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by Maine45
13 Apr 2016 06:30
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

...The reason for the continued patch is unknown at this time. It appears that there is a problem with the Mt. Agamenticus trunked site. When I first set up temporary antennas a couple of weeks ago, I was receiving both the Aggie and Ossipee sites consistantly at 95 to 98% decode as displayed using...
by Maine45
11 Apr 2016 12:07
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

Ahhh that makes sense. I would be nice if we could update the wiki with this to eliminate further confusion. It will be updated, but the confusion will not be ended. The UIDs in the 9980### series are a mixed bag. They are all generally units that are not (normally) from Maine state agencies. These...
by Maine45
10 Apr 2016 10:29
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

A thought regarding the UHF usage - could this be something they set up for interoperability purposes with fire agencies responding to incidents on the turnpike? Such as Wells and Kennebunk who operate on UHF? It's a great idea, however it is a secret if that's the case. Fire/EMS units responding o...
by Maine45
10 Apr 2016 08:46
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

...I'm hearing both sides of what sounds like regular Zone 1 traffic on 465.125, PL 69.3. This traffic was coming across this UHF freq, and the Ossipee Regionnet (172.425), but I heard no traffic from the Ossipee trunk site.... MSP used the 460.125/465.125 pair (with CSQ) several years ago as a lin...
by Maine45
24 Feb 2016 06:19
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

...For several months I have been hearing "PL" units on talkgroup 1301...These units never use number designations (like 1700s) unlike any other units that I know of. The exception to this are those "mystery" units like "unit 40 in your zone".Mark The mystery units with the "Unit ##" callsigns are ...
by Maine45
24 Feb 2016 05:55
Forum: Maine
Topic: Newfield local- DMR?
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

I have heard nothing on this frequency since it was initially licensed a year ago. Per the license, their "notification of construction" was just filed in December, so it may not have been on the air until recently. It is also probably not going to be very high use. I can't imagine they would need/w...
by Maine45
16 Jan 2016 11:22
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

A new frequency 155.5500 has just been licensed for the Whitten Hill site.
CEFD_Thomas wrote:Unkown UID with a quick open mic on TG 10981
Some TGs in the 10000 range were used by radio techs during the set up and testing phase. It's possible this was related to the recent testing activities.
by Maine45
10 Jan 2016 16:08
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

You are more likely to be hearing Whitten Hill RN; same frequency and designated as a rebroadcast RN. However, that doesn't explain the Zone 3 traffic. Maybe something temporary or a test on Spencer. It is kind of pointless to set that up unless they inform the agencies that might use it that it is ...
by Maine45
10 Jan 2016 15:55
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

ME343 wrote:Spencer Mtn is now a rebroadcast region net. Don't know when that changed. Been getting Bangor SP on it for a few days now.
Frequency & tone/NAC ?
by Maine45
21 Dec 2015 07:02
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

That's very interesting, I could understand one radio 'falling through the cracks', or a Trooper accidentally turning off the encryption, but everything in the clear has me scratching my head. This is starting to look like a permanent change. I am not aware of any particular reason for it, apart fr...
by Maine45
12 Dec 2015 06:11
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

I was just adding the conventional sites to my 436hp and I looked at my programming for my x96xt's and I have both big spencer and spencer mountain setup. Are they one in the same? I can't find the frequencies that I had under big spencer but I assume I got them from scan-ne.net so I'm a little con...
by Maine45
01 Dec 2015 22:30
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

Continuing their quest for frequencies at the Bald Mountain site, Maine OIT has entered an application , this one for 173.2500 for use there. It should be noted that in an attachment to the application, 172 .2500 is referenced, instead of the 173 .2500 actually applied for. Not sure which one they a...
by Maine45
24 Nov 2015 06:57
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

They referred to them as their something channels but could not catch what, probably was oil.... DEP personnel refer to them as the "spill channels". They are listed on page 37 of Maine Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plan . They are national allocations for oil spill cleanup, and are licensed by many...
by Maine45
23 Nov 2015 17:47
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

...Just had some encrypted traffic on TG 2053 with BMV units. Apparently they needed an encrypted talk channel as well. Yes, some high level stuff there, for sure. Also just heard some DEP traffic talking about some of their old analog channels changing over to digital but staying simplex. Interest...
by Maine45
23 Nov 2015 11:43
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

With bald moutain it seems the CC alternates a lot between 169.6750 and 160.7100 Possibly due to 160.7100 being an active channel at the Spruce Mtn site. When conditions are right, Spruce could be interfering with Bald and forcing the CC at Bald to the alternate CC. This may also explain the recent...
by Maine45
15 Nov 2015 16:10
Forum: Maine
Topic: One more MSCOMMNET question
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Dick, Thank you tons. You must get tired of telling us Southern N.E. guys this info. Are the CONOPS channels the one under part 22 frequency list or the conventional channels listed with the trunk frequencies? Example: I see two convential frequencies on Mt. Blue. Thanks again. You're welcome. The ...
by Maine45
15 Nov 2015 08:36
Forum: Maine
Topic: One more MSCOMMNET question
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

If I create 20 sites for the area I am traveling, do I have to create 20 identical groups, one for each site?? Thank you in advance for your responses. Chuck No! For a 996XLT, you can create a single "system" with as many sites in it as you wish to monitor. Then, as part of that system, you can hav...
by Maine45
04 Nov 2015 17:44
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

yes the 1800 series UID and both were portables. what i heard was Maine CDC calling southern maine research center for a radio check.... I can't find any reference to a Southern Maine Research Center, but there are the following, which is likely what you heard them calling: Southern Maine Resource ...
by Maine45
04 Nov 2015 06:48
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

...And I realize that what I pick up on the conventional sites I can pick up on one of the other 10 trunk sites I can listen to but it's always interesting to pick up something new. I wanted the scanner to spend more time on the conventional site so I would have more chance of being on that bank wh...
by Maine45
01 Nov 2015 08:28
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

...TGID 512 became active here for the first time. It appears to be a Car to Car talkgroup and its users are regulars in the local area.Mark During the system testing TG512 was referred to as DPS Car to Car 2 (TG511 was DPS CC1). This year, they began calling them State Police Talk Group 1 or 2, or...
by Maine45
27 Oct 2015 11:08
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

...The radios I think are starting to show their true colors that other agencies also complained about with Harris... In fairness, most of the complaints I have read about stemmed from issues with Open Sky, Pro Voice or some ohter proprietary system that Harris inherited when they acquired the form...
by Maine45
27 Oct 2015 06:21
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

An update to my post from a couple of weeks ago: It appears that Maine OIT is in the process of applying for additional frequencies at several sites... Bald Mtn Site: 153.6950 NOW ON PENDING APPLICATION Whitten Hill Site: 160.8000 NOW ON PENDING APPLICATION I am currently able to easily recieve the ...
by Maine45
22 Oct 2015 06:59
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

The Techs were back working at the Chase Site today. I previously had been hearing them through the New Sweden Site, but set up to try to monitor them directly. I didn't picked up anything from there until this morning. They are still using 156.2250 and 158.1075 both of which are still using NAC 80...
by Maine45
18 Oct 2015 09:10
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

1. I am regularly hearing Forrestry Units checking in and out with the Houlton RCC Dispatchers, not just at the ends of the shifts. Example would be "43xx is off at (xxx address) for investigation". This contradicts what I had previously told you. I don't know if this is a new policy or if I had ju...
by Maine45
09 Oct 2015 07:05
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 91119

It appears that Maine OIT is in the process of applying for additional frequencies at several sites. I say appears because the applications, entered over the last 10 days, don't seem to be complete. The customary attachments that OIT has used on most of their FCC applications reference frequencies b...