Rhode Island Statewide Thread.. Part II

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#326 Post by K1JBP » 14 Jun 2016 12:56

Another observation for today. I believe that the encrypted talkgroup 1841 is being by Central Falls Police. I don't know if it's regular operation, or like West Warwick, use it for detectives for some capacity. Can anyway verify if their regular operation is still using analog?

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#327 Post by IggyWFD » 27 Dec 2016 19:24

I saw a posting on FB yesterday stating that West Warwick FD was now utilizing RISCON and simulcasting on their current frequency, the post did not give a TG and a search here and RR did offer up any TG for them, anyone have it and would like to confirm it?
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#328 Post by N1RGR » 27 Dec 2016 21:25

I do know that WWFD just put up a microwave antenna on their tower at HQ. Maybe for RISCON?
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Alinco DX R8, Drake SW8, Icom R75, Grundig SATELLIT 750,Yaesu FT270,Uniden BCD436HP,Uniden BCD996XT,Uniden BCT15X.
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#329 Post by trp » 28 Dec 2016 04:22

IggyWFD wrote:I saw a posting on FB yesterday stating that West Warwick FD was now utilizing RISCON and simulcasting on their current frequency...
N1RGR wrote:I do know that WWFD just put up a microwave antenna on their tower at HQ. Maybe for RISCON?
Over the last week or two I have noticed a change in quality of the analog signal that I am receiving from West Warwick Fire on 154.430 PL 107.2. I'm now hearing what I describe as a "high-pitched background noise" during all transmissions where previously I was getting the typical, crisp analog audio from their repeater. I attributed the audio change to possible simulcasting that was taking place.

I've also been hearing over the last few months apparatus telling dispatch that they were turning on their repeaters when they were arriving on the scene. I figured they were tweaking their 800 MHz RISCON radio system with mobile repeaters to prepare for the eventual changeover.
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#330 Post by ecps92 » 28 Dec 2016 06:30

See this thread
http://www.scan-ne.net/forums/showthrea ... -on-RISCON
IggyWFD wrote:I saw a posting on FB yesterday stating that West Warwick FD was now utilizing RISCON and simulcasting on their current frequency, the post did not give a TG and a search here and RR did offer up any TG for them, anyone have it and would like to confirm it?
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#331 Post by IggyWFD » 28 Dec 2016 09:49

Bill,
Thanks for the forum thread, but I was asking about WEST Warwick, which is a separate city from Warwick which is what is discussed in the thread you passed along. I have even set one of scanners to search but have not caught anything as of yet...
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#332 Post by ecps92 » 28 Dec 2016 10:02

Ahh, not enough Coffee in me at that time, only saw Warwick and remembered Mikes Posting from the other day
West, East, North, South, it's all one State to us up here in 617 :)
IggyWFD wrote:Bill,
Thanks for the forum thread, but I was asking about WEST Warwick, which is a separate city from Warwick which is what is discussed in the thread you passed along. I have even set one of scanners to search but have not caught anything as of yet...
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#333 Post by N1RGR » 28 Dec 2016 13:08

trp wrote:Over the last week or two I have noticed a change in quality of the analog signal that I am receiving from West Warwick Fire on 154.430 PL 107.2. I'm now hearing what I describe as a "high-pitched background noise" during all transmissions where previously I was getting the typical, crisp analog audio from their repeater. I attributed the audio change to possible simulcasting that was taking place.

I've also been hearing over the last few months apparatus telling dispatch that they were turning on their repeaters when they were arriving on the scene. I figured they were tweaking their 800 MHz RISCON radio system with mobile repeaters to prepare for the eventual changeover.
Was monitoring WWFD this morning and also noticed the high pitched ringing noise in the back ground. At one point a battalion chief was complaining to dispatch that the noise was covering up transmissions. On another note I did not hear any simulcast transmissions on 800mHz so it appears they are still on VHF only at this time.

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#334 Post by IggyWFD » 28 Dec 2016 17:25

Thanks for the update Rob, and Bill maybe I could buy you a large DD coffee to help with drowsiness of early mornings....
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#335 Post by ecps92 » 29 Dec 2016 05:19

:) Thanks, had it with me, tho
IggyWFD wrote:Thanks for the update Rob, and Bill maybe I could buy you a large DD coffee to help with drowsiness of early mornings....
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#336 Post by IggyWFD » 29 Dec 2016 08:43

***UPDATE**** I got from a reliable source that West Warwick FD is still testing their RISCON radios and have not switched over yet....Their comms are currently encrypted and no TG was provided to me by the source, I guess the search continues to figure out which of those gobbley gook transmissions is their TG...anyone...anyone... Buleller????
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#337 Post by N1RGR » 30 Dec 2016 20:06

IggyWFD wrote:***UPDATE**** I got from a reliable source that West Warwick FD is still testing their RISCON radios and have not switched over yet....Their comms are currently encrypted and no TG was provided to me by the source, I guess the search continues to figure out which of those gobbley gook transmissions is their TG...anyone...anyone... Buleller????
Say what??? Why in the world would WWFD go ENC on RISCON? Maybe their going to be a tactical SWAT fire fighting unit. lol All kidding aside I'm sure dispatch will be in the clear. I know North Providence FD has a ENC ADMIN channel and STH Kingstown EMS is ENC (not sure why) so you never know. Thanks for the info John! Very interesting! I guess will find out when the make the switch. Keep us posted on any new info!

Rob
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Alinco DX R8, Drake SW8, Icom R75, Grundig SATELLIT 750,Yaesu FT270,Uniden BCD436HP,Uniden BCD996XT,Uniden BCT15X.
Antennas: Diamond D777 120/300 MHz air/milair band,Diamond 2M 5/8 wave,
Diamond DJ130 discone,8 element 800MHz yagi and (2) 100' long wires for SWL.

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#338 Post by N1RGR » 13 Jan 2017 09:28

Got another "new" TGID this morning. TGID19 STH Zone with several radio checks and a roll call at 0900. Stations that checked were rescue 302, 306, 307 and 308. The only RI fire department I could find with trucks using those numbers was TF Green State Airport Crash Rescue.
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Diamond DJ130 discone,8 element 800MHz yagi and (2) 100' long wires for SWL.

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#339 Post by PFD1993 » 15 Jan 2017 11:34

That is correct.
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#340 Post by CHUMMER » 26 Mar 2017 13:23

I heard Cumberland (RI) Fire on RISCON 1520 this morning. They were at at Riverside Village
1 Flat St, Cumberland responding In Service to Fire Control

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#341 Post by JL2500 » 12 Jul 2017 20:11

TG 1479 is incorrectly listed as still being broadcast on conventional. It's used for transmitting sensitive information, usually information about a patient involved in a serious medical incident. It is referred to simply as "the 800" in Coventry Fire transmissions.
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#342 Post by PFD1993 » 12 Jul 2017 20:35

TG 1479 is Central Coventry Fire. They should probably rethink transmitting sensitive info over an unencrypted channel..........
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#343 Post by JL2500 » 12 Jul 2017 20:39

Could unknown TG 17 be TF Green Police? It seems plausible since TG 17 and TF Green Fire are exactly two decimal numbers away from each other, as many related TGs are, and because I haven't heard anything on the conventional police channel ever.
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#344 Post by JL2500 » 12 Jul 2017 20:42

Agreed. None of the Coventry TGs are encrypted though, so maybe they don't have the money to switch to encrypted or just don't want to for whatever reason.
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#345 Post by JL2500 » 12 Jul 2017 20:44

PFD1993 wrote:TG 1479 is Central Coventry Fire. They should probably rethink transmitting sensitive info over an unencrypted channel..........
Agreed. None of the Coventry TGs are encrypted though, so maybe they don't have the money to switch to encrypted or just don't want to for whatever reason.
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#346 Post by ecps92 » 13 Jul 2017 06:46

What the Conventional note indicates/indicated is/was that the Agency is still Primarily on Conventional channels. Not a regular user of RISCON.
Has this changed ? If so, Please make a DB/Wiki Submission
JL2500 wrote:TG 1479 is incorrectly listed as still being broadcast on conventional. It's used for transmitting sensitive information, usually information about a patient involved in a serious medical incident. It is referred to simply as "the 800" in Coventry Fire transmissions.
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#347 Post by PFD1993 » 13 Jul 2017 08:23

They do have 2 encrypted TG's.
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#348 Post by PFD1993 » 13 Jul 2017 08:25

That has NOT changed. Coventry FD (all of the fire districts) are UHF primary and some use RISCON on an as needed basis. All their TG's are SOUTH ZONE ONLY. Enjoy !!!
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#349 Post by ecps92 » 13 Jul 2017 08:34

Excellent ! Wiki is correct.
PFD1993 wrote:That has NOT changed. Coventry FD (all of the fire districts) are UHF primary and some use RISCON on an as needed basis. All their TG's are SOUTH ZONE ONLY. Enjoy !!!
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#350 Post by JL2500 » 13 Jul 2017 09:49

PFD1993 wrote:That has NOT changed. Coventry FD (all of the fire districts) are UHF primary and some use RISCON on an as needed basis. All their TG's are SOUTH ZONE ONLY. Enjoy !!!
I was referring to the specific TG (1479) which did not have a simulcast on conventional. The wiki listed it as "Still on Conventional." Primary operations are on conventional. 1479 is one of two RISCON-exclusive TGs used by Coventry Fire.
James
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