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Old 01-30-2013, 11:53 AM
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Does anyone know if Habersham county is recently encrypted?
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Old 01-30-2013, 1:53 PM
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It sounds very much in the clear to me then again I'm listening to what could be an analog simulcast.
I was not aware Habersham went digital and apparently neither is the FCC.
It wouldn't be the first time.
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Old 01-30-2013, 3:21 PM
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Thanks; there was an article in the Northeast Georgian about a month ago concerning a total overhaul of the public safety radio system in Habersham. Nothing was different until last couple of days since 1/28/13 or so; live feed also remarks SO and PD streams seem absent.
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The frequency in the database shows 155.13 for SO dispatch. That's what I tuned into. Is that the frequency? The dispatcher was putting out a weather warning for habersham county .

I checked the ULS for any digital emission designators and didn't see any. But they could go unlicensed for weeks like barrow county did.
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Old 01-30-2013, 5:49 PM
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I think it is 155.31000 for sheriff dispatch. I inputted all 23 habersham freqs. for public safety according to radioreference database; all they are using regularly at present seems to be fire and ems dispatch, but weather warnings are across all channels I guess. You are probably right, if there has been a change it may take quite a while to be recognized as licensed.
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155.130 is Rabun County SO dispatch. 155.310 is listed as Habersham SO dispatch but I think it is actually the Fire dispatch. I'm not in front of my scanner but if I remember correctly, Habersham used 155.190 and 155.790 for SO and city PDs.

I'm glad I'm not the only one not hearing them anymore. Something has changed in Habersham. When I monitored them on Friday 1/25 during the ice scare I didn't hear a peep on 155.190 or 155.790. Just fire and EMS on their own frequencies. Since them I've not heard any patrol activity when monitoring.

I've gone back through the feed archives and the last normal amount of routine patrol traffic was on 1/24.

I've listened with no PL and still haven't heard them. While I'm a long way from them they used to come in down here with a decent signal. Unless they now have much reduced coverage I don't know what's become of the SO and city PDs.
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Yes, thanks for corroborating my observations. I guess radioreference won't know anything until advised by FCC.
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Sorry I meant 155.31 not .13 And it did sound like fire dispatch but the database did say it was s.o. It's radio reference... who am I to question?

A little birdie told me they may be on OARS.
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A little birdie told me they may be on OARS.
It'd be interesting to know how they are affiliating with the towers in Greene or Oconee. Bit of a distance.
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It'd be interesting to know how they are affiliating with the towers in Greene or Oconee. Bit of a distance.
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That's exactly what I told the little birdie.

I'm surprised the little birdie has not chimed in to this thread yet.
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Seeing how we're talking about a county renowned for their lawsuits over their roadside strip searches, I really wouldn't be surprised if they went incognito on some unlicensed frequencies so nobody could find them. That's what barrow county tried to do.
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I do hear MOTOTRBO/DMR on 153.485 and 155.955 which are both licensed to Habersham, among others. Habersham's licenses are only for analog. The signals aren't local to me as they show 2-3 bars out of 5 on my 106. This is about the same strength as the analog signals I receive from Habersham. Looking at the other license holders for those two frequencies, none of them seem likely. Just another possibility.
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Yes, thanks for corroborating my observations. I guess radioreference won't know anything until advised by FCC.
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FYI, Radio Reference's database is updated by submissions from listeners like yourself. The FCC does not notfiy RR of changes. So keep listening and if you find something not in the database submit it so the database administrators can make the changes, but make sure it is verified by listening and not just speculation.
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Thanks everyone for all the feedback. I happened upon this thread: White County changing radio system without doubt the same scenario is taking place in Habersham and who knows how many other rural counties.
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Well crap! Looks like my scanning area is getting smaller.

At least I'm in Banks County and its still open....so far.
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Well crap! Looks like my scanning area is getting smaller.

At least I'm in Banks County and its still open....so far.

Banks recently put out a RFP for nexedge equipment.
vhf conventional.
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So looks like I'm good for a while...vhf conventional!

Thanks for the info
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So looks like I'm good for a while...vhf conventional!

Thanks for the info
They're looking specifically for a nexedge repeater though. They're probably going digi-tale
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Crap it cannot be monitored right? Please keep me informed...thanks!

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Actually it can be monitored as long as it's not encrypted.
You'll need to use the DSD software with a connected scanner or use a nxdn radio.
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