Quincy PD Channel 3

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Quincy PD Channel 3

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This was being used a an event channel at what seemed to be a 9-11 memorial service. Used in analog mode. Which also brought me to the Wiki page for Norfolk County police agencies where I saw that they have P25 versions of the 453 Mhz channels.

Time for a scanner programming update!
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Re: Quincy PD Channel 3

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Quincy had the Dedication of the "Generals Bridge" on Saturday

As to P25, yes time to reprogram in the near future
garys wrote:
11 Sep 2021 13:26
This was being used a an event channel at what seemed to be a 9-11 memorial service. Used in analog mode. Which also brought me to the Wiki page for Norfolk County police agencies where I saw that they have P25 versions of the 453 Mhz channels.

Time for a scanner programming update!
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Re: Quincy PD Channel 3

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That radio upgrade seems to be moving along rather quickly. Which is nice for a change. Maybe it's me, but the signal strength on police and fire seems way down from what it was, even taking narrow banding into account.

I think we're going to see some interesting changes, and not just in Quincy, over the rest of the year.
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12 Sep 2021 07:54
Quincy had the Dedication of the "Generals Bridge" on Saturday

As to P25, yes time to reprogram in the near future
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Re: Quincy PD Channel 3

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There is no need for agencies to be running excessive power, which is likely why we are noticing the reduction in signal [or the very odd Morse ID on Fire]
Quincy, both PD and FD have neighboring users [distance] that can regularly be heard into Quincy as well.

The power reductions began years ago, [before MBHRS, push their reductions] due to the more/increased use of the Mutual Aid channels when outside of the municipality
garys wrote:
12 Sep 2021 08:47
That radio upgrade seems to be moving along rather quickly. Which is nice for a change. Maybe it's me, but the signal strength on police and fire seems way down from what it was, even taking narrow banding into account.

I think we're going to see some interesting changes, and not just in Quincy, over the rest of the year.
Bill Dunn N1KUG
Cruise Ship Frequencies
http://scanmaritime.com

"The tougher it is to find a frequency, the more it makes me want to work to find it. - I've learned to use the SEARCH Button"

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Re: Quincy PD Channel 3

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I know, but it interferes with my listening enjoyment! ;)

That said, I've noticed that P25 conventional signal strength is much better than analog. That's on three different generations of Uniden scanners, so it's pretty consistent.
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