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by n1zyy
11 Sep 2019 14:44
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Trinity EMS Lowell - 155.16
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Trinity EMS Lowell - 155.16

Not sure if this is actually of interest to anyone, but I noticed something interesting today. We know Trinity EMS in Lowell (and surrounding towns) is on 155.16, D125. It's licensed (WPAF755) for multiple places, including Trinity's headquarters on Westford Street near Drum Hill, and on Christian H...
by n1zyy
11 Sep 2019 11:52
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Boxboro Ham Radio Convention and Flea Market
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Boxboro Ham Radio Convention and Flea Market

It was good to see you all there!

Picked up a 900 MHz rig; now I need to run some better cable than the 100' of RG-8 into my attic, most of which is coiled up. :)
by n1zyy
08 Aug 2019 19:45
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Handling of unknown frequencies that could be inputs
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Handling of unknown frequencies that could be inputs

Sounds good! I've got one I'll DM you, and one I wanted to get some more monitoring on.
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 22:01
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Rivier College DMR
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Rivier College DMR

I heard DMR on 153.635, Color Code 4, with a reference to the Dion Center, confirming it's Rivier. The matching license is WQSU848, though it looks to be only narrowband voice and NXDN. It's only 25W ERP, at 10m HAAT, so it doesn't get out super far. My monitoring only got the color code; more monit...
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 21:25
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Miscellaneous MA reconfirmations
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Miscellaneous MA reconfirmations

Is it helpful for me to posting all of this? On one hand, there is a fair bit of stuff that hasn't been reconfirmed in years, and it seems valuable to help validate what's still live. On the other hand, I don't want to be all, "This is 366 days old, so quick, update it!" Since I don't have a ton of ...
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 18:56
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Handling of unknown frequencies that could be inputs
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Handling of unknown frequencies that could be inputs

Obviously, we should not be publishing repeater input frequencies. And it's often fairly obvious what's what. But what about cases where it's not? I've got a couple of oddball VHF things I found that I'm interested in discussing in the appropriate regional forums here. I don't think they are repeate...
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 12:10
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: SWNH Mutual Aid
Replies: 1
Views: 140

SWNH Mutual Aid

Another uneventful reconfirmation: http://www.scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=Southwestern_NH_Mutual_Aid 154.4300, 136.5, is still Southwestern NH, with great coverage. Heard dispatches go out for Dummerston and Whitingham, Vermont. I'm not close enough to hear any of the fireground channels, thoug...
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 11:35
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Brookline PD PL change?
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Brookline PD PL change?

Oh, I found that Radio Reference has the same tone, but listed under Hollis. So I guess that PL must be correct. Sorry for the noise!
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 11:33
Forum: Data Submission Forum
Topic: Hillsborough County (NH) reconfirmations
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Hillsborough County (NH) reconfirmations

Let the scanner run overnight about a week ago and got around to cataloging what was captured. Where addresses were given out in dispatches, I tried to confirm they match the listed location. Except for a noted PL correction, this is otherwise just reconfirming data that's a year old or more. Police...
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 11:03
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Brookline PD PL change?
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Brookline PD PL change?

During a bit sweeping the spectrum, I found Brookline (NH) PD active on 153.785, but using a PL of 82.5 instead of the listed 136.5. The traffic I heard was definitely Brookline based on addresses and landmarks. The PL change seems a little improbable, though, to the point that I'm reluctant to subm...
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 10:46
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: NHSP Reconfirmations
Replies: 2
Views: 135

NHSP Reconfirmations

Nothing exciting here, but http://www.scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=NH_Department_of_Safety has not seen some of the troops updated in years. I left the scanner running on 150-160 MHz discovery a few nights ago and got around to cataloging the results. I didn't actually capture Troop A, though I'...
by n1zyy
13 Apr 2019 22:48
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: VHF/UHF Unication G3!
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: VHF/UHF Unication G3!

At least with the G5 the issue is not just swapping the antenna. The UHF or VHF receiver has no connection to the external antenna (also no connection to antenna connector on amplified base). Oh, gross. I had naively assumed both antennas would be accessible through that connector. I don't recall t...
by n1zyy
09 Apr 2019 21:38
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: VHF/UHF Unication G3!
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

VHF/UHF Unication G3!

It was apparently announced about a month ago, but I just learned this weekend that Unication has finally created a VHF+UHF version of their G5 scanner, the Unication G3. (There's also a G2, which is single-band VHF or UHF.) https://www.unicationusa.com/post/new-product From what I've read, they're ...
by n1zyy
07 Mar 2019 19:47
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 21
Views: 2816

Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

As my train passed the Encore in Everett, I got to wondering about their radios, as one does... WRAR389 is the only license I can turn up for them: 857.8625 858.8625 859.8625 Licensed for analog voice and DMR, conventional. (Incidentally, it's wideband voice. I guess that's still allowed on 800 MHz?...
by n1zyy
05 Mar 2019 21:31
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: New posts in a forum
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: New posts in a forum

It's been about a decade since I ran a phpBB site myself, but as I recall: The yellow/orange icon on a forum means it that it contains one or more posts you haven't read. If you are viewing the list of topics/posts in a forum, you should see a "Mark topics read" link. At the top of the list there's ...
by n1zyy
05 Mar 2019 21:25
Forum: Live Scanner Feeds
Topic: Boston Logan Airport Public Safety and Operations
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Boston Logan Airport Public Safety and Operations

Neat! I've wanted something like this for a while now. The SDRs are capable of several MHz of bandwidth at once; I always wanted something that would let me monitor a bunch of it off one SDR. Looks like it does conventional as well! All of the main Boston PD channels are within about a half MHz of s...
by n1zyy
05 Mar 2019 10:26
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Help to ID
Replies: 23
Views: 5107

Re: Help to ID

D&D / Dispatch / Metro does seem to have moved, not quite sure it is Boston due to the signal strengths Boston [Original] is still much stronger then the Waltham sites - they may have combined them as Boston is EVEN LCN's and Waltham Freqs are still Odd LCN's They had to knock power way down as the...
by n1zyy
04 Mar 2019 23:44
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Help to ID
Replies: 23
Views: 5107

Re: Help to ID

I love a good mystery. A few of these piqued my interested and I spent a bit seeing if I could find any leads in the FCC databases. 462.0375 R 250.3 - Been around for years, but never tracked down Did you catch the nature of traffic? I see three Part 90 licenses in the state: WQFQ933, Boston Univers...
by n1zyy
01 Feb 2019 18:27
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Barnstable Schools Unlicensed Operation
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Barnstable Schools Unlicensed Operation

The Agent found that Barnstable High School was operating a Motorola XPR-8400 repeater on the Land Mobile Radio Service frequency 463.375 MHz That's not a "We bought these walkie-talkies on Amazon and didn't know we needed a license" mistake. I don't know anyone who knows how to program a Trbo repe...
by n1zyy
01 Feb 2019 18:24
Forum: Website and Administrator Announcements
Topic: Scan New England - Passing Command
Replies: 12
Views: 1916

Re: Scan New England - Passing Command

I'm not super active here, but have been finding useful information on the wiki here for years. Thanks, Scott, for running the site for all this time, and thanks, Mike, for picking up the torch! It sounds like you folks have everything under control, but my "real job" is back-end web development, so...
by n1zyy
31 Jan 2019 12:31
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: MBTA PD UHF signal issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: MBTA PD UHF signal issues?

But yet their scared to ride the trains... go figure? :D I assumed they'd say it was something about mobility, but I've seen more sketchy stuff happen on trains than in stations. The police powers bit is interesting. I noticed some years ago that college PDs have a similar deal -- not just police p...
by n1zyy
30 Jan 2019 22:14
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: MBTA PD UHF signal issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: MBTA PD UHF signal issues?

I wondered about that. The dispatcher always has a great signal, and many, but not all, other units did, too. The "good" signal was about -55 dBm, and the "bad" one was around -120 dBm. My office is 11 stories up a block away from City Hall, so anything designed to cover Boston is quite strong. But ...
by n1zyy
30 Jan 2019 16:54
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: MBTA PD UHF signal issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

MBTA PD UHF signal issues?

I'm in the office in Boston today and noticing a weird issue where some comms are very strong, but some are just barely above the noise floor. This seems kind of weird since it's a repeater so it doesn't really make any sense... Has anyone noticed something similar? Does anyone know if UHF is still ...
by n1zyy
25 Jan 2019 14:07
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston PD feed?
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: Boston PD feed?

This is all good to know. I just ordered a UHF Yagi to see if I can get a stronger signal than I get off my discone and maybe set up a feed. :) I'll occasionally listen to feeds for a breaking incident outside of scanner range, but the main purpose for me is to go back through the Broadcastify archi...
by n1zyy
25 Jan 2019 14:03
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Lowell Wastewater reconfirmation
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Lowell Wastewater reconfirmation

I'm on a roll with finding / reconfirming pretty boring traffic. ;) http://www.scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=City_of_Lowell#City_Services The information on the Waste Water Utility is correct, 463.775 with a 100.0 Hz PL. The callsign is WPYJ460 and it's a repeater. I dug this up and started liste...