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by MrSvenSven
09 Dec 2019 12:47
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Georgetown DPW
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Georgetown DPW

While running an unrelated search, I stumbled across Georgetown DPW on 159.9375 D351. It's licensed to the electric light department (that's how they get away with using a business frequency), but I heard general DPW and snow removal traffic. I added it to the wiki.
by MrSvenSven
04 Dec 2019 20:33
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Douglas Fire VHF
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Douglas Fire VHF

I've been listening to these channels for a couple days. It seems that when talking to a police unit, the dispatcher only comes out the police channel. When talking to a fire unit, about 90% of the time I can hear the dispatcher on both the Sutton police and Sutton fire channels. I only heard DPW tr...
by MrSvenSven
04 Dec 2019 18:01
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: 159.96 D351 - Note DPL
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: 159.96 D351 - Note DPL

Been Listening today and I'm getting 100% school bus related comms with a very strong repeater signal on 159.9600 with DPL 351 Units include "East Bridgewater Base", "West Bridgewater Base" and "Easton Base" with mentions of schools and streets in those towns. I'm getting it very strong here in Sou...
by MrSvenSven
01 Dec 2019 14:01
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Article about Fire Communications breakdowns
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Article about Fire Communications breakdowns

With their brand new console, isn't there are red switch that is encrpyt off/on???????? I'm not familiar with how Lawrence's radios are programmed, but generally speaking the switch is on the transmitting radio. So the dispatcher can switch themselves between clear and encrypted, but each field uni...
by MrSvenSven
14 Oct 2019 17:50
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Douglas Fire VHF
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Douglas Fire VHF

I'm hearing Douglas FD on 154.7475 123.0. It appears to be patched to low band from the brief transmissions I heard.
by MrSvenSven
26 Sep 2019 19:51
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: MSP analog, P25
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: MSP analog, P25

https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Motorola_Type_II_SmartZone "A feature unique to SmartZone and allows efficient use of channels at each site is called "Dynamic Site assignment." Its simple purpose is to determine whether a site needs to broadcast a call or not. In order to make this feature...
by MrSvenSven
25 Jul 2019 09:16
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Worcester P25 800MHz Trunked (unknown talk groups need identifying)
Replies: 13
Views: 2985

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

PD F4 (used to be traffic enforcement on the old EDACS system) On the old system, every division had their own channel 4. So there was an operations-4, a traffic-4, etc. I have not listened to or tried to track down their encrypted channels, so I have no idea if the new system is set up the same way.
by MrSvenSven
25 Jul 2019 09:05
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Worcester P25 800MHz Trunked (unknown talk groups need identifying)
Replies: 13
Views: 2985

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

sawyer100 wrote:
25 Jul 2019 00:20
new talk group found:

TG ID Usage
691 MEMA VHF repeater simulcast
Can you confirm that isn't a typo? That TG is already in the wiki as DCR-FIRE 1. (691 digital *16=11056 analog)

https://scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?titl ... ate_Police
by MrSvenSven
20 Jul 2019 07:39
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: NH DRED North
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: NH DRED North

Has anyone been able to monitor the DRED North (DNCR) simulcast system? I have programmed it into a PSR-500 and also a Motorola XTS2500. I used 151.295 and a NAC of 850. Once in a great while I will hear a very short transmission (as a ranger signs on the air) otherwise the radios will receive a si...
by MrSvenSven
22 Jun 2019 10:34
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Middlesex County Sheriff P25 TRS Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Middlesex County Sheriff P25 TRS Upgrade

Indepth reading of the Public ComIRS documents [out on RR] might show a Billerica site or Not to answer original projection questions Do you have links to any of these documents? I bet there is some good reading there. When I search for "comirs" on RR, this thread is all that comes up, and there is...
by MrSvenSven
27 Mar 2019 08:08
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Northbridge Fire VHF
Replies: 11
Views: 3157

Re: Northbridge Fire VHF

Northbridge Fire used to dispatch on the District 7 county band 33.620 PL 131.8. Since Northbridge Police is now doing fire dispatch, the PD uses a RF UHF link frequency of 453.6875 PL 77.0 that is used to transmit/receive to the 33.620 base station on the Hill Street water tank. The 453.6875 patch...
by MrSvenSven
18 Feb 2019 08:51
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Mobile Antenna
Replies: 11
Views: 1924

Re: Mobile Antenna

The Comtelco A11331 antenna has a very thick metal rod and a cheap plastic base. They break very easily. The scanner master web site doesn't say what model the comtelco antenna is, but it looks like the A11331. I like the Larsen NMO150/450/758.
by MrSvenSven
02 Feb 2019 07:17
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: MA - Lynn Fire Reconfirmations
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: MA - Lynn Fire Reconfirmations

Are these channels just for Lynn or are they used by Nahant and Swampscott too? Are all 3 departments dispatched out of the same place?
by MrSvenSven
07 Jan 2019 09:49
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Northbridge Fire VHF
Replies: 11
Views: 3157

Re: Northbridge Fire VHF

Has anyone else been monitoring this? 33.68 has good range, and I can occasionally hear both sides of the conversation on that freqency, so some of the mobile and portable radios must be talking on VHF and getting repeated back over the low band. When dispatch talks, they go over both 33.68 and 154....
by MrSvenSven
10 Nov 2018 10:14
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: LED streetlamps to lightup Weymouth streets
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: LED streetlamps to lightup Weymouth streets

This is getting pretty common, we have them in both the town I live and work in.
by MrSvenSven
18 Oct 2018 15:54
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Northbridge Fire VHF
Replies: 11
Views: 3157

Re: Northbridge Fire VHF

It's patched to 33.68 now.
by MrSvenSven
14 Sep 2018 21:49
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Lawrence PD Digital?
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: Lawrence PD Digital?

Confirmed. Lawrence PD mobiles and portables are being repeated over both 460.2125 $212 and 482.5625 146.2. The dispatcher is being heard on 482.5625 only.
by MrSvenSven
29 Aug 2018 15:49
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Williamstown/Village Ambulance
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Williamstown/Village Ambulance

I saw one of the ambulances this week and noticed that it has been rebranded "Northern Berkshire EMS". I only had the scanner on for a short time but the info in my post from January still appears accurate. Williamstown and North Adams ambulances share the 155.8425 frequency but have their own separ...
by MrSvenSven
18 Aug 2018 12:28
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider
Replies: 27
Views: 5207

Re: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider

Does Medcare Emergency Health have a presence in the Springfield area? I know they are the main (if not only) private company in Greenfield and they do a lot of 911 work and ALS intercepts in Franklin county. The former Baystate Health 155mhz has gone silent so I don't know what they are using up in...
by MrSvenSven
03 Aug 2018 10:30
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: BCT15XT HELP
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: BCT15XT HELP

The correct step for the VHF band should be 7.5KHz, yet many scanners default to 5KHz or 12.5KHz which results in some of those channels not lining up just right. The frequency doesn't have to be exact, so programming .2600 instead of .2625 should still work fine.
by MrSvenSven
13 Jul 2018 14:29
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Westover Air Show 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Re: Westover Air Show 2018

I monitored the Thunderbirds on 149.65 (diamond) and 235.35 (on the ground) both in AM mode. There may have been more that I missed as they were already in the air before I put my scanner in search mode, and I didn't research or program anything in ahead of time.
by MrSvenSven
03 Jul 2018 10:25
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: New Post Count, not dropping [unread] ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: New Post Count, not dropping [unread] ??

My new post count is now up to 26 posts (since I last logged out and back on on 6/16), so now it covers two pages.
by MrSvenSven
18 Jun 2018 12:05
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: Rockland PD
Replies: 5
Views: 2058

Re: Rockland PD

I programmed the new Rockland P-25 frequency in my 996P2, and lo and behold, I'm receiving it almost as if it's a local! Been hearing it now for 3 days and my question is this. Does a P-25 frequency travel farther than a typical analog frequency? I have noticed this with a few different P-25 freque...
by MrSvenSven
14 Jun 2018 11:35
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: New Post Count, not dropping [unread] ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: New Post Count, not dropping [unread] ??

I am experiencing the same thing as Bill. Clicking "mark forums read" did not solve the "problem". I like seeing the old threads that I have already read, so I don't consider this a problem (as long as the post list doesn't get too long). The problem isn't that posts are showing up as unread, just t...