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by wb1hbu
06 Jun 2021 13:24
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! October 15th & 16th 2021
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! October 15th & 16th 2021

Hello,

I bought tickets from Mr Mike up at the Vintage Electronics Fleamarket. I am all set!

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
07 May 2021 07:19
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: 158.425 Analog
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: 158.425 Analog

Hello,

There is also a song about Marion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tszk53PWge8

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
11 Mar 2021 22:45
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: County Comms NXDN (System 90)
Replies: 25
Views: 10568

Re: County Comms NXDN (System 90)

And the UHF this am, was exceptional ! IF the Sun doesn't come out, it might even get better http://aprs.mennolink.org/ https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/County_Communications#Site_L90-4_York.2C_ME And we now have 1 identified additional Voice/CC channel, and need some assistance from the DMR ...
by wb1hbu
10 Mar 2021 20:52
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: TTB production in Lynn
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: TTB production in Lynn

Hello,

The bar for TTB is in Beverly and they are filming there tomorrow.
https://patch.com/massachusetts/beverly ... r-thursday

I thought I would have more time for scanning since I retired, but I seem to be more busy than when I was employed!

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
09 Mar 2021 19:02
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: TTB production in Lynn
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: TTB production in Lynn

Hello, I came across this news story about The Tender Bar filming at Pickering Middle School in Lynn yesterday (Pickering is near the area with the yellow signs). There is a related story on the website that they were filming in Watertown recently as well. https://whdh.com/entertainment/george-cloon...
by wb1hbu
08 Mar 2021 22:15
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: TTB production in Lynn
Replies: 8
Views: 164

TTB production in Lynn

Hello,

I noticed two yellow TTB signs on Chestnut St while out for a walk today. One was pointing up Maple street towards Flax Pond, and the other pointing up Locust St. I could not find any street closings on the Lynn city website or what production TTB is.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
04 Mar 2021 22:08
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: Plymouth ? BearCom 900
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Plymouth ? BearCom 900

Hello,

A couple of years ago, I was down at Cleft Rock on State Rd (Route 3A) in the Pine Hills section of Plymouth. I noticed site 6 was coming in very strong, even with no antenna. I noticed a radio tower behind the nearby Serious Cycles.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
24 Feb 2021 15:50
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: 463.6750 DMR
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: 463.6750 DMR

Hello,

There is also an Adesa in Acton.
https://www.adesa.com/auction_location/adesa-concord/

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
24 Feb 2021 15:46
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: 463.6750 DMR
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: 463.6750 DMR

Hello,

I wonder if it is America’s Auto Auction in North Billerica?

They are formerly Lynnway Auto Auction and was licensed at their former Lynn location on 451.7375. The license expired in 2014.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
15 Feb 2021 19:35
Forum: Maine
Topic: MaineStream Solutions
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: MaineStream Solutions

Hello, Wow, 2014 was the last time I figured out this system. In general, the only frequencies where you will hear idle bursts are the Home Repeater(s) and the Collect Repeater. The Collect Repeater is used by radios from other sites to affiliate with the site, as it assigns a home repeater (usually...
by wb1hbu
04 Jan 2021 14:56
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Federal Reserve Bank Boston Cap+
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Federal Reserve Bank Boston Cap+

Hello,

Each repeater can use any color code. It is also true for Con+, although in our area Comtronics 900 MHz uses CC 0 and ICE 900 MHz uses one based on the site number.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
01 Jan 2021 13:41
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year 2021!
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Happy New Year 2021!

Hello,

I made sure to have Pork and Sauerkraut for lunch today just in case.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
23 Dec 2020 21:59
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Unknown transmission on 44.200
Replies: 65
Views: 1673

Re: Unknown transmission on 44.200

https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=2455161 WPWD613 and one other in LA appear to be the only active licenses in the US. Hello, I saw that license and dismissed it because it was far away. When I looked at it again, I noticed 500 mobile radios being specified. That seems l...
by wb1hbu
19 Dec 2020 21:55
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Unknown transmission on 44.200
Replies: 65
Views: 1673

Re: Unknown transmission on 44.200

Hello, It appears the Providence GeMcom site went online in July of 2018. Not much twitter traffic. https://twitter.com/ucesa_ri/status/1020468659347652608 Looking at the pictures shows two antennas, one possibly a low band and one possibly UHF. The site appears to be in East Providence near US 44 a...
by wb1hbu
19 Dec 2020 20:28
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Unknown transmission on 44.200
Replies: 65
Views: 1673

Re: Unknown transmission on 44.200

Hello, Some interesting information. This seems connected to the Preparatory Emergency Groups. I searched on the alpha tag (RIPEG) and found a website for The United Civil Emergency Services Agency of Rhode Island. They have information on RIPEG. https://www.ucesa.org/communications/ripeg/ The UHF f...
by wb1hbu
25 Nov 2020 22:52
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: NXDN on 161.2800 near Grafton, MA??
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: NXDN on 161.2800 near Grafton, MA??

Hello, The automated voice is one of the defect detectors at North Grafton (near the interlocking with the Grafton & Upton RR). They are usually on the Road Channel for the location. The usual protocol is for the train engineer to do a quick key after the transmission for acknowledgement. It is a Ho...
by wb1hbu
18 Nov 2020 12:32
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project - Official Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 61457

Re: ICE MotoTRBO TRS Decoding Project - Official Thread

Hello, I spent a couple of days monitoring site 31 in Salem, MA. I was fortunate to have the base on 515 mention that a location on Summer Street was just up the street from the office. The location mentioned is near the Booma Oil and John's Oil offices. I also found a couple of new TGs: 336, 558 an...
by wb1hbu
10 Nov 2020 07:49
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Van Pool
Replies: 33
Views: 2427

Re: Van Pool

Hello,

I decided to monitor the Salem (31) site of ICE. So far I am hearing two NRT Van Pool Talkgroups, 640 and 660. I will continue monitoring.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
03 Nov 2020 18:46
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Van Pool
Replies: 33
Views: 2427

Re: Van Pool

Hello,

I took another walk eastward and saw the Van Pool school van again. I made sure to note the antenna and it appears to be a 900 MHz antenna. I did not check what radio was inside.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
31 Oct 2020 15:47
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Van Pool
Replies: 33
Views: 2427

Re: Van Pool

Hello, While I was out for my walk near the West/East Lynn border today, I went by a while van parked on the street with a "Van Pool Hudson MA" magnetic sign on the side. It had a yellow school bus sign on top. I did not notice what antenna it had. It dawned on me that I thought the van pool thread ...
by wb1hbu
17 Oct 2020 08:36
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: Bondie's Island dump fire
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Bondie's Island dump fire

Hello,

If you go back to a historic 1946 topographical map of the area, you can see it was an island. The area appears to be filled in when they realigned Route 5.
BondiIsland.jpg
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73 Eric
by wb1hbu
08 Oct 2020 20:14
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: TETRA
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: TETRA

Hello, Transit companies like NJ Transit, STM (Montreal) and TTC (Toronto) also use it. STM is only using it for the Montreal Metro, while their buses use P25 Phase 2. The STM system is interesting as it only has one above ground site and many tunnel sites. It is still being built out. I wanted to d...
by wb1hbu
27 Sep 2020 14:26
Forum: Connecticut
Topic: Marcus Communications Tier III
Replies: 19
Views: 2413

Re: Marcus Communications Tier III

Hello, It is specified in Annex E of ETSI TS 102-361. Group Number to Group ID (AI) Group ID = (NP - 328) × 32768 + (FGN - 20) × 100 + (GN - 900) + 1048577 Radio ID For dialled digits 20 to 41 - AI MS address = (NP - 328) × 32768 + (FIN - 20) × 700 + (IN - 200) + 1048577 For dialled digits 42 to 89 ...
by wb1hbu
22 Sep 2020 09:07
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Lynn Woods Fires - Lynn and DCR response
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Lynn Woods Fires - Lynn and DCR response

Hello,

A short while ago Lynn Fire was dispatched to Lynn Woods for an outside fire. It was interesting to hear DCR Forestry 51 also responding. 51 has the Lynn Fire Dispatch and Fireground 1 in their radio and I also heard them on DCR Fire 2.

73 Eric
by wb1hbu
13 Sep 2020 21:23
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: Gillette stadium DMR system help
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: Gillette stadium DMR system help

Hello,

Motorola Capacity Plus does not use a System ID. Some systems do have a Site ID, but it is not required for a single site system.

73 Eric