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by garys
01 Mar 2024 19:05
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 94 In Flight Emergency
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: American Airlines 94 In Flight Emergency

I watch Air Disasters on Smithsonian. The windshields are multi layer and I think that it's if the inner layer cracks they are in danger of losing the entire window. Which at that altitude and speed would be no fun at all. There as an incident where maintenance used the wrong screws when replacing a...
by garys
23 Dec 2023 13:11
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Merry Christmas from Uniden
Replies: 7
Views: 70559

Re: Merry Christmas from Uniden

I'm not interested in the waterfall display right now, but I've upgraded both of my SDS scanners with the firmware. My experience is that the digital decode on the nearby P25 Phase 1 systems is better. The audio is more "crisp" as it were.
by garys
02 Dec 2023 16:36
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Pro Voice on Cape
Replies: 5
Views: 75978

Re: Pro Voice on Cape

San Antonio and Bexar county or early adopters of EDACS and pro-voice. They were using that as early as the late 1980s which was the first time I visited San Antonio. I don't think there was any other trunking in Texas at the time, Austin was still using UHF on frequency similar to what Boston polic...
by garys
02 Dec 2023 13:07
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Pro Voice on Cape
Replies: 5
Views: 75978

Re: Pro Voice on Cape

Who in Texas is using Pro Voice?
by garys
09 Nov 2023 22:40
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: BearCom 900 DMR Network 139
Replies: 5
Views: 35382

Re: BearCom 900 DMR Network 139

Thanks Jeff.

It's a huge undertaking, but we're making progress.
by garys
09 Nov 2023 19:33
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: BearCom 900 DMR Network 139
Replies: 5
Views: 35382

Re: BearCom 900 DMR Network 139

I haven't heard anything for 2-3 months. Mike mentioned on RR that they had switched over, so it's probably done.
by garys
05 Nov 2023 13:07
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Helicopters over Foxborough
Replies: 7
Views: 80384

Re: Helicopters over Foxborough

CH47 is on the way back to Norwood, the other two aren't showing up on ADSB Exchange so probably landed already.
by garys
04 Nov 2023 12:10
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Helicopters over Foxborough
Replies: 7
Views: 80384

Re: Helicopters over Foxborough

I tracked them over that area Thursday. At least I think it was Thursday, but might have been Wednesday. I just didn't see where they landed.
schwab wrote: 03 Nov 2023 20:16 They were also at Dover (NH) High School this week.
by garys
03 Nov 2023 19:42
Forum: Scanning Miscellaneous
Topic: Helicopters over Foxborough
Replies: 7
Views: 80384

Helicopters over Foxborough

Three Army helicopters, a Chinook, Apache, and Blackhawk have been flying out of Norwood Airport for the past few days. Foxborough PD released a statement of FB that they are going to be doing a flyover this Sunday at the Patriots game and again in December at the Army - Navy game. They did a show a...
by garys
05 Oct 2023 00:02
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: CoMIRS Coverage Help
Replies: 14
Views: 86791

Re: CoMIRS Coverage Help

I thought that the "Easier to Read" manual said that for the XT you had to program all of the frequencies, but maybe I read it wrong. Looking at my 325P2 programming I only have the control channel frequencies programmed, so maybe I misread the manual. You have a 396XT. You only need the c...
by garys
04 Oct 2023 14:39
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: CoMIRS Coverage Help
Replies: 14
Views: 86791

Re: CoMIRS Coverage Help

From what I recall, unlike the newer scanners you need to program all of the frequencies in. The scanner will find the control channel, but isn't able to create the voice frequencies. Newer scanners will do that. There are some digital channels on Zone 8, but mostly for Franklin County. Thank you al...
by garys
04 Oct 2023 11:34
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: Oct 4 2023
Replies: 1
Views: 23391

Re: Oct 4 2023

I was getting Swansea PD UHF on my 325P2 with a Remtronix 842 last night. That was inside my family room, which has pretty horrible reception over all. I got N. Attleboro FD this morning as well.
by garys
04 Oct 2023 11:32
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: CoMIRS Coverage Help
Replies: 14
Views: 86791

Re: CoMIRS Coverage Help

I can see where it might confuse people. Maybe a name change or change the wording of the first line in the MSP main page to replace "legacy" with "Existing 800Mhz analog trunk." "Legacy" often interpreted as no longer active or in the past. I know that there are P25 Ta...
by garys
02 Oct 2023 12:16
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III
Replies: 56
Views: 361666

Re: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III

That makes sense.
ScanBoston wrote: 02 Oct 2023 11:35 I think he just means that some of these two way companies like Industrial also have a lot of cellular install work to do as well with 5G going on at the same time.
by garys
02 Oct 2023 10:54
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III
Replies: 56
Views: 361666

Re: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III

Thanks again. 5G rollout? Other than on the existing Verizon, ATT, and T Mobile systems? I admit to being clueless on this. In MA government projects 5 years is overnight. ;) Remember, in government there is nothing more permanent than a temporary anything! Correct, any (e) or (non-e) version radio ...
by garys
01 Oct 2023 14:55
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III
Replies: 56
Views: 361666

Re: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III

Great post, thanks! It does explain a lot of what we're hearing and not hearing. One area of confusion (to me). Only new subscriber radios need to be physically touched, but after that reprogramming and updates can be done OTR? So IC&E is essentially building a whole new system. Are they adding ...
by garys
04 Sep 2023 21:35
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III
Replies: 56
Views: 361666

Re: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III

No various messages such as affiliations/deaffiliations and notes that attempts to change the network ID were blocked. Also some changes in site IDs. I've also seen what I take to be TIII TG IDs. Since it's a long weekend, nothing has been happening at all. Industrial has been going straight out as ...
by garys
04 Sep 2023 15:23
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III
Replies: 56
Views: 361666

Re: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III

Thanks! I don't think I've ever listened to any of them, other than maybe the MCCA Hytera system, on my scanners. It's all be DSD+. I still have to figure out why the 325P2 doesn't see any signal at all on Foxboro or W. Bridgewater. Both are close enough to my QTH that I can get the Con+ systems eas...
by garys
03 Sep 2023 21:29
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III
Replies: 56
Views: 361666

Re: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III

I don't know if either Uniden scanners or DSD+ will show "Cap Max" as it might not be programmed into the firmware yet. DSD+ shows "Tier III (MOT)" on the display. I haven't been able to get my 325P2 to see the TIII control channels at all. I'm going to add a System with the acti...
by garys
29 Aug 2023 22:19
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Uniden programming cables for Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 65074

Re: Uniden programming cables for Windows 11

Glad I could help. This computer stuff, especially drivers for hardware, can be a huge PITA.
Mark SNE Moderator wrote: 29 Aug 2023 22:10 garys,

you are the man! Took me a couple tries to get it to work but I figured it out. Drivers all updated, connected with computer, and Freescan detected my scanner. Thank you.
by garys
29 Aug 2023 21:19
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Uniden programming cables for Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 65074

Re: Uniden programming cables for Windows 11

You need to uninstall the PL2302TA driver and install the new version. That's why it wont' work with Windows 11. Here are step by step instructions for doing that, https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-install-pl2303-prolific-driver-on-windows-11 Well, no luck updating drivers for my cable that I us...
by garys
28 Aug 2023 21:32
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Uniden programming cables for Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 65074

Re: Uniden programming cables for Windows 11

Usually, but not always, you click on the downloaded file and the drivers will install. Sometimes you need to install the drivers before plugging in the cable, sometimes you need to plug in the cable first. I don't recall with XT scanners which it is. In the case of the USB-1, you need the drivers s...
by garys
27 Aug 2023 21:27
Forum: Scanning Equipment
Topic: Uniden programming cables for Windows 11
Replies: 12
Views: 65074

Re: Uniden programming cables for Windows 11

If you haven't try downloading the drivers and installing them again. The 436HP uses a regular USB cable, so you shouldn't need any special drivers. Also if you use Sentinel for programming the 436HP, try uninstalling and reinstalling it. It's probably a driver issue and you don't need new cables. T...
by garys
24 Aug 2023 10:07
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III
Replies: 56
Views: 361666

Re: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III

So, when we get to the point where we're building Systems for Uniden scanners, we just leave the LCN blank and the scanner firmware will figure it out on it's own? I also wonder if the Motorola flavor of TIII is going to be different enough to make it impossible to scan. Lastly (for now) 938.7500 is...
by garys
23 Aug 2023 14:41
Forum: Area Trunked Radio
Topic: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III
Replies: 56
Views: 361666

Re: ICE 900 trunk conversion to DMR Tier III

From what I've seen so far Scott, they are still operating on the Con+ system, but are also running TIII Control Channels on the same sites. Other than some registration requests I've not seen any activity on the TIII channels. I'm running 937.7500 and 936.7125 at the same time. On the first I'm see...