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by Scott
12 Oct 2021 08:40
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! October 15th & 16th 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1061

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

Who is going up on Friday? It's my plan to be there by 0900 or shortly thereafter. Hoping to see and re-see some of you folks. Maybe we should arrange a time for a get together. John I'm guessing you and your group will be in the usual spot so I'll know where to find you. Friday is my only possible ...
by Scott
09 Oct 2021 08:48
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: Arinst Dreamkit Standalone SDR
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Arinst Dreamkit Standalone SDR

I took an early adopter leap and bought this one for portable use. Pretty cool out of the box but in many ways a definite work in progress. Hopefully they will add the capability of frequency steps and a "snap to step". The display is beautiful but the battery only lasts a few hours. There is a mini...
by Scott
07 Oct 2021 21:27
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! October 15th & 16th 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1061

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

I'll be up on Friday. Planning on leaving the cape and getting there in time for the opening. Hope to see all of you there if possible. Hoping to spend the entire Friday day there.
by Scott
06 Oct 2021 16:26
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR Systems and Affiliations to Sites
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: DMR Systems and Affiliations to Sites

Scott, how hard is SDRTrunk to set up? I use mostly DSDPLus, but wouldn't be against trying other software. SDRTrunk is Java based. Make sure your Java is up to date. Then you'll want to download an Alpha version of the software. Here's the link: https://github.com/DSheirer/sdrtrunk/releases/tag/v0...
by Scott
06 Oct 2021 12:16
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR Systems and Affiliations to Sites
Replies: 6
Views: 217

DMR Systems and Affiliations to Sites

I have been spending some background time cataloging the use of some of the DMR Con+ systems here on the cape, primarily Network 134 (ICE) Site 12. As an aside I am using SDRTrunk to do this. As I mentioned in another thread this app is simply outstanding in its ability to display, log, and demodula...
by Scott
05 Oct 2021 14:16
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: ISS 2M Amateur Active
Replies: 1
Views: 131

ISS 2M Amateur Active

145.800 live right now.
by Scott
22 Sep 2021 22:16
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 9/22
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: 9/22

Kennebunk ME Police 155.7300 192.8
Shirley MA Police 155.5350 131.8
Lincoln County ME Sheriff 154.0475 110.9
Sanford ME Police 155.3100 100.0
155.8275 173.8 has multiple listings in VT and NH.
New Shoreham (Block Island) DMR system, not to the west but it's in there...155.2575 CC5
by Scott
22 Sep 2021 22:08
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 9/22
Replies: 2
Views: 141

9/22

Boy the bands have been open to the north lately. Same MSCOMMNET system as I monitored the other night; caught one of the voice channels 155.460 $4DE. Site 77 Spruce Mountain, very strong here. NHSP Troop B 154.935 $826 extremely strong as well.
by Scott
22 Sep 2021 21:54
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Direct Communications on a Trunked System
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Direct Communications on a Trunked System

I'm guessing they were using one of the conventional fireground frequencies. Simplex short range. I'm trying to locate them actually; maybe someone will come in and answer. I'm not sure I even have them programmed into my scanlists. They are in the 851 to 854 MHz range.
by Scott
21 Sep 2021 10:55
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 09/20 DX
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: 09/20 DX

168.6875 MSCOMMNET Site 77 Spruce Mountain, Woodstock according to our "world famous" Wiki. Relatively strong here now with DSD+ FL.
by Scott
21 Sep 2021 10:24
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 09/20 DX
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: 09/20 DX

Halifax NS Coast Guard Radio now on Marine channel 16 (156.8).
by Scott
18 Sep 2021 21:30
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 9/18
Replies: 0
Views: 76

9/18

UHF seems to be open to the north. Boston PD and many Norfolk and Middlesex County stations on 470-473 strong here. Interestingly not much to hear on VHF-HI.
by Scott
17 Sep 2021 14:18
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: set up
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: set up

Tim wrote:
17 Sep 2021 14:07
Scott,
This could help!!

https://centerfireantenna.com/parts-and ... plane-kit/
No experience with them but the old Mon 58's used to have an optional ground plane kit. They were quite good base antennas when used with one. Might help!
by Scott
17 Sep 2021 13:08
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: set up
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: set up

Do you have attic access by any chance? I'm guessing no but if so...
by Scott
17 Sep 2021 07:56
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: set up
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: set up

Murphy, Give this a try. https://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1289_1243&products_id=7530 This is a good idea but will only work with the Larsen antenna, assuming it is NMO, and it will also require a male N to female "something" and some other coax. Murph, i...
by Scott
16 Sep 2021 15:00
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: set up
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: set up

Any of them. It's going to come down to the antennas more than anything else. I'm not saying that a better ground plane under the antennas is going to put you over the top, but it ain't gonna hurt either. On another note entirely, maybe @ecps92 will chime in...as I recall he has an indoor beam that ...
by Scott
16 Sep 2021 14:50
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: set up
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: set up

Not sure how well that's going to work. Have you tried them on top of a fridge? Or do you have an AC hanging out a window that you can put them on?
by Scott
16 Sep 2021 12:13
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Fishermen Using NXDN
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Fishermen Using NXDN

Talking right now. 1213.
by Scott
16 Sep 2021 12:05
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Fishermen Using NXDN
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Fishermen Using NXDN

I've heard them a few times after my initial post. Their moms would have made them wash their mouths out with soap...unless of course they taught them the words... :rolleyes:
by Scott
16 Sep 2021 11:56
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: set up
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: set up

Hi Mike, The Diamond antenna you speak of seems to be a mag mount, and the Larson has a NMO fitting as I recall; is it on a mag mount? And, if so are either/both on something magnetic? Unless the antenna is a 1/2 wave, which I don't believe either are, they do require some sort of ground plane for o...
by Scott
16 Sep 2021 07:39
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Fishermen Using NXDN
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Fishermen Using NXDN

I sat on this one for a few to confirm it was actually occurring. 159.810 RAN1 9600 baud NXDN and it is almost certainly fishermen...replete with harsh language, some guy ranting about one of his employees, etc. If you're in the Cape area and have the capability, have a listen...apparently no mode i...
by Scott
15 Sep 2021 22:30
Forum: The Rest of the World
Topic: List of encrypted agencies
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: List of encrypted agencies

And as I mentioned at the post in RR, the license indicates they are authorized for P25 use. It could be as simple as they were testing it, and the person that heard it was in the right place at the right time.
by Scott
15 Sep 2021 16:33
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 9/15
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: 9/15

Extending into UHF now...

460.4000 100.0 Lacey Township NJ Police
460.4500 123.0 Barnegat Township NJ Police
by Scott
15 Sep 2021 15:47
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 9/15
Replies: 2
Views: 108

9/15

The DX has swung around from the north to the southwest. Some activity from New Jersey as I type this, even though the DX map doesn't look very strong right now. http://aprs.mennolink.org/ 154.2200 127.3 Burlington County NJ Fire & EMS I am nearly certain that my earlier "Mystery Frequency" of 158.1...
by Scott
15 Sep 2021 14:22
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Disaster Drill at Cape Cod Gateway Airport 9/28
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Disaster Drill at Cape Cod Gateway Airport 9/28

....or "the airport formerly known as Barnstable Municipal Airport". Could make for some interesting monitoring on 9/28.

https://www.capecod.com/newscenter/gate ... avd879WlBk