MAINE TURNPIKE DOT

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MAINE TURNPIKE DOT

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Is anyone else hearing the plow trucks on the the pike?? I have heard nothing all fall or winter!!
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Re: MAINE TURNPIKE DOT

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There are two different agencies; Maine Turnpike Authority plows should be on the 151.130 repeaters, with a different PL for each site. Maine DOT plows would be on the low-VHF repeater/simplex system. Honestly, I haven't tried to monitor either yet this year, but I'll plug them in and try to get a confirmation.
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I was informed by a TP supervisor today they have gone to digital and the freqs are still the same but I haven’t worked on this yet!!!
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The York MTA repeater is still active on 160.770, PL 123.0, however it is not nearly as busy as it has been in the past. Perhaps it no longer repeats the 151.070 Falmouth repeater, and is stand alone now? Maintenance has been quiet on 151.130 for me so far.
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My friend is a Supervisor and again he said there all still on 151.130 but digital but I dont know what one yet P25 or dmr or what. I would think maybe MScomm
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Re: MAINE TURNPIKE DOT

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Check the RCM Inc. DMR trunked system - I'm definitely hearing Turnpike on it, but I think I'm hearing the State Farm Safety Patrol / Service trucks on it, so maybe maintenance went there too? I'm at work so I don't have the talkgroup right in front of me, but I can post later.
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ok Chris it sounds like a plan!!!
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Re: MAINE TURNPIKE DOT

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My TRX-1 shows the talkgroup I referenced in the earlier post as 2097182.

This might be the HEX talkgroup as opposed to the standard DEC - I think the TRX-1 displays the HEX for some DMR trunked systems (Hytera XPT?) - but regardless, that's what it is showing. Someone who knows more than I do about how it all works can chime in if they can clarify...
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Mint thats a start. I will try and work on it this weekend!
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I am just wondering if anyone has made any progress on this?
I am headed north on the Maine Turnpike tonight and would like to update frequencies if possible.

I will try to do some searching myself, but the conditions don't look conducive to doing much other than keeping my truck on the road.

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I had 3 different tones logged on 151.130 today. Was not live monitoring.

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136.5 would be BOW NH
173.8 would be Andover MA
N826 - bleed over or software latency from NHSP ??
JohnBolduc wrote:
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I had 3 different tones logged on 151.130 today. Was not live monitoring.

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I have not heard and MTA Maintenance on 151.13 all winter. Ops traffic on 160.77 is much quieter than in the past, and I can't copy anything on 151.07 or 452.45 from as far south as I usually am. State Police TGs 711 (Zone 1) and 715 (Troop G/Turnpike HQ) are quite busy on MSCOMMNET.
I don't have DMR trunking capability so I can't comment on the system they appear to be using now.
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Im working on this! There on DMR and should have more info as I’m on vacation untill next Thursday and will report back ASAP
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So here is the lowdown. RCM built the MTA a DMR system on Freq 153.040 or 153.045 CC6 Slot 2. I was informed this morning from RCM there is now a patch on 151.070 pl 107.2 and 160.770 csq.


Im still working on this system. I haven't heard much but im hearing some so I will keep ya all posted!!
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btw the control channel is 151.130
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You mean 153.0425
WQYB770
MaineRadioMan wrote:
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So here is the lowdown. RCM built the MTA a DMR system on Freq 153.040 or 153.045 CC6 Slot 2. I was informed this morning from RCM there is now a patch on 151.070 pl 107.2 and 160.770 csq.


Im still working on this system. I haven't heard much but im hearing some so I will keep ya all posted!!
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yes but i cannot get my scanner to read the freq that way for some reason. LOL
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The Maintenance tg #20 and I still have to find the plow one but this is a start
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SORRY!!!!!!!!! The Maintenance tg #30 and I still have to find the plow one but this is a start
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151.670 DMR - State Highway?

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1/1/2020

151.670 DMR - CC6 - Slot 1 TalkGroup 30 - Mass State Highway road patrol ??

Mention of disabled vehicle by exit 40 - Trash in road by exit 51 -
Weather / road conditions given from units at exit 48 and 63.
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Re: 151.670 DMR - State Highway?

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Probably Maine Turnpike Authority, see:
http://www.scan-ne.net/sne/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41246
That frequency is licensed to RCM at Mt Agamenticus.
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Re: 151.670 DMR - State Highway?

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Maine makes sense. The exit references are all northbound or southbound.
Also, it appears to be slot 2 during transmissions with a very brief slot 1 showing up at end of transmission.

This thread should be moved to the Maine forum.

Just heard mention of disabled p/u truck needing a tow to South Paris.
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Re: 151.670 DMR - State Highway?

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Moved to Maine forum. As an aside, Mass DOT uses either low band VHF or TGs on the MSP trunk system.
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Re: MAINE TURNPIKE DOT

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everything has been Submitted to RR and will be updated when they can get it done!!
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