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Old 04-08-2017, 2:48 PM
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Yes, noted it because most of the new P25 systems don't extend coverage much beyond the agencies jurisdiction and usually much less than the analog system being replaced. Hopefully, it will have the same coverage area when complete.
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The County's Boca site at Glades and the turnpike gives really good coverage down into Broward too.


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Yes, noted it because most of the new P25 systems don't extend coverage much beyond the agencies jurisdiction and usually much less than the analog system being replaced. Hopefully, it will have the same coverage area when complete.
Actually that isn't always the case, The Coral Springs P25 system far exceeds the performance of the original analog (extending way up into Palm Beach County) and in my official testing of 0598 the BER recovery of the P25 control channel is remarkably better than the 3600 system with everything being the same. There were no additional RF changes to 0598 at the counties northern and southern borders where the transmitter power and antenna patterns/gain were never modified from the original design. Overall it is just much better technology.
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Contracted completion/acceptance date that is published for Palm Beach County is mid-2017. That is all that I can say.


Everything on schedule ?


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Slight delay, but nothing to write home about.
Users are flashing and configuring radios.
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Nothing ever goes as planned. Last week I was up north doing FW, & flash code upgrades for a state wide 900 MHz system. The APX4500 radios were made Dec 2014, & sat in a warehouse until last week, when we did the FW, & flash code upgrades. It seems Gov't agencies move so slow.
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For us it has nothing to do with the programming of the sub's. We are anticipating a 6 month migration period for the users and have that factored in to the project and it doesn't affect final acceptance.

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Since PBC is going Phase II, it the eventual plan for everyone to go TDMA in order to utilize channel loading more efficiently ? I know it was mentioned it would be a mix of FDMA and TDMA subscribers in the initial phase in.


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Since PBC is going Phase II, it the eventual plan for everyone to go TDMA in order to utilize channel loading more efficiently ? I know it was mentioned it would be a mix of FDMA and TDMA subscribers in the initial phase in.


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It will be mixed with the majority of the larger PS agencies being TDMA and there are no plans for everyone to be TDMA. Using my historical loading data it didn't have to be all TDMA to exceed the capacity based on the life expectancy of the current FDMA infrastructure.

Like 813A, that has only seen the busy queue on two (2) occasions in its current 16 year lifetime, I am very confident that the capacity and fleetmap designs of 0598 will take it past 2030 with no issues.
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Riviera Beach PD is coming across on talkgroup 3021

Monitoring the (Palm Beach) county site.
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PBCFR 6A comes across every so often as well. Sounds like they have the audio dialed in too. Sounding real good. I am noticing increased coverage outside the County on 598 vs 813a. Really good to the south.


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I have been picking up PBC Fire alerting (tg 2147) very good also.

Forgot to mention in my last post with Riviera Beach PD.... I am monitoring from St. Lucie County, about 1/2 mile north of the Martin/St. Lucie county line (Jensen Beach area).

Listening with a BCD436HP w/ stock antenna. I am up a little bit in elevation, on the 9th floor of a condo/resort, with very little obstructions to my south. Coming in loud and clear, with no cutting in and out.
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Starting to see the new subscriber RIDs popping up on PBCFR TAC 3A on 598. Looks like Fire has started the switch.


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Starting to see the new subscriber RIDs popping up on PBCFR TAC 3A on 598. Looks like Fire has started the switch.


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Sounding really good. Keep up the good work. Like I said the audio is really dialed it. I'm actually amazed how good the analog users coming through SmartX sound.


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I was blown away by the audio quality of Locution audio on TAC6 when I installed the new radio and PC in place of the old equipment. She sounds like she is riding in my back seat now...

The end users are completely amazed with the audio quality and improved coverage on 0598 thus far.
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I was blown away by the audio quality of Locution audio on TAC6 when I installed the new radio and PC in place of the old equipment. She sounds like she is riding in my back seat now.
Now you just gotta weld down that volume control that must be in the hallway at FAHQ because the Locution audio level would be LOUD one week and barely audible the next.

BTW, is the 453 MHz alerting backup going away? TNX.
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Now you just gotta weld down that volume control that must be in the hallway at FAHQ because the Locution audio level would be LOUD one week and barely audible the next.

BTW, is the 453 MHz alerting backup going away? TNX.
Changes in volume will not be an issue with the new setup. Radio is installed in a secure location with a yagi pointed at the closest trunking site.

There are no plans for decommissioning the alpha paging system at this time.
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Is PBCFR going TDMA once the subscribers are all issued out ? You guys using 6000 or 7000 portables ?


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Is PBCFR going TDMA once the subscribers are all issued out ? You guys using 6000 or 7000 portables ?


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Fire talkgroups are configured for dynamic mixed-mode currently. Once all of the radios are programmed and the smartx is out of the picture, transmissions will be TDMA.

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