Comtronics UHF MotoTrbo TG14 Partners Radiocheck

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OceanNora
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Comtronics UHF MotoTrbo TG14 Partners Radiocheck

#1 Post by OceanNora » 20 Jul 2018 11:04

On TG14 on the Comtronics UHF MotoTrbo system (Network 137), for the second time now I heard a radio check between Partners facilities in the area with the Brigham conducting the test. This is the second time I've heard it; the first time it seemed to include available bed counts but that was back around the marathon. I'm not quite sure what the function of the talkgroup is as I've only heard it during tests. Interestingly, there are facilities answering up that seem to be beyond the system's advertised coverage map, such as Spaulding Cape Cod and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital so I wonder if it's being simulcast from some other system/frequency.

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Re: Comtronics UHF MotoTrbo TG14 Partners Radiocheck

#2 Post by garys » 26 Jul 2018 14:22

I was out of town when you posted this, so I haven't had a chance to listen. I mostly heard TG 12, which is Children's Hospital Ambulance on this trunk. I'll have to take some time to listen and see if I can figure anything out.

Those two hospitals would seem to be beyond the range of the UHF trunk, but you never know. Both are Partners/MGH facilities and we're likely talking about base stations that might be able to hear and transmit to the site. Or, maybe there are indeed other sites.


OceanNora wrote:
20 Jul 2018 11:04
On TG14 on the Comtronics UHF MotoTrbo system (Network 137), for the second time now I heard a radio check between Partners facilities in the area with the Brigham conducting the test. This is the second time I've heard it; the first time it seemed to include available bed counts but that was back around the marathon. I'm not quite sure what the function of the talkgroup is as I've only heard it during tests. Interestingly, there are facilities answering up that seem to be beyond the system's advertised coverage map, such as Spaulding Cape Cod and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital so I wonder if it's being simulcast from some other system/frequency.

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Re: Comtronics UHF MotoTrbo TG14 Partners Radiocheck

#3 Post by garys » 22 Sep 2018 20:05

Listening again today, TG 54 popped up. The audio was somewhat muddy, but I got that it was valet related traffic. At one point someone identifying as "Operations" asked who the people on the radio were and what they were doing. When the field unit said "Valet for mumble, mumble, mumble, Operations asked them what they were doing on the Suffolk PD channel and where they got the radios? She then told them to get off the channel.

I know that Suffolk University has some conventional, including one P25 channel as identified by ecps92. All of the frequencies shown in the Wiki are licensed for analog and P25 voice and data.

I haven't heard anything that sounds like PD related traffic since then on the TG, so I don't know if this might be some sort of non PD security channel or something else.

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