Stow MA PD using DMR

Discussion forum for scanning Eastern Massachusetts, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties, as well as the greater Boston metropolitan area.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
ScanBoston
Posts: 3239
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Stow MA PD using DMR

#1 Post by ScanBoston » 24 Nov 2018 20:28

Stow PD 155.595R is reportedly using DMR. Yes Not P25 but DMR?? I'm too far away to monitor myself but this is has been reported to me by folks that can hear it. I don't have any Color Code or Talkgroup info yet but I hope to try and get that soon.

User avatar
garys
Posts: 3213
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 13:07

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#2 Post by garys » 25 Nov 2018 09:57

If you want digital, but can't afford P25 DMR is a viable alternative. Even more so if you can't get a grant for your new radio system. Or don't need one, since only P25 compatible equipment is grant eligible.

I'm very rarely out far enough west to get Stow, but I'll update my scanner programming just in case.

cmpsa
Posts: 524
Joined: 02 Nov 2005 22:39
Location: Warren, MA

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#3 Post by cmpsa » 26 Nov 2018 13:34

confirmed just now Mon, 11/26/18 @ 1:31pm DMR color code 4 (i.e. CC 4). They are 3 out of 5 signal down here in Uxbridge, along the MA/RI state border.

N1ZZN
Posts: 721
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 15:36
Location: Hanson, MA

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#4 Post by N1ZZN » 26 Nov 2018 19:50

garys wrote:
25 Nov 2018 10:37
It's quite viable, just not for interoperability. Kenwood makes radios that can operate on multi modes. FM analog, P25, DMR, pick two. In the Stow area, I'd expect that DMR and FM analog would suffice.

There are other dual mode radios out there as well, so using DMR on a conventional radio system is quite viable as long as the system can still use analog channels for interop.
Boxboro, a bordering town to Stow's PD is P25. Seems to me that the Kenwood NX5000 series radios will be pretty popular out in that area. Those radios are capable of P25 and DMR at the same time. They also do NXDN, so it's 2 digital modes plus analog at a time.

User avatar
garys
Posts: 3213
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 13:07

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#5 Post by garys » 26 Nov 2018 22:16

If it's the radio I'm thinking of, I think you can do analog and up to two digital modes at the same time. South Shore Hospital bought them for their new ambulances. Right now it looks like they are using DMR and analog.
N1ZZN wrote:
26 Nov 2018 19:50
garys wrote:
25 Nov 2018 10:37
It's quite viable, just not for interoperability. Kenwood makes radios that can operate on multi modes. FM analog, P25, DMR, pick two. In the Stow area, I'd expect that DMR and FM analog would suffice.

There are other dual mode radios out there as well, so using DMR on a conventional radio system is quite viable as long as the system can still use analog channels for interop.
Boxboro, a bordering town to Stow's PD is P25. Seems to me that the Kenwood NX5000 series radios will be pretty popular out in that area. Those radios are capable of P25 and DMR at the same time. They also do NXDN, so it's 2 digital modes plus analog at a time.

User avatar
ScanBoston
Posts: 3239
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#6 Post by ScanBoston » 27 Nov 2018 08:32

Anyone getting Talkgroups?

User avatar
garys
Posts: 3213
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 13:07

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#7 Post by garys » 27 Nov 2018 12:44

DCC 4

Only TG so far is 305 on SL 1.

User avatar
W1KNE
Posts: 4006
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Taunton, MA
Contact:

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#8 Post by W1KNE » 27 Nov 2018 19:30

Edit:

Please keep this thread on the Stow PD and their using DMR.

The discussion about DMR and public safety has been split off here.viewtopic.php?f=28&t=40727.

Thanks.

N1ZZN
Posts: 721
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 15:36
Location: Hanson, MA

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#9 Post by N1ZZN » 27 Nov 2018 21:21

Looking at Stow PD's website, I see that the police station is located at 305 Great Road. That must be where they came up with that TG number.

User avatar
garys
Posts: 3213
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 13:07

Re: Stow MA PD using DMR

#10 Post by garys » 27 Nov 2018 23:01

That makes sense. I'll be out in the general direction the end of the week. If I have time, I'll try to set my SDR up again and do more listening. There are a couple of ICE sites out that way I'm also trying to get more information on as well.
N1ZZN wrote:
27 Nov 2018 21:21
Looking at Stow PD's website, I see that the police station is located at 305 Great Road. That must be where they came up with that TG number.

Post Reply