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by Scott
03 Jul 2022 13:45
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 07/03/22 DX
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: 07/03/22 DX

Busy around the house today but took a quick look, 155.205 186.2 which should be Ocean County NJ EMS is strong here.
by Scott
29 Jun 2022 22:15
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: DX VHF High/UHF
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: DX VHF High/UHF

151.4600 D025 Stonington CT Fire 150.8450 CC02 Aquarian Water Company of CT/Bridgeport Hydraulic Co, Stonington CT 151.0550 D315 Middletown RI Fire 151.6250 D025 Sounded simplex, two people exchanging directions "along the canal"? 151.5275 CC01 Network 138-1, Bearcom VHF DMR Trunked System...
by Scott
29 Jun 2022 21:51
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: DX VHF High/UHF
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: DX VHF High/UHF

Continuing this thread into the evening. I put up my GP-9NC this afternoon and it is working quite nicely, but expect the band is open on VHF at least. Thus far: 153.1250 179.9 Tolland County CT Fire 152.5175 RAN2 NXDN 4800 "Network 65" Site 2, listed as Southern RI in the wiki 152.5000 RA...
by Scott
29 Jun 2022 09:52
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: DX VHF High/UHF
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: DX VHF High/UHF

155.8500 192.8 Southold NY (Long Island) Police
155.4900 D331 Monson MA Police
155.5200 $117 Hillsboro County NH
154.1900 71.9 Lincoln RI Fire RISCON simulcast
by Scott
29 Jun 2022 09:30
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: DX VHF High/UHF
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: DX VHF High/UHF

Actually moved a recently purchased VHF yagi down lower on my tower and it seems to be performing better. Quick run through, Dudley MA PD 155.430 179.9. I've been doing some antenna work over the last few days, hoping to have a new Comet GP-9NC side mounted at the top of the tower by the end of the ...
by Scott
27 Jun 2022 21:36
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 06/27/22 DX
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: 06/27/22 DX

And amazingly, using what's left of my Comet GP15, I'm hearing....

42.06 203.5 KAA243 Missouri Highway Patrol
42.56 67.0 Unknown

Both strong here.
by Scott
27 Jun 2022 21:29
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 06/27/22 DX
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: 06/27/22 DX

In all of my tower antenna changes I have unwittingly taken myself out of the low band DX chasing. Interesting that it's in today as it is usually a spring/fall thing. Another issue here is the massive amount of man-made interference I deal with. Looking at the 42 MHz band with an SDR is amazing, an...
by Scott
27 Jun 2022 16:36
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Mid Cape Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Mid Cape Newbie

While not portable obviously, the BCT15X is a rock solid scanner. I still use one to this day. I don't have any experience with the 346XT (I don't think, I've had so many of them over the years I can't remember) but I'm sure someone can comment on its performance. Sounds like you're on the right tra...
by Scott
27 Jun 2022 12:22
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Mid Cape Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 201

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: 9
Views: 201

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: 284

Re: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups

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 servi...
by Scott
21 Jun 2022 21:16
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Different Sound on Some FD Talkgroups
Replies: 8
Views: 284

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: 284

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: 284

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 Cou...
by Scott
16 Jun 2022 09:56
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 6/16 - Daytime
Replies: 3
Views: 162

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: 162

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: 315

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: 646

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: 428

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: 428

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: 256

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: 256

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: 541

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: 660

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: 896

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

Sadly I won't be there, definitely will be in the fall.