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by garys
04 May 2021 15:25
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: 451.49375 IDAS
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: 451.49375 IDAS

My last update for now. Here is what I have up to now. DSDPlus identifies three channels, 1, 4, 5. 451.49375 is Channel 1, the other two are unknown as of now. I have heard TGs 1-75, 1-80, 1-90. From reading Eric's post at RR, it seems that these systems use an LTR type TG structure. x is the "home ...
by garys
04 May 2021 13:05
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: 451.49375 IDAS
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: 451.49375 IDAS

1-80 and 1-90 active today. 1-90 discussion about an accident on I-95 south, but no location. Both TGs seem to be the same operation. To add to the mystery, there is also a "Channel 4" showing up on the frequency. I don't know enough about IDAS to know if that means there's another frequency that's ...
by garys
03 May 2021 17:06
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: 451.49375 IDAS
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: 451.49375 IDAS

I'm getting a strong pulse signal here in Stoughton. I'll sit on it for a couple of days and try to get an idea of the users. Eric has a good post over at RR http://forums.radioreference.com/threads/understanding-idas-trunking.298002/ on different types of IDAS. Based on his post this seems like it ...
by garys
21 Mar 2021 22:34
Forum: Mystery Frequency Forum
Topic: The Mystery DMR Wiki and Thread.
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: The Mystery DMR Wiki and Thread.

Mike has 463.8750 listed as an unknown NXDN. It's actually part of the County Communications NXDN96 site in Georgetown. TG700 is a cab company not an ambulance, although these days it's not always easy to tell. TG300 is Northeast Regional Ambulance, which formerly was on the LTR system. Once we've I...
by garys
20 Mar 2021 16:22
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: SDS100 P25 Conventional
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: SDS100 P25 Conventional

Mike knows the RF side of things a lot more than I ever will, but my impression is that the Filtering was never completed the way that UPMan envisioned. Particularly incomplete was guidance on how to use them. As a result I generally end up playing with the settings until I get comfortable with the ...
by garys
19 Mar 2021 19:37
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: SDS100 P25 Conventional
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: SDS100 P25 Conventional

There are a number of PDs south of Boston using P25 conventional and both my SDS100 and SDS200 pick them up very well. The MSP analog system seems very location dependent and I get it well most of the time both at home on the SDS100 and in my truck on the SDS200. Both work really well on P25 Phase 1...
by garys
29 Jan 2021 12:34
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: Trouble receiving Cape Fire.
Replies: 17
Views: 2084

Re: Trouble receiving Cape Fire.

West Yarmouth according to the FCC license data. So, Zone 4.
by garys
29 Jan 2021 12:11
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: Trouble receiving Cape Fire.
Replies: 17
Views: 2084

Re: Trouble receiving Cape Fire.

What if he's out in Zone 6 land? Or for that matter, what if he's off Cape in southeast MA? Which is why I asked about his location. What he said! The CC did rotate to 859.2375 a few weeks ago and has been constant there since. If you're not programmed for that to be a CC you should. Check the wiki ...
by garys
28 Jan 2021 20:21
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: Trouble receiving Cape Fire.
Replies: 17
Views: 2084

Re: Trouble receiving Cape Fire.

More information would be helpful.

What type of scanner? What frequency of frequencies are you trying to enter? What is your location?
by garys
22 Jan 2021 11:30
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

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: 2961

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: 1219

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: 1219

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: 10532

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: 10532

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: 613

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: 10532

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: 10532

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: 10532

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: 13449

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: 13449

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: 13449

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: 13449

Re: Update Issues

by garys
05 Apr 2020 10:03
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Update Issues
Replies: 35
Views: 13449

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: 13449

Re: Update Issues

The Wiki now seems to require a ten character password. Can that be changed or do we need new passwords?