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by bfrederi
07 May 2020 19:59
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: Vermont Federal reconfirmations
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Vermont Federal reconfirmations

Just a couple of mundane updates from a quick up & back trip to Northern Vermont on Wednesday. For page: https://scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=Federal_Agencies#Vermont Frequency Type Tone Agency Location Remarks 163.1500 R N363 BP Saint Albans C-01 Operations (ENC) 169.1750 R 110.9 USFS Green Mou...
by bfrederi
13 Apr 2020 16:46
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Breaintree Electric Light Dept (BELD)
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: Breaintree Electric Light Dept (BELD)

461.6875 is one of those Winchester Hospital DMR frequencies we were confirming this past week -- CC 7, Slot 1, TG 1. Active today, though totally encrypted. Just mentioning it in case anybody else is looking at this frequency trying to sort out Braintree ELD and Chelsea Soldiers Home. (I *think* I ...
by bfrederi
10 Apr 2020 07:36
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: Holy Family Hospital DMR system, Methuen and Haverhill
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Holy Family Hospital DMR system, Methuen and Haverhill

Thanks, Mike. That makes sense.

W1KNE wrote:
10 Apr 2020 06:49
Bill IDed MarketStreet in Lynnfield using DMR on 452.0125, which may be your third item there.
by bfrederi
09 Apr 2020 19:34
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: Holy Family Hospital DMR system, Methuen and Haverhill
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Holy Family Hospital DMR system, Methuen and Haverhill

For page: https://scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=Massachusetts_Hospitals Section: Holy Family, Methuen [ADD: "and Haverhill campuses"] Name Frequency Type Tone Notes Steward Holy Family Hospital 461.9750 R DMR WPTC536 DCC: 1 Slot: 1 TG 4000: Methuen Maint. Ops. Slot:2 TG 5000: Haverhill Maint. Op...
by bfrederi
07 Apr 2020 11:02
Forum: Ye Ole Bar and Grille
Topic: Needham Tower Work
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Needham Tower Work

Thanks, Mike. Getting into Burlington pretty well with an attic antenna w/LNA. Some of the more interesting & unique monitoring I've heard in a long time. :beer: If you are driving around and are on 128 (hopefully you're staying home but I know many here are still working), pay attention to the tall...
by bfrederi
05 Apr 2020 17:07
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: New MIT Lincoln Lab security freq
Replies: 1
Views: 358

New MIT Lincoln Lab security freq

While searching for activity on a licensed Winchester Hospital frequency, I ended up finding the DMR system for Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill, and also discovered the new (well, since 2018) home for MIT Lincoln Labs security. I'm still nailing down Holy Family's slots and color codes...
by bfrederi
31 Mar 2020 13:15
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: New England Frequency Database Updated
Replies: 7
Views: 4245

Re: New England Frequency Database Updated

Thanks, Scott. Much appreciated.
by bfrederi
25 Mar 2020 12:05
Forum: Monitoring Post Pictures
Topic: KA1FGY: Then and now
Replies: 1
Views: 721

KA1FGY: Then and now

If you need a slight break from COVID-19 news & posts...

KA1FGY, circa 1987
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KA1FGY, 2020
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So, the current listening post isn't quite as pathetic as the slightly staged photo implies, but the trend is definitely accurate. :beer:
by bfrederi
25 Mar 2020 10:53
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs

@jbella: Thanks. I thought I responded to this last night but apparently I never hit Send. @ecps92: Agreed, though I wouldn't rule out anything at this point, considering some of the non-Hanscom TGs I've been seeing pop up over the past month or two. I haven't checked the MITRE DMR for a few years,...
by bfrederi
23 Mar 2020 12:28
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: What are these things?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: What are these things?

Thank you very much!
by bfrederi
22 Mar 2020 10:01
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: What are these things?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

What are these things?

I had never noticed these sensors until about three weeks ago, and now I have seen three of them: 1. In Arlington, attached to an outdoor bulletin board in Menotomy Rocks Park. 2. In Burlington, attached to a utility pole in a semi-industrial zone. (See photo.) 3. In Billerica, again attached to an ...
by bfrederi
22 Mar 2020 09:38
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: Changes & Reconfirmation: Middlesex Jail & Corrections
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Changes & Reconfirmation: Middlesex Jail & Corrections

During a walk across from the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction in Billerica, got numerous Close Call hits on the following two repeater frequencies. Not enough traffic to definitively differentiate the purposes of the two channels, though it seemed like one favored "inside movement" and the ot...
by bfrederi
17 Mar 2020 18:53
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs

I caught a bit of a break with TG 60011 today: a brief, in-the-clear, one-sided radio check with "MCC". The only org on base that I can find with that acronym is "Military Child Care". I suppose another stretch would be "MIddlesex Community College", but other than an affiliated aero-tech school, I'...
by bfrederi
12 Mar 2020 17:29
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: OneVoice Network
Replies: 66
Views: 15279

Re: OneVoice Network

Thanks garys. After an additional 24+ hours of monitoring/recording and research, here is some more info. 1. Confirmed talk groups based on numerous street and school names, plus town/city web sites: 600026 Billerica, MA School Buses (Eastern School Bus Co.) 600030 Haverhill, MA Trash & recycling tr...
by bfrederi
11 Mar 2020 10:46
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: OneVoice Network
Replies: 66
Views: 15279

Re: OneVoice Network

I took a random stroll through 463 MHz last night and stumbled across the control channel for previously unreported Site 65. 463.8875 Con+ DCC: 5 NL: 61 63 66 67 69 It was coming into Burlington with a strong signal (albeit post-LNA). This morning (around 7 AM?) the CC switched to 461.7125, with a s...
by bfrederi
07 Mar 2020 08:25
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: Additional Hanscom TRS TGIDs
Replies: 2
Views: 3915

Re: Additional Hanscom TRS TGIDs

Confirmed another police talk group yesterday during an exercise: Police Talkgroups 60006 Tactical (Some ENC) Page: https://www.scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=USAF_Hanscom_AFB_MA_Trunk_System Misc Talkgroups 60018 Cable pulling/testing crew (Telecom/IT?) Need to ID Talkgroups 60011 Similar to 6000...
by bfrederi
04 Mar 2020 19:08
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: NanoVNA
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: NanoVNA

Thanks rob . I finally got that downloaded and installed today, though I had to mud wrestle a bit with the virtual COM driver. Looks interesting, but it's going to take me a while to master it. It is a fun device. I've been using it to check all my antennas and tune some of the $2 dual band HT anten...
by bfrederi
04 Mar 2020 09:43
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: County Comms NXDN (System 90)
Replies: 21
Views: 10358

Re: County Comms NXDN (System 90)

Thanks, Gary. The LRRP/LOCN coords are coming from two talk groups: 1. TG 700: Previously reported but still-unidentified cab company in the Peabody/Danvers/Beverly/Salem area. 2. TG 1450: Unreported cab company in the Lawrence/Methuen area. Here are plots from each from just this morning's hits on ...
by bfrederi
03 Mar 2020 16:25
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: County Comms NXDN (System 90)
Replies: 21
Views: 10358

Re: County Comms NXDN (System 90)

The L90-1 system has added an additional LCN/frequency pair: 905 472.2625 I had a couple of chance Close Call hits this morning from a Burlington bus that was stuck not far from my QTH. One of the hits mapped to a known County L90-1 freq, the other didn't. Lots of follow-up traffic allowed me to qui...
by bfrederi
01 Mar 2020 19:19
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: U/VHF Logs Summary -- February 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

Re: U/VHF Logs Summary -- February 2020

Thanks for posting these detailed logs every month. Very helpful to me and much appreciated.
by bfrederi
29 Feb 2020 13:33
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs

One last update to this thread and then I'll stop spamming the forums (unless somebody has some interest in this topic). Two additional frequencies have popped up on the Hanscom TRS system since my last update. And just to clarify why this stuff is catching my eye, here is a screenshot of the DSD+ c...
by bfrederi
29 Feb 2020 11:31
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: NanoVNA
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

NanoVNA

I just jumped onto the NanoVNA wagon and received my NanoVNA-H last night: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z5VY7B6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've only been working with it for a few hours -- just enough time to calibrate it, do a couple of test SWR readings, and start to ...
by bfrederi
27 Feb 2020 10:43
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs
Replies: 7
Views: 1826

Re: Unknown Hanscom TRS TGIDs

Thanks jbella. I'll keep watching this. In the meantime, I got an interesting hit in the logs from last night: DSD+ Channel Activity Window: 0-1 851.0125 Event Log: 2020/02/27 04:28:25 Private call; Tgt=9-369 Ch=851.0125 Pri0 Didn't seem to be bracketed by any other activity. I've never seen this be...
by bfrederi
26 Feb 2020 11:56
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: New Burlington, MA pub school DMR
Replies: 1
Views: 3621

New Burlington, MA pub school DMR

Page: https://www.scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=Middlesex_County_Municipal_Departments_and_Utilities Finally caught a definitive exchange on this new but relatively infrequently used system (request for custodian to clean up middle school hallway): Community: Burlington Department: Public school...
by bfrederi
24 Feb 2020 12:29
Forum: Processed Submissions
Topic: Sudbury Water District LRRP vehicle tracking
Replies: 0
Views: 4265

Sudbury Water District LRRP vehicle tracking

Page: https://www.scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?title=Middlesex_County_Municipal_Departments_and_Utilities Community: Sudbury Department: Water District Frequency: 153.1325 Type: R Tone: C04 Notes: SL:1 TG:64250 LRRP Vehicle tracking only Background discussion: https://www.scan-ne.net/sne/viewtopic.ph...