MSCommNet Thread II

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Re: MSCommNet Thread II

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I received transmissions on an 800 MHz mobile repeater from a State Police cruiser today in South Berwick. 851.6875 was transmitting a P25 control channel showing a system ID on my BCD396XT of 0077h. It didn't show a site ID. I actually swapped that freq into my scanner as a CC and received Zone 1A traffic on it. It didn't change to another frequency when there was voice traffic like a regular trunking site, everything was on 851.6875. The mobile repeater had a range of a little less than one mile.
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TG 672 is being transmitted on the Mt Aggie site (43), all encrypted. Radio IDs are in the MSP mobile radio range (1101xxx).
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New analog feed of Cyr Mountain?

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I'm up near Madawaska. I was putting the RSP1A through its paces and spotted that 151.2650 is carrying a simultaneous analog feed of what's going out on the Madawaska MSCOMMNET P25 voice channel. As I watched, I saw the analog channel exactly mirror the activity on the P25 channel.

Did a little searching, can't find any mention anywhere of .2650 being used as an analog outlet for this purpose.

Can anyone shed any light on this or is it a new one?

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No. 9 Mountain Region Net. It is listed in the Wiki.
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Thanks, I did search but it can't have been in the right place, I'd guess.

Was out of the area for a couple of years but now I'm back and working on refamiliarizing myself with what's on the air.

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You can always search the wiki for the actual frequency
see the Search of http://www.scan-ne.net/wiki/index.php?t ... 2650&go=Go

However, always use out to 4 decimal points, unless part of newer narrow band where they use 5 digits [700 mhz is an example]
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Thanks, I did search but it can't have been in the right place, I'd guess.

Was out of the area for a couple of years but now I'm back and working on refamiliarizing myself with what's on the air.
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171.3175 has been switched as a control channel to the Spuce Mountain site.
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Did you mean 171.3125 ?
3175 would not be valid at 12.5 khz splits.

Did it Replace an existing Channel, or is this a new Add-On ?
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171.3175 has been switched as a control channel to the Spuce Mountain site.
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ecps92 wrote:
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Did you mean 171.3125 ?
Yes, that's what I meant. I noticed voice coming over 171.975, which has been listed as CC only. So, with that, I'm thinking that 171.975 is now a voice channel only.
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From what I understand, on a Harris P25 system any frequency at a site can be in the CC rotation.
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My Understanding as well.
I think the original concept of tracking the Control, Alternates and Voice channels may [for this system] need to be revisited or continue with edits

BTW, seems they added TWO NTIA channels to Spruce
http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSear ... =&x=14&y=6
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From what I understand, on a Harris P25 system any frequency at a site can be in the CC rotation.
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ecps92 wrote:
15 Jan 2019 08:51
My Understanding as well.
I think the original concept of tracking the Control, Alternates and Voice channels may [for this system] need to be revisited or continue with edits
With that thought in mind, Whitten Hill site #83 in Zone 2, 160.800 is also used as a control channel.
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Sounds like CDC is doing Radio Check ins on TG 2702 with the different counties etc
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Re: MSCommNet Thread II

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At long last I have Unitrunker ackling away after a four year absence/hiatus. Busy copying Cyr Mountain (17E). Thus far the traffic is mostly MSP and the guys in the woods.

I did notice some TGs which I can't easily ID -

810
811
812
813
814

- I have a suspicion that these are Houlton RCC alternates? (no paired audio here yet, gotta get that set up once more.)

And -

2509
2519
2521
2527

- no idea on those, once I get the audio running I may have a better idea.

Lee

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