I was in and around Lowell last week with a TRX-1 and simply pulled up the area from the US database on the memory card and it worked great.
I have downloaded the frequencies from the psr 800 software library.
The scanner screen shows:
sigh....Massachusetts has no unincorporated areas, so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt that he is actually in the place that he says he is.Not if he put in the wrong freqs, or has a bad antenna setup and lives out of town.
sigh....Massachusetts has no unincorporated areas, so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt that he is actually in the place that he says he is.
It's only 14.5 square miles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell,_Massachusetts.
I'll agree on the frequencies, but since he indicated a PSR 800, I would also deduce that it is the stock antenna connected directly to the radio. I know it can be hooked up as a base, but I don't think this is the case here.