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Old 06-12-2018, 6:24 PM
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Guys, please have a peek at your areas and see if any of the old analog sites are still online. If not, please submit any new P25 converted sites data that is NOT in the DB. As well as any new TGs, TY!
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I thought this had been discussed before but maybe not. Anyway, I know from one person who works there that radios were changed out in the trucks quite awhile back. I'm not saying none of the analog sites still exist or that they aren't online but they aren't being used, at least not in this region.
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But yes, more data on the new (i.e. current P25 PII) system would be great. As you know, I've submitted a few TGs that I've caught around here but that's all I've heard in this area.
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I thought this had been discussed before but maybe not. Anyway, I know from one person who works there that radios were changed out in the trucks quite awhile back. I'm not saying none of the analog sites still exist or that they aren't online but they aren't being used, at least not in this region.
Yes it has been discussed, but as it is an developing system, I want to get the most recent data, and keep it accurate. Until the full system is converted and I can put the analog to bed, I will keep asking. I know its not as exciting as the AWIN, but we do need to keep the data accurate and up to date. Especially with scanners like the HP series including the X36's, TRX series, the new SDS100 that folks roll plug n play with and use the GPS location based scanning etc... If someone just runs with the DB and is not savvy on what is on and how to verify that info, they will scan both systems, and if the analog is offlined it is just slowing the scanners down being in an active scanning. SO once we fully know that old system is gone, I can send it to the TRS graveyard and it will be out of the way.

I miss being able to gas up the ride, and run all over MS, LA, AR, TN, and parts of AL and just "War Scan" as it were and gather and verify data. But since that cant happen I depend on all you folks out there to be my eyes and ears on the ground so to speak. You guys n gals are how we get the site numbers, accurate CC and ACC, site NACs.... etc

Asking in the multi state forum gets little to no info, as most of our users do not give a flip about it if it ain't talked about locally, so I take the risk of getting hit with flags for asking locally as the mods do not want the forums flooded with the same thing in multiple forums.... I am willing to take that hit because frankly it is 80% more likely to get results in local forums.
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There is no old analog sites still on to my knowledge here in north central Arkansas.
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There is no old analog sites still on to my knowledge here in north central Arkansas.
On, yes. They have yet to be removed. Used, though? I think that's what he wants to know for sure.
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Exactly: Is the analog system online anywhere? If not, then please submit the data for the converted sites if not already in the DB.

I want to confirm the conversion is DONE so I can deprecate the analog one. The sites are pretty much the exact same for both, with a few new ones.. Just converted from Motorola SmartZone 4.X to ASTRO-25 7.X
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I tried loading the analog system listed for the Russellville tower into an analog Pro-94 scanner, but the scanner can't track it. So it must be digital now.
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Any sites you can confirm are digital, please submit the new Site #, Site NAC, CC, ACC to the P25 system.
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Any sites you can confirm are digital, please submit the new Site #, Site NAC, CC, ACC to the P25 system.
All of the sites are P25 Phase 2. The contracting company was out of Mississippi and I had the pleasure of speaking to them in Magnolia.

They didn't turn on the three Phase 2 systems until the entire Entergy Arkansas was ready.

The Entergy linemen tell me the old system works better. That really doesn't make sense since they upgraded to new, digital equipment using the same antennas.

I believe in another forum it was stated that P25 Phase 2 had a 4.5 dBd advantage over analog in the 850 range. Something about an S curve went along with that.




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