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by jbella
09 Apr 2020 17:16
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Looking for advice on a new scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Looking for advice on a new scanner

If you want to future proof yourself, don't look at the price and just get an SDS100.

The learning curve is steep, but right now is a great time to invest in learning the software and radio.
by jbella
07 Apr 2020 09:21
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 1147

Re: Update Issues

Thanks.
by jbella
05 Apr 2020 11:11
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 1147

Re: Update Issues

Will there be a 'new posts" and "unread posts" link at the top of the forum?
by jbella
24 Mar 2020 16:57
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs

XX Command Center or XX Communications Center maybe? Mitre perhaps?
by jbella
24 Mar 2020 16:54
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Tom Brady leaving New England
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Tom Brady leaving New England

Both Belichek and Brady are hard headed, errrrrr strong willed. Brady while wanting a few more years had Father Time begin his move on him when he didn't have the most offensive talent around him. Bad timing. Belichek is as sentimental as a Klingon and only sees what's ahead in terms of numbers and ...
by jbella
16 Mar 2020 22:03
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: 2020 St. Patrick's Parade in South Boston canceled amid coronavirus concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 2645

Re: 2020 St. Patrick's Parade in South Boston canceled amid coronavirus concerns

Literally the only things going on in the world (subject to change at any second) was college wrestling not affiliated with the NCAA, WWE I think, UCF (whatever the big money MMA is called)--but they are being tapped in a private arena I think, and a lower division soccer league in Mexico or somewhe...
by jbella
16 Mar 2020 21:57
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Any musicians on here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: Any musicians on here?

What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians?






A drummer.




<rimshot>
by jbella
26 Feb 2020 21:23
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs

Possibly a station alert tone. (?)
by jbella
10 Feb 2020 10:03
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: BCSC Zello
Replies: 6
Views: 3256

Re: BCSC Zello

I have a sneaking suspicion Zello closed groups are being used a lot more than we know......
by jbella
26 Jan 2020 18:51
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: RIP Neil Peart - 67
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: RIP Neil Peart - 67

We're only immortal
For a limited time
by jbella
09 Dec 2019 21:44
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Article about Fire Communications breakdowns
Replies: 6
Views: 1301

Re: Article about Fire Communications breakdowns

A "van packed with communications equipment".......... Excuse me while I throw up. Anyone every hear of the FieldCom program maybe 15 years ago? The Mass Chiefs got together and bought 6 Sprinter vans at $300K a piece that were dispersed throughout the state to help with interoperability. The only p...
by jbella
19 Nov 2019 12:46
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: New Boston Fire New Frequency
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Re: New Boston Fire New Frequency

Am I the only one who read it as 'New Boston Fire frequency?' LOL
by jbella
20 Oct 2019 15:37
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: THUMPER with training tracks
Replies: 0
Views: 721

THUMPER with training tracks

About 1130 local on 364.2, a Huntress Intercept freq, heard THUMPER calling out intercepts, presumably training. Female operator calling the tracks. Didn't hear any other frequencies active, but was busy and didn't have both ears on the radios. Not sure if I've heard THUMPER before. As an aside ther...
by jbella
17 Oct 2019 14:38
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Douglas Fire VHF
Replies: 15
Views: 2897

Re: Douglas Fire VHF

Any idea if the PL will remain the same?
by jbella
30 Aug 2019 20:28
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: New Somerset PD Freq.
Replies: 17
Views: 6912

Re: New Somerset PD Freq.

chiefj wrote:
25 Aug 2019 15:24


How is NB and Seekonk able to hold onto their T-Band channels, if eventually they may be required to leave?
Whoever buys the T-Band frequencies will be required to pay for relocating agencies affected. You'd be foolish to vacate on your own dime.
by jbella
13 Aug 2019 20:09
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Television Repack Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 11526

Re: Television Repack Thread

"About" what is the range? (I fully understand ymmv).

I'm at about 110' 65 miles west in Gardner.

Debating also getting an antenna for the place in Maine (campground is bootlegging a few channels off DirecTV and the quality is awful, even for the local channels).
by jbella
01 Jul 2019 22:06
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: UHF Enhancement 07/01/2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2373

Re: UHF Enhancement 07/01/2019

I do often get them on my XTL mobile while pulling into Gillette Stadium.
by jbella
15 May 2019 10:15
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: SDS200 Observations
Replies: 46
Views: 17469

Re: SDS200 Observations

I was talking about the XTS series which are readily available on the fleaBay for only a couple hundred bucks. And they are as easy to program as the SDS scanners. And no, I'm not talking about trunked and the hidden talk group method, etc. I'm talking about simple conventional analog/digital LMR. T...
by jbella
14 May 2019 08:56
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: SDS200 Observations
Replies: 46
Views: 17469

Re: SDS200 Observations

Kinda funny that depending on the number of channels you actively monitor, the best and cheapest bet now for analog and even conventional digital may be /\/\otorola.
by jbella
01 Apr 2019 11:43
Forum: Maine
Topic: Regions chiefs criticize Maine PUC's 911 rules
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: Regions chiefs criticize Maine PUC's 911 rules

Scripted call taking is another cookie cutter approach to service that is making a lot of people who don't have to answer the calls rich. I've done the medical training in the past when I was a temporary dispatch supervisor. I understand why it is there, at least for medical. But having a set script...
by jbella
31 Mar 2019 14:13
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Providence Fire Channel Numbers/Talkgroups
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: Providence Fire Channel Numbers/Talkgroups

Hello, Interesting post over on Facebook about Providence FD by Richard G. Blais. Someone commented about hearing MDC-1200 on the Providence fire channels. "I am a retired Providence fire fighter after 31 years and help design the system as a tech specialist. When they dispatch companies for master...
by jbella
31 Mar 2019 14:06
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Its over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Its over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Locked thread? What a joke.

On the one hand, that place is such a cesspool I can see why it's locked. On the other, some of the posters take their cues from the usually one sided over moderation.
by jbella
26 Mar 2019 09:36
Forum: Live Scanner Feeds
Topic: Live County Fire Comms using Zello
Replies: 9
Views: 3542

Re: Live County Fire Comms using Zello

Leominster Fire
by jbella
03 Mar 2019 09:41
Forum: Western Massachusetts
Topic: FRCOG Changes soon???
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

Re: FRCOG Changes soon???

Given that letter to the editor, cost is an issue and the way those folks think, they will cheap out again. Franklin County's main problem is the hilly, rural terrain couple with a lack of population. How do you justify 100% coverage for areas with no population to taxpayers who don't want to pay an...
by jbella
24 Feb 2019 11:42
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: SDS 200
Replies: 22
Views: 7619

Re: SDS 200

My SDS100 is currently at Uniden being repaired after 10 months. I will still probably pick up the SDS200, but I hope they worked out the front end IF overload issues that plagued the SDS100. (Especially the first run, which I had). What are the symptoms of the front end overload. Maybe that's what...