Originally Posted by KE5TLF
Dude just because a emission designator is added to a license doesn't mean that emission is required to be or is actually active.
Exactly. Just in my surrounding counties, I can think of many instances in which an agency added an emission designator several years
before actually converting to that modulation.
Also, you mixed up the system that Lauderdale SO uses. They are on the UHF
ComSouth system, not VHF. In addition, as of 2/2012, Meridian had not yet decided whether to stay on their own system, or join ComSouth (see here
). I can't find anything more recent in their minutes, so they very well could have stayed on their conventional system.
According to this article
, most county public safety agencies will eventually be on the same system (also note the UHF antenna on the XPR).