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by cdgordon
25 Oct 2020 13:32
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: New SDS scanner
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: New SDS scanner

The system is not very busy. Only Longmeadow PD & FD are on it and they aren't exactly a hotbed of activity. As long as you are seeing activity on those two groups, that is it for now. Longmeadow PD TGID 33793 and Longmeadow FD 33792. Chicopee FD uses the system for the alert tones only so far, no o...
by cdgordon
21 Oct 2020 20:53
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: New SDS scanner
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: New SDS scanner

If your interest is Public Safety, Ludlow PD, Holyoke FD and some commercial EMS are DMR (off the top of my head). If you don't mind missing them, you are all set for now without it. There are several DPW's that also use it. I would also recommend that you learn the programming software at some poin...
by cdgordon
16 Oct 2020 13:15
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: New SDS scanner
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: Welcome to Scanning 101

It would depend on what model radios they had before but it is not likely they had the radios that are capable of P25 digital trunking.

chris
by cdgordon
10 Oct 2020 13:50
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: TETRA
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: TETRA

I don't believe TETRA was allowed in the US back when the casinos started. Anyway, Mohegan Sun started out with MPT-1327 before the current CON+ system. Foxwoods started with Passport before the current Nexedge 9600 baud system.

chris
by cdgordon
08 Oct 2020 20:12
Forum: Software Defined Radio
Topic: TETRA
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: TETRA

Acronym now means "TErrestrial TRunked Radio"

chris
by cdgordon
28 Sep 2020 14:52
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: How do I monitor this???
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: How do I monitor this???

All the basic system information is received when you go to the Control Channel. What may be missing on some systems is the channel number for the Control Channel. This system is listed as DMR but that is like saying you drive a Chevrolet rather than saying a Chevrolet Suburban. The system type is D...
by cdgordon
27 Sep 2020 18:22
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: How do I monitor this???
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: How do I monitor this???

open up the DSDPlus.FREQUENCIES file
Look at the very beginning of the file.
Follow the template.

Each editable file (Networks, Sites, Frequencies, Groups, Radios) has the template at the beginning of the file
by cdgordon
27 Sep 2020 13:07
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: How do I monitor this???
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: How do I monitor this???

The easiest thing to do is to simply type the frequency into the FMPx portion of DSDPlus and make notes unless you plan on monitoring them 24/7, identifying users, etc. In DSDPlus, there is a feature called Pseudo Network IDs. It allows you to keep all the conventional channels separate as most use ...
by cdgordon
18 Sep 2020 22:37
Forum: Website and Administrator Announcements
Topic: Transportation Portal
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Transportation Portal

CT & RI are on the State pages, MA is on the Statewide page.

chris
by cdgordon
09 Sep 2020 19:35
Forum: The DX Corner
Topic: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09
Replies: 47
Views: 2455

Re: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09

Went out for a hike with my BCD325 handheld scanner around 0900 today (9/9). I was in Granby CT at about 1000'. I knew it was decent when the first signal I recognized was Boston Fire Alarm. But too much stuff on VHF & UHF so I ran 700/800: 0001 - Waterford CT TRS 08A6 - Manchester NH P25 TRS (appx ...
by cdgordon
06 Sep 2020 17:06
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: help with monitoring (via sdr) NXDN voice freqs
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: help with monitoring (via sdr) NXDN voice freqs

There is an option to put the frequency into the Event log but I believe you need to be using FMPx so the programs can talk back and forth. You don't say how long you are sitting on one of the Control Channels but I usually watch for a minimum of 24 hours on a weekday or a full week if I think it is...
by cdgordon
11 May 2020 22:02
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

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: 1893

Re: Incident Notification Forum

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

chris
by cdgordon
04 Feb 2020 09:44
Forum: Scanning 101
Topic: FCC Searching for licenses
Replies: 22
Views: 8056

Re: FCC Searching for licenses

I don't know why the FCC maintains so many different links to the information, seems that it leads to more down links. I have several saved for my searching. The main one I use is: https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchAdvanced.jsp My weekly search is from that page. - I Start by checking...
by cdgordon
31 Jan 2020 08:16
Forum: New England Civil Aviation
Topic: Question for those using Adsbexchange.com
Replies: 3
Views: 5595

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: 7258

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: 7258

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: 7258

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: 3282

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: 3282

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: 3282

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: 13306

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: 1663

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: 4717

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: 3556

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...