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Division of Forest and Lands

#1 Post by nhfirefighter » 13 Sep 2017 10:20

Does anyone know if Forest and Lands - DRED are running encrypted now? I have heard next to nothing for radio traffic on north and south this summer which seems very odd. I know they have encryption abilities and wasn't sure if they went 100% encrypted.

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#2 Post by jmarcel66 » 14 Sep 2017 08:52

nhfirefighter wrote:Does anyone know if Forest and Lands - DRED are running encrypted now? I have heard next to nothing for radio traffic on north and south this summer which seems very odd. I know they have encryption abilities and wasn't sure if they went 100% encrypted.
They have been very quiet this summer. But to my knowledge they're not using encryption. However, given it's been Class 1 for fire danger almost all summer, that might explain some of it.

Parks on Hampton beach is using encryption w/their DMR stuff.
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#3 Post by skipk » 15 Sep 2017 07:33

Does anyone know if the fire towers still use the low band frequency or are they all VHF digital now?

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#4 Post by nhfirefighter » 15 Sep 2017 11:39

jmarcel66 wrote:They have been very quiet this summer. But to my knowledge they're not using encryption. However, given it's been Class 1 for fire danger almost all summer, that might explain some of it.

Parks on Hampton beach is using encryption w/their DMR stuff.
Good point it has been a pretty low fire danger summer.

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#5 Post by ecps92 » 15 Sep 2017 11:41

I think the last 31.90 AM I saw was a relic in the Maine [Aggie] tower, while visting Dave
http://sbhs.tripod.com/dhilton.html
skipk wrote:Does anyone know if the fire towers still use the low band frequency or are they all VHF digital now?
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#6 Post by jmarcel66 » 15 Sep 2017 17:09

skipk wrote:Does anyone know if the fire towers still use the low band frequency or are they all VHF digital now?
There are a few 31.90 radios around. Kind of a sacred item to any of the long standing tower guys. However, most of the tower work had moved to the primary repeater channels (151.445 or 151.295). There is a designated tower frequency (151.3775 I think). But has been rarely used as they had portables, not bases.

With the new Comms tech, the forestry radio landscape is changing and improving. Not sure what's up at the moment, but several new frequencies are being licensed, used and researched. One note is almost all of the northern system is simulcast and the southern system is in the works. that would mean no more "1A", "2B", etc. Just simply South & North. The tech also converted the 31.90 license from AM to FM for the most part and you may see it come back to life.
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#7 Post by ErrolW » 16 Sep 2017 11:25

A while ago I noted several new DRED FCC applications.
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/Applica ... D=10489494
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/Applica ... D=10274798
I put the frequencies in my northern Coos NH to watch Favorites list. To be honest, I've been so busy in the field this summer and early fall that I have not paid a lot of attention to them.
Thanks for the reminder to listen a bit more carefully.
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#8 Post by 14COMM9 » 04 Apr 2019 10:04

Has anyone heard any activity on the South side lately? I am with range of the 1A tower.

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#9 Post by ecps92 » 04 Apr 2019 10:27

odd Question - has anyone tried to see if 31.90 AM is still in use ??
14COMM9 wrote:
04 Apr 2019 10:04
Has anyone heard any activity on the South side lately? I am with range of the 1A tower.

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#10 Post by 14COMM9 » 04 Apr 2019 11:13

Disregard. Ranger 30 is talking with Pawtuckaway, Warner Hill and several other towers currently on 151.445 N850
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Re: Division of Forest and Lands

#11 Post by ecps92 » 04 Apr 2019 11:45

Just a reminder for our members, many of these have not been confirmed in YEARS, so it the Wiki has older confirmation dates, PLEASE make a submission
for the wiki [some of our editors review the threads, but the only 100% way to get the DB aka Wiki updated is a submission]

use the Link at viewtopic.php?f=69&t=40807&p=146630
14COMM9 wrote:
04 Apr 2019 11:13
Disregard. Ranger 30 is talking with Pawtuckaway, Warner Hill and several other towers currently on 151.445 N850
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