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by Scott
24 Jun 2021 09:34
Forum: New Hampshire
Topic: Receiving MA Agencies in NH?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 221

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: 273

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: 7
Views: 241

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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: 53
Views: 1432

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.
by Scott
26 May 2021 14:26
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: DMR won't Receive on NX3200
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: DMR won't Receive on NX3200

Our listing for Ellsworth ME Police indicates that the police is encrypted, so either it is incorrect or what you're hearing on your scanner is not Ellsworth, ME Police.

https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/ ... epartments
by Scott
25 May 2021 22:08
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Here's an oddity
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Here's an oddity

The RFI some of these devices transmit is incredible. On Sunday I set up a 32" HDTV for summer use on my screened in porch. I happened to walk into the radio room where the Airspy was running with SDR# in the 155 MHz range. All kinds of disturbing spikes filled the spectrum display. As I hadn't noti...
by Scott
25 May 2021 22:03
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 53
Views: 1432

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

154.325 91.5 Just toned out a call for Edgartwown FD. Loud and clear from here. I think that's still "normal". It seems that all of the law enforcement related traffic may have moved to the frequency we've been discussing. Fun to puzzle out and surely a system that's a long time coming for the Vine...
by Scott
25 May 2021 17:04
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 53
Views: 1432

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

Wonder if this one (155.7225) will be Fire/EMS related as the license shows 200 paging receivers. 154.1225 and 154.8225 do as well. The tester is either in a fringe area or using a portable as he is not hitting the repeater clearly. The signal levels of the repeaters themselves are very strong. If y...
by Scott
25 May 2021 16:33
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 53
Views: 1432

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

Testing now on 155.7225. NAC of 229. Sounded like signal reports.
by Scott
25 May 2021 11:47
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 53
Views: 1432

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

153.890, 154.010, 158.850, and 166.250 have no traffic on them at this time. These were all long standing "860" frequencies for years. No activity seen or heard here either on any of the other newly licensed frequencies under the license WREL200. Sounds like the best bet is to continue to monitor ev...
by Scott
24 May 2021 09:06
Forum: Cape Cod and The Islands
Topic: Dukes County (MV) New Radio System (Was 156.2175 Part II)
Replies: 53
Views: 1432

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

I'm watching this, and I'm not seeing any analog simulcast of it (yet) on many of the other Dukes County frequencies. The radios do not have that "analog to digital conversion" type of sound to them either, so this must be an entirely new move. I did hear some testing about 30 minutes ago, but I am ...
by Scott
18 May 2021 08:40
Forum: Digital Radio Communications
Topic: Fishermen Using DMR!
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Fishermen Using DMR!

Well here's a first for me....just heard a fisherman on Marine CH12 (156.600) using DMR. Not sure that's entirely on the up and up, but...and again now, Slot 1 CC 1.
by Scott
18 May 2021 07:57
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 5/18/21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271

5/18/21 AM

Hearing some NYPD DX from the work QTH this morning, and VHF-HI seems very alive as well. 476.4875 167.9 strong from NY right now. Won't be able to provide detailed reports as I am at work but the bands are open if anyone has time!