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by garys
22 Jan 2021 11:30
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: ADS-B

If you get tired at looking at airplane traffic.

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/ho ... 2.7/zoom:7
by garys
29 Dec 2020 09:25
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: ADS-B

I'd like to thank Scott for dragging me down THIS rabbit hole. He's a bad man. First, it was "SDR on the Cheap." Sure, cheap. After buying multiple dongles, then an Airspry, then a used laptop to run it all, then the Fastlane version of DSDPlus, then a second SDR set up for traveling, it sure doesn'...
by garys
14 Nov 2020 23:37
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: Worth moving antenna to attic?
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Worth moving antenna to attic?

No radio project is complete until you've whacked your head at least once, cut both hands trying to blindly run a cable, and had to run to some store to get a part or tool you never thought you'd need. I managed to fish a cable up through the wall. I banged my head a couple times, but my mini discon...
by garys
05 Nov 2020 21:17
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: Worth moving antenna to attic?
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Worth moving antenna to attic?

As long as you don't have a metal roof.
by garys
26 Sep 2020 13:14
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: FCC Searching for licenses
Replies: 22
Views: 9095

Re: FCC Searching for licenses

I actually meant the wildcard feature on the FCC license site. If you don't know the precise name of the company, put in a partial name and it will come up with everything that's close and some things that aren't. It's how I found all of the licenses for a couple of systems. Wildcard is good I progr...
by garys
25 Sep 2020 12:33
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: FCC Searching for licenses
Replies: 22
Views: 9095

Re: FCC Searching for licenses

That works well, although at times it can be slow. There are more reports available at the "Table of Contents" in the upper left hand corner. Sometimes I'll search by name using the wildcard feature. It's surprising what comes up from time to time. I use this address. https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/Gener...
by garys
19 Aug 2020 23:33
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 8/19 DX
Replies: 0
Views: 398

8/19 DX

Driving home tonight, I picked up the Worcester P25 trunk in Randolph and Stoughton. Very unusual to receive that this far away from Worcester.
by garys
20 Jul 2020 13:00
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: FCC Searching for licenses
Replies: 22
Views: 9095

Re: FCC Searching for licenses

Computers, because they have very accurate clocks, understand human patterns of work, and are evil, do that on purpose.

You can't turn your back on them for one second.
W1KNE wrote:
20 Jul 2020 12:30
FCC confirmed that the server had developed an issue over the weekend. Should be resolved now.
by garys
19 Jul 2020 20:32
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: FCC Searching for licenses
Replies: 22
Views: 9095

Re: FCC Searching for licenses

At least I know it's not me!

Gary
W1KNE wrote:
19 Jul 2020 20:30
I am getting the same message. I opened a ticket with them.
by garys
19 Jul 2020 20:29
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: FCC Searching for licenses
Replies: 22
Views: 9095

Re: FCC Searching for licenses

The FCC database is being weird again. Using this website works, but the others listed here just give me a security protocol violation message.

I should say, it sort of works, but returns no results.

Maybe I've been bad or something.

Gary
by garys
06 Apr 2020 14:04
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 35
Views: 11755

Re: Update Issues

Good work. I plan to continue as I have time hitting random Wiki pages and checking on external links. Websites come and go with some regularity, even government ones. So, as with frequency information, it makes sense to reconfirm them from time to time. All 2,009 wiki pages have been viewed and tho...
by garys
05 Apr 2020 16:18
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 35
Views: 11755

Re: Update Issues

I took a look at it, but I don't think I changed anything. At least not on purpose. On the VT and RI military pages, I removed the formatting characters that were causing issues, but nothing else. I've correcting the external links that returned 404 messages when I can find updated pages. Those aren...
by garys
05 Apr 2020 16:15
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 35
Views: 11755

Re: Update Issues

Try it now.
luckyjoe wrote:
05 Apr 2020 16:06
I noticed that the VT military and the RI military links in the wiki load as blank pages. Also, I would be pulling my hair out working my way through the bugs. Great job you guys, a lot of patience and sacrificing your free time. Appreciate it on this end.
by garys
05 Apr 2020 13:11
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 35
Views: 11755

Re: Update Issues

by garys
05 Apr 2020 10:03
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 35
Views: 11755

Re: Update Issues

I figured it out after a bit. That message applies to new/updated passwords only. I guess it will nag me to do something, but allow me to just click through with the old one. Kind of weird, but not a problem.
by garys
04 Apr 2020 21:08
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 35
Views: 11755

Re: Update Issues

The Wiki now seems to require a ten character password. Can that be changed or do we need new passwords?
by garys
12 Mar 2020 17:43
Forum: Website and Administrator Announcements
Topic: New Membership Restriction (Update)
Replies: 4
Views: 9429

Re: New Membership Restriction

Corona virus is afraid of catching Keith Richards!
by garys
12 Mar 2020 13:16
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Idea - wiki page with common frequency errors
Replies: 9
Views: 8035

Re: Idea - wiki page with common frequency errors

I have found that even the newer SDR dongles need some adjustment based on what band you're trying to listen to. Airspy is the only hardware that is always spot on. On my mobile set up, I always "calibrate" the control dongle first on a known system. Once that's done, I'll adjust the voice dongle. S...
by garys
03 Feb 2020 15:12
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: FCC Searching for licenses
Replies: 22
Views: 9095

Re: FCC Searching for licenses

The FCC database goes off line with annoying regularity. That aside, thanks for those links. It's much easier now to find new frequencies than it was in the pre Internet days. I remember going to the Customs House and then Quincy to search the Microfiche files for new licenses back in the 1980s and ...
by garys
01 Jul 2019 22:43
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: UHF Enhancement 07/01/2019
Replies: 3
Views: 3644

Re: UHF Enhancement 07/01/2019

I'm hearing the One Voice Paxton site on 484.9625 and 464.7625. I hear them now and then, when the conditions are right.
by garys
24 Apr 2019 17:11
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! May 3&4 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 6065

Re: NEAR-Fest is not Optional!!! May 3&4 2019

I'll be up with a friend Friday. We plan to leave as early as possible in the morning, but arrival time will depend on Boston traffic. We'll be there most of the day, as long as my friend isn't too whiny. Can't make Saturday. I keep asking for you at the GEMOTO tent, but you never seem to be around.
by garys
18 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Log back in.
Replies: 3
Views: 2762

Re: Log back in.

I just did with no issue. All seems well.
by garys
17 Feb 2019 19:49
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Marlborough Flea next Saturday 2/16/18
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

Re: Marlborough Flea next Saturday 2/16/18

A really big crowd, but there always seems to be. Of course it's mid winter and there isn't a lot else to do. I actually spent more time on a phone call with a friend than I did wandering around the the tables. I did notice a good deal of not all that old commercial gear, especially Motorola. Nothin...
by garys
16 Feb 2019 23:20
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Marlborough Flea next Saturday 2/16/18
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

Re: Marlborough Flea next Saturday 2/16/18

I got there around 10:00 AM. Parking lot was crowded, as it always is. Seems like there were more sellers this year than the last time I went. I ended up getting a Dell 14" flat screen monitor for $2.00. I was actually looking for something smaller, but for that price I figured that if it didn't wor...