I went by the Bluesfest site today and noticed they're using Motorola XPR radios. I haven't heard any related chatter on the popular DMR systems lately; does anybody know what system (or frequencies) they might be using?
Rental sticker should help narrow it down. Probably no easy way to get at the system/frequency data from the keyboard and access would probably be locked anyway. Moto Tier 3 DMR (trunking) is fairly complex; I believe there are two levels of software (CPS) involved, outside the scope of this exercise.I'm volunteering at the festival, so I will have a radio at some point. I don't imagine there's any way to check on the radio itself, but I will look for any rental stickers. I'll also look into how to use the Close Call functionality on my 436HP. Thanks for the advice.
Interestingly, last night I scanned the input ranges, from several km distance, and found 459.025 had a lot of activity on it, though did not know the nature of traffic. Its output is 454.025.The radios at Bluesfest had Bell Mobility stickers on them, so I combed through all the Bell frequencies listed in the TAFL under "QUEEN ELIZABETH TOWER A" (the only logical location I found under Bell's name) and found this system:
451.3500 CAP+ Color 1, OTTAWA (QUEEN ELIZABETH TOWER A) Bell Mobility Inc.
454.0250 CAP+ Color 1, OTTAWA (QUEEN ELIZABETH TOWER A) Bell Mobility Inc.
I searched all the frequencies at that site, and heard only static on all but 3 channels. They're all still listed in the TAFL as analog, so it's entirely possible they're being used for that purpose. I'm going to try to set up DSD+ over the weekend to pull some more info from the systems (enough useful information for the database).I also see 451.450, 451.500, 452.100, 452.2875, 452.775, 456.0875, 456.1625, 456.3625, 456.6125 licensed too. Would you be able to search these as well?
I will certainly do that once I've got it all figured out. Incidentally, I discovered another Connect+ radio system by CTM in Gatineau while I was searching for this one.It would be nice to format this into a database submission if possible.
The frequencies are not right...the original two found 451.350 and 454.025 are correct. Any others belong to other systems, or do not seem to be active at this point.
Amendments have been made.https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=9468The frequencies are not right...the original two found 451.350 and 454.025 are correct. Any others belong to other systems, or do not seem to be active at this point.
I would've thought the same, but I double (and triple) checked, and TG 121 is *definitely* on the CAP+ system. It isn't keyed up very often, but I heard things like "going on my lunch" and "finished my rounds" so I assumed it was some kind of security. The radio IDs were totally different from Bluesfest (in the 3000 range, whereas Bluesfest radios are 10000+).