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by deacon
27 Nov 2019 15:08
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: SDS200 or BCD536HP...and a 396T question
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: SDS200 or BCD536HP...and a 396T question

A different opinion: I have had an SDS100 for about 9 months. I live on the cape and drive into RI and central MA frequently. I have had no issues. I use the GPS option exclusively, perhaps that is the difference, but I doubt it. Next week I will be driving to Bangor, Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, Maine...
by deacon
26 Nov 2019 15:58
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: RISCON Zones and range
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: RISCON Zones and range

I get the South Zone periodically here in North Mashpee. I have an 800 beam, LMR 400 cable and an Advance Receiver Research Preamp.
Chuck
by deacon
10 Nov 2019 07:26
Forum: Scanner Programming Files
Topic: NAC programming
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: NAC programming

Sorry for providing the incorrect information, I never had that issue.
Chuck
by deacon
09 Nov 2019 12:12
Forum: Scanner Programming Files
Topic: NAC programming
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: NAC programming

Scroll too the "H" using the cursor, either 4 or 6. Then, using the "push/func" knob scholl to the symbols. At the end of the symbols and prior to the capital letters is a "blank" space. At the "blank" space hit enter and you are done.

Good luck,
Chuck
by deacon
06 Nov 2019 12:27
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: My Radio setup after 60 years in the hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: My Radio setup after 60 years in the hobby

Why so many radios: I had many of them prior to moving to Cape Cod. I had excellent elevation at my prior home in Worcester County and was able to monitor comms from MA, CT, NH, ME, and VT. Being retired with more time, the number of radios increased and I sold and replaced many with new radios. I h...
by deacon
05 Nov 2019 13:00
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: My Radio setup after 60 years in the hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: My Radio setup after 60 years in the hobby

Scott,
You have not been out-shacked, you are just younger. I bet your setup is expanded by the time you hit your seventies.

Chuck
by deacon
31 Oct 2019 11:28
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Vanishing Ambulance Services

I wonder if the Zello app. is being used by any public service and/or ambulance service??? I use it for family comms, works really well. Digital, encrypted and great coverage.
by deacon
18 Oct 2019 08:59
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR question
Replies: 1
Views: 597

DMR question

At times (today), I notice that Eversource (451.25) and Falmouth DPW "hang up" and prevent my 536 from scanning. The signal bars, all five, are displayed, but there is no voice being transmitted. Any thoughts??
by deacon
11 Oct 2019 14:59
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Barnstable PD
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Barnstable PD

Have they given up with their conventional system? When I went off Cape on 9/1 they were using the trunk,10/11 and I am still hearing them on the trunk.
by deacon
08 Oct 2019 09:16
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: BCD536HP and GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: BCD536HP and GPS

She said nothing, somewhat surprising, as I had my WPD 136 Multi-Band Antenna in the middle of the roof on a 4" mag mount. I also had the GPS puck mounted at the top of the "A" pillar. I guess, some folks do not make the connection if they unfamiliar with antennas and radios.
by deacon
07 Oct 2019 14:52
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: BCD536HP and GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 304

BCD536HP and GPS

I just finished a 30 day road trip with the a 536 married to a Uniden GPS. I was extremely pleased with the performance. Great technology, the GPS turned systems on and off as I traveled. I never touch the radio. I mostly used a range of 15 and 20 miles. My only complaint is that a separate category...
by deacon
01 Sep 2019 19:01
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Austin Antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Austin Antenna

Amen, you are 100% correct.
by deacon
31 Aug 2019 09:14
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Austin Antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Austin Antenna

Cleaning out the garage, I found a "pole mount" for a Spectra Antenna and a Spectra Antenna. I decided to install the spectra setup and use it on 400 MHZ signals. I was pleasantly surprised. The antenna works almost as well as my UHF antenna with an Advanced Receiver Research amp tuned to 453-483. G...
by deacon
22 Aug 2019 13:28
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: Barnstable PD
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: Barnstable PD

At 1:28 PM today, I am hearing them on the Trunk system.
by deacon
18 Jul 2019 11:10
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: Myles Standish State Forest 151.37
Replies: 3
Views: 1787

Myles Standish State Forest 151.37

Lots of radio and signal strength testing this morning, perhaps a new repeater. A much stronger signal here in North Mashpee than previously.
by deacon
15 Jul 2019 15:51
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Base Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Base Antenna

If you do not need low band, the DPD Omni x is an option for a multi-band antenna. I use one with a Jim M75 pre-amp works well for me.
Chuck
by deacon
22 May 2019 15:51
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston Med Flight
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: Boston Med Flight

I hear Medflight on a regular basis here in Mashpee. They do check-ins each morning and other Comms on TG 22, Net 134.

Chuck
by deacon
20 May 2019 14:41
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Recommendations/Opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Recommendations/Opinions

I was thinking 2004, sorry.
by deacon
20 May 2019 13:53
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Recommendations/Opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Recommendations/Opinions

Thank you. I have two RS 2006 sitting on a closet shelf, but the scan rate is so slow. One vote for the 898T. Thank you
by deacon
20 May 2019 09:14
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Recommendations/Opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Recommendations/Opinions

Any thoughts from the members on what is the best Uniden Radio for scanning AM Air?? I am making this inquiry because I am not satisfied with AM on my SDS200.
Choices are BC780, BC785D, BC895XLT, BC898T, 996XT and the BCXT15X. Thank you all.

Chuck
by deacon
15 May 2019 18:41
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Canal Power Plant
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

Re: Canal Power Plant

I heard TG 101 and 105. Running tests and checking system functions. No slot info.
by deacon
15 May 2019 08:43
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Canal Power Plant
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

Re: Canal Power Plant

FYI, I heard traffic on 158.175 this a.m. Loud and clear in North Mashpee, about 4.5 miles from the power plant. Nothing heard on the other frequencies to date.

Chuck
by deacon
07 May 2019 18:44
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: SDS200 Observations
Replies: 46
Views: 6848

Re: SDS200 Observations

I will try wide normal and see what happens. I live near JBCC and notice the difference on the AM band. Thank you for the input.