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by wb1hbu
08 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Television Repack Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Television Repack Thread

Hello, I found out the reason my old Vizio HDTV was missing a few channels and renaming others. I had "Additional Scan" set to on, which just adds to the existing channel table. When I turned it off, I regained WFXT and WGBH showed up on channel 2. I had to do something similar for locals on my DISH...
by wb1hbu
05 Aug 2019 23:23
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Television Repack Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Television Repack Thread

Hello, I got TSReader Lite working in Windows 7! I had to use the last non-beta release driver. It is interesting looking at the streams and see what channels share the RF channel. One obvious problem is the engineers at the repacked stations did not change their ATSC channel number. It looks like m...
by wb1hbu
05 Aug 2019 11:37
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Television Repack Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Television Repack Thread

Eric, 29 is now WNEU-DT60 in Needham WUTF moved to ch19 Hello, Thanks, I missed that on the list. I do not know why I am missing a couple of channels on the Vizio. There is a neat program called TSReader that can read MPEG streams. I used the Lite version to read the various bits of stream informat...
by wb1hbu
04 Aug 2019 15:46
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Television Repack Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1470

Re: Television Repack Thread

Hello, I looked on my spectrum analyzer in the early afternoon and scanned the channels with my older Vizio TV. I am using a fixed TV yagi off pointed from Needham to get some RI stations. RF Pilot Station 05 -72 WGBH 07 -83 WPRI 12 -80 WNAC 19 -52 WUTF 20 -40 WBZ 22 -65 WBPX 27 -68 WUNI/WWJE 29 -38...
by wb1hbu
29 Jul 2019 08:28
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 182
Views: 43203

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Hello, The old 900 MHz analog license lists 765 Oak St, but the coordinates are near the tower at 749 Oak. The ASR shows Pinnacle Towers LLC as the owner. It indicates the tower was built in 2002 at 128.3 Meters (420 Ft). So any dispute must have been settled. WQRC-FM transmitter is licensed at the ...
by wb1hbu
28 Jul 2019 14:43
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 182
Views: 43203

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Hello, I forgot to mention that 935.1625 and 936.2125 are control and voice channels for Site 134-14. I found it interesting that Site 14 in Orleans only has Kingston, Quincy, and Site 11 in the neighbors list. That seemed to indicate that Site 11 is east of Site 12 in Falmouth. I suspected Site 11 ...
by wb1hbu
21 Jul 2019 11:50
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 182
Views: 43203

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Hello, I stopped off at Cleft Rock Park in Plymouth yesterday while I was on the south shore. Amazingly the spectrum recording contained the Orleans site (134-14). TGs heard where 416 and 417. The neighbors list was 11 01 11 02, so I do not know if it another site was intended to be included. Color ...
by wb1hbu
15 Jul 2019 11:51
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems

Hello, I noticed Site 50 alternating for about a month now. I monitored it during business hours one day and did not see any activity. I should monitoring it again. It is nice to have 24/7 users on the system so there is a chance to catch activity in the evenings/weekends. A spectrum recording sessi...
by wb1hbu
15 Jul 2019 07:25
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems

Hello, Yes, there are 4 frequencies using the LCN order I submitted. 938.5500 is shared with 134-08. 134-25 Farmington, NH NL: Georgetown(03) Epsom(17) Goffstown(19) York(34) 938.5500 10 Ch 07/08 Shared with 134-08 938.5625 10 CC Ch 01/02 938.5750 10 CC Ch 03/04 938.5875 10 Ch 05/06 73 Eric
by wb1hbu
14 Jul 2019 22:38
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems

Hello, Over the past month or so I have been verifying the information in the Wiki for the ICE 900 MHz DMR Connect Plus system. These are the additions and changes so far. I found some sites have added frequencies, LCN order is different, or neighboring sites have changed. 134-03 Georgetown Neighbor...
by wb1hbu
12 Jul 2019 22:51
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 182
Views: 43203

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Hello, One useful capability of the SDRPlay is reception of the whole 900 MHz trunked band. I set the LO for 937.50625 and sampling rate to 6 MSPS. I also found doing short spectrum recordings helped in searching for frequencies and channel order. 2GB is about 90 seconds of spectrum and I can loop i...
by wb1hbu
07 Jul 2019 13:40
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE Analog Trunk
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: ICE Analog Trunk

Hello, I did a spectrum recording of the 935 MHz Band on top of Pack Monadnock Friday. 7439 is still idling away on 938.6500 MHz with CW-ID on 937.6875 MHz the only activity. I also received Motorola 5E3E on 935.5625. Again this system is idling away and does not seem to be documented here or on Rad...
by wb1hbu
23 Jun 2019 11:13
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 182
Views: 43203

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Hello,
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I am currently hearing the 134-50 (Testing) site control channel on 935.0375 with no neighbors.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
22 Jun 2019 23:09
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 182
Views: 43203

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Hello, I got a chance to visit near Mt. Agmenticus (Site 34) in between rain showers. I only heard activity on three frequencies. This looks like a three frequency site as 937.6875 and 938.6500 was not used during several go-arounds. 939.1875 DCC 4 CC/Voice LCN 1 OTA 1/2 935.2500 DCC 4 CC/Voice LCN ...
by wb1hbu
18 Jun 2019 11:21
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 182
Views: 43203

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

Hello,

It seems like existing site licenses were kept and newer sites were licensed under the Market-based licenses. I have seen it in other cases as well.

I remember a tow company was on the old UHF LTR system in Waltham, but can not remember the name.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
17 Jun 2019 23:25
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project
Replies: 182
Views: 43203

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project

I just found TG 573, which is a towing company in Boston. A better ID is needed. I've only found it on Site 32 so far, but it should also show up on at least the two other Boston sites. Also, I think I finally found site 32 on this system. I haven't confirmed it yet, but it appears to be located on...
by wb1hbu
17 Jun 2019 16:45
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE Analog Trunk
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: ICE Analog Trunk

Hello,

It was the weekend, so very light radio traffic. I did see one non-DMR frequency come up, but I was not logging the Motorola system at the time. It could have been a transmitter self-test.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
16 Jun 2019 21:27
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Industrial Communications and Electronics MotoTrbo Systems

Hello, I noticed some new sites in the Wiki and I can not believe my last notes on this system was back in 2013. I was looking at the new coverage map and noticed the semi-circle going out into the ocean around York, Maine. That seemed to suggest a site on Mount Agmenticus. Since I was going by ther...
by wb1hbu
16 Jun 2019 20:24
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE Analog Trunk
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: ICE Analog Trunk

Hello,

I notice this weekend that Motorola System 7439 is still active with a control channel on 938.6500 MHz. The site is located on Mount Agmenticus in York, Maine.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
05 Jun 2019 15:38
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 21
Views: 2441

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello,

The Everett system is Tier 3 and I suspect is Motorola Capacity Max. I get the same mapping on my SDS100.

It is interesting comparing the 800 MHz sensitivity of the SDRPlay vs SDS100 vs BCD536HP (ranked from best to worse).

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
05 Jun 2019 08:05
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 21
Views: 2441

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello, I listened this morning to the system. I am on the edge of reception, so some radios do a better job than others. Color Code for the three frequencies is 0. All the voice activity I have received so far is encrypted. I am occasionally in the Everett area so I will bring the scanner to monitor...
by wb1hbu
04 Jun 2019 11:00
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 21
Views: 2441

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Hello, I heard a news story this morning that reservations are coming in already to the various restaurants. I have not look at the Encore T3 system for a couple of weeks. I did a quick survey this morning and it is now active! Talkgroups logged were 4, 10, 14, 20, 35, 60, 64. I could not verify the...
by wb1hbu
27 May 2019 10:05
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston calling Harvard Stadium
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Boston calling Harvard Stadium

Hello, It is possible that it was part of the Cap+ system and then pulled. You can program the radios for all 8 repeaters and then setup the repeaters you need. The radio will only go where instructed. 461.3625 CC 14 was likely Ch 11/12. I have been looking for a busy Cap+ system with more than 4 re...
by wb1hbu
26 May 2019 08:27
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston calling Harvard Stadium
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Boston calling Harvard Stadium

Hello, Looking at the Color Code pattern and the license, I suspect they use Color Code 1 for 461.0375, Color Code 2 for 461.0625, etc..., The sequence is likely restarted with Color Code 1 for 462.8875. ICE does a similar Color Code numbering scheme based on the site number for their multi-site DMR...
by wb1hbu
25 May 2019 22:22
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Boston calling Harvard Stadium
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Boston calling Harvard Stadium

Hello, Earlier this evening I heard a very busy 10 channel Linked Capacity Plus system. Site number was 1. Each frequency uses a different color code. 461.2375 CC 9 Ch 1/2 461.2625 CC 10 Ch 3/4 461.2875 CC 11 Ch 5/6 461.3125 CC 12 Ch 7/8 461.3375 CC 13 Ch 9/10 461.1875 Strong DMR signals on lower an...