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  Current Frequencies in the scan list:

  • MRL Road 1 160.335 

  • MRL Road 2 160.950 

  • MRL MOW    161.340

  • MRL YARD   160.395

What you will hear on this stream:

  • Dispatcher Radio Towers:  Mt. Schatz

  • Helena Yard Operations

  • Helper Communciations Leaving/Arriving Helena

  • Helena Jct. Helper Cut-in Communications

  • Head-end / Helper Communications as they start out and proceed up grade

Equipment in use:

Raspberry Pi Linux micro Computer running Darkice shoutcast encoding software.

Motorola GM300 Receiver (Narrow Band FM model)

1/4wave omni antenna

This stream is undergoing testing and may have some antenna optimization work performed in 

future. With the goal of providing coverage further up the mountain.


Here's a great video created by an accomplished videographer that really shows what it's like for trains to tackle Mullan Pass.


All of Scott's MRL videos are worth the time to watch them.. especially his drone vids!