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by franciedog
08 Jan 2020 21:53
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Hudson School Bus New Frequencies
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Hudson School Bus New Frequencies

I took a ride to Hudson MA and spotted the school buses with 900 MHz base loaded antennas. This leads me to think they are on the ICE 900 MHz or Comtronics 900 MHz digital trunking systems. Nothing found yet, but I will post a note when I find them.
by franciedog
19 Dec 2019 21:17
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Hudson School Bus New Frequencies
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Hudson School Bus New Frequencies

The Hudson School Buses are now run by First Student (no longer contracted with NRT). I used to hear them when run by NRT on 463.3875R NXDN RAN5 along with the Marlboro School Buses. Does anyone know which frequency and mode they are now using?

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Thanks,

Franciedog
by franciedog
12 Oct 2019 15:51
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknowns from two Monitoring Events
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Unknowns from two Monitoring Events

I can ID two unknowns:

453.4875 D743 is Tyngsboro Water Data
461.8125 82.5 is Whole Foods Market in Burlington with automated voice for bottle returns (also heard in Sudbury & Shrewsbury)

I will check the other Burlington area frequencies when I am in the area.
by franciedog
05 Jul 2019 13:20
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Worcester P25 800MHz Trunked (unknown talk groups need identifying)
Replies: 13
Views: 3666

Re: Worcester P25 800MHz Trunked (unknown talk groups need identifying)

All these talkgroups are for the PD (encrypted). I have identified a few as they move to another talkgroup (unit on F1 says go to F4 and they show up on a different talkgroup). 4375 is PD F4 (used to be traffic enforcement on the old EDACS system) 4379 is PD F6 (used to be TAC 1 on the old EDACS sys...
by franciedog
23 Mar 2019 21:58
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Help to ID
Replies: 23
Views: 6856

Re: Help to ID

I have monitored 462.0375R and it's used by Community Ambulance in Marlboro. PL 179.9 is used for voice dispatch. PL 250.3 comes up with a carrier and a quick data burst. I think the data burst Is some sort of GPS monitoring system that tells the dispatcher the location of the ambulance.
by franciedog
23 Feb 2019 23:58
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: New Natick DPW DMR
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Re: New Natick DPW DMR

Framingham DPW uses 470.675R NAC 302 for snow plowing and trash pickup. The Water Department uses 471.125R NAC 302 for their operations. Recently verified Natick DPW on 463.9125R using DMR Slot 1, Color 2, Talkgroup 16 with IDs as 1152 and 1156. The PD on 460.4125R PL 192.8 is Princeton.
by franciedog
23 Feb 2019 23:48
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Nxdn 464.3875
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Re: Nxdn 464.3875

464.3875 is a conventional NXDN repeater on Nobscott Hill in Sudbury used by NRT Transportation buses for Hudson & Marlboro Public Schools. The RAN (Radio Access Number which is similar to a PL tone in an analog system) is 5. NRT Transportation uses 463.5875 for the Northboro & Southboro Public Scho...
by franciedog
23 Feb 2019 22:55
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Natick Area
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Re: Natick Area

The talkgroup for Natick Schools was 1.
by franciedog
23 Feb 2019 22:54
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Natick Area
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Re: Natick Area

I heard Natick Schools recently on 464.3125R DMR coming up as Slot 1, Color 7 & an ID of 1009.
by franciedog
23 Feb 2019 22:47
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: 470.350 P25 Encrypted
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

470.350 P25 Encrypted

Recently heard 470.350 with a NAC 350. Signal is encrypted. IDs show up as 3700 & 4100 with a talkgroup ID of 1. Only users I can find licensed are Hanover DPW and Westford EMA. Any ideas on who this is?
by franciedog
20 Jan 2019 17:55
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Mass DOT
Replies: 11
Views: 1996

Re: Mass DOT

I have heard Mass Pike plows using 47.32R PL 167.9 from approximately Route 128 west to the Millbury area. West of the Millbury area 47.06R PL 210.7 is used into the Brimfield area. West of the Brimfield area 47.14R PL 192.8 and 47.20R PL 136.5 are used.
by franciedog
21 Feb 2018 21:14
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: User Pruning
Replies: 44
Views: 9058

Likewise keep me active too although I have contributed since January 2017.
by franciedog
16 Jan 2018 21:13
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Buses Gone?
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Buses Gone?

Has anyone heard the WRTA buses on the Worcester Trunked system? They used to be on 856.2625 with a PL of 110.9. I checked 854.4375 which was used by the WRTA for elder vans and heard nothing.
by franciedog
21 Jul 2017 11:00
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Marlboro, MA DPW
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Is the Marlboro DPW on 854.2625 using MotoTurbo encrypted? I have programmed a number of MotoTurbo and NDXN conventional channels in my Whistler TRX-1 and I received them OK. I have a very strong signal with an outdoor antenna, I can hear the digital signal in analog mode, but in DMR MotoTurbo mode ...
by franciedog
25 Mar 2017 22:28
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Boylston
Replies: 7
Views: 2342

Boylston PD is using 45.50 (PL 167.9) as their primary frequency and 45.62 (PL 167.9) as their secondary frequency. I have not heard anything on 453.2875.
by franciedog
03 Jul 2011 15:17
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Direnzo Towing
Replies: 18
Views: 3688

Great find !

Thank you.
by franciedog
02 Jul 2011 22:30
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Fitchburg Fire - Rollstone Hill Antenna Site
Replies: 9
Views: 1977

No change in signal yet in Northboro. Quite a lot of interesting communications during the Johnsonia building fire. Please let us know when the Rollstone Hill site and/or the 472.725 repeater are activated.
by franciedog
31 May 2011 21:26
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Worcester regional transit authority
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

Last time I listened about a year ago:

856.2625 - city buses PL 110.0 & 123.0
857.2625 - vans PL 110.9
854.4375 - vans multiple PLs
452.650 - vans PL 110.9
by franciedog
27 May 2011 22:59
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Direnzo Towing
Replies: 18
Views: 3688

Only a repeater keyup heard on 463.700R 103.5. Nothing heard on 464.350R 103.5.
by franciedog
22 May 2011 17:37
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Direnzo Towing
Replies: 18
Views: 3688

I will monitor some of the frequencies to see what I can find. The Paxton license for Jonathan Breed is Worad (Worcester Radio) who owns a bunch of UHF repeaters for business. It's most likely that Direnzo Towing is using one of his repeaters in Paxton.
by franciedog
16 Apr 2011 22:43
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-FEST who is going???
Replies: 57
Views: 15352

Likewise I will not be attending as we have family visiting for the weekend. I wish they would move it to the first weekend in May.
by franciedog
26 Mar 2011 20:10
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Worcester Fire TRS Simulcast?
Replies: 10
Views: 4305

From my recent monitoring:

453.4875R PL 186.2 repeats Worcester Trunk TG 04-43 (Worcester FD ops C)
462.950R PL 186.2 is fairly quiet, some keyups and little traffic heard
460.050R PL D-051 nothing heard
by franciedog
09 Jan 2011 20:52
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Can someone identify this antenna?
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

I recall seeing these years ago, I believe they are 800 MHz antennas.
by franciedog
24 Dec 2010 14:48
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: National Grid in Central/Eastern Mass
Replies: 8
Views: 2268

National Grid in Central/Eastern Mass

Moved my post here, as the thread I replied to was about National Grid Cape Cod. Heard some radio traffic earlier this month: 49.50R PL 100.0 Worcester calls and feeder line checks 43.96R PL 100.0 wires down in Pepperell, dispatched by Westboro 48.30S PL 100.0 Distribution control to Andover crews (...
by franciedog
23 Dec 2010 21:59
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: NSTAR and National Grid on Cape Cod
Replies: 14
Views: 8110

Heard some radio traffic earlier this month: 49.50R PL 100.0 Worcester calls and feeder line checks 43.96R PL 100.0 wires down in Pepperell, dispatched by Westboro 48.30S PL 100.0 Distribution control to Andover crews (heard in Oct 2010) 49.06R PL 100.0 radio checks (heard Oct 2010) I am also lookin...