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by Scott
21 Jul 2021 12:26
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Nantucket Municipal Trunk Change/Addition
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Nantucket Municipal Trunk Change/Addition

While searching earlier today I noticed that 859.4875 was now being used by the Nantucket system. As I watch it with DSD+ it appears to be the primary voice frequency today. Not sure when this change/addition was implemented but I updated the Wiki and the RR database.
by Scott
20 Jul 2021 11:45
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: Thoughts on live feeds for PDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Thoughts on live feeds for PDs?

There are many official police feeds at Radio Reference. There are also many unofficial dedicated police feeds there which again in my opinion is a very bad and irresponsible decision by the feed provider. Can the PD do anything about making them cease? I don't know, that's a tough one. CoMIRS is co...
by Scott
20 Jul 2021 11:10
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: Thoughts on live feeds for PDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Thoughts on live feeds for PDs?

One opinion. NEVER provide a feed that is exclusive to one police department. Such a feed allows end-users to monitor EVERY transmission a department makes and can be used for nefarious purposes. Some departments choose to offer "official" feeds of their department's operation but that puts things s...
by Scott
17 Jul 2021 14:06
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7/16/21
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: 7/16/21

Well 2 is any number! :D

Our "world famous Wiki" appeared to show a lot of options, but I was DX'ing and falling asleep at the same time so I may have misinterpreted it.

Hopefully more openings to follow with this whacky less than great but sometimes okay weather.
by Scott
16 Jul 2021 22:23
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7/16/21
Replies: 2
Views: 151

7/16/21

Minor opening from the Cape north. 155.190 $827 Any number of possibilities in NH. 154.115 203.5 Smithfield RI Fire 154.2350 D165 North Kingstown RI Fire 155.8950 $826 154.8075 123.0 Sutton MA Police 472.3125 131.8 Danvers MA Police 471.0125 131.8 Brookline MA Police 471.6375 131.8 Salem MA Police 1...
by Scott
13 Jul 2021 12:18
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: Counterpoise on Mini-discone Antenna?
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Counterpoise on Mini-discone Antenna?

I would think that certain lengths of what are probably unnecessary wires might make the situation worse, actually, and could serve to introduce other types of interference into the mix. That said, antenna experimentation is always fun if you have time to do so.
by Scott
13 Jul 2021 09:56
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: SDRTrunk Software
Replies: 2
Views: 115

SDRTrunk Software

Hi, Has anyone else tried this software? I've recently started with it and I must say, despite being an "alpha" release, it does a superb job with Con+ DMR systems and with the Nantucket P25 system. Audio quality is excellent. A little quirky to set up but once done it works great. Just curious if I...
by Scott
09 Jul 2021 10:50
Forum: Monitoring Post Pictures
Topic: My Radio Room for 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 172

My Radio Room for 2021

Rather than do it twice, here's a link to my RR post for the 2021 Radio Room. 7 months in the making, but finally ready for prime time.

https://forums.radioreference.com/threa ... 21.428818/
by Scott
28 Jun 2021 16:39
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

To expand on the above message, 155.7225 was referred to as "Bravo Two Fire Tac" just a short time ago. Units were told to switch to it for a fire.
by Scott
24 Jun 2021 09:34
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Receiving MA Agencies in NH?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Receiving MA Agencies in NH?

Due to conditions that occur from time to time, especially with weather pattern changes, you may get fooled into thinking you can hear great distances depending on when you try your search. This is fun though and called a "band opening" or "tropospheric ducting" (or inappropriately referred to as "s...
by Scott
23 Jun 2021 13:22
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

A short time ago units conversing on 155.4375 went to "Channel 2", which is apparently 155.7225 $229.
by Scott
17 Jun 2021 08:19
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

155.895 lit up briefly this morning just as I got my 436HP set up, but I didn't get the gist of the conversation and haven't heard any traffic since. I'm monitoring it with my Bluetail Technologies P25RX and I'll report back with any additional info.
by Scott
14 Jun 2021 20:07
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

P25 activity on 155.7225 tonight. Unless I'm mistaken the only activity I've heard here prior is testing. Heard some "Bravo" units which is interesting. NAC of 229 as before during testing. Monitoring further.
by Scott
08 Jun 2021 08:50
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

The entirety of this post is by and large speculative. It seems periodically there is a combination of PD/FD/EMS on all of these frequencies. I would guess that 156.2175 is primarily law enforcement dispatch. I have not been able to monitor 155.4375, 155.7225, 155.925, 151.4875 enough to determine t...
by Scott
07 Jun 2021 14:46
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

During a water rescue of two kids that apparently floated away on an inflatable (safely recovered thankfully) 155.925 $D10 lit up for what I believe is the first time.
by Scott
07 Jun 2021 13:36
Forum: New England MILCOM
Topic: Warship 58
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Warship 58

Hearing "Warship 58" on Marine CH16 (156.800) broadcasting "high risk exercises harmful to shipping" in vicinity of 40N, 71W (those are general coordinates, they provided more in-depth ones during the broadcast).

That puts them roughly about 80 miles south of Westport, MA.
by Scott
07 Jun 2021 07:36
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Wal*Mart transitioning away from conventional radios
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Wal*Mart transitioning away from conventional radios

They are however giving the old radios to their customers, who in turn will use them to coordinate brawls over items in short supply, in various parts of the store. A 5 minute warning will be broadcast to all units with the hopes of maximizing spectator attendance.
by Scott
04 Jun 2021 11:02
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! October 15th & 16th 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! October 15th & 16th 2021

It is my intention to be there, either one of the days or both days. Stay tuned!
by Scott
03 Jun 2021 12:44
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

Still need to puzzle out the actual layout of things. The paging receivers are according to the license not listed on this frequency. I hadn't heard any transmissions on this one until today. 155.7225 was the one that was testing the other day. 156.2175 already seems established for police operation...
by Scott
03 Jun 2021 12:23
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

Caught part of a transmission on 153.770 directing units to the "new channel" a short time ago. Hearing a roll call now on 155.4375 NAC252.

Edit: Pretty cool, it ended with "all units, welcome to a new era of public safety communications..."
by Scott
03 Jun 2021 11:30
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

Believe I heard a reference to "channel 2", caught the tail end of a transmission...and a short time later 151.4875 lit up with P25 ENC. I previously observed ENC traffic there last week. The article is interesting as it actually suggests those that can no longer listen have the option of buying a "...
by Scott
03 Jun 2021 09:22
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

Some brief P25 transmissions on 155.895. It's showing a NAC of 826. Strong signal here so I'm taking a guess that it is the new system. Garbeled/unintelligible or just an open carrier. However, VHF-HI is wide open to the north right now so not entirely convinced as of yet. That said I don't see any ...
by Scott
27 May 2021 10:52
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

Well 151.4825 has lit up this morning and I'm not surprised to report that it is ENC. Talkgroup shows as 860, so there's a telling tale right there. Sign of the times! NAC is also 860.
by Scott
26 May 2021 14:37
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 61
Views: 2372

Re: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)

Afternoon testing starting up on 155.7225. Suggest we rename this thread to New Marthas Vineyard System or something similar if all participants are in agreement.