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by cdgordon
11 May 2020 22:02
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: ADS-B

The orange Flight Aware dongles have a preamp built in and are pretty good for the ADSB. There is a thread on RR about the various modifications to the basic URL that can be done to customize the interface. I use the quick link of https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/ to get to the map and can be runnin...
by cdgordon
29 Mar 2020 17:13
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: Incident Notification Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Incident Notification Forum

I already put into a notification system so I would rarely participate.

chris
by cdgordon
31 Jan 2020 08:16
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: Question for those using Adsbexchange.com
Replies: 3
Views: 5316

Re: Question for those using Adsbexchange.com

There is some testing I believe it is for a new interface for that website at:
https://tar1090.adsbexchange.com/
No tutorial but if you are used to the other, it is easier to figure out. Fewer options and filters but no timeout. For military, click the "U" at the top.

chris
by cdgordon
12 Nov 2018 17:46
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice
Replies: 4
Views: 6508

Re: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

As to the hardware: Depending on what you are looking to monitor, you can get by with one SDR for the non trunked digital formats. The computer requirements are not a lot but obviously, it will depend on what else you are doing with the machine. To do trunking, you need 2 dongles, the $25 ones will ...
by cdgordon
12 Nov 2018 17:35
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice
Replies: 4
Views: 6508

Re: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

There are two "levels" of the program. One is the free version which allows a number of non-trunked digital formats. The "Fast Lane" version gives you the latest releases of the program. This now includes P25 P1 & P2, MotoTrbo CAP+, CON+, NXDN 4800 & 9600, ProVoice, a number of Ham formats and a bun...
by cdgordon
11 Nov 2018 15:48
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice
Replies: 4
Views: 6508

DSDPlus Fast Lane version 2.145 out, P25 P2 voice

As the Subject line says, DSDPlus Fast Lane release v2.145 is being sent out. The big addition is P25 Phase 2 voice trunktracking. I recommend backing up all your files first. Read the Notes.txt file I have run it on Bristol, New Britain and Wethersfield and the audio is outstanding. The best decodi...
by cdgordon
11 Sep 2018 08:45
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: Trunk88 and Unitrunker
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Trunk88 and Unitrunker

The signal you mention may be MDT type traffic. I hear a bit of it out in the Hartford/Springfield area. Marcus Communications and perhaps PVTA employ it for various uses (MDT, fare collection, bus signs, etc). If you want to try your hand with another program, try SDRTrunk. It is the only current p...
by cdgordon
10 Sep 2018 03:31
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: Trunk88 and Unitrunker
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Trunk88 and Unitrunker

If you have one channel number and the frequency, you can probably make a decent guess of it. I have used Excel for setting up a spreadsheet of all the UHF combinations before but a calculator is usually enough. Frequency minus (Channel number times step size) For example, in my old chart for Passpo...
by cdgordon
09 Sep 2018 16:37
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: Trunk88 and Unitrunker
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Trunk88 and Unitrunker

Unitrunker is probably the easiest to start with but I prefer Trunk88 for everyday use with Motorola systems. However, the ability to do many types of systems gives Unitrunker a big edge over Trunk88 which only does Motorola Type II. If you think you are going to need to relearn Unitrunker, I would ...
by cdgordon
21 Mar 2018 08:14
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: User Pruning
Replies: 44
Views: 11760

Re: User Pruning

You are all set based on signing up after the database purge was done. I will lock this topic for that reason.
by cdgordon
11 Nov 2017 09:31
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: Dmr dx?
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Here are a couple links for info including repeater and talkgroup lists:
http://www.dmr-marc.net/
http://www.nedecn.org/

chris
by cdgordon
08 Nov 2017 09:50
Forum: Website and Message Board Discussion
Topic: The State of the Webmaster Address
Replies: 12
Views: 3921

In 2009 I retired as a firefighter and went on a lifelong dream of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. For 5 months I didn't hear a peep from a scanner, pager, or anything like it. I used a library or hotel computer to compose and post updates but no other web or even email. I had a flip phone that...
by cdgordon
09 Oct 2016 21:33
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: NEAR-Fest XX October 14 & 15, 2016 NEAR-Fest is NOT Optional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3164

I think you will be quite cold and lonely if you show up there in November. Correct date is [h=4] [font="] October 14 & 15, 2016 [/font] [/h] Who is going to NEAR-Fest XX Friday and Saturday, November 14th & 15th 2016 at the Deerfield Fairgrounds??? As I always remind people who say that can't g...
by cdgordon
08 Apr 2016 08:13
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: DSDPlus Fastlane 2.5 Released
Replies: 5
Views: 6243

I have had no issues with the latest version of DSDPlus. The P25 trunktracking works very well and the audio is decent. Not yet on the level of a P25 scanner but for what uses for hardware, it is very good. Be sure you are using FMP24 and not FMP. Regular FMP was not updated for use with v2.0 and be...
by cdgordon
07 Feb 2016 17:57
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: ICE Con+ info in DSDPlus format
Replies: 40
Views: 10474

You can lock out TGs you don't want to hear or drop the priority to allow other traffic to take priority. I think it is a right click or two on the Target for lockout, right click on Priority to lower it (left click to raise it).

chris
by cdgordon
07 Feb 2016 17:18
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: ICE Con+ info in DSDPlus format
Replies: 40
Views: 10474

Glad it worked
While a channel is active, you should see the green bump centered. It is likely just needing some more adjustment. It doesn't take much to make a weaker signal unreadable.

chris
by cdgordon
07 Feb 2016 16:32
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: ICE Con+ info in DSDPlus format
Replies: 40
Views: 10474

Also, if you hear voice or an echo when the second slot of the control channel is active, try putting -o0 in the CC-DSDPlus batch file. That tells the program not to send any audio from the CC side to the speakers.

chris
by cdgordon
07 Feb 2016 16:27
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: ICE Con+ info in DSDPlus format
Replies: 40
Views: 10474

you have zero PPM for the Voice SDR, unless you are using one of the newer 0ppm RTL-SDR units, that could be the issue. That is set by -P in the batch file If you have enough activity with the Voice channels, you can use the C or c key to move the PPM higher of lower. Once you figure it out, use tha...
by cdgordon
06 Feb 2016 09:26
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: ICE Con+ info in DSDPlus format
Replies: 40
Views: 10474

If you are using 2 SDR dongles, you run something like CC side - FMP -i1 -o20001 DSDPlus -i20001 -o0 -rc VC side - FMP -i2 -o20002 DSDPlus -i20002 -o1 -vc You may have a bunch of other options but this is the basic port layout for 2 SDR dongles, in from the first dongle out to DSDPlus (with no audio...
by cdgordon
25 Jan 2016 17:46
Forum: Area Amateur Radio
Topic: GMRS - Who here is licensed?
Replies: 10
Views: 3292

KAF9170 since 1997
but haven't used since the good old days of Hartford MRS & Hartford Citywide.
Car 123

chris
by cdgordon
24 Jan 2016 00:14
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: ICE Con+ info in DSDPlus format
Replies: 40
Views: 10474

If you are trunktracking, there are 4 batch files to run. If you are monitoring conventional channels, there are two. You need to know your SDR device numbers first. If you run FMP, it will show what the program sees on your computer and you can adjust as needed. For trunktracking DMR, I first start...
by cdgordon
15 Jan 2016 09:58
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: ICE Con+ info in DSDPlus format
Replies: 40
Views: 10474

Not sure about DSD but with DSDPlus, the semicolon is a symbol that tells the program to ignore the line. I used it to indicate that the data there was incomplete. Simply remove the semicolons from each line and you should be good to go. Don't forget to edit the SITES file and correct that as needed...
by cdgordon
13 Oct 2015 01:02
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 10/12 dx
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

I am see some stations I have never heard but my longest is around 500 miles.
154.1300 CSQ sending FD to an EMS call in Nova Scotia (Station 28, Sheets Harbor). Time of dispatch was 1 hour ahead of us.
Lots of recordings and notes to go through.

chris
by cdgordon
27 Sep 2015 16:22
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 9/26 pm DX
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

I must be the 155.0025 110.9 that I was hearing as both have Maine references. The scanner saw two different channels which is very rare since narrowbanding and far rarer considering the distance. I have recordings with Lincoln calling Wiscassett 13 then references to the blinking light at the High ...
by cdgordon
27 Sep 2015 11:39
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 9/26 pm DX
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Also, I typo'ed on 155.755, it should be 155.7750 but I see that is the Waldeboro, ME FD Clyde posted

chris