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Old 07-23-2013, 7:05 PM
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Default Morgan County considering new radio system

"On July 11, members of the 911 Advisory Board discussed a new radio system that may cost less than the $4 or $5 million it would cost to replace the whole system."

911 Advisory Board hears radio, call system updates


I've been hearing DMR transmissions sporadically on 154.650.
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Morgan was originally planning on joining OARS. Guess some slick salesman got to them!
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Yes, Morgan signed the IGA for OARS in late 2008 but has never followed through on it:

Oconee Areawide Radio System

Apparently they're testing MOTOTRBO now as I'm hearing it daily on both their LE and fire frequencies along with their existing analog. At least they're trying to avoid spending the 4 to 5 million it would take to move to OARS and looking at something more affordable.
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Madison PD has been on 'Trbo for a few months now
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Madison PD has been on 'Trbo for a few months now
7/11/2013: "Madison Police Chief Bill Ashburn said their radios are analog so those would have to be replaced at a cost of about $550 each."
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This was on the 9/3 Morgan County BOC agenda:

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New Business:
1. *Quote from Metropolitan Communications for VHF Digital Radio System
(1) Radio Equipment from Metropolitan Communications
(2) Management Agreement for the Acquisition and Implementation of a
VHF Turbo Radio System
2. *Memorandum of Understanding between Craig Baker and Morgan
County for Use of Site for the Installation of Public Safety
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3. *Communication Shelters Quote (Two concrete radio towers)

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Guess the next generation scanners need to have TRBO and NXDN, along with Phase II. I do understand why counties are going the cheap route for narrow banding.
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7/11/2013: "Madison Police Chief Bill Ashburn said their radios are analog so those would have to be replaced at a cost of about $550 each."
Again, Madison PD has been on 'Trbo for a few months now.
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Again, Madison PD has been on 'Trbo for a few months now.
If so, they're still using analog on 154.650.
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Guess the next generation scanners need to have TRBO and NXDN, along with Phase II. I do understand why counties are going the cheap route for narrow banding.
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Hey Larry,

Apparently scanners can receive TRBO now as I've been hearing Madison PD even though they've been "*Trbo for a few months now."
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From the Morgan County Citizen:

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The BOC also approved a quote from Metropolitan Communications for a VHF Digital Radio System for the acquisition and implementation of the system for almost $380,000.
Two transmitter sites, Connect Plus trunking?

Complete article here.
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Morgan County Fire Chief Mark Melvin stated that the very high frequency (VHF) digital radio system, which the Morgan County Board of Commissioners approved at their Sept. 3 meeting, should be completed by the end of the year.
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03/19 08:00 - Dispatch instructed all fire and law personnel to switch over to digital. Fire continued to simulcast on analog as they did lots of radio checks with fire personnel over the next couple of hours. I did hear a fire page go out around 17:00 so the digital dispatch channel will apparently continue to be simulcast. I don't know what frequencies they are using for digital.
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Morgan is using 152.7275 and 152.1575. No call sign shows for those frequencies. The CW id "CHANGEME" is being transmitting on 152.7275.
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From the Morgan County Citizen:

County approves $380k 911 upgrade, system now in place
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Wow, the paper says their putting in a "Tracked Trbo High Brand" system..... wow.

Journalists just don't even try to check if anything is right anymore, obviously they just print what they feel like.
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