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by KB1FJR
02 Apr 2018 21:25
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: MSP Troop E to be eliminated
Replies: 31
Views: 1625

Re: MSP Troop E to be eliminated

I remember the Troop E “go to 7 days” it was 42.420 Mhz. It was used for car to car probably up until the trunked system. Along with the 159.030 GE Turkey Call Unit Is beep
by KB1FJR
02 Apr 2018 20:31
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: MSP Troop E to be eliminated
Replies: 31
Views: 1625

Re: MSP Troop E to be eliminated

I see the E-1 weston Barracks which is brand new being reassigned to Framingham (H-3 Framingham) since the building is very old and closing the old Framingham Barracks. E-2 Charlton is somewhat older and probably on obsolete inside, I see the charlton building eventually closing as a state police fa...
by KB1FJR
21 Feb 2018 14:25
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: User Pruning
Replies: 44
Views: 2779

Please keep me active. I can’t believe this forum has existed for 10+ years


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by KB1FJR
15 Feb 2018 09:32
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Buses Gone?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

They go down to 29 or 30 mhz I wonder what model mobile radios they use. All you really need for mobile use only is a good low band set up.


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by KB1FJR
14 Feb 2018 16:50
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Buses Gone?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

I was listening to the 452.3875 could that maybe be a van pool or van transportation company?


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by KB1FJR
24 Jan 2018 19:51
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: pl change for commonwealth of mass conservation ch
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Loud and clear on the repeater?

They are pretty cool to listen too do they still do the bird control?


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by KB1FJR
16 Jan 2018 09:20
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: Auto Auction business (159.750 Rptr D-116)
Replies: 5
Views: 323

There is central mass auto auction in oxford. However, I think your more likely to hear addessa auto auction in framingham which is in the old GM plant in a very large and tall building.


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by KB1FJR
11 Jan 2018 15:51
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Ludlow PD
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Ludlow PD

Some what unrelated: I am upgrading my uniden radios to DMR. This reminds me of the mid 90s when Chicopee and Westfield switched to 800mhz for no real reason. Edit: Back than circa 1995 I only had a basic VHf/UHF scanner “800 mhz” was an option and it was pre internet. Worcester just switched to the...
by KB1FJR
09 Jan 2018 11:57
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Eversource air patrol communications
Replies: 5
Views: 335

136.5? The transmission was so short I didn’t have time to confirm it


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by KB1FJR
09 Jan 2018 11:20
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Eversource air patrol communications
Replies: 5
Views: 335

I have 49.020 which is labeled Algonquin Gas (which is the name of the gas pipeline aka Spectra) in my scanner today I heard what sounded like a helicopter on the radio say “Air 2 out have a good day” I also saw a low flying generic helicopter in Framingham up by Genzyme/Fedex. Pl flashed quickly......
by KB1FJR
12 Dec 2017 20:11
Forum: Massachusetts
Topic: New Statewide Public Safety Radio System Planned for State Police and Partners
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Could this also be the end of the legacy low band system? I can’t recall the last time i have heard BOLO traffic on 42.400 Troop C. I remember the days when that’s all they had was 42.400, than they had the 800 conventional repeaters for C-6 and C-5. Then by the year 2000 both C-PTL-1 and C-PTL-3 ha...
by KB1FJR
08 Nov 2017 20:58
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Northbridge Fire VHF
Replies: 3
Views: 564

I am also hearing a strong CW Id


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by KB1FJR
08 Nov 2017 17:34
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: The State of the Webmaster Address
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

The opiate epidemic is draining and simply put the mental health system also needs severe fixing. Until the mental health system is fixed than the opiate epidemic will not even have a remote chance of getting better. Very complex problem that I don’t think government or healthcare can solve on their...
by KB1FJR
02 Nov 2017 18:13
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Westborough Police
Replies: 2
Views: 263

I am willing to accept not being able to hear Westboro Police as I can hear westboro fire. Since most of Westborough major population is in the downtown/route 9 area it makes sense.


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by KB1FJR
01 Nov 2017 21:14
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Westborough Police
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Westborough Police

For Some reason I cannot hear Westborough Police on 482.3625 in Grafton at all I live by the Northbridge line. In Westborough and towns close to Westborough I can hear westborough police some what scratchy but clear. It doesn’t matter what radio or antenna I use. Westborough Fire on 482.400 on the o...
by KB1FJR
24 Oct 2017 11:04
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Southbridge area Public Safety common freq- new license
Replies: 3
Views: 351

It is a Simplex channel. Meaning no radio tower. Harrington Hospital Public Safety uses UHF. Southbridge area towns use VHF high so my guess is it’s some kind of on scene coordination command channel for a large incident at the hospital, Disaster, Decontamination etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapat...
by KB1FJR
19 Oct 2017 18:20
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Providence & Worcester RR
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Providence & Worcester RR

On 160.650 is the Providence and Worcester Railroad’s main road channel. I am hearing in Grafton what now sounds like a simplex phone patch with touch tones “Freight house” the last few days. Never knew they had phone patches. This railroad recently got brought out by a national company called Genne...
by KB1FJR
17 Sep 2017 18:05
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Northbridge Fire VHF
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Northbridge Fire VHF

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/licenseFreqDetail.jsp?pageNumToReturn=1&freqType=null&licKey=1177330&keyFreq=28948140 Looks like Northbridge Fire maybe going VHF 154.3625 R. Which would make sense. At this point I bet the radio system hasn't been constructed yet. I can not here the UHF li...
by KB1FJR
30 Aug 2017 17:12
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Berkshire County updates/confirmations
Replies: 9
Views: 714

I am surprised non of the county dispatch frequencies are repeaterized. One has to also remember a majority of Berkshire county police departments are very small and do not provide 24/7 coverage and the fire departments are volunteer and most towns are very small. Thus less radio traffic.
by KB1FJR
12 Aug 2017 11:22
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Thunderbirds
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Airshow is active listen on 123.100 as mentioned before at the airboss and enjoy the show
by KB1FJR
12 Aug 2017 09:32
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Thunderbirds
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Thunderbirds

I am here right now at Barnes. All base VHF nets (USAF security/ usaf fire) are encrypted so forget listening to them. MSP-TRS Events 1 is the parking lots Events 2 EMS LOCPS-10 emergency management S-OPS 2 ? S-OPS-6 MSP Command post More to follow it's still early. No rain and significant overcast
by KB1FJR
06 Aug 2017 17:26
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Holyoke FD NOW DMR
Replies: 17
Views: 1958

What is the point of using DMR on a primary fire frequency? I don't want to create a debate but Holyoke has had some trouble with funding adequate fire protection so they probably need all the mutual aid they can get. Could this be one big programming mistake on the radio techs part? As mentioned by...
by KB1FJR
06 Aug 2017 17:22
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Reminder, Barnes Air Show next weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 230

My birthday is the 12th. What they have done in the past with law enforcement patches is usually just use an I-Tac patched in. Has anyone confirmed the USAF base police and Fire? I have 148.450 in as USAF police ? P25 and USAF Crash fire rescue 149.6875? Also if someone isn't into trying to find eve...
by KB1FJR
05 Aug 2017 14:25
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Springfield MA U/VHF Logs Summary -- July 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 272

I use your loggings to cross check my mil air scan list.
by KB1FJR
01 Aug 2017 15:46
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Where Have All The Hobbyists Gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 2115

With the exception of a few areas of MA that use full time encryption or digital or trunking most is analog. One could get started cheap. I don't miss those days having to memorize the frequencies, I have all the local police and fire frequencies from the dudley/webster are memorized. I found it eas...