Is there a list somewhere here on Radio Reference that lists what counties are non-participants and/or interop participants only? I did find this Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) - The RadioReference Wiki
and I noticed that Waseca, Mower, and Pipestone Counties look like the only remaining southern Minnesota counties that are not on ARMER. It looks like the rest are in northern Minnesota.
Is anybody here monitoring Waseca County? I would imagine that at some point they will switch, but they are just waiting for a while longer.
Are there any remaining counties that have expressed NO desire to switch? I would imagine that at some point everyone will switch, but in the meantime I guess we still need to have VHF in place to communicate with those users that haven't switched yet.
I also wonder if that means the State Patrol still has VHF mobiles in ALL of their cars or if they have removed them? Granted, even if they have switched it might be nice to monitor the local SO on a Motorola rather than a scanner. It does look like most have their VHF law main patched to ARMER. That makes it easy to scan on an ARMER radio, but maybe they still would want to scan VHF for the other channels.