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Old 02-08-2016, 2:28 PM
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Maryland uses "Med channel patches" - "patches" being the operative word.

Units in the field call EMRC on "EMRC Call" and ask for a patch to a hospital or hospitals. EMRC then assigned the unit a "med channel" like Med4 or Med8 and EMRC establishes a patch to the hospital requested by that unit. Once the communication is completed, EMRC tears down the patch. The next patch set up on that same "med channel" might be to the same or a completely different hospital.

Each jurisdiction has it's own naming convention for these channels. On EMRC Call, you may hear units directed to switch to "Med 4" or "Med 8' will others might call it "224" or "228" or "Charlie 8". Essentially, they all are really the same thing just different names.
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It's been my observation that the Cecil talkgroup in question (4237) has always been used by Cecil Medics communicating directly to Harford Memorial Hospital no EMRC patch involved. The channel has always been dedicated to this purpose in Cecil County. Same as (4238) being dedicated to Union Hospital to Medics communications. Taking away the description is counter intuitive in my opinion.

TG 4237 MED 4 "while technically correct"

Seems less useful than updating it as..

TG 4237 MED 4 UM Harford Memorial Hospital (Havre de Grace)

That's all I'm saying.
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Yesterday, that TGID (MED4) was used for a patch to Union Hospital. The MED channels are not dedicated to any given hospital.
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Yesterday, that TGID (MED4) was used for a patch to Union Hospital. The MED channels are not dedicated to any given hospital.
This is correct. The Talkgroups are RF patches to the UHF med channels.

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Maryland uses "Med channel patches" - "patches" being the operative word.

Units in the field call EMRC on "EMRC Call" and ask for a patch to a hospital or hospitals. EMRC then assigned the unit a "med channel" like Med4 or Med8 and EMRC establishes a patch to the hospital requested by that unit. Once the communication is completed, EMRC tears down the patch. The next patch set up on that same "med channel" might be to the same or a completely different hospital.

Each jurisdiction has it's own naming convention for these channels. On EMRC Call, you may hear units directed to switch to "Med 4" or "Med 8' will others might call it "224" or "228" or "Charlie 8". Essentially, they all are really the same thing just different names.
These are all separate radio channels or talkgroups on different systems, not the same radio channels called by different names.
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These are all separate radio channels or talkgroups on different systems, not the same radio channels called by different names.
I think he was saying they're all functionally the same potential talkpath, despite system differences.
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Correct, they are static (causeway) patches between EDACS talkgroups and UHF control stations that function as subscribers on the EMRC channels.

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I've been tracking and monitoring this system since shortly after it went on line. My apologizes for not contributing earlier but I was precluded from doing so. This information was obtained in several ways, monitoring via Unitrunker, empirical observation from radios on the system and most recently monitoring via the 436HP.

The attachment titled "Fleet Maps" was the original radio ramp (zones) configuration that CCDES shared via their website back in 2006. The text file is the sum total (basically) of my research on the public safety portion of the system. Any information (TG ID's) that have "?" next to them are those that I have not personally confirmed from a system radio and are my educated guess. I have not submitted this information to the database at this time.
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FWIW,

Some unconfirmed TG's are listed here...

Cecil County (MD) Unknown Talkgroups - The RadioReference Wiki

would be great to have some confirmed/submitted!
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