Analog Channels for MSP

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Analog Channels for MSP

#1 Post by Microphone » 13 Jun 2019 15:01

It appears the analog frequencies of 851.175 or 851.875 do not repeat the B-PTL2 traffic anymore. I've heard nothing for a while and was wondering if they were eliminated or switched. I tried some of the other frequencies listed in the conventional channel box here at SNE but with no luck.

Here in Franklin County, the Shelburne tower, which carried the B-PTL-2 traffic stopped carrying that over a month ago.
Some of that traffic can be heard on the Toby site, but only a fraction.

Thanks in advance for your responses.
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Re: Analog Channels for MSP

#2 Post by ecps92 » 14 Jun 2019 07:06

I'm sure some others who frequent Western Mass will chime in, but...
with the Roll-out in Western Mass of ComIRS
https://www.scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php? ... Project_25
I would assume they moved over there and discontinued the need for the Stand-Alone Analog Repeater

As to traffic on the Towers only the North and South simulcast should generally contain most of the Traffic.
the other sites are fill-in sites for lacking of coverage and generally pass only traffic when someone has a Radio affiliated
to that specific site and a Talk-Group. No one in the neighborhood = No Traffic

Sounds like some of is affiliating on Toby but not Shelburne

Hope this helps
Microphone wrote:
13 Jun 2019 15:01
It appears the analog frequencies of 851.175 or 851.875 do not repeat the B-PTL2 traffic anymore. I've heard nothing for a while and was wondering if they were eliminated or switched. I tried some of the other frequencies listed in the conventional channel box here at SNE but with no luck.

Here in Franklin County, the Shelburne tower, which carried the B-PTL-2 traffic stopped carrying that over a month ago.
Some of that traffic can be heard on the Toby site, but only a fraction.

Thanks in advance for your responses.
Bill Dunn N1KUG
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http://scanmaritime.com

"The tougher it is to find a frequency, the more it makes me want to work to find it. - I've learned to use the SEARCH Button"

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Re: Analog Channels for MSP

#3 Post by Microphone » 14 Jun 2019 15:30

Bill I guess I'm naive (and uninformed). I thought for the time being what appeared on the digital side was also appearing on the analog side, but I guess that's not the case and me not knowing/owning a digital scanner doesn't help learn this process. I pop over to the link you provided more and more and try to figure out exactly where the north and south towers are. I get the north one very well (the signal and accompanying noise) when doing a scan of the 850's, but the south one is a little sketchy in Montague. I get what I believe is the Warwick tower as well.

Thanks for chiming in.

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