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by garys
07 Sep 2019 15:44
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Vanishing Ambulance Services

Speaking of vanishing ambulance services, Lyons was bought by Cataldo a few years back. While Cataldo has retained some of the 9-1-1 contracts Lyons had, some town have moved on to other companies. Looking at the Essex County EMS page in the Wiki, I see that Lyons is still listed for many. I've star...
by garys
07 Sep 2019 13:20
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 183
Views: 43835

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

I finally found some ownership information for the Site 32 tower in Waltham. It's owned by a company called Pinnacle Towers out of PA. That wasn't on the FCC site, I found it on a different tower locating site.

Not that it tells me much more than that.
by garys
05 Sep 2019 22:24
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: County Communications NXDN
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: County Communications NXDN

Never mind, apparently that truck had a bad microphone. Dispatcher just told the driver to bring the microphone to the office. :)
by garys
05 Sep 2019 21:30
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: County Communications NXDN
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: County Communications NXDN

I'm hearing TG 500 tonight. It's a towing company, but the odd thing is that I'm only hearing dispatch, not the mobile units. I've made the updates from last night to the Wiki, so I'm going to lock this thread. We can continue over in the Area Trunking forum.
by garys
04 Sep 2019 21:25
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: County Communications NXDN
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: County Communications NXDN

Good signal from Bald Pate down south of Boston tonight. I'm hearing Northeast Regional Ambulance. Audio is a bit muddy, but readable. Transfers out of Beverly Hospital and a couple of 9-1-1 calls.

I'll update the Wiki.

Are they completely off of the LTR system?
by garys
31 Aug 2019 11:30
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Straight Pride Parade and Protests in Boston today
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Straight Pride Parade and Protests in Boston today

SOPS-3, AREA WIDE 4, and BPD Channel 1 patched together per one of the MSP commanders.

Lots of arrests being made, prisoners currently being transported to E 18.

Calling for more help at Arlingtong/Boylston and Mass Ave/Newbury.
by garys
21 Aug 2019 19:47
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: Comtronics MotoTrbo TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 30
Views: 7131

Re: Comtronics MotoTrbo TRS Decoding Project

Heard TG500 on Site 2 tonight. It sounded like a boat in Boston harbor from the locations being discussed. It's possible it's a water shuttle for the Encore in Everett, but I didn't hear enough to be sure.
by garys
14 Aug 2019 19:50
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Couple of North Shore area freq questions
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Couple of North Shore area freq questions

I've been listening to this system trying to track down who is on TG 600. Someone some time back said it might be Pulse EMS, but there isn't enough traffic to be sure. I'll continue to listen when I'm in range to see who is on TG 600 and if Northeast Regional is on a different TG. Northeast Regional...
by garys
13 Aug 2019 15:31
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Vanishing Ambulance Services

I wonder if they migrated to the ICE MotoTrbo system? They were on the old analog one. I don't get down to RI enough to find a tower to listen to. The closest to me is Woonsocket, but I have to be down near Bellingham to hear it.


disp617 wrote:
13 Aug 2019 13:19

Medtech is not on the Access channel last I knew.
by garys
13 Aug 2019 07:47
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Vanishing Ambulance Services

I get them all the time on Quincy, Foxboro, Waltham. If I listen to Site 28 (Freetown) I even get the TG they use for western MA. You should get them on all of the sites you list as well, although Site 4 less often a bit. Looking at the DSDPlus.groups file the last hits I have were before the weeken...
by garys
09 Aug 2019 21:47
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Vanishing Ambulance Services

I think Falck divested themselves of American Ambulance and maybe Cape Cod. I forget what happened with American, but I know that they closed their MA operations and are now mostly up in south ME. They don't seem to be on the ICE system at all, and are on VHF up in ME. They might have a contract or ...
by garys
09 Aug 2019 08:25
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Vanishing Ambulance Services

Children's is still on Comtronics UHF as of this morning.
by garys
08 Aug 2019 15:58
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Vanishing Ambulance Services

I haven't had a hit for Childrens since March. My last hit (according to DSD+) for Eastern was July of last year. Eastern was always a small company. They tried, but I think failed, to add ALS at one point. They did a lot of transfers in to Tufts, but were mostly a north shore company. I worked with...
by garys
08 Aug 2019 15:51
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Vanishing Ambulance Services

That makes sense. At least to them. Not as in going out of business, but as in I'm not hearing them on the systems where I used to. Vital Ambualnce. Was on ICE with TGs of 196 (ambulane) and 197 (chair car). There were bought by AMR sometime last year. I haven't got a hit on 196 since early December...
by garys
08 Aug 2019 12:28
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Vanishing Ambulance Services
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Vanishing Ambulance Services

Not as in going out of business, but as in I'm not hearing them on the systems where I used to. Vital Ambualnce. Was on ICE with TGs of 196 (ambulane) and 197 (chair car). There were bought by AMR sometime last year. I haven't got a hit on 196 since early December. I used to hear them on Foxboro and...
by garys
08 Aug 2019 12:21
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Television Repack Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1950

Re: Television Repack Thread

Using a flat panel indoor antenna, i'm able to get about 34 channels on the downstairs TV and more on the upstairs TV. Just like in the old days, I had to move the antennas for a couple of channels to be viewable. Since this is my back up system if cable goes down, it's more than sufficient for my n...
by garys
04 Aug 2019 18:51
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 183
Views: 43835

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

TG 225 is another two company on Site 32. I'm going to try the Boston and Cambridge Tow look ups to see if I can figure it out.
by garys
04 Aug 2019 16:11
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 183
Views: 43835

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Don't apologize. I'd much rather have more information and activity here than less.
disp617 wrote:
04 Aug 2019 15:45

I set my 536 up to record and just play everything back and write it all down. If not allowed my apoligies. I like to load my scanner up with everything I find.
by garys
04 Aug 2019 11:14
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 183
Views: 43835

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

I don't think we post individual IDs as a rule. I know we don't for Law Enforcement, and don't think we do for private companies either. Occasionally, I have put in UIDs for base stations, but I don't know if we can still do that. Not only that, but it takes up a fair amount of space in our format. ...
by garys
03 Aug 2019 22:32
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Comtronics 900Mhz MotoTrbo Trunk
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Comtronics 900Mhz MotoTrbo Trunk

Thank you. I guessed at that and got it right. Update done, thread closed.
by garys
03 Aug 2019 21:30
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Comtronics 900Mhz MotoTrbo Trunk
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Comtronics 900Mhz MotoTrbo Trunk

Can you just confirm which site you heard them on?
by garys
03 Aug 2019 16:15
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 183
Views: 43835

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

If you look down thread, you'll see a couple of posts where we discuss the "Pine Hill" tower. I think it's called Pine HIll, although I didn't see it listed as such on Google Maps. If you sit in the parking lot for the Prospect Hill Park and look across the street, you'll see that tower. Which is h...
by garys
03 Aug 2019 14:25
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 183
Views: 43835

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

If you look down thread, you'll see a couple of posts where we discuss the "Pine Hill" tower. I think it's called Pine HIll, although I didn't see it listed as such on Google Maps. If you sit in the parking lot for the Prospect Hill Park and look across the street, you'll see that tower. Which is ho...
by garys
31 Jul 2019 10:17
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: MSP - Lower Basin moving to Upper Basin [Brighton]
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: MSP - Lower Basin moving to Upper Basin [Brighton]

I went by the Upper Basin a couple of months ago. It appeared closed and being renovated. Maybe that was so that they could do this move. It makes sense, I guess to consolidate those two barracks. When that's done, the last of the MDC named stations will be gone. That is, the MDC names will be gone,...