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by Scott
03 Aug 2021 11:44
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 8/3 Mid-Day DX
Replies: 0
Views: 87

8/3 Mid-Day DX

Suddenly some 470 MHz activity from NY City... 470.6875 100.0 NYPD Citywide 1 - relatively strong 470.8375 136.5 NYPD Special Operations Division - weak but in there to a point 470.8625 151.4 NYPD Citywide 3 - weak Funny how sometimes 470 MHz is active but just 6 MHz up the spectrum where the bulk o...
by Scott
31 Jul 2021 19:41
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Indoor Antenna
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Indoor Antenna

Chief, I don't think either of those are likely worth the time of day. Murph's Larson antenna is a renowned performer while mobile; if you could make that work you might see some improvement. If you have to stick to a "back of set" type of arrangement there are some good quality Diamond antennas tha...
by Scott
31 Jul 2021 13:24
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Indoor Antenna
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Indoor Antenna

You may laugh at this but I wonder if you could fabricate a neat indoor install using these, tucked into a corner near a window. I can't vouch for how they perform but they may be worth a try. https://centerfireantenna.com/folded-dipole-scanner-antennas/ These get good reviews as portable antennas: ...
by Scott
30 Jul 2021 14:18
Forum: Southeastern Massachusetts
Topic: 154.370 D351 Kerchunks
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: 154.370 D351 Kerchunks

I'm hearing that here as well. Sounds like WRF to me, a brief pause, and then 3 dits that don't sound like CW, for lack of a better explanation. Then a squelch tail of a few seconds, and it drops. Roughly 5 second break and then it repeats.

Could be the WOW signal?
by Scott
29 Jul 2021 10:55
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 472.4625 Flamethrower?
Replies: 1
Views: 184

472.4625 Flamethrower?

While briefly tooling around the bands just came up with 472.4625 $196. Nothing in our Wiki so checked RR database to find it is Monmouth NJ Police (enc). Pretty good signal, don't recall monitoring this one before. Water path from there to here but still very strong considering there appears to be ...
by Scott
27 Jul 2021 14:08
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: Over the Cape.... 123.375
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Over the Cape.... 123.375

Excellent catch! Hearing them here as well. Active at 1408.
by Scott
26 Jul 2021 22:10
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 461.7875
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: 461.7875

As I recall that's been the way this system is for a while. Incomplete with very little activity.
by Scott
26 Jul 2021 10:24
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7/26 - Monday Morning
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: 7/26 - Monday Morning

470.375 NXDN9600 RAN1 appears to be Cape Ann Transit Authority. Very strong here.
470.8625 151.4 NYPD Citywide 3 is exceptionally strong as I type this.
by Scott
26 Jul 2021 09:42
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7/26 - Monday Morning
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: 7/26 - Monday Morning

476 is up and down, monitoring the CC of Network 171 Site 3 Con+ DMR. CC currently is 477.8875. Per RR this is "Selden" in Suffolk County NY. Went below the noise level as I am typing this.
by Scott
26 Jul 2021 08:34
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 7/26 - Monday Morning
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: 7/26 - Monday Morning

Day off here, some NYPD at 476 MHz and definite opening into NH on VHF-HI.
by Scott
24 Jul 2021 23:01
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 07/24 DX
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: 07/24 DX

Increasing amount of NYPD activity here on 470 and 476 MHz. Sector Long Island Sound on 157.100 sounds better than Sector SE New England.
by Scott
21 Jul 2021 12:26
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Nantucket Municipal Trunk Change/Addition
Replies: 2
Views: 159

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: 6
Views: 258

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: 6
Views: 258

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: 178

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: 178

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: 140

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: 3
Views: 157

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: 191

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: 69
Views: 2692

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: 218

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: 69
Views: 2692

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: 69
Views: 2692

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: 69
Views: 2692

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: 69
Views: 2692

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...