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by trp
02 Apr 2020 14:26
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: New RISCON Zone
Replies: 28
Views: 2614

Re: New RISCON Zone

Thanks a lot for the updated Zone Wide talkgroup information Gil!
by trp
02 Apr 2020 12:56
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: New RISCON Zone
Replies: 28
Views: 2614

Re: New RISCON Zone

Does anyone have the East Wide talkgroup ID numbers yet? Those would be the East Zone equivalents to the current Metro Wide (1185, 1186, 1187 and 1188), North Wide (1173, 1174, 1175, 1176 and 1177) and South Wide (1018, 1019, 1020, 1021 and 1037) talkgroups. A check of the SNE Wiki and the latest Ra...
by trp
12 Mar 2020 03:22
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 20259

Re: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon

FYI this new Searcher I antenna has been available for pre-order for 1 week now (since 03-05-2020) and there are currently 6 people in line to purchase one: https://skywardantennas.com/mailing-list
by trp
11 Mar 2020 17:01
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: 2020 St. Patrick's Parade in South Boston canceled amid coronavirus concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 5640

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

FYI Newport, RI is now going to cancel their St. Patrick's Day Parade and all other related St. Patrick's Day festivities "after receiving further direction from state officials."

https://www.wpri.com/health/coronavirus ... ay-parade/
by trp
10 Mar 2020 00:36
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: 2020 St. Patrick's Parade in South Boston canceled amid coronavirus concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 5640

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

2020 St. Patrick's Parade in South Boston canceled amid coronavirus concerns This information may be of interest to those who would normally monitor radio traffic pertaining to the annual parade. https://www.wcvb.com/article/2020-st-patricks-parade-in-south-boston-canceled-amid-coronavirus-fears/31...
by trp
05 Mar 2020 23:30
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 20259

Re: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon

For those who may be interested in purchasing The Searcher I antenna, the manufacturer just released a price for the antenna today (03-05-2020) and it is $189.00 plus shipping charges calculated to your zip code . A valid/current PayPal account will be the ONLY method accepted for payment. Each ante...
by trp
01 Mar 2020 05:00
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: SDS100 and SDS200 Discount/Sale Pricing on Brand-New Units
Replies: 0
Views: 3435

SDS100 and SDS200 Discount/Sale Pricing on Brand-New Units

This information may be of special interest to those who may have missed the recent SDS100/SDS200 President's Day Sale at You-Do-It Electronics in Needham, MA. I just noticed on eBay that eBay seller Bearcat Scanners is selling the SDS100 for $599.99 (normally seen advertised everywhere for $649.99)...
by trp
22 Feb 2020 07:31
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: You-Do-It President's Day Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 16402

Re: You-Do-It President's Day Sale

Stopped in Friday. They were sold out of the SDS200. However they were waiting on a new shipment in a week or two. They offered me the sale price but the additional 20% coupon was a no go. They got mad when I brought it up. Oh well. The sale price alone is still worth it. They said they will still ...
by trp
21 Feb 2020 17:10
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 20259

Re: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon

I'd recheck the math, that seems very low... Below is a screenshot from the USPS website showing the $12.80 charge for 6 lbs. (with the dimensions posted above) from the 44431 zip code to my zip code 02720. Note that the Priority Mail Express 2-Day has the same 2-Day delivery as the standard Priori...
by trp
21 Feb 2020 15:11
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 20259

Re: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon

...$30.00 shipping to the West Coast translates to about the same amount to the East Coast.... Out of curiosity in case I decide to purchase one of these antennas when they are available, I decided to calculate the exact USPS Priority Mail 2-Day shipping charge for this antenna. I used the exact we...
by trp
17 Feb 2020 17:17
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 20259

Re: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon

It's interesting, but I'd like to know the all up weight... It was just posted today (02-17-2020) at RR that the shipping weight of The Searcher I antenna is 6 lbs. while the original ST2 antenna has a shipping weight of "just over 1 1/2 lbs." It was also posted that the new antenna will be shippin...
by trp
16 Feb 2020 12:29
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 20259

Re: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon

It appears that they plan on still using the wingnuts to hold the conductors. I was never able to get a decent weatherproofing on that and eventually the corrosion degraded the signal. chris In the past I have had similar 300-ohm exposed outdoor antenna connections on a Grove Scanner Beam, Channel ...
by trp
16 Feb 2020 04:09
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 20259

Re: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon

It's interesting, but I'd like to know the all up weight and the cost... I wouldn't expect this handmade antenna (per the info posted at RR) to be at the same price point as the previously mass-produced Antennacraft ST2 (or Radio Shack 20-042 and 20-044 twins). I am sure that the thicker wall alumi...
by trp
12 Feb 2020 17:29
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon
Replies: 19
Views: 20259

ST2 Scantenna Heavy-Duty Clone Coming Soon

For those who don't frequent Radio Reference, there was an interesting post there this afternoon (02-12-2020) regarding an individual/company who will soon be manufacturing/selling a heavy-duty clone of the very popular Antennacraft ST2 Scantenna (which was also sold under the Radio Shack brand name...
by trp
02 Jan 2020 19:03
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Somerset, MA Fire Chief Dies Suddenly 01-02-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Somerset, MA Fire Chief Dies Suddenly 01-02-2020

"SOMERSET, Mass. (WPRI) — The town of Somerset is mourning the sudden death of its fire chief..."

Click the link below to read the entire story from WPRI channel 12 in Providence.

https://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/se ... -suddenly/
by trp
01 Jan 2020 01:07
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Best scanner for Bangor Maine area
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Best scanner for Bangor Maine area

...At the minimum, I would purchase a 996P2. If you decide to purchase the Uniden BCD996P2, MTC Radio in Paris, Texas currently has it for $329.99 with FREE shipping and no sales tax charged. That's about the lowest price I have seen anywhere for that radio (brand-new) with FREE shipping and no sal...
by trp
18 Nov 2019 20:41
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: Low Band is still alive
Replies: 5
Views: 3829

Re: Low Band is still alive

I don't think any of those are still made, are they?... You're correct in that none of those "classic" VHF-Low scanner antennas that I mentioned in my post #2 above are in current production. You can, however, find them listed for sale occasionally (both brand-new and used) on eBay, Craigslist and ...
by trp
18 Nov 2019 17:01
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: Low Band is still alive
Replies: 5
Views: 3829

Re: Low Band is still alive

...Based on the RR Thread, there is still plenty in user, here in New England, time to get the Low Band SNE DB updated. To get the best performance out of your VHF-Low monitoring endeavors you'll need a base station antenna that was designed/manufactured to receive the 30-50 MHz VHF-Low band. Some ...
by trp
16 Sep 2019 14:23
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: Bristol, RI Police Now Fully Encrypted
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Bristol, RI Police Now Fully Encrypted

The Wiki should be updated to show that Bristol, RI Police Operations Talkgroup 268 on 155.1300 DMR is now fully encrypted. The Wiki currently shows it as "Partially Encrypted." Talkgroup 268 is on Slot 1 Color 12. I have also logged two other talkgroups (? what they are) on the same 155.1300 DMR ra...
by trp
13 Sep 2019 03:35
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Bristol RI PD
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: Bristol RI PD

As an addendum to my post above, DMR Talkgroup 271 on 155.1300 is using Slot 2 Color 12 with the same Radio ID format as the main Talkgroup 268. Talkgroup 271 appears to be a secondary Talkgroup/Channel with infrequent use compared to Talkgroup 268. There was fully encrypted radio traffic that I log...
by trp
12 Sep 2019 19:13
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: Bristol RI PD
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: Bristol RI PD

It appears that since you posted yesterday (September 11) Bristol, Rhode Island Police has gone fully encrypted on both the dispatch and mobile/portable ends. I've been monitoring and logging system DMR traffic on 155.1300 here in Fall River, MA with Whistler Scanner Control Software mated with my T...
by trp
13 Oct 2018 15:57
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Unication G5 Dual Band 450-520 & 700-800MHz Voice Pager-Receiver
Replies: 18
Views: 5800

Re: Unication G5 Dual Band 450-520 & 700-800MHz Voice Pager-Receiver

I've been tempted to get one of these, though Mass SP Zone 5 is still SmartZone and is most of what I listen to on 800 MHz. But in any case, there seems to be a $100 off promotion through December 21st: https://www.unicationusa.com/promotions FYI Ray's Pager Sales currently has the Unication G5 Dua...
by trp
13 Oct 2018 15:23
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Antenna
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

Re: Antenna

Can anyone give me info on the AntennaCraft ANTST2? Is it omnidirectional? This is what it says verbatim in the ST2 owner's/installation manual: "ST2 Omni-directional Outdoor Scanner Antenna with Matching Transformer and 50’ of RG-6 Coaxial Cable, with F-to-BNC adapter" You can also see the complet...
by trp
25 Aug 2018 13:50
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: Fall River Grand Prix OPA Boat Races
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Re: Fall River Grand Prix OPA Boat Races

This is a 2018 update to my post from last year (see above). The Fall River (Massachusetts) Grand Prix OPA Boat Races are being held today (Saturday 08-25-2018) and tomorrow (Sunday 08-26-2018). The Race Control is utilizing Marine 78A (156.9250) as they did last year to coordinate boats leaving and...
by trp
15 Aug 2018 08:47
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: ICE MotoTrbo TG 562
Replies: 26
Views: 5302

Re: ICE MotoTrbo TG 562

...Med Tech is somewhere and since it appears that the Johnston analog site is shut down, the MotoTrbo system makes sense. Now, the trick is to figure out where they are... From information gathered from someone who worked at MedTech Ambulance in Rhode Island in the past, they used to use handheld/...