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by cdgordon
09 Dec 2018 09:03
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: CT new radio system activity
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: CT new radio system activity

I think those were all added around the time of rebanding, 2012 perhaps? As you show, about half are secure talk groups. the others are clear. When the P25 upgrade is complete, it is looking like many of the interop talkgroups will be realigned to a new template. This is probably why there are some ...
by cdgordon
05 Dec 2018 00:26
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 154
Views: 37721

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Look in the DSDPlus folder for the file. Should be something like "ConP 171 Network Repeater Map"

chris
by cdgordon
01 Dec 2018 14:27
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: CT new radio system activity
Replies: 3
Views: 244

CT new radio system activity

I was sending someone an email several days ago about the number of new systems and towns joining other systems. I figure I will post the same info here simply to pass it on. - Windsor voters have approved spending money for a new town wide radio system. Possibly joining the State system but sounds ...
by cdgordon
29 Nov 2018 10:18
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: FCC Geo Search
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: FCC Geo Search

I prefer the link that Bill doesn't like: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchAdvanced.jsp and use the GeoSearch function often. I find that the Address function is poor. I usually look for the tower on Google Maps and convert to Lat & Lon and use that option. Since the best you can get ...
by cdgordon
28 Nov 2018 14:25
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR use with public safety.
Replies: 22
Views: 566

Re: DMR use with public safety.

How about those municipalities that went to P25 while the surrounding towns were still analog? How about those who run encryption full time? How about those who's neighbors are on different bands? Some municipalities can't afford the cost of the P25 radios. Some need more talkpaths than the one per ...
by cdgordon
14 Nov 2018 18:46
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: AMR buys Medcare (Springfield)
Replies: 3
Views: 430

AMR buys Medcare (Springfield)

SPRINGFIELD -- American Medical Response, or AMR, the largest ambulance service in Western Massachusetts, has bought rival MedCare of Springfield. ....
https://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf ... iver_index

chris
by cdgordon
14 Nov 2018 13:18
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Middletown CT P25 TRS
Replies: 0
Views: 352

Middletown CT P25 TRS

Middletown's new P25 Phase 2 Trunked system has been turned on. There is no activity beyond the control channel at this time.
I have placed a link to a new WIKI page on the Middlesex County CT Fire, Police, and Municipal WIKI pages.

chris
by cdgordon
12 Nov 2018 17:46
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

As to the hardware: Depending on what you are looking to monitor, you can get by with one SDR for the non trunked digital formats. The computer requirements are not a lot but obviously, it will depend on what else you are doing with the machine. To do trunking, you need 2 dongles, the $25 ones will ...
by cdgordon
12 Nov 2018 17:35
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

There are two "levels" of the program. One is the free version which allows a number of non-trunked digital formats. The "Fast Lane" version gives you the latest releases of the program. This now includes P25 P1 & P2, MotoTrbo CAP+, CON+, NXDN 4800 & 9600, ProVoice, a number of Ham formats and a bun...
by cdgordon
11 Nov 2018 15:48
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice
Replies: 4
Views: 628

DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

As the Subject line says, DSDPlus Fast Lane release v2.145 is being sent out. The big addition is P25 Phase 2 voice trunktracking. I recommend backing up all your files first. Read the Notes.txt file I have run it on Bristol, New Britain and Wethersfield and the audio is outstanding. The best decodi...
by cdgordon
24 Oct 2018 10:32
Forum: Data Submission Forum
Topic: MA > Massachusetts Commercial Utilities
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: MA > Massachusetts Commercial Utilities

Completed submission

chris
by cdgordon
07 Oct 2018 21:43
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Franklin County 800 MHz
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Franklin County 800 MHz

I read through some meeting info and as near as I can tell, it has to do with funding. Some lower end equipment was used for the original UHF system and it is failing. This puts them in a position of having to get on an established system or spend a lot of money (from lots of towns that don't have i...
by cdgordon
05 Oct 2018 16:29
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?
Replies: 14
Views: 1681

Re: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?

Not much on the P25 system that is not on the analog right now. 2019 is supposed to be the changeover. May not be a lot to listen to after the change though as most users will have encryption at least available.

chris
by cdgordon
04 Oct 2018 20:39
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?
Replies: 14
Views: 1681

Re: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?

For now, they are on the EDACS. I would expect them to go to the Statewide 700/800 P25 system at some point. They are now led by a retired CSP guy so he knows the players.

chris
by cdgordon
04 Oct 2018 17:17
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?
Replies: 14
Views: 1681

Re: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?

The Hartford FD communications changes are in progress as they prepare to leave the trunked system. The system will be an 800MHz analog conventional repeater for dispatch and 700MHz analog conventional simplex incident channels repeated back to 800MHz analog conventional repeaters via mobile repeate...
by cdgordon
25 Sep 2018 10:10
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: MSP P25 Phase II in Western Mass.
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: MSP P25 Phase II in Western Mass.

There is not a simple yes or no answer as there are too many variables. If, however, you cannot receive one of the North or South Simulcast sites, you will not be able to consistently/reliably receive all the traffic on the talkgroups that serve the Western MA area. Affiliations, antenna type, anten...
by cdgordon
22 Sep 2018 20:18
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Big E 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Big E 2018

West Springfield PD holds a low power license on the 460.1375 frequency.

chris
by cdgordon
19 Sep 2018 07:16
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider

Chicopee. When they go to Springfield, much of the time the PD (encrypted) is the only other responder there. Chicopee FD/EMS channel is busy enough that I often lock it out and miss the original call and who is going ALS. They use several ALS providers between primary and backups.

chris
by cdgordon
18 Sep 2018 20:48
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider

I confirmed the unknown user on OneVoice TG 1006000 as National Ambulance. I heard a call this evening for the FD and they said the ALS would be National. The TG on OneVoice came to life a minute later quite nicely.

chris

edit: I didn't realize it had already been confirmed according to the WIKI.
by cdgordon
17 Sep 2018 09:18
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Lawrence PD Digital?
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Lawrence PD Digital?

Copying the 460.2125 $212 almost exactly 100 miles away in Northcentral CT.

chris
by cdgordon
17 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Some Unidentified Traffic on Frequencies
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: Some Unidentified Traffic on Frequencies

484.1625 no tone, I believe it’s licensed to Dispatch Comm out of Hudson. Sounds like an independent ambulance company I was at one of my spots for monitoring in North Central CT a couple days ago and happened to get traffic on this frequency. No PL but analog so I guessed LTR. Since I was searchin...
by cdgordon
16 Sep 2018 17:06
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Big E 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Big E 2018

Since it has been a couple years since a post was made, I figured I would confirm/post what I could hear from home. If you are going, here is a link to the Big E WIKI entry, last updated in 2016: http://scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=Massachusetts_Recreational_Facilities#Eastern_States_Exposition_...
by cdgordon
11 Sep 2018 08:45
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: Trunk88 and Unitrunker
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Trunk88 and Unitrunker

The signal you mention may be MDT type traffic. I hear a bit of it out in the Hartford/Springfield area. Marcus Communications and perhaps PVTA employ it for various uses (MDT, fare collection, bus signs, etc). If you want to try your hand with another program, try SDRTrunk. It is the only current p...
by cdgordon
10 Sep 2018 03:31
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: Trunk88 and Unitrunker
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Trunk88 and Unitrunker

If you have one channel number and the frequency, you can probably make a decent guess of it. I have used Excel for setting up a spreadsheet of all the UHF combinations before but a calculator is usually enough. Frequency minus (Channel number times step size) For example, in my old chart for Passpo...
by cdgordon
09 Sep 2018 16:37
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: Trunk88 and Unitrunker
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Trunk88 and Unitrunker

Unitrunker is probably the easiest to start with but I prefer Trunk88 for everyday use with Motorola systems. However, the ability to do many types of systems gives Unitrunker a big edge over Trunk88 which only does Motorola Type II. If you think you are going to need to relearn Unitrunker, I would ...