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by jbella
03 Mar 2019 09:41
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: FRCOG Changes soon???
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: FRCOG Changes soon???

Given that letter to the editor, cost is an issue and the way those folks think, they will cheap out again. Franklin County's main problem is the hilly, rural terrain couple with a lack of population. How do you justify 100% coverage for areas with no population to taxpayers who don't want to pay an...
by jbella
24 Feb 2019 11:42
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: SDS 200
Replies: 22
Views: 1627

Re: SDS 200

My SDS100 is currently at Uniden being repaired after 10 months. I will still probably pick up the SDS200, but I hope they worked out the front end IF overload issues that plagued the SDS100. (Especially the first run, which I had). What are the symptoms of the front end overload. Maybe that's what...
by jbella
11 Feb 2019 17:38
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: SDS 200
Replies: 22
Views: 1627

Re: SDS 200

I tripped over my richard buying the SDS100. It hasn't fixed simulacst distortion at all on analog, but I will say when I'm traveling it's great on P25. So for now I have 0 interest in it, but it's good to hear the reports.
by jbella
06 Jan 2019 18:14
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Fire District 8 Simulcast
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Fire District 8 Simulcast

The notes on the Worcester Wiki page say that this is a simulcast of 33.70, but I don't see that as a mutual aid frequency on the Worcester County Fire Wiki page. What is the actual frequency this simulcasts? 33.70 is the old frequency 31.10 is the new repeater which is cross banded to the 453.75 w...
by jbella
03 Dec 2018 20:21
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR use with public safety.
Replies: 22
Views: 1845

Re: DMR use with public safety.

I was talking with a suburban fire chief today. He said that there is going to be more use of the various fire district interop channels and far less of departments using each others channels on mutual aid calls. I mentioned the Stow PD system and he pointed out that police generally make far less ...
by jbella
29 Nov 2018 20:46
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR use with public safety.
Replies: 22
Views: 1845

Re: DMR use with public safety.

Read the NIOSH report on the Lancaster Mass fire. Then we'll talk about interoperability. That being said, what was the issue or lessons learned from this fatal fire? One of the issues was the lack of communications between abutting towns that constantly ran to the same calls together. It's all wel...
by jbella
28 Nov 2018 20:17
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR use with public safety.
Replies: 22
Views: 1845

Re: DMR use with public safety.

Read the NIOSH report on the Lancaster Mass fire. Then we'll talk about interoperability.
by jbella
25 Nov 2018 16:42
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR use with public safety.
Replies: 22
Views: 1845

Re: DMR public safety

Sounds like someone sold them a bag of cucumbers instead of a balanced meal.
by jbella
06 Oct 2018 11:59
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Franklin County 800 MHz
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Franklin County 800 MHz

Probably not a worse place in the state to try and get full 8/700 coverage.
by jbella
28 Sep 2018 20:31
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: MSP P25 Phase II in Western Mass.
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: MSP P25 Phase II in Western Mass.

In Gardner I occasionally get the Warwick tower. No real rhyme or reason (other than a cruiser needs to be in range).
by jbella
28 Sep 2018 20:30
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Unication G5 Dual Band 450-520 & 700-800MHz Voice Pager-Receiver
Replies: 18
Views: 3234

Re: Unication G5 Dual Band 450-520 & 700-800MHz Voice Pager-Receiver

What was the previous receiver? But their system is definitely better to the south and east than to the north. Pure coincidence that someone who had something to do with the system lived in that direction away from the city.
by jbella
10 Sep 2018 20:24
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Barnes ANG Crash/Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Barnes ANG Crash/Fire

Try it digital?
by jbella
25 Aug 2018 18:10
Forum: Maine
Topic: Portland 800 System P25 Upgrade
Replies: 102
Views: 10507

Re: Portland 800 System P25 Upgrade

The P25 system has much better performance. On 95 south, heard it R9 all the way down below Biddeford. It's pretty good on the hill in OOB and readable down on East and West Grand. The analog system, NFW in those places.
by jbella
25 Aug 2018 18:06
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Worcester Red Sox [formerly Pawtucket]
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Worcester Red Sox [formerly Pawtucket]

Who says A or AA or Cape Cod League is less competitive? You want to take your family to a game, a higher level game or a pro game? The higher the level the more you're gonna pay. If they had stayed in Pawtucket, chances are ticket and associated prices would have gone up and you'd be complaining ab...
by jbella
23 Aug 2018 08:12
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Worcester Red Sox [formerly Pawtucket]
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Worcester Red Sox [formerly Pawtucket]

You want to take the family to a cheap game? Go see a AA, A or Cape Cod League team. I shot half a dozen Worcester Bravehearts gas this season. My wife came along to watch and she paid to get in. It didn't break the bank. I haven't read the details but I don't think the state is paying, I think they...
by jbella
21 Aug 2018 10:58
Forum: Maine
Topic: Portland 800 System P25 Upgrade
Replies: 102
Views: 10507

Re: Portland 800 System P25 Upgrade

I'm in Scarborough/OOB. Bayley's to be exact. The P25 system comes in much better than the analog system, same radio, same antenna etc. Haven't ventured out yet with it programmed. These are the TG's I got:



1203-
1145-
1121-
1105-
1107-trash pickup DPW?
1147-
1117-
1059-
1211-
by jbella
21 Aug 2018 09:33
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Worcester Red Sox [formerly Pawtucket]
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Worcester Red Sox [formerly Pawtucket]

Good for Worcester. Bad for Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Providence? Too bad. Whatever. Yes, I'm biased. Does Rhode Island are about Worcester? No. Worcester is finally emerging (50 years too late) from it's bunker mentality, 'us against the world.' The city is taking off. I just hope it can stabilize a...
by jbella
12 Aug 2018 18:38
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: United Civil Emergency Services Agency
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: United Civil Emergency Services Agency

Citywide 173 wrote:
12 Aug 2018 18:06

You should watch the video.... :eek:
All 41:00 worth????????
by jbella
12 Aug 2018 13:50
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: United Civil Emergency Services Agency
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: United Civil Emergency Services Agency

The whole methodology and intentionally vague wording looks distressingly familiar..........
by jbella
09 Aug 2018 10:54
Forum: Maine
Topic: Portland 800 System P25 Upgrade
Replies: 102
Views: 10507

Re: Portland 800 System P25 Upgrade

I'll be in OOB in another week. I'll do what I can
by jbella
17 Jul 2018 16:22
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Airplane in trouble?
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Airplane in trouble?

Nowhere near that area, but have not heard a peep from State Police. The Air Wing (if not grounded) would be all over that.
by jbella
26 Jun 2018 17:54
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: MA > Business Radio Systems > Battenburg USA Fire Dept
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: MA > Business Radio Systems > Battenburg USA Fire Dept

So..... errrrrrrr, what exactly is this? A theme park?
by jbella
20 Jun 2018 21:30
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Uniden SDS100 Scanner
Replies: 39
Views: 5966

Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

Great review, thank you.

I was going to wait until the battery fix, but....duh, yeah having 2 batteries seems a better idea.
by jbella
11 Jun 2018 18:57
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Uniden SDS100 Scanner
Replies: 39
Views: 5966

Re: Uniden SDS100 Scanner

Keep the great info coming. (I can't wade through all the garbage at RR to bother reading their self inflated threads) I'm debating whether to pull the trigger sooner than later as I have a couple roads trips coming up. My main reason for getting one is because of simulcast. The #36's are (as everyo...