10/29 DX

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From here on the Cape I am hearing every NOAA weather transmitter right now, Environment Canada was starting to make an appearance on 161.775, and lots of signals on VHF-HI as I type this, several strong P25 signals from NH. Looks like a good night forming up. Back later this evening to check further on it.
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Very strong signals from all over NS on the FM broadcast band tonight. Multiple competing signals on 161.650 and 161.775 from up there as well.
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Plainville MA Fire very strong into Maine on 460.2125.
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In addition to tuning around, one fun thing that I'm starting to do with band openings...I have gone back to my BCD536HP for main scanning of my area as I feel it does a better overall job on analog signals than the SDS200 does. So, watching my Airspy's spectrum display I see that MSCOMMNET CC on 160.950 is very strong. Looked up the zip code for the Waterboro ME site and punched it into the SDS200 and I'm listening to a good amount of traffic from Southern ME and NH.

Hearing both Environment Canada weather frequencies as listed above, and a ton of signals out there. Going to check out some UHF next but all of the usual VHF northern suspects are strong tonight.
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Mass SP several CCs, with Zone 5 being the strongest, and Boston PD simulcast on 854.5125 very strong from Cape Neddick.
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UHF at 460 good as well. Good amount of BPD traffic.

Now back to VHF; found a DMR TIII CC on 157.545, shows as Site:L7-20, CC 0. Still looking for an ID at this point.
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453.8375/250.3 Hz law enforcement; maybe a downlink? Nothing in the wiki
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Hearing Maine on UHF. VHF has been open in every single direction.
I even was getting Bill's favorite system, the JetBlue trunk.
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And it continues as the fog burns off

APRS maps show a nice N/NE to S/SW directionality
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Scott wrote: 29 Oct 2022 17:56 Environment Canada was starting to make an appearance on 161.775
In the 8 years I've lived here, I am picking this up this morning for the first time ever.
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Still going strong this morning. Some NYPD 476 MHz activity from here as well. Last night's Tier III DMR system on 157.545 (cc) is still hanging in there as well. Also while not spectacular, 460.3625 NAC A1A Worcester County Sheriff HOC/Jail is a first for me. Both Environment Canada WX frequencies are very strong right now. Someone is kerchunking 160.830 123.0 which shows as New Jersey Transit Authority at RR.

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I was able to get into a few 440 MHz repeaters in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia from Cape Neddick last night but was unfortunately not able to raise anyone.
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On the west side of Brockton about 20 minutes ago I was able to receive New Bedford PD and MSP Zone 8 on the SDS100 without difficulty.
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Seems to be fading as we approach 11am :(

Anyone know who the TIII is on 453.4250 ?
TIII S2-1.2 CC 01

Didn't see it in the Wiki, nor any TIII's listed on the RR Wiki list of DMR systems
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Still going good here.

159.9000 210.7 Lakes Region NH Mutual Aid
160.9200 103.5 Amtrak Police unknown location
160.1700 88.5 Unknown, we have it as Maine Hospitals but no PL
160.1625 CC1 Unknown cab company taking a lot of people "to the train"
150.8450 $11E MSCOMMNET Coggins Hills Site, Union ME
151.1900 $29E MSCOMMNET Huntoon Hill Site, Wiscasset ME
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ecps92 wrote: 30 Oct 2022 11:05 Seems to be fading as we approach 11am :(

Anyone know who the TIII is on 453.4250 ?
TIII S2-1.2 CC 01

Didn't see it in the Wiki, nor any TIII's listed on the RR list of DMR systems
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Thanks - was replying to your UnID post when you deleted it :)
W1KNE wrote: 30 Oct 2022 11:32 https://www.radioreference.com/db/sid/9994
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ecps92 wrote: 30 Oct 2022 11:33 Thanks - was replying to your UnID post when you deleted it :)
I didn't see it come up in a search either. I think there are still glitches over there with the new trunking pages.
I just happened to see a "suspicious" FCC license and looked under the listing of statewide trunk systems.

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151.5500 CC14 Unknown
151.5800 CC14 Unknown Cap+ System
151.6700 CC6 Radio Communications Management Inc in York ME
151.6775 CC3 Cap+ System Maybe Data Radio Management Company?
152.2000 RAN1 Data Radio Management Company SysID L65, site 1, Johnston, RI. Our Wiki shows this as 152.2025 but my IF tuning plug-in on SDR# centers it at 152.2000
152.5325 CC3 First Student Inc, Plaistow NH
152.8475 $53E MSCOMMNET Whitten Hill, Bowdoin ME
152.9900 CC0 Unknown DMR
152.9975 CC14 RR Has it as Northern Lights EMS DMR
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153.4850 CC0 Tier III DMR CC System L7, site 16
154.7325 127.3 RR has it as Belfast ME Police
155.7975 $ABE Strafford County NH Police Departments
155.7375 $0F0 Hillsboro County NH Police Departments
154.8600 $117 Carroll County NH Police Departments

And now, it's football time. Hopefully this continues into the evening.
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Twas gonna say the same thing...
Scott wrote: 30 Oct 2022 11:49
And now, it's football time. Hopefully this continues into the evening.
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Last night, with the TRX-1 inside a bus in the upper parking lot of the Haverhill Country Club on the MA/NH border, heard NWS 162.5500 Cape Cod overpowering co-channel Worcester. Also heard:

154.1750 PL 136.5 Ossipee Valley NH Fire Dispatch with 4 bars.
158.7825 D516 Biddeford ME Fire 4 bars.
154.1300 PL 192.8 Scarborough ME Fire 3-4 bars.
152.8850 D271 2-3 bars, unknown user.
154.085 N527 Belknap County NH Sheriff 5 bars

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This exceptional band opening continues with the opening primarily to the north from here. Looking at the 470 MHz T band it looks like I live in the metro Boston area. Numerous MSCOMMNET systems present in VHF-HI. Bay of Fundy Traffic loud on Marine CH14 (156.700) which I monitor regularly for Cape Cod Canal Traffic Control. Running the SDS200 with the Wiscasset ME zipcode (04578) and hearing an abundance of analog and P25 traffic. When I came in a few times during early, mid, and late afternoon it appeared this opening really never faded at my location.
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What is happening here in my QTH, aside from the Cape and NY state being strong.

I can't listen to MSP Zone 5. Almost all of the voice traffic on Zone 5 is coming on 857.7125, which happens to also be Nantucket's trunk control channel. If I have the noise on the VC, with this opening, I can only imagine that troopers are hearing it as well within Zone 05. Especially with tuned 800 antennas on their cruisers.
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