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by wb1hbu
18 Jun 2019 11:21
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 159
Views: 40673

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Hello,

It seems like existing site licenses were kept and newer sites were licensed under the Market-based licenses. I have seen it in other cases as well.

I remember a tow company was on the old UHF LTR system in Waltham, but can not remember the name.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
17 Jun 2019 23:25
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 159
Views: 40673

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

I just found TG 573, which is a towing company in Boston. A better ID is needed. I've only found it on Site 32 so far, but it should also show up on at least the two other Boston sites. Also, I think I finally found site 32 on this system. I haven't confirmed it yet, but it appears to be located on...
by wb1hbu
17 Jun 2019 16:45
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE Analog Trunk
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: ICE Analog Trunk

Hello,

It was the weekend, so very light radio traffic. I did see one non-DMR frequency come up, but I was not logging the Motorola system at the time. It could have been a transmitter self-test.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
16 Jun 2019 21:27
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems

Hello, I noticed some new sites in the Wiki and I can not believe my last notes on this system was back in 2013. I was looking at the new coverage map and noticed the semi-circle going out into the ocean around York, Maine. That seemed to suggest a site on Mount Agmenticus. Since I was going by ther...
by wb1hbu
16 Jun 2019 20:24
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE Analog Trunk
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: ICE Analog Trunk

Hello,

I notice this weekend that Motorola System 7439 is still active with a control channel on 938.6500 MHz. The site is located on Mount Agmenticus in York, Maine.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
05 Jun 2019 15:38
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello,

The Everett system is Tier 3 and I suspect is Motorola Capacity Max. I get the same mapping on my SDS100.

It is interesting comparing the 800 MHz sensitivity of the SDRPlay vs SDS100 vs BCD536HP (ranked from best to worse).

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
05 Jun 2019 08:05
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello, I listened this morning to the system. I am on the edge of reception, so some radios do a better job than others. Color Code for the three frequencies is 0. All the voice activity I have received so far is encrypted. I am occasionally in the Everett area so I will bring the scanner to monitor...
by wb1hbu
04 Jun 2019 11:00
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello, I heard a news story this morning that reservations are coming in already to the various restaurants. I have not look at the Encore T3 system for a couple of weeks. I did a quick survey this morning and it is now active! Talkgroups logged were 4, 10, 14, 20, 35, 60, 64. I could not verify the...
by wb1hbu
27 May 2019 10:05
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston calling Harvard Stadium
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Boston calling Harvard Stadium

Hello, It is possible that it was part of the Cap+ system and then pulled. You can program the radios for all 8 repeaters and then setup the repeaters you need. The radio will only go where instructed. 461.3625 CC 14 was likely Ch 11/12. I have been looking for a busy Cap+ system with more than 4 re...
by wb1hbu
26 May 2019 08:27
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston calling Harvard Stadium
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Boston calling Harvard Stadium

Hello, Looking at the Color Code pattern and the license, I suspect they use Color Code 1 for 461.0375, Color Code 2 for 461.0625, etc..., The sequence is likely restarted with Color Code 1 for 462.8875. ICE does a similar Color Code numbering scheme based on the site number for their multi-site DMR...
by wb1hbu
25 May 2019 22:22
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston calling Harvard Stadium
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Boston calling Harvard Stadium

Hello, Earlier this evening I heard a very busy 10 channel Linked Capacity Plus system. Site number was 1. Each frequency uses a different color code. 461.2375 CC 9 Ch 1/2 461.2625 CC 10 Ch 3/4 461.2875 CC 11 Ch 5/6 461.3125 CC 12 Ch 7/8 461.3375 CC 13 Ch 9/10 461.1875 Strong DMR signals on lower an...
by wb1hbu
22 May 2019 23:01
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello, Over the past week I have seen very light activity on talkgroup 18 by just a handful of units. The signal has been weak with my log-periodic beam, so I could not get any recordings with my scanner. I tried a 800 MHz beam and it seems better. I will let it run over tomorrow and see the results...
by wb1hbu
17 May 2019 10:45
Forum: Maine
Topic: Sugarloaf NWR Going Off Air For Tower Repairs
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Sugarloaf NWR Going Off Air For Tower Repairs

Hello,

No schedule yet as to when the outage will occur.
https://www.weather.gov/gyx/sugarloaf

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
17 May 2019 08:07
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello,

I am not seeing any talkgroup activity on the system. The opening is scheduled for June 23, so there should be some activity soon.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
16 May 2019 11:48
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Hamvention
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Hamvention

Hello,

Centerville is a pretty good location. I stayed slightly further away in Miamisburg and travel was no problem. I got on I-675 North and got off at US 35 East exit. There are exits off of US 35 to go to the fairgrounds or the satellite parking lots.

Have fun!

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
14 May 2019 21:38
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello,

I was over at Costco Everett and searched 800 MHz with my SDS100. I got a really strong DMR Tier 3 control channel on 857.8625 Color Code 0. The SysID is 1. I am going to setup a radio tomorrow and see if there is any talkgroup activity.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
14 May 2019 18:43
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: May 14, 2019 - Possible VHF-Low opening
Replies: 0
Views: 158

May 14, 2019 - Possible VHF-Low opening

Hello,

A ham friend mentioned to me that 10 Meters and 6 Meters are open, so there is possible VHF-Low DX. I am still at work so I can not check.
https://www.dxmaps.com/spots/mapg.php

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
02 May 2019 19:39
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! May 3&4 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! May 3&4 2019

Hello,

I was going to leave for the Gaspé after NEAR-Fest on Friday, but I am leaning toward going to NEAR-Fest both Friday and Saturday.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
24 Apr 2019 21:45
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! May 3&4 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! May 3&4 2019

Hello,

I am planning on attending at least Friday. I would be up to a get together Friday night.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
15 Apr 2019 11:34
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston Marathon 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Boston Marathon 2019

Hello,

I am getting bag checks on 600002 and 600003. There is one person who is transmitting with an open mike occasionally on 600002. This is on the OneVoice system site 69.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
14 Apr 2019 22:55
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston Marathon 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Boston Marathon 2019

Hello,

Things usually kick off around 3 AM or so as the thousands of runners are bused from Boston out to Hopkinton.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
14 Apr 2019 22:53
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston Marathon 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Boston Marathon 2019

Hello, I got a chance to go through the recordings and pickup more talkgroups. Here is my list of the BAA channels. Hopkinton Linked Capacity Plus Site 1 (No adjacent sites) 453.0125 Color Code 15 Channels 1/2 451.5000 Color Code 15 Channels 3/4 216 Medical Division A (Confirmed 2019) 251 Start Line...
by wb1hbu
13 Apr 2019 10:12
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston Marathon 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Boston Marathon 2019

Hello, There is radio traffic for the BAA 5K this morning. It uses a subset of the Marathon channels. I still have to go through my recordings for the last couple of days to see if I can get testing on the OneVoice channels. So far it looks like the same setup as last year. I cannot hear the dedicat...
by wb1hbu
11 Apr 2019 09:52
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston Marathon 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Boston Marathon 2019

Hello, Here are the confirmed talkgroups I heard testing over the last two days. It is following the same grouping as last year. Hopkinton Linked Capacity Plus Site 1 (No adjacent sites) 453.0125 Color Code 15 Channels 1/2 451.5000 Color Code 15 Channels 3/4 216 Medical Division A (Confirmed 2019) B...
by wb1hbu
31 Mar 2019 17:07
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Dracut PD reconfirmation
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Dracut PD reconfirmation

Hello,

Dracut Police Department is still using their 482.8875 Repeater with a 146.2 tone.

73 Eric