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by n1zyy
06 Jun 2020 18:15
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Amateur Radio REACT -- Anybody Monitoring?!
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Amateur Radio REACT -- Anybody Monitoring?!

I remember there was a time when Westford (MA) PD monitored 146.52 and had signs on the highway to that effect; the club is still called the Police Amateur Radio Team, though I'm almost certain that the police station no longer monitors 52. I suspect there are a lot of people like me who often have ...
by n1zyy
21 May 2020 23:09
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Idea - wiki page with common frequency errors
Replies: 9
Views: 7064

Re: Idea - wiki page with common frequency errors

So, based on your comment about issues with Adjacent Frequencies, we have begun building out a Wiki, built/based on the FCC channel plans as posted in the many FCC.gov pages. Not all are Part 90, some Part 15, others Part 80, Part 22 etc T-Band will be awhile, behind some other projects and we alre...
by n1zyy
15 Dec 2019 21:33
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Idea - wiki page with common frequency errors
Replies: 9
Views: 7064

Idea - wiki page with common frequency errors

I'm working through another Discovery run on VHF, and am again being thrown through the loop with the scanner guessing step size wrong. As an example, I found Cataldo EMS at 152.3650, but they're actually 152.3675. Same issue with Haverhill Fire, 154.3600 (actually 154.3625). When I don't find it th...
by n1zyy
10 Oct 2019 22:09
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! Oct 11th & 12th 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! Oct 11th & 12th 2019

I'll be there, though only for tomorrow.

The forecast is now looking like a little less dreary, too!
by n1zyy
11 Sep 2019 11:52
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Boxboro Ham Radio Convention and Flea Market
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: Boxboro Ham Radio Convention and Flea Market

It was good to see you all there!

Picked up a 900 MHz rig; now I need to run some better cable than the 100' of RG-8 into my attic, most of which is coiled up. :)
by n1zyy
08 Aug 2019 19:45
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Handling of unknown frequencies that could be inputs
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: Handling of unknown frequencies that could be inputs

Sounds good! I've got one I'll DM you, and one I wanted to get some more monitoring on.
by n1zyy
01 Aug 2019 18:56
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Handling of unknown frequencies that could be inputs
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Handling of unknown frequencies that could be inputs

Obviously, we should not be publishing repeater input frequencies. And it's often fairly obvious what's what. But what about cases where it's not? I've got a couple of oddball VHF things I found that I'm interested in discussing in the appropriate regional forums here. I don't think they are repeate...
by n1zyy
05 Mar 2019 21:31
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: New posts in a forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: New posts in a forum

It's been about a decade since I ran a phpBB site myself, but as I recall: The yellow/orange icon on a forum means it that it contains one or more posts you haven't read. If you are viewing the list of topics/posts in a forum, you should see a "Mark topics read" link. At the top of the list there's ...
by n1zyy
05 Mar 2019 21:25
Forum: Live Scanner Feeds
Topic: Boston Logan Airport Public Safety and Operations
Replies: 3
Views: 2338

Re: Boston Logan Airport Public Safety and Operations

Neat! I've wanted something like this for a while now. The SDRs are capable of several MHz of bandwidth at once; I always wanted something that would let me monitor a bunch of it off one SDR. Looks like it does conventional as well! All of the main Boston PD channels are within about a half MHz of s...
by n1zyy
01 Feb 2019 18:24
Forum: Website and Administrator Announcements
Topic: Scan New England - Passing Command
Replies: 12
Views: 4002

Re: Scan New England - Passing Command

I'm not super active here, but have been finding useful information on the wiki here for years. Thanks, Scott, for running the site for all this time, and thanks, Mike, for picking up the torch! It sounds like you folks have everything under control, but my "real job" is back-end web development, so...
by n1zyy
18 Oct 2018 21:56
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: Basic police scanner app with rtl-sdr?
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

Basic police scanner app with rtl-sdr?

OK, here's what's probably a dumb question, but I can't find an answer. Is there a simple "police scanner" app (preferably for Linux) that can scan through a handful of designated frequencies (e.g., Boston PD Ch. 2, Boston FD main, and Boston EMS), with PL/DCS support ? I played with rtl_fm years ag...
by n1zyy
14 Oct 2018 12:55
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest October 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2963

Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

Well I made it and had a good time, but kind of failed on the meeting-people front. I also made the rookie mistake of not charging my HT the night before, so it died halfway through. D'oh! I'll have to do better in May.
by n1zyy
01 Oct 2018 22:04
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest October 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2963

Re: NEAR-Fest October 2018

Great, thanks for the frequency list! The W1ASS machine looks perfectly situated!

Is GEMOTO still around? Guess it wasn't a formal club, but I'd check out the updates on the site every now and then in the past.
by n1zyy
25 Sep 2018 18:24
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest October 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2963

NEAR-Fest October 2018

After a long run of mostly just scanning, I've been starting to get back on the air, and am hoping to make it up to NEAR-Fest in a few weeks. Curious if anyone else here is making the trip? I could put some names to faces.
by n1zyy
16 Dec 2017 21:50
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: The State of the Webmaster Address
Replies: 12
Views: 3898

I'm a month late to the party, but Scott, thanks for all you do -- both with this site and in your profession. I'm not too active on the site, but have visited it for years and am grateful for all the hard work that keeps it as such a great resource. I don't work in public safety but am bummed out b...