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Old 05-22-2013, 4:05 PM
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Today (wednesday 5/22/2013) Howell County 911 went live with their new 6 site Simulcast voted VHF radio system, and so far all reports have been great. The system, built by Tait North America, is being funded by a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant, and Howell County 911.

Frequencies remain the same from the old system, but only one PL code, 156.7 is being used.
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Today (wednesday 5/22/2013) Howell County 911 went live with their new 6 site Simulcast voted VHF radio system, and so far all reports have been great. The system, built by Tait North America, is being funded by a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant, and Howell County 911.

Frequencies remain the same from the old system, but only one PL code, 156.7 is being used.
Congratulations to the Tait man and the local shop!
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Congratulations to the Tait man and the local shop!
The local shop could not do any of the work, as they wrote the grant application. A shop out of mid missouri did the install.

The Tait Guy is about to have a brother working for Tait also!
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The local shop could not do any of the work, as they wrote the grant application. A shop out of mid missouri did the install.

The Tait Guy is about to have a brother working for Tait also!
I meant Kurt up top. Wow! TWO in the family! SWEET!
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Customer Verification testing continues on the new system. Every square mile block, 900+ of them in the county has to be checked to verify performance on the new system. "Harvard sentances" are being used, so every couple of minutes one of the road teams (consisting of one Tait employee and one county rep) keys up with a portable, and says something along the line of "Team 4, route 6, waypoint 17, A cup of sugar makes a sweet fudge, and the parents take their children out of school early". Dispatch acknowledges with their own sentances, and every thing is logged. The portables are hooked to 1/4 wave mag mount antennas on top of the vehicles.

So far, with over half of the waypoints checked, none have failed. The system is set for 95% coverage, I expect to exceed that.

We expect today and tomorrow to be testing, for a total of 4 days.
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Customer Verification testing continues on the new system. Every square mile block, 900+ of them in the county has to be checked to verify performance on the new system. "Harvard sentances" are being used, so every couple of minutes one of the road teams (consisting of one Tait employee and one county rep) keys up with a portable, and says something along the line of "Team 4, route 6, waypoint 17, A cup of sugar makes a sweet fudge, and the parents take their children out of school early". Dispatch acknowledges with their own sentances, and every thing is logged. The portables are hooked to 1/4 wave mag mount antennas on top of the vehicles.

So far, with over half of the waypoints checked, none have failed. The system is set for 95% coverage, I expect to exceed that.

We expect today and tomorrow to be testing, for a total of 4 days.
Good luck! Would almost sound like an old spy movie: "The dog is out of the car wash." "Jenna has crowed twice."
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Thats been my response to people asking about it - "we are activating sleeper cells"
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Manchurian Candidate. Oh wait - never mind...
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So assuming its the same frequency on all sites, as in what iws currently listed by all 156.7

155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 167.9 PL How9 Central Fire: Dispatch (West Plains)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 100.0 PL How9 Caufid Fire: Dispatch (Caulfield)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 114.8 PL How9 Brndsvl Fire: Dispatch (Brandsville)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 141.3 PL How9 MtnView Fire: Dispatch (Mountain View)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 156.7 PL How9 WlSprng Fire: Dispatch (Willow Springs)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
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So assuming its the same frequency on all sites, as in what iws currently listed by all 156.7

155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 167.9 PL How9 Central Fire: Dispatch (West Plains)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 100.0 PL How9 Caufid Fire: Dispatch (Caulfield)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 114.8 PL How9 Brndsvl Fire: Dispatch (Brandsville)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 141.3 PL How9 MtnView Fire: Dispatch (Mountain View)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
155.95500* 153.75500 * WPEN665* RM 156.7 PL How9 WlSprng Fire: Dispatch (Willow Springs)* FM* Multi-Dispatch*
Terry, that is correct. Same frequencies, but one PL. With it being simulcast of course, all towers come up no matter where the signal is recieved. Never should just one tower come up (Except in a catastrophic failure)
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