Boston hospitals DMR systems

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n1riw
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Boston hospitals DMR systems

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I have had to frequently go to Boston to take a family member to several different hospitals:

I have confirmed the following two security channels:

Brigham and Women's Hospital: 464.875 TG 10 CC1 Slot 2

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital: 464.625 TG 23 CC7 Slot 1

Now the interesting part-Dana Farber Cancer Institute:
I programmed in all listed frequencies:
461.375, 461.5375, 461.8625, 463.4625, 463,4875
Nothing heard using DMR conventional but set up as a trunk the radio indicated a
capacity+ system. LCN finder would not show LCN order or even a system ID but
listing in trunk mode traffic was heard. Several TGs in the 100s and 110s
The frequncies 461.5375 and 461.8625 were on a single license and I believe the active ones
TG 114 is Parking
There were also TGs with a "i" which I believe were private calls

If anyone has more info in this system I'd appreciate it
Thanks
TC

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Re: Boston hospitals DMR systems

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I've run into a similar issue with the Dana Farber Capacity Plus system, the only LCN I've found is 461.5375 where I got LCN 2. I only get intermittent reception of the system from my location. For talkgroups I also got 114 for parking/valet ops. I also got TG 111 for security dispatch, and 100-105 seem to be various facilities operations.

While you're in the area, I'd be interested to see if you can pin down Children's security. It seems to have come in on 855.0875 CC9 TG1, but lately there only seem to be facilities operations on that frequency.

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Re: Boston hospitals DMR systems

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Not sure when I'll be in that area again but will try to check...

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Re: Boston hospitals DMR systems

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Children's Hospital has me stumped. There's 151.985 which is parking or something and I didn't receive security on their 800 MHz channel either.

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Also, sorry this is off the DMR topic, but I also could not confirm the Shattuck or the Carney on their analog channels listed in the Wiki. Has anyone recently confirmed those?

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scannermaster wrote:
11 Oct 2019 02:13
Also, sorry this is off the DMR topic, but I also could not confirm the Shattuck or the Carney on their analog channels listed in the Wiki. Has anyone recently confirmed those?
What does the confirmation column say? That's your answer. If it is outdated, then it needs to be researched for it. (Which you can help us with , next time you're in Boston and feel like searching!)
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Best to begin a new thread vs a Hijack, as it does tend to get lost in the weeds.

That said, I agree with Mike.
Richard there is so much to keep finding, next time you are in Boston, sounds like you have an on-site mission.
scannermaster wrote:
11 Oct 2019 02:13
Also, sorry this is off the DMR topic, but I also could not confirm the Shattuck or the Carney on their analog channels listed in the Wiki. Has anyone recently confirmed those?
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Re: Boston hospitals DMR systems

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I think I might've finally found Children's Security after all this time, pretty much by accident. I had left in the freqs licensed to them on my 436 as a quick save system from a year ago and I finally got a hit. I'm getting 854.6875 Color Code 1, so far only TG 1 on Slot 1. It's coming in with a very faint signal, but of what I can make out it definitely sounds like Children's Security. They mentioned checking on a vehicle in the Blackfan garage, and covering desks. Hopefully someone else can confirm what I'm hearing and we can finally solve this mystery.

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Re: Boston hospitals DMR systems (update)

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Trip to Boston on Thursday:

Some updates:
Boston Children's Hospital 854.6875 CC=1 TG 1 Slot 1 and 2 Security

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
461.9875 TG 33 CC=1 but also saw CC=13 may be security
464.9625 TG 16776415 Unknown who this was

Dana Farber Cancer Institute (update)
Confirmed voice on 461.375 and 461.5375 (CAP+)
(still no CC found but was a few miles away at BW Faulkner)
CC=7
TG 111 Security
TG 114 Parking

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Re: Boston hospitals DMR systems

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scannermaster wrote:
11 Oct 2019 02:13
Also, sorry this is off the DMR topic, but I also could not confirm the Shattuck or the Carney on their analog channels listed in the Wiki. Has anyone recently confirmed those?
The Carney has gone DMR, the updated info has just been thrown into the Mass Hospitals wiki after a lot of listening. I'll give the Shattuck a try but I don't know if I'm in the right spot to pick them up. Other than the Shattuck, I'd say our only major unknown is Mass Eye and Ear. I've been trying to find them for about 2 and a half years now without success, I feel like I've found everyone else under the sun while looking for them.

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