Boston Marathon

Discussion forum for scanning Eastern Massachusetts, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties, as well as the greater Boston metropolitan area.
Firefox10
Posts: 40
Joined: 27 Oct 2019 00:22
Location: N/E MASS

Boston Marathon

Post by Firefox10 »

Any idea on the channel lineup this year?

kenny
Posts: 1281
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 18:06
Location: Randolph, MA

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by kenny »

I don't imagine that there will be much change from years past.
State TRS, SOPS, EVENTS ETC., BAPERNs, UTAC s, VTACs, 8TACs, Boston Police, Fire, EMS, the various cities and towns along the route police and fire.
Search this message board for years gone by for exact frequencies and talkgroups to get an idea.

User avatar
ecps92
Wiki Administrator
Posts: 5774
Joined: 07 Dec 2005 19:26
Location: South Shore, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ecps92 »

Exactly - not much changes from year to year.


Massachusetts has one of the better Interop/Mutual Networks around with the Gateways/Patches to BAPERN, METRO FIRE, NEMLEC into the State Analog and Digital Trunks [CoMIRS] for the LPS, SOPS and Events TGs
as well as the Boston PD Patches with the Federal Partners using the channels from the NIFOG that get used regularly [Marathon, First Night, Head of the Charles, PanMass, Pops Goes Boston etc etc]
kenny wrote:
04 Oct 2021 14:51
I don't imagine that there will be much change from years past.
State TRS, SOPS, EVENTS ETC., BAPERNs, UTAC s, VTACs, 8TACs, Boston Police, Fire, EMS, the various cities and towns along the route police and fire.
Search this message board for years gone by for exact frequencies and talkgroups to get an idea.
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"

garys
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 4158
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 13:07

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by garys »

In the past, All Comm has provided rental radios for BAA Operations along the route.

https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/ ... gies_Trunk

As you'll see from the Wiki entry, the TGs are split among the three sites.

It would be worth listening a day or two before the event to see if there is any activity.

The last time I listened to the trunk system, the three sites were not networked.
We're peace loving people, we're not hunting trouble, but if trouble should find us, we'll stand up and fight.

Thomasm901
Posts: 2
Joined: 18 Sep 2020 23:23

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by Thomasm901 »

I don't believe that the Waltham site is active. I don't know where all the talk groups that were on Waltham went.

TBM88

User avatar
ecps92
Wiki Administrator
Posts: 5774
Joined: 07 Dec 2005 19:26
Location: South Shore, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ecps92 »

Time and monitoring will tell
Thomasm901 wrote:
05 Oct 2021 01:38
I don't believe that the Waltham site is active. I don't know where all the talk groups that were on Waltham went.

TBM88
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"

User avatar
ecps92
Wiki Administrator
Posts: 5774
Joined: 07 Dec 2005 19:26
Location: South Shore, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ecps92 »

Lots of Testing Today from the Boston Site for the BAA TG's
https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/ ... Talkgroups

I would think the Boston site will need more the current 3 Frequencies, but only 3 showing even at FULL LOAD
https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/ ... _Boston_MA
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"

garys
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 4158
Joined: 29 Aug 2005 13:07

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by garys »

I expect that between Boston and Hopkington, they'll be able to carry the load. I can hear Hopkington down where I am, so I expect coverage will be good along much of the route.
ecps92 wrote:
05 Oct 2021 15:41
Lots of Testing Today from the Boston Site for the BAA TG's
https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/ ... Talkgroups

I would think the Boston site will need more the current 3 Frequencies, but only 3 showing even at FULL LOAD
https://www.snewiki.com/wiki/index.php/ ... _Boston_MA
We're peace loving people, we're not hunting trouble, but if trouble should find us, we'll stand up and fight.

User avatar
W1KNE
Owner-Webmaster
Posts: 5350
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Taunton, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by W1KNE »

Moved to the Eastern Mass Forum
Mike Fitzpatrick
Broadcast Engineer - RF Enthusiast - Municipal Fire Alarm Collector
Owner: Scan New England - NECRAT.US
Issues with Scan New England can be privately addressed to me.

User avatar
W1KNE
Owner-Webmaster
Posts: 5350
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Taunton, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by W1KNE »

garys wrote:
05 Oct 2021 16:05
Hopkington, they'll be able to carry the load. I can hear Hopkington down where I am, so I expect coverage will be good along much of the route.
Is the race starting in some new town?? :t

Is Hopkington somewhere near Hopkinton? ;)
Mike Fitzpatrick
Broadcast Engineer - RF Enthusiast - Municipal Fire Alarm Collector
Owner: Scan New England - NECRAT.US
Issues with Scan New England can be privately addressed to me.

User avatar
ecps92
Wiki Administrator
Posts: 5774
Joined: 07 Dec 2005 19:26
Location: South Shore, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ecps92 »

New Month, so New Townkington :)
W1KNE wrote:
05 Oct 2021 19:43
Is the race starting in some new town?? :t

Is Hopkington somewhere near Hopkinton? ;)
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"

User avatar
ecps92
Wiki Administrator
Posts: 5774
Joined: 07 Dec 2005 19:26
Location: South Shore, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ecps92 »

So with all the Radio Tests on-going we can now confirm, SOME

Command, Control, Coordination (C3)
Patched Network of BAPERN 2W, VHF DOJ 25 Cities (LE4) and CoMIRS 700/800 TG LPS1
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"

ScanBoston
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 3531
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ScanBoston »

A Few DMR bursts just showed up on 450.8250 my guess is it's TotalRF or CP starting to set up the Camera Pool/Video Coverage. This is a freq they used in 2019.

Slot 2 Color Code 11 Talkgroup 1800 being heard so far.

ScanBoston
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 3531
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ScanBoston »

TotalRF/CP 450.7125R DMR Slot 1 CC7 Talkgroup 1500

MASSBUSMARK
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 305
Joined: 16 Oct 2005 10:33
Location: Lowell MA

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by MASSBUSMARK »

New TG heard during testing this morning:

217 Course Operations, Boston site. Didn't catch the channel designation.

Also heard during testing this morning on TG 233, radio tech gave it as Yankee Busing. I heard rumors that Cavalier had lost the BAA contract as lead bus company. Checking with a friend who works for Yankee who confirmed Yankee now has the BAA lead bus contract.

New TG added to wiki and will update the designation for TG 233.

Mark

ScanBoston
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 3531
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ScanBoston »

Total RF/CP http://totalrf.com

450.7125
Slot 1 Color Code 7 Talkgroup 1800
Slot 2 Color Code 7 Talkgroup 1500

450.8250
Slot 2 Color Code 11 Talkgroup 1800
Slot 1 Color Code 11 Talkgroup 1700

Today they appear to be using:
450.7125 Slot 1 Color7 Talkgroup 1500
450.8250 Slot 1 Color11 talkgroup 1700

ScanBoston
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 3531
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ScanBoston »

Medical Talkgroups being tested now on the DC Rentals/All Comm Trunk

User avatar
ecps92
Wiki Administrator
Posts: 5774
Joined: 07 Dec 2005 19:26
Location: South Shore, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ecps92 »

Air Wing also up and testing all the RF Camera relay sites for the MSP
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"

ErrolW
Posts: 76
Joined: 10 Jul 2014 09:07
Location: Framingham, MA or Pittsburg, NH

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ErrolW »

Pardon my ignorance,
Can someone explain what I am hearing from TotalRF right now (10/10; 15:30)?
Using DSD+FL tuned to 450.8250, I confirm in the log file DMR voice, CC11, Slot 1, TG1700

It sounds like continuous low-level static in the background with mic checks (voices) overtop.
Errol
Framingham, MA
Pittsburg, NH

ScanBoston
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 3531
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ScanBoston »

Total RF is the national crew that does the television production of the Marathon. They bring all the fancy motorcycles and vehicles that that don't run on gasoline but are covered with microwave antennas. I'm not sure yet but I think .8250 is the wireless feed of Directors PL and .7125 may be the IFB. So many of them are on a wired intercom but the vehicles obviously need a wireless version of the same. Until they start the race it's tough to figure out the usage for sure.

ScanBoston
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 3531
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ScanBoston »

Digital Talkgroups on the 700 overlay. 12289 Zone 2 Medical Operations, 12291 Medical Operations Zone ?

User avatar
ecps92
Wiki Administrator
Posts: 5774
Joined: 07 Dec 2005 19:26
Location: South Shore, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ecps92 »

Boston LE Net just completed it roll Call

Patched Network of
Boston CW Tac 1, BAPERN 4 and BPD FIO (158.91000)

additionally other NIFOG channels in use
IR 11 and LE 11
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"

ScanBoston
Forums and Wiki Moderator
Posts: 3531
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Boston Area
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by ScanBoston »

Digital Talkgroups on the 700 overlay. 12289 Zone 2 Medical Operations, 12291 Medical Operations Zone ?
They also appear to be all Phase Two.

P25P2 770.456250 MHz, TG 12291 , Medical Operation, 2021-10-11-08:38:13, -97 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 0, P2,
P25P2 770.456250 MHz, TG 12291 , Medical Operation, 2021-10-11-08:38:14, -95 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 30279, P2,
P25P1 773.281250 MHz, TG 2915 , Boston Muni PD Dis, 2021-10-11-08:38:19, -95 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 0, P1,
P25P1 773.281250 MHz, TG 2915 , Boston Muni PD Dis, 2021-10-11-08:38:19, -97 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 6274, P1,
P25P1 773.281250 MHz, TG 2915 , Boston Muni PD Dis, 2021-10-11-08:38:29, -94 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 6305, P1,
P25P2 770.906250 MHz, TG 12291 , Medical Operation, 2021-10-11-08:38:33, -98 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 30279, P2,
P25P2 770.456250 MHz, TG 12289 , Medical Operation, 2021-10-11-08:38:40, -92 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 30175, P2,
P25P2 770.956250 MHz, TG 12289 , Medical Operation, 2021-10-11-08:38:45, -97 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 32500, P2,
P25P2 770.906250 MHz, TG 12291 , Medical Operation, 2021-10-11-08:38:54, -100 dbm, cc_freq 770.906250, mhz, RID 30756, P2,
P25P2 770.906250 MHz, TG 4165 , Revere 700 FG, 2021-10-11-08:39:07, -99 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 26113, P2,
P25P2 770.906250 MHz, TG 12291 , Medical Operation, 2021-10-11-08:39:10, -99 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 30279, P2,
P25P2 770.906250 MHz, TG 12291 , Medical Operation, 2021-10-11-08:39:15, -100 dbm, cc_freq 774.581250 mhz, RID 30756, P2,

N1TOR
Posts: 4
Joined: 15 Apr 2018 13:35

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by N1TOR »

I just heard some P25 activity on the 139.9625 National Guard Boston repeater frequency, sounds like in the Back Bay. The military police I just walked by have the usual Yankee Division shoulder patches and radios with long VHF-high band antennas on their plate carriers.
Last edited by N1TOR on 11 Oct 2021 10:01, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
W1KNE
Owner-Webmaster
Posts: 5350
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 12:00
Location: Taunton, MA
Contact:

Re: Boston Marathon

Post by W1KNE »

ScanBoston wrote:
11 Oct 2021 07:29
Total RF is the national crew that does the television production of the Marathon. They bring all the fancy motorcycles and vehicles that that don't run on gasoline but are covered with microwave antennas. I'm not sure yet but I think .8250 is the wireless feed of Directors PL and .7125 may be the IFB. So many of them are on a wired intercom but the vehicles obviously need a wireless version of the same. Until they start the race it's tough to figure out the usage for sure.
450.8250 1700 TS1 CC11 is Director PL
450.7125 1500 TS1 CC07 sounds like IFB/Program Feed.
Mike Fitzpatrick
Broadcast Engineer - RF Enthusiast - Municipal Fire Alarm Collector
Owner: Scan New England - NECRAT.US
Issues with Scan New England can be privately addressed to me.

Post Reply