Massachusetts State Police on North Shore

RadioBoston

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Hello,

I live in East Lynn and I owe BCD436HP, and I just bought SDS200. I was never able to get any State Police signal from my house, and I thought that was due to simulcasting.
I am able to hear State Police from my car on Rt. 1 in Saugus, or along I-95 and I-93 with usual BCD436HP limitations.
I was hoping with my new SDS200 I'll be able to hear State Police from my house, but still no go. It is scanning systems Comm. of Massachusetts and Mass. State Police (just like my BCD436HP), but it doesn't pick up anything.

Do you have any idea why is this happening, and how I can pick up some SP signal?
 

ecps92

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Which Zone/Sites are you attempting to listen to ?
If not Zone 5 that maybe the issue, as the legacy TRS has no simulcasting issues, but does have some coverage gaps

Hello,

I live in East Lynn and I owe BCD436HP, and I just bought SDS200. I was never able to get any State Police signal from my house, and I thought that was due to simulcasting.
I am able to hear State Police from my car on Rt. 1 in Saugus, or along I-95 and I-93 with usual BCD436HP limitations.
I was hoping with my new SDS200 I'll be able to hear State Police from my house, but still no go. It is scanning systems Comm. of Massachusetts and Mass. State Police (just like my BCD436HP), but it doesn't pick up anything.

Do you have any idea why is this happening, and how I can pick up some SP signal?
 

garys

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There are a lot of variables that can effect reception. Assuming you are using the same radio in both your home and vehicle, what type of antenna are you using? I'd start eliminating variables such as that.
 

divison200

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Go to system frequencies in the database radioreference
Go to metro boston simulcast, add these frequencies 854.5625, 854.6125 and 856.0625
Add State Pd Troop A North Great Boston Talk Groups
 

garys

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He's able to receive when he's in his vehicle, but not when he's home. If he's using the same 436HP in both home and vehicle, it's unlikely to be a programming issue.
 

RadioBoston

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Hello everyone,
Thank you for your response. I was trying to listen any of the SP channels that are preprogrammed in Uniden.
Based on divison200 recommendation I manually added these frequencies: 854.5625, 854.6125, and 856.0625 and I just get intermittently a humming noise.
 

divison200

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Make sure you go to Massachusetts State Police Motorola Type II SmartZone for your frequencies and groups

Comm of Massachusetts P25, not too much state police traffic except for Logan Airport and other agencies
 

gordon115

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The Route 1 corridor in Lynnfield and Peabody and adjacent parts of Lynn are notorious for poor signal on the current analog system, I've heard the troopers and radio shop discuss it a few times.

If you look at the map of the current analog sites this area isn't near any of them and is also blocked by higher ground from some of the nearest sites.

The new P25 system licenses show a few new sites being added in that area.

Gordon
 
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