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by Scott
27 Jun 2022 12:22
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Mid Cape Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Mid Cape Newbie

I have both the 325P2 and BCD436HP. Both are great radios. The latter gives you the added advantage of using the Radio Reference (radioreference.com) database while traveling. Locally I use my own scan-lists for it so I can customize them. Having no Phase 2 activity to go on, it is my understanding ...
by Scott
27 Jun 2022 09:58
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Mid Cape Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Mid Cape Newbie

If you are just giving the hobby a test drive I'd proceed as Jeff suggests. Once you believe you will be enjoying it for the long haul, in about two years the bulk of Cape Cod public safety departments will be migrating to the new statewide APCO P25 system known as CoMIRS. Some of the traffic on tha...
by Scott
22 Jun 2022 17:49
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups

soffron31 wrote:
22 Jun 2022 17:43
They sound like Plymouth Control does when they sign on M/A Dispatch. I know the "shack" was going to be doing console upgrades, by the sounds of things it may have happened?
Makes sense, as I'm hearing it as far as I can tell exclusively on the FD's for which BCSO provides dispatch services.
by Scott
21 Jun 2022 21:16
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups

TG 38800, Barnstable County "Hotline"/GBC/Etc. also sounds like this as well.
by Scott
21 Jun 2022 20:29
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups

I realized I didn't clearly define them as fire departments, just to clarify. I don't normally monitor the environmental police so can't comment on those.
by Scott
21 Jun 2022 18:03
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups

I'm noticing that some TG's on MSP Zone 04 are sounding a little different today, Mashpee and now Wellfleet. Others not as of yet, but they sound like that "semi-P25" sound for lack of a better definition, as some of the MSP consoles do. These are FD's that are dispatched by Barnstable County, so "s...
by Scott
16 Jun 2022 09:56
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 6/16 - Daytime
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: 6/16 - Daytime

Quick DX session from here found the following: 155.0700 114.8 Charlton MA Police 155.5350 131.8 (Don't call me) Shirley MA Police 154.4300 136.5 Somewhere in NH or VT - weak 154.8150 173.8 Acton MA Police 155.2200 173.8 Going the other way, New London County CT EMS. Don't see any other 173.8's in o...
by Scott
16 Jun 2022 09:24
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 6/16 - Daytime
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: 6/16 - Daytime

MSCommnet Control Channel on 160.950 is strong here as I type this.
by Scott
25 May 2022 21:55
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 05/25/22 DX?
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: 05/25/22 DX?

My opening here seems to be in all directions, but nothing major. Goffstown NH PD 155.190 $827 strong, not seeing any activity from Long Island, but other signals normally seen in that general direction appear stronger than normal.

Airspy R2 with Comet GP6NC antenna.
by Scott
23 May 2022 21:31
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Hamvention who is going? Xenia or BUST!!
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Hamvention who is going? Xenia or BUST!!

ScanBoston wrote:
23 May 2022 20:09
K1LRR and K1BOS's journey https://tinyurl.com/2s8pu2wu
Very cool. I'm sure it was a lot of fun, heard the weather was not a lot of fun! I remember making the trip once; hopefully again soon.
by Scott
21 May 2022 22:03
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Garth Brooks at Gillette
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Garth Brooks at Gillette

W1KNE wrote:
21 May 2022 21:29
You wouldn't catch me dead at a Garth Brooks concert. Now Alice in Chains at Xfinity in October... well that's another story.)
Can someone give me a ditto?
by Scott
21 May 2022 17:06
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Garth Brooks at Gillette
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Garth Brooks at Gillette

If you had friends in low places you'd be able to provide more info...
by Scott
01 May 2022 15:22
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: Network 178 Site 16 NXDN System
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Network 178 Site 16 NXDN System

I neglected to note in the first email that the neighbor list shows as 1, 2, and 3, which would be South Yarmouth, Mashpee, and Plymouth, so it's down my way somewhere most likely.
by Scott
01 May 2022 15:12
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: Network 178 Site 16 NXDN System
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Network 178 Site 16 NXDN System

Well it has to be a Bearcom system but we only go up to Site 14 in the world famous Wiki. I have a CC of 471.2875, not very strong here in Marstons Mills, and yes it's a Sunday so not much talkgroup activity. The only one I'm seeing so far is 50350, which should be the town of Yarmouth Transfer Stat...
by Scott
01 May 2022 14:11
Forum: Eastern Massachusetts
Topic: Call Sign Nostalgia
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Call Sign Nostalgia

Numerous police departments on Cape Cod still do it, to include Barnstable (374), Sandwich (755), Bourne (407), and Yarmouth (241). Those are normally conventional 800 MHz departments, but 2 of them are using the MSP Zone 04 system due to system issues. As I recall there are also some departments th...
by Scott
30 Apr 2022 10:36
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: JBCC 142.0375
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: JBCC 142.0375

Surprising given the wind. Monitoring.
by Scott
28 Apr 2022 22:14
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! April 29th & 30th 2022
Replies: 18
Views: 836

Re: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! April 29th & 30th 2022

Sadly I won't be there, definitely will be in the fall.
by Scott
26 Apr 2022 08:12
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 4/25 DX
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: 4/25 DX

Still cranking from my "auxiliary location" but I'm guessing it'll end soon, rain coming across on the radar which will kill it, but it looked like a real good one. Primarily to the north from here but did hear some NY activity on 154.845 156.7 as well.
by Scott
25 Apr 2022 22:16
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 4/25 DX
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: 4/25 DX

All NOAA frequencies are showing strong signals right now as well. Also one of the strongest signals I've seen from MSCOMMNET to date on 160.950, which appears to be Site 61 in York County.
by Scott
25 Apr 2022 22:08
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 4/25 DX
Replies: 4
Views: 280

4/25 DX

Nice band opening to the north, arriving a little too late to get into it, but lots of P25 from NH and signals out of Maine as well.
by Scott
21 Apr 2022 10:40
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: 153.1925 CC8
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: 153.1925 CC8

W1KNE wrote:
21 Apr 2022 09:16
Does it sound automated or someone saying "Triage" ?
It's definitely a real person, persons actually.
by Scott
21 Apr 2022 08:19
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: 153.1925 CC8
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: 153.1925 CC8

The "triage" transmissions are underway again. Gary you're right; just seems like an under-use of a system that had to cost some $$ to upgrade to, so there must be more to it than meets the eye. Investigating further but it is likely Nantucket Cottage Hospital. I'd still say unconfirmed as of yet bu...
by Scott
20 Apr 2022 15:38
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: 153.1925 CC8
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: 153.1925 CC8

Well between yesterday and today I've managed to capture audio recordings of numerous transmissions. The thing is, all of them contain just one word:

"Triage".

Curiouser and curiouser...
by Scott
20 Apr 2022 08:00
Forum: Central Massachusetts
Topic: Big Chase on Pike C-PTL-3 and State
Replies: 12
Views: 712

Re: Big Chase on Pike C-PTL-3 and State

Catching that here as well, very active.
by Scott
19 Apr 2022 15:53
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: 153.1925 CC8
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: 153.1925 CC8

Very little traffic on here today, but twice at 1514 I heard someone say "triage". Kinda lends towards an ID but I'll wait until I hear more. The oddity is that everything seems to be TG1 radio 2002 so maybe it's a patch of sorts. I'm also monitoring the other frequency we have listed (155.100) but ...