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by ecps92
23 Oct 2020 11:28
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: New SDS scanner
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: New SDS scanner

IF anything is not listed, just means that - No one has shared it, or spent the time [hours/days of monitoring] Keep in mind , tones can be broken down by Company - Engine, Ladder, Ambulance, Rescue, Chief, Quint etc Station - Station 1, Station 2 etc All Call, Working Fire, 2nd Alarm, Coverage Need...
by ecps92
23 Oct 2020 11:11
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: New SDS scanner
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: Fire Tone out questions

https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/Massachusetts_Fire_Tone_Outs Nothing different from a normal Monitoring/Scanning. However FTO / aka Pager Tones [Plectron, Motorola etc] do allow you to leave your radio in silent mode, UNTIL your favorite TONES are played [like a FireFighters Pager] Some folks...
by ecps92
21 Oct 2020 12:27
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: New SDS scanner
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: Welcome to Scanning 101

Answers to your questions, all are "Depends" - no stock/standard answer. Do you need DMR... who around you is using DMR [mostly business ops, but some government] who do you plan [think future too] on monitoring... see what the Wiki shows currently for that county and state Do you need an external a...
by ecps92
20 Oct 2020 10:10
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 10/20 DX
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: 10/20 DX

Mounted inside the home office, on a Camera Tripod, Had it for a few years now, used for some of my Event Ops [Amateur at Mt Washington] but finally put it into use with the 898T's I bought from you, that also turned out to be Tapped, so using DSD+, 898T and the Beam http://www.arrowantennas.com/arr...
by ecps92
20 Oct 2020 07:58
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 10/20 DX
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: 10/20 DX

Starting to look/sound pretty good, getting Masphee UHF RDC NexEdge with the beam aimed North [Back side]

And the usual Lakes Region loud n clear on Disp with stock antennas
by ecps92
15 Oct 2020 10:06
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: Thur AM Oct 15
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Thur AM Oct 15

Found one we are missing lots of info for our fine wiki, guess some work is seriously needed https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/New_Hampshire_Commercial_Utilities#New_Hampshire_Electric_Cooperative Con+ on VHF 153.2850 C01 364 New Hampshire Electric Current site: 364-1 https://www.radioreference...
by ecps92
15 Oct 2020 08:45
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: Thur AM Oct 15
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Thur AM Oct 15

VHF/UHF is wide open, getting MSCommNET from Maine and Lakes Region from NH on stock antennas

http://aprs.mennolink.org/
by ecps92
02 Oct 2020 13:56
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 5/26 Sorta Kinda DX
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: 5/26 Sorta Kinda DX

The L65 wiki finally being built out
https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ompany_INC See the Bottom section of the Company as they do Cap+ and NXDN
W1KNE wrote:
27 May 2020 09:49
Gary did a bunch of deciphering on this one a couple of years ago
https://www.scan-ne.net/sne/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=38631
by ecps92
28 Sep 2020 12:54
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: How do I monitor this???
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: How do I monitor this???

See if you can tune to it first, before wasting your time configuring for something out of your range. OK Thanks...I will try to set this up again and see if it works. The problem I was having wasn't reception cause I havent got that far yet. The problem was ERRORS showing up in activity log when I ...
by ecps92
28 Sep 2020 12:31
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: How do I monitor this???
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: How do I monitor this???

IGNORE the Radius information from RR, it is only an approximation and all depends on your actual set-up [YMMV] I can hear systems well beyond the RR approximations and then there are others I can not hear at all and I am within that radius Also you have gone too deep right away, back out to [back o...
by ecps92
27 Sep 2020 16:20
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: How do I monitor this???
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: How do I monitor this???

Didn't DSD+ come with many of the major systems already defaulted ? Wow this SDR radio is VERY complicated! I always keep getting screwed up with all the damn NUMBERS!!! It is very cryptic to me still. I would like to have a cheat sheet of ALL the types of protocols (DMR, NXDN, CAP+, P25) and how to...
by ecps92
27 Sep 2020 12:56
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: How do I monitor this???
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: How do I monitor this???

I would suggest spending time with the documents of DSD+ and your SDR for help. As to a scanner, all depends on the software you are going to purchase/use, many are very intuitive, if you spend time to digest/read thru it more than once and have it avail for reference regularly Not having a DMR Radi...
by ecps92
27 Sep 2020 12:23
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: How do I monitor this???
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: How do I monitor this???

Yes - DMR Analog = NO PL aka CSQ or with a PL/CTCSS or DCS tone P25 = NAC displayed as N followed by 3 characters which contain 0-9 and the letters A-F ONLY ie: NAFF DMR contain Coloure Codes which are displayed begining with a C and two digits ie: C01 NXDN contain a RAN [Radio Access Number] which ...
by ecps92
16 Sep 2020 10:54
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 9/16 DX
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: 9/16 DX

Seems NY west into IL and beyond right now
Scott wrote:
16 Sep 2020 08:33
Bands appear open this morning although I have not had a lot of time to further investigate.

http://aprs.mennolink.org/

Looks like a whopper of an opening just to our west-southwest though! According to the above map when I looked at it at 0833.
by ecps92
09 Sep 2020 14:33
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09
Replies: 47
Views: 2455

Re: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09

Altho fading away, it seems to be more enhanced now into NH/ME

Pease AFB Fire
WMNF
Acadia NP - Interop
and then BP and other assorted other Federal LE's
by ecps92
09 Sep 2020 10:29
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09
Replies: 47
Views: 2455

Re: 09/08/2020 PM DX

You might be right and RR DB Wrong for the CC
https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?siteId=33960

No SysID listed, which makes it harder to validate
W1KNE wrote:
09 Sep 2020 07:28
Not Nova Scotia power?

Nevermind, they are C05
by ecps92
09 Sep 2020 07:58
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09
Replies: 47
Views: 2455

Re: 09/09/2020 AM DX

Tried looking them up via RR with the L8 with no luck, never got any voice channels to log either, just the Control
W1KNE wrote:
09 Sep 2020 07:28
Not Nova Scotia power?

Nevermind, they are C05
by ecps92
09 Sep 2020 07:09
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09
Replies: 47
Views: 2455

Re: 09/09/2020 AM DX

Still wide open, nice, NYC Federal is popping into Boston as well as some new UHF [400-420]

Had one, that I seem to be having a problem looking up in RR, any thoughts/help

162.3600 DMR C:01
L8 L8-2.4
by ecps92
08 Sep 2020 10:11
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: Apparent Whopper Band Opening 9/7 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Apparent Whopper Band Opening 9/7 AM

Dang, missed it, by "That much" :)
Scott wrote:
07 Sep 2020 08:20
Just turning one scanner on heard Wayne County PA Fire/EMS 151.415 167.9 and also USCG Station Curtis Bay MD on one of the CG P25 frequencies. Get it while it's hot!
by ecps92
02 Aug 2020 08:07
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 08/01 DX
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: 08/01 DX

MSCommNet is nice and local, into South Weymouth on inside/stock antennas
by ecps92
19 Jul 2020 11:02
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 07/19 DX
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

Re: 07/19 DX

Showing pretty good into NS right now
http://aprs.mennolink.org/

Sadly a weekend, with less RF traffic, but then sometimes easier to ID the distances too [trade offs]
W1KNE wrote:
19 Jul 2020 10:05
Both Southold PD and Southampton PD both in on VHF, very clear in the last half hour. This is sticking around some!
by ecps92
18 Jul 2020 10:03
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Idea - Wiki page with NIFOG/interop freqs.
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: Idea - Wiki page with NIFOG/interop freqs.

Atleast you are using the SEARCH, so many folks may only click directly into/onto the County pages and not realize the other vast information out there in the Wiki, such as the Colleges, Hospitals, Business and Recreational Facilities... Here is a unique link for folks to try https://scan-ne.net/wik...
by ecps92
07 Jul 2020 06:30
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7/6 DX
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: 7/6 DX

Your IDAS is likely this Railroad https://scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=NH_Railroad_Communications#New_Hampshire_Northcoast_Railroad_.28Ossipee.2C_NH.29 Hello, I am getting that IDAS (NXDN48) Type-D trunked system on 160.275. DSD+ is decoding it as Area 0 Channel 1. It is not part of a multi-site...
by ecps92
06 Jul 2020 06:52
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7/5 DX
Replies: 17
Views: 1535

Re: 7/5 DX

Guess it is not the flame-thrower it used to be, never hear it anymore down into Boston, altho the VHF Hi does kick ! Lakes Region NH Dispatch on 33.900 PL 210.7 is a current daily 24/7 reception here in Londonderry NH. Correct, it's not. Right now they TX on 33.90 only from their dispatch and that ...
by ecps92
05 Jul 2020 16:55
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7/5 DX
Replies: 17
Views: 1535

Re: 7/5 DX

I've been sitting on this one, since your post with ZERO luck... Could it be a local UHF Image ? as I had a few winters ago from a 460 DPW being heard on 39 Mhz and chased my tail for months, till we heard a local address. :D Then there is the mystery 39.3 D632, which keeps popping up, with no traff...