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by cdgordon
07 Oct 2018 21:43
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Franklin County 800 MHz
Replies: 5
Views: 650

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 496

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: 442

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: 951

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: 951

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: 526

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: 7
Views: 676

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: 442

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: 617

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: 617

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: 617

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 ...
by cdgordon
03 Sep 2018 22:08
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: RI ACI LTR system programming
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: RI ACI LTR system programming

One idea, be sure you are in Trunk Search rather than Trunk Scan. (Function, Scan while on the programmed system) First question, are they still using the system? Check by monitoring the channels in conventional mode or set up a search and run it. MENU SEARCH FOR... EDIT CUSTOM CUSTOM 1 EDIT SEARCH ...
by cdgordon
03 Sep 2018 21:42
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: FCC ULS geosearch matches "radius of operation"?!
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: FCC ULS geosearch matches "radius of operation"?!

I suspect there is some glitch in the search engine as I had been getting some strange results over the last couple weeks when I do a FRN search. It returns a huge amount of records and says that it returned records LIKE the FRN I submitted. I also have been getting download file links from searches...
by cdgordon
01 Sep 2018 22:50
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: UMass Amherst Campus PD P25 & ENC
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: UMass Amherst Campus PD P25 & ENC

I went up this past week to the Northampton/Amherst area for the purpose of updating and confirming college info. I have update the WIKI with what I found. I will add the update to the 453.4000 channel as I did not get any traffic on it during the short time I was up there. The 463.8500 is already u...
by cdgordon
31 Aug 2018 09:40
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Tri-College Campus PD
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Tri-College Campus PD

Confirmed all 3 colleges share a 3 site simulcast DMR system for the Campus PD Hampshire College - 452.0125 DCC 3 TGID 50 Mt Holyoke College - 464.3750 DCC 1 TGID 50 Smith College - 461.5750 DCC 2 TGID 50 Not sure what other TGIDs are available for the various PDs. I would suspect they each have the...
by cdgordon
29 Aug 2018 22:38
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?

same everything, no change. I was not around during the day so I can't say if it was out of service but it was working fine when I posted.

chris
by cdgordon
29 Aug 2018 19:57
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Williamstown/Village Ambulance
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Williamstown/Village Ambulance

Found this story online: http://www.iberkshires.com/story/57438/Northern-Berkshire-EMS-Debuts-at-Ambulance-Service-s-40th-Anniversary.html Looks like Williamstown (Village EMS) and North Adams merged. Village Ambulance Service in Williamstown covered Williamstown, Hancock and New Ashford. North Adam...
by cdgordon
29 Aug 2018 19:48
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?
Replies: 14
Views: 1012

Re: Hartford Fire 800 Dispatch Simulcast?

Hearing it fine here in near BDL in CT. Unless it was down for a short while today.
Check lockouts.

chris
by cdgordon
27 Aug 2018 09:55
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: MGM Springfield CAP Trunk
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: MGM Springfield CAP Trunk

I was away so much my monitoring was unattended. From a radio point of view it seemed pretty chaotic. If they will be like that often, I would suspect they will be looking for another radio channel. I don't know what a Capacity Plus system does when it is at capacity but there was many times where a...
by cdgordon
18 Aug 2018 20:17
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider
Replies: 27
Views: 951

Re: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider

The two LTR talkgroups discussed are from the TCC system on Mt Tom. As fewer users use LTR, it gets more difficult to determine accurately how many channels are still in use. I used SDTTrunk and confirmed the 5 previous frequencies from the WIKI listing are still in use and I removed the others. The...
by cdgordon
18 Aug 2018 16:48
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider
Replies: 27
Views: 951

Re: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider

Both of the LTR TGs I listed are from the channels I found several years ago when I logged all the LTR systems I could hear from my home. Short of approaching each tower with no antenna, I can't verify that they each come out of the same site. Tower Communications (TCC) out of Chicopee bought out 3 ...
by cdgordon
18 Aug 2018 09:33
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider
Replies: 27
Views: 951

Re: OneVoice TG 100600 Unk Ambulance provider

The link Bill provided is the TCC system. The 5 channels shown as confirmed are what I have in the system, others were on the license only. This is what I have gathered on Greater Springfield commercial EMS: Action - 453.7000, D743 - not recently heard, very weak at my home. Alert - ICE TRS - TG 232...