Bristol (RI) 4th of July Radio Monitoring

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Bristol (RI) 4th of July Radio Monitoring

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Similar to last year the Bristol, RI Police are operating their Mobile Command Post this evening (July 3rd) for the fireworks scheduled to be set off at 21:30. The Mobile Command Post is operating on 453.2000 DMR Repeater with Slot 2 and Color 3. At 18:45 they did a roll call radio check with 41 portable radios that are assigned to out-of-town law enforcement agencies that have been brought in to assist with the additional vehicle traffic and crowds.

All 41 portable radios are using an over-the-air 3-digit numeric call sign ranging from a low number of 110 to a high number of 172. On my Whistler TRX-2 those radios are coming up as a 4-digit radio ID starting with 40 followed by the last 2 digits of their over-the-air call sign. (For example, radio call sign 110 comes up as Radio ID 4010 on my Whistler.) The Mobile Command Post radio is coming up as Radio ID 3002.

All of the normal Bristol Police operations are on their normal 155.1300 DMR Repeater with Slot 1 and Color 12 and are in the clear. Bristol Fire is operating on their normal VHF-High channel 154.1450 Repeater PL 114.8. FYI Bristol Police and Bristol Fire both have assigned talk groups on the RISCON 800 system but they are encrypted.
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trp wrote: 03 Jul 2022 20:08 FYI Bristol Police and Bristol Fire both have assigned talk groups on the RISCON 800 system but they are encrypted.
Bristol Fire is on TG 1744 in the clear.
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trp wrote: 03 Jul 2022 20:08 Similar to last year the Bristol, RI Police are operating their Mobile Command Post this evening (July 3rd) for the fireworks scheduled to be set off at 21:30. The Mobile Command Post is operating on 453.2000 DMR Repeater with Slot 2 and Color 3. At 18:45 they did a roll call radio check with 41 portable radios that are assigned to out-of-town law enforcement agencies that have been brought in to assist with the additional vehicle traffic and crowds.
Heard TG 16, DCC3 , TS1. We had this last year as well.

PD are on TG 15, DCC3 , TS2 again too.
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W1KNE wrote: 03 Jul 2022 20:16 Bristol Fire is on TG 1744 in the clear.
I now see that a brand-new entry was just made to the SNE Wiki this evening regarding Bristol Fire talk group 1744 and that it is in the clear. That's good information to know!
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It's true , up until at least 2019, 1744 , was actually fully encrypted. You're right in the past they were. However last night I heard 1744 come across in the clear, which was surprising to me. When I saw it, I added it. If it goes back encrypted we'll just update the wiki.
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Maybe a change in the RISCON SOP. Because Tiverton Fire never used there RISCON TG to dispatch and now they are patched to the VHF frequency. :sox2:
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Re: Bristol (RI) 4th of July Radio Monitoring

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Mike,
I followed up on VHF towns and Riscon patched fire channels. Both Middletown and Warren fire don't patch there VHF and Riscon channels. :Bruins:
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