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Old 07-07-2014, 5:26 PM
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I have noticed that when monitoring Edison's system the dispatchers have a "digital" sound to their voices. Field units sound analog.....are they changing over to digital soon?
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Old 07-07-2014, 6:02 PM
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Back in December, I briefly monitored a P25 system on 938.8250 and the sysID (BEE00-5AA) came back to Edison. Sounds to me like that is what you are hearing.
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Old 07-07-2014, 6:09 PM
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Thanks.....Let me check that frequency. It's not coming up P25 on my scanner, but it sure sounds like it.
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Starman, Is Edison worth listening to ? I was thinking about adding this TRS to my software...but was wondering if its worth the work to enter it all. lost R.S.O. Jan so could fill my old bank.

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Old 07-07-2014, 6:51 PM
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Hi Scott, Edison is one of my "I've got to get a life" systems that I monitor, along with the Dollar Tree Distribution Center. My son works for Edison so I hear him sometimes and I've heard them working outages close to home. To each his own. Give it a try. Tom
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I checked it again today. There wasn't any activity observed, but it does come up as a P25 TRS. I can't recall how I figured out it was SCE, though.
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The underground vault that serves my neighborhood blows 3 or 4 times a year. Every time it does blows, power is out for at least 2 hours so I find it worthwhile to keep SCE programmed in my radio. It's nice knowing if I need to purchase additional batteries or ice.
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The underground vault that serves my neighborhood blows 3 or 4 times a year. Every time it does blows, power is out for at least 2 hours so I find it worthwhile to keep SCE programmed in my radio. It's nice knowing if I need to purchase additional batteries or ice.
Ok, I'm loading the file, that would be pretty cool .thanks for sharing.
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I can't recall how I figured out it was SCE, though.
I wouldn't keep wondering.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:38 AM
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Due to obsolescence / lack of parts availability, Motorola SmartNet / SmartZone systems around the country have been upgrading their core switches to P25 while keeping the 3600 baud site infrastructure. When this happens, the dispatcher audio from connected consoles goes through a digital gateway (there is no analog audio through a P25 core) giving it the 'digitized' effect and sound. A new system ID is also assigned, although usually the 3600 baud infrastructure still broadcasts the original system ID.
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Quick Pro96Com info for this site. Heard near I-215/210 freeway.
Might be related to WNJA902 Mt Wilson location.

FileVersion:8
-TowerInfo
System ID : 5AA
System Name :
WACN : BEE00
Tower Number (Decimal): 1-66
Tower Number (Hex) : T0142
Tower Description :
Control Capabilities : Data,Voice,Registration
Flavor : Phase 2
Call Sign(s) :
Timestamp : Fri Oct 31 11:50:24 2014

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#Format: Channel,Usage,Frequency(/Slot),Input Channel,Input Frequency(/Slot),Input Explicit(1/0),Hit Count
"04-0306","c",938.83750,"04-0306",899.83750,0,0
"04-0387","a",939.85000,"04-0387",900.85000,0,0

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#Format: TowerID,TowerIDHex,System ID,Channel,Frequency,Tower Name
164,"T0140",5aa,"04-0387",939.85000,""
170,"T0146",5aa,"04-0305",938.82500,""
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Looks like Edison making some changes on the P25 system, Keep your eyes out for more changes!

FileVersion:8
-TowerInfo
System ID : 5AA
WACN : BEE00
Tower Number (Decimal): 1-66
Tower Number (Hex) : T0142
Control Capabilities : Data,Voice,Registration
Flavor : Phase 2
Timestamp : Sat Apr 11 13:25:07 2015
SiteNAC: 5A6

-Frequencies
"04-0245","a", 938.07500
"04-0389","c", 939.87500

-Neighbors
#Format: TowerID,TowerIDHex,System ID,Channel,Frequency
164,"T0140",5aa,"04-0306", 938.83750
170,"T0146",5aa,"04-0305", 938.82500
1139,"T018B",5aa,"04-0038", 935.48750
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Default No More SCE Motorola Type II?

Just tried to tune into SoCal Edison and noticed their Oat Mtn and Burnt Peak Motorola Type II sites are silent, I'm not hearing a thing.

Their new P25 Phase II site on Burnt Peak is humming away... but I'm not seeing any traffic on it.

Site ID: 05AAh-0189
936.9625 CC
937.4500
937.4625
937.4875
938.6875
938.7625
938.7750
938.7875
938.8000
938.8125
938.8250
938.8375
938.8500
938.8625
938.8750

Nor can I find a new system on Oat Mtn.

Where did everyone go?
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I just used Unitrunker and have 938.850 (Site 6 - Orange County) as full quieting here in San Marcos. (San Diego County) Peer sites are shown as 2, 4, 5, 9, and 10.

It seems to be traffic as normal here but not sure about your area.

As a retired Edison employee, I seem to remember an article about the new system in the Company Magazine a couple of months ago but no actual information about the new system.
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Some more notes on this Southern California Edison thread about the P25.
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Looks like more P25 sites coming on the air this month.
Will try to log the P25 sites with Pro96com this weekend.


Southern California Edison (Project 25) System
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=7996
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:24 AM
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My son tells me that they are using the digital system in the Palm Springs area. He says there are more dead spots than with the analog system. He also says that they are doing a lot more communicating with their dispatcher using the truck MDC.
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Starman, Is Edison worth listening to ? I was thinking about adding this TRS to my software...but was wondering if its worth the work to enter it all. lost R.S.O. Jan so could fill my old bank.

Your thoughts,
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I find listening to any utility companies worth listening to in some circumstances. I live in a rural area and winter storms can bring down the power. I want to know how long the outage might be so I start listening to them when the power goes out. I also listen to them during winter storms (lots of snow when we aren't having a drought) as they often describe what a storm is doing. I can hear units in Santa Barbara, Ventura and the Visalia areas and often here what an approaching storm is doing. I don't listen to SCE for entertainment purposes, but do get information I need.

If you don't get a lot of power outages or heavy winter storms, snow or rain, that affect you then I don't think the listening is worth it.
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Thanks Fred, I'm in the desert and it's extra dry. Once in awhile a storm hits hard with wind. So I will load it on my 996xt. Maybe I can hear something now that a member said its online finally.

Edit: it's P25 phase2 so I can't....maybe I will get the 325 or 996p2.
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Logged 1-64 and 1-66 today.
Didn't see any FCC call sign on the Pro96com software for the 1 hour I logged it for site 1-66.
Just posted two basic Pro96com logs on this thread.
http://www.scanriverside.com/forums/...hp?f=61&t=1010
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