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Tourist to Manhattan - with an SDS100 looking for programming Files.

Moosemedic

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Greetings,

I'll be spending my Memorial Day weekend in NYC.
I'd like to scan FDNY, and have a particular interest in the EMS communications while there.

I've looked at your Freq Database here on RR.
Does anyone have a file for the SDS100 they could share that would make this easier for me?
 

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FDNY Fire is pretty busy, with each borough having their own frequency. I don't usually monitor EMS but I thought most of their dispatches were via KDT/MDT but it's been so long since I listened to EMS that I could be wrong. I'm sure someone more up to date will chime in. The fire frequencies are busy enough you might want to exclude Staten Island unless it's a dry, windy day and they get large brush fires. NYPD SOD frequency will usually keep you updated on anything major in the entire city, ala the helicopter crash into the river yesterday. Perhaps drop a few NYPD precinct frequencies that are in areas you'll visit. EMS used to use a Citywide frequency which carried all major incidents, similar to FDNY Citywide and NYPD SOD. The NYPD SOD also carries a lot of mundane traffic also though.
 

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Hi everyone...Thank you for all the input. Just to see what was out there, I downloaded the Sentinel software and even updated the database. When I surfed around a bit at what was there to be programmed in, it didn't seem complete ..... It just didn't seem to be consistent with what's publised here on RR. I thought that the database used by Uniden for the Sentinel software was drawn from talk-group submissions on RR?
 

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FDNY Manhattan Dispatch on UHF 482.10625 Pl 146.2
FDNY Fireground on 486.1125 but you will need to be very close to the scene.

Also fireground talkgroups for major fire on this trunked system will be enough to keep your scanner busy. https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=5647
I was wondering about those bands as well. I had seen them while researchign my trip. Is most traffic moving toward that? Or are they still operating on the 480 Mhz spectrum?
 
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