09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09

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Re: 09/08/2020 PM DX

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Sept 9 2020 7:45 AM

103.5 FM Halifax's Hot Country 103 5.
Dartmouth Nova Scotia Canada


89.9 The Wave
Halifax NS


New Jersey RF 3 (DTV) as mentioned in earlier post in again solid this morning.
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Tried looking them up via RR with the L8 with no luck, never got any voice channels to log either, just the Control
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09 Sep 2020 07:28
Not Nova Scotia power?

Nevermind, they are C05
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Re: 09/08/2020 PM DX

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Hello,

I made some spectrum recordings last night of FM Broadcast and VHF-High around 11PM. Every FM channel had a station. I will be reviewing the recordings today.

I was talking to a couple of hams that were bringing up multiple repeaters in Nova Scotia around 11:30 PM.

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WABC-HD DTV

New York City RF7 Virtual 7
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JohnBolduc wrote:
09 Sep 2020 07:49
New Jersey RF 3 (DTV) as mentioned in earlier post in again solid this morning.
WJLP transmits from either the top of 4 Times Square in New York City, or 1 World Trade Center, within the city itself. Just an FYI.
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JohnBolduc wrote:
09 Sep 2020 08:17
WABC-HD DTV

New York City RF7 Virtual 7
I merged this into the topic from 09/08, as it's the continuation of that event.
:)

It safe to say this will go down as one of the much better DX events we've seen in a while. That's for sure. One of the biggies.
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VASTARS Site 27 from Edgehill Virginia (Kings County) very strong right now. 152.2175 control channel.
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Sadly it looks like this will come to an end at some point today. Radar showing rain moving up and eventually into our area. That'll kill it. But as Mike says one of the best in a long time. Still very active right now.
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You might be right and RR DB Wrong for the CC
https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?siteId=33960

No SysID listed, which makes it harder to validate
W1KNE wrote:
09 Sep 2020 07:28
Not Nova Scotia power?

Nevermind, they are C05
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And yet more...VHF-HI still rages on...UHF has died off.

154.8375 97.4 Douglas MA Police
154.8225 206.5 Androscoggin County Sheriff Dispatch
154.2575 82.5 Ashaway RI Fire
155.3175 167.9 Plaistow NH Fire
154.1300 74.4 New Haven CT Fire
155.2050 162.2 Putnam County NY EMS
155.7300 192.8 York ME Police
155.7300 82.5 Gardner MA Police
155.5950 DMR CC4 Stow MA Police
154.7250 162.2 MSCommNet Coggans Hill SP
154.7325 127.3 Waldo County ME Sheriff
460.3375 NC5C Worcester County Jail
470.2125 RAN1 Voice freq for County Communications Georgetown MA. NXDN96
482.7750 88.5 Chelmsford MA Fire
152.0075 229.1 Durham NH Fire
152.8325 N31E MSCommNet Site 049
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Altho fading away, it seems to be more enhanced now into NH/ME

Pease AFB Fire
WMNF
Acadia NP - Interop
and then BP and other assorted other Federal LE's
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ecps92 wrote:
09 Sep 2020 14:33
Altho fading away, it seems to be more enhanced now into NH/ME
Yep, that rain to the south is cutting that path off unfortunately. Still hearing a lot of MSCommNet stuff.
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Re: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09

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Was gonna listen in last night but got tied up listening to the wildfire roaring through the towns south of Medford, Or. on the computer.

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I was still hearing some Maine around 10am. Got out of the tower site at noon and it was all gone.

This one will be remembered.
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Scott wrote:
09 Sep 2020 12:06
155.7300 192.8 York ME Police
154.1300 74.4 New Haven CT Fire
Even farther up Route 1. Kennebunk PD.
And
Meriden, CT Fire.
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Re: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09

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Hello,

According to the Hepburn Tropo Forecast, it might be back this evening into the night. Stay Tuned!

73 Eric

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

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I logged 460.2875 NAC 369 Wed AM....have not been able to identify???

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Still going strong in Suffield CT as of 18:00. Getting NH Seacoast Channels like ROCK SO, Portsmouth PD, Seabrook PD, and Hampton FD.
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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 100 miles)
0D14 - CoMIRS Site 2.2 Boston 700 overlay
0D14 - CoMIRS Site 35 Massport (98 miles to the airport from where I was)
A72D - Norfolk HOC
0197 - RISCON North
0197 - RISCON Providence
All the usual CLMRN & Western MA CoMIRS

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Not quite like last night. Much closer in, but still hearing
Berkshire County Fire (154.3100 107.2)
Suffolk EMS (155.2800 156.7)
Winstead PD (155.5650 162.2)

So not dead band, but nothing Insane like last night.
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A few minutes ago here at home in Lowell I heard Knox County Maine Fire Dispatch on 152.2025 PL 203.5 3-4 bars on the TRX-1.
This morning between 6:00 & 6:30, running the TRX-1 in search before heading off to work I heard the following, still trying to ID these if anyone can help:
152.300 DMR Slot 1 Color 7 TG 300 and Slot 2 Color 7 TG 3000, radio checks, not much else to go on.
152.435 CSQ, possibly school buses, dispatcher reminding all drivers not to park in the E.N.T Building lot, it's no longer our property.
151.925 and 152.9525 DMR trunk, school bus ops, each bus has it's own TG, got TG's 102, 103, 105, 108. All doing sign on radio checks, no locations mentioned.
452.725 PL 107.2 EMS call to Stop & Shop on Broad Street.
453.250 PL 151.4, police, came in in middle of call, car with NJ plates blocking the caller's driveway.
151.430 NAC19B, control channel no voice heard.
154.7325 PL 218.1, a few seconds of carrier, no voice heard.
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MASSBUSMARK wrote:
09 Sep 2020 21:11
152.300 DMR Slot 1 Color 7 TG 300 and Slot 2 Color 7 TG 3000, radio checks, not much else to go on.
152.435 CSQ, possibly school buses, dispatcher reminding all drivers not to park in the E.N.T Building lot, it's no longer our property.
151.925 and 152.9525 DMR trunk, school bus ops, each bus has it's own TG, got TG's 102, 103, 105, 108. All doing sign on radio checks, no locations mentioned.
452.725 PL 107.2 EMS call to Stop & Shop on Broad Street.
453.250 PL 151.4, police, came in in middle of call, car with NJ plates blocking the caller's driveway.
151.430 NAC19B, control channel no voice heard.
154.7325 PL 218.1, a few seconds of carrier, no voice heard.
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Good catches...
A couple of IDs
152.3000 - C07 TG300 TS1/TG3000 TS2 is First Student out of Ridgefield, CT.
151.9250 and 152.9525 is Dattco Bus Service out of Hartford, CT. https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=9051
452.7250 - 107.2 looks like it's Ambulance Service of Manchester, CT. Previously UNIDed. (107.2 is the 452.7750 user in Manchester, and there is a Stop & Shop on Broad Street.)
453.2500 - 151.4 is Bronx Parking Enforcement. (NY)
151.4300 - 19B is VStars (Virginia Statewide Agency Radio System. Statewide State Agency Trunk), Spotsylvania County, VA
154.7325 - 218.1 is East Lyme CT PD
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Re: 09/08/2020 PM DX into 09/09

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09/10/2020 00:35

WGBY-DT RF 13 Virtual 57 Springfield MA - Signal strength 42/100.
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