Braodcastify Premium Membership ($15 for 6 months) is required for access to the archived files. The scanner for the feed is a Uniden BCT15X with the audio patched to a MinisForum Z83-F Mini PC running Windows 10, running the RadioFeed app from ProScan.org. The current antenna is the telescoping antenna provided by the manufacturer with the radio (minus dBi gain). The installation was formerly configured with an Arrow II Back Pack Portable, Model 161-4BP, a 4-element Yagi which provided in the neighborhood of 10dbi gain. This antenna is a special order from Arrowantennas.com, cut to 161 MHz and is a variant of the Arrow 146-4BP antenna.