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by schwab
01 Sep 2019 23:15
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Railroad Defect Detection - 457.9125
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Railroad Defect Detection - 457.9125

457.9375 isn't defect detection, it's brake pipe pressure telemetry send from the rear of the train to the head end. 452.9375 is head to tail telemetry. This data is sent via packet bursts, not DTMF. Co-channel interference wouldn't be a problem, since each packet burst has the marker/receiver numbe...
by schwab
01 Aug 2019 16:45
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: NHSP Reconfirmations
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: NHSP Reconfirmations

Troop A is still 151.400 $826. I monitor them daily.
by schwab
09 Jul 2019 23:09
Forum: Completed Submissions
Topic: Target Berkshire Mall Lanesboro
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Target Berkshire Mall Lanesboro

Those two are part of the common Target channel plan; Ch2 is 467.775 and 3 is 467.925, but I don't recall their DPLs off the top of my head. The are channels 5 and 6, too, but these are only in radios obtained by executive/Asset Protection personnel.
by schwab
05 Jul 2019 16:14
Forum: Maine
Topic: Portland 800 System P25 Upgrade
Replies: 103
Views: 13375

Re: Portland 800 System P25 Upgrade

Monitored PD traffic on TG 1007 last night, units dealing with traffic and crowd control for July 4 fireworks. Details/special events channel?
by schwab
16 Jun 2019 10:58
Forum: Maine
Topic: Lebanon Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Lebanon Fire

Last night I heard Lebanon FD dispatched to a call, and units communicating with Sanford dispatch on Lebanon's local channel, 461.3875. I had never heard tones, on units talking with Sanford on this freq before, only Lebanon FD and EMS units talking to each other. Nothing was heard on the county 460...
by schwab
16 May 2019 08:24
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet SDS100 reception question
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: MSCommNet SDS100 reception question

Are you trying to monitor the Gray RCC site only? I would try adding the Ossipee Mountain, Mt Agamenticus, and York DOT sites. These probably have better coverage south of Portland than the Gray tower does. As for an antenna, any VHF high band should do just fine. I use a dual band 2m/440 MHz ham an...
by schwab
12 Apr 2019 08:48
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: VHF/UHF Unication G3!
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Re: VHF/UHF Unication G3!

I believe the Unication pagers have SMA antenna connectors, so you should be able to swap the UHF antenna for a VHF one.
by schwab
27 Mar 2019 18:34
Forum: Maine
Topic: American Ambulance- Kittery
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: American Ambulance- Kittery

Stewart's Ambulance has purchased the EMS contract for the town of Kittery (and Eliot) from American Ambulance.
https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/201 ... ate=ampart
by schwab
25 Mar 2019 18:32
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: End of an era at Pease
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: End of an era at Pease

Callsign was Pack 157 Heavy, and was airborne at exactly 17:57 UTC/1:57PM local ;)
by schwab
08 Mar 2019 08:24
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett
Replies: 21
Views: 2824

Re: Wynn / Encore casino, Everett

Low VHF and 800 MHz weren't required to narrowband, only VHF high and UHF. 900 MHz was narrow from the beginning.
by schwab
15 Jan 2019 08:34
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 92383

Re: MSCommNet Thread II

From what I understand, on a Harris P25 system any frequency at a site can be in the CC rotation.
by schwab
20 Dec 2018 08:33
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Derry and Windham Fire Digital
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Derry and Windham Fire Digital

Interesting that they were licensed 153.995; Chester already had a license for that freq.
by schwab
19 Dec 2018 17:47
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Derry and Windham Fire Digital
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Derry and Windham Fire Digital

And this is replacing 154.130?
by schwab
05 Dec 2018 18:21
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknown NXDN Frequencies
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Unknown NXDN Frequencies

452.4125 was licensed to County as WQEX639, but it expired in 2016.
by schwab
04 Dec 2018 12:27
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknown NXDN Frequencies
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Unknown NXDN Frequencies

FWIW, there is an NXDN control channel being transmitted from Mt Agamenticus in York, Me. on 452.4125. I don't have the ability to monitor NXDN trunking, so I don't know any details about this freq (or even which system is belongs to, it isn't licensed), but I thought I would point it out.
by schwab
22 Nov 2018 15:34
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 92383

Re: MSCommNet Thread II

No. 9 Mountain Region Net. It is listed in the Wiki.
by schwab
09 Nov 2018 10:23
Forum: Maine
Topic: Looking for band plan for mscomnet
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Looking for band plan for mscomnet

You shouldn't need to enter a custom band plan, just the control channels for each site. Which scanner do you have?
by schwab
01 Nov 2018 14:59
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 92383

Re: MSCommNet Thread II

TG 672 is being transmitted on the Mt Aggie site (43), all encrypted. Radio IDs are in the MSP mobile radio range (1101xxx).
by schwab
21 Oct 2018 16:28
Forum: Maine
Topic: MSCommNet Thread II
Replies: 563
Views: 92383

Re: MSCommNet Thread II

I received transmissions on an 800 MHz mobile repeater from a State Police cruiser today in South Berwick. 851.6875 was transmitting a P25 control channel showing a system ID on my BCD396XT of 0077h. It didn't show a site ID. I actually swapped that freq into my scanner as a CC and received Zone 1A ...
by schwab
12 Oct 2018 12:35
Forum: Maine
Topic: Maine Game Wardens
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Maine Game Wardens

I hadn't thought of adding 155.970 into my radio after the switch to MSCOMMNET. Most IFW TGs are encrypted. Forest service is dispatched on the Zone primary channels, I have very rarely heard any of the Forresty TGs active.
by schwab
15 Sep 2018 06:11
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Lawrence PD Digital?
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Lawrence PD Digital?

In the clear or encrypted? A post on RR (with no sources cited) stated they would be encrypted on the new system.
by schwab
14 Sep 2018 12:29
Forum: Massachusetts Statewide
Topic: Massive Gas Leak - large scale incident - Lawrence-N Andover-Andover
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Re: Massive Gas Leak - large scale incident - Lawrence-N Andover-Andover

I know a fire LT from NH. He reports that departments as far north a Concord have responded. Running cards go up to 10 alarms, and at last count they were 20 alarms above that. Dover, Rochester, and Durham from Strafford County and several Seacoast departments (Portsmouth, Rye, North Hampton) also ...
by schwab
22 Aug 2018 17:41
Forum: Maine
Topic: South Berwick Dispatch closing 8/29
Replies: 1
Views: 787

South Berwick Dispatch closing 8/29

Sanford will take over dispatching Berwick and South Berwick, effective August 29th.
South Berwick and Berwick frequencies are now patched together, and SBPD units are using 200-series IDs (Berwick remains 100s).
by schwab
24 May 2018 17:57
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: USS Manchester
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: USS Manchester

I'm not hearing an unidentified CC in the 380-420 band or 457 MHz band; I ran a limit search from the USS Albacore park, about 1/4 mile from where the ship is docked. Could be 457 MHz conventional rptr?