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Old 07-30-2013, 9:04 PM
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If you're hearing some Wash. Co. traffic on SC21, what tower are they using? I was wondering if there was even one close enough that it could give them the greatest of coverage in the whole county.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:06 AM
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Junction City tower "Centralia" coverage in Washington County is ok .. I can also hear them on Perry & Randolph county towers.
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Old 07-31-2013, 9:10 PM
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I have logged Washington Co Sheriff (TG 5376) on the St Clair Co simulcast system as well.
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Old 12-20-2013, 9:39 PM
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I heard some Washington County Sheriff traffic on 151.460 a couple days ago. Sounded digital, so I guess they're getting started on it. Still a lot of traffic on their 155.625 frequency.
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:26 PM
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In the last couple of days I heard radio service doing testing on 151.1525, DCS114.
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That's the new fire/ems paging frequency that we've been waiting for for about a year. I've heard that it'll be going online in the very near future. Lots of coordinating to do with that since there's 8 different agencies that are paged by Wash. Co. We'll see when it all happens.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:59 AM
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Looks like Washington Co. Sheriff new digital system is now operational.
151.46 with 293 NAC
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Looks like Washington Co. Sheriff new digital system is now operational.
151.46 with 293 NAC
Are they dispatching here now or still on 155.625?
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They're using both frequencies as of now. I'm pretty sure they'll be using both because other city agencies in the county don't have P25 radios. Kind of a crazy mixed up affair if you ask me.
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Old 12-29-2013, 8:36 AM
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I'm hoping they get everything together pretty soon. I'm now hearing them paging ambulance on 154.430 with a 2 tone page instead of on 155.085 with a single long tone. I'm guessing they're getting ready to switch their paging to the new frequency and have also starting using P25 digital on 155.085 for comms. I just plugged that into the scanner so maybe I'll hear something today.
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Old 12-29-2013, 5:01 PM
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Just heard Wash Co. Ambulance Ops on 155.085 P25 with 294 NAC. They took a patient
to Crossroads Hospital. I could hear both sides of the conversation when they got here in Mt. Vernon.
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I've heard them yesterday the same way except I could only hear dispatch and not the rig itself. On analog, I could often hear a mobile even when it got to the other end of the county. Doesn't look like I'll be able to do that digital.
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Heard them paging on 155.0850 P25 (NAC 294) this morning during some travels through the area.
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They've been sending tones on 154.430 for the ambulance service and then talking on the P25 155.085. They'll soon ( next week maybe) switch fire and ambulance tones to 151.1525. i don't understand sending tones on one frequency and talking on another. Strange set up.
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Well, next week got here. Heard them tone out the ambulance on 151.1525.
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The rest of the conversion should take place sometime around Jan. 20. There's been a little lack of communications with the fire departments as to when the switch would made. Be looking for fire to be paged on the new frequency in a couple weeks. I guess the ambulance service is acting as the guinea pigs on the new set up.
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Old 01-21-2014, 1:24 PM
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Washington County Fire Districts and Washington County Ambulance are now being paged on 151.1525, DPL 114. This frequency will also be used to communicate with dispatch. Look for departments to use different ops frequencies, such as the MABAS channels. WCA also has their own digital channel for departmental comms. Big change and a lot of getting used to for the people involved.
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Washington County sheriff has pretty much converted to their digital frequency but I still hear them on the old analog one now and then. Nashville, Okawville and Irvington police departments still talk to dispatch on the original analog frequency as they don't have digital radios. I even heard a couple deputies talking encrypted the other day. It was funny because the TC tried to tell them she couldn't understand what they were saying. She didn't know about the encryption. Ambulance and fire departments are paged on an analog frequency, then ambulance talks to dispatch and among themselves on a digital frequency. Fire uses analog on the dispatch frequency until they get on scene then switch to a MABAS frequency for OPS, except for one fire department that uses their own frequency through a repeater. So much for interoperability in Washington County!
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Old 05-18-2014, 8:14 AM
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I've heard it said before, "Interoperability is an attitude, not a frequency."
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