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#1 Post by medic1924 » 26 Nov 2005 18:19

I was wondering if anybody knew who it is that interferes with FRFD dispatch frequency. It sounds like another FD but I can't make out who. If you have any info please let me know. Thanks

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#2 Post by ScanBoston » 26 Nov 2005 19:10

Is this interference on thier repeater input or something your hearing on the repeater output?

This is who shares the input in MA with them
And Providence in RI


#3 Post by medic1924 » 26 Nov 2005 20:00

Yeah I saw those but what I heard on the output frequency was a FD with a working fire. Maybe Pete will know.

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#4 Post by Lynskey 85 » 26 Nov 2005 20:03

And also, what is/are the frequency(ies) you are hearing this on? I am not familiar with the Fall River system but may be able to pinpoint the interference if it is coming from the Central MA area.
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#5 Post by sogs » 26 Nov 2005 23:27

I can't remember which one but I believe it's Plympton MA or Halifax MA.

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#6 Post by W1KNE » 26 Nov 2005 23:33

Fall River fire is 453.375 PL 203.5
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#7 Post by Alarmroom » 27 Nov 2005 10:36

How about West Bridgewater Fire on 453.3875 MHz PL 203.5, the only one here in CT that might be is Tolland on 192.8 but I would say that if it is on the out bound it might be West Bridgewater.

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#8 Post by pete » 27 Nov 2005 11:40

Medic1924, If your talking about our ch 1, (453.375 pl 203.5) you might be getting interference from W Bridgewater on 453.3875 pl 203.5. Because their only 12.5 Khz apart and on the same pl, some scanners will get bleed over on both. We don't have a problem with them on our radios. If your talking about ch 2 (453.850 pl 203.5) you might be hearing Halifax PD if your not using a pl code. When they came on the freq they were using the same pl as us (203.5) and they were interfering with our transmissions. They kept getting into our repeater. Our radio man contacted them and since we were on the freq first, they had to change their pl. I'm not sure what they changed to, but the problem was solved and they no longer are a problem.
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#9 Post by chiefj » 27 Nov 2005 16:52

Pete..Just curious, but do you guys ever use that Channel 2?

Whenever there is a working fire I have not heard anyone say switch to Channel 2. All the comms seem to go over Channel 1.
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#10 Post by pete » 28 Nov 2005 08:26

It's been a long, slooooow process getting ch 2 up and running. So far all the portables have been reprogrammed with ch 2, (and Somerset FD's new freq), we had to add another receiver site for the North end (It's on the training tower at HQ) because of dead spots, now the truck radios are being reprogrammed. The new SOP for using ch2 has been written, but not implimented yet. As soon as all radios are ready, we'll start officially using it.
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#11 Post by n1riw » 19 Dec 2005 00:50

I get interference on F.R.s 453.375 from Norwell
water tank data on 453.3625. Even with PL sometimes
its stronger on the Cape and overrides F.R.
tac9.com has a attleboro area feed that includes F.R.

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#12 Post by sawyer100 » 19 Dec 2005 23:59

453.3625 is water tank data from Norwell Water Dept in Plymouth County. They must be transmitting from atop water tanks because on a sunny day that signal comes up north into Worcester Cnty. Their only licensed 12-watts ERP but water tanks are usually tall and on hills.

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