Originally Posted by scanman1958
I took a drive out to the MODOT Hwy 94 tower (site). That location is listed as a site for the new St Louis County system. I understand that StL County, JeffCo and StC Counties will all share the system and will be tied to the city system somehow. (At least this is how I understand it) The Hwy 94 tower looks to have the 700/800 MHz antennas as well as what looks like VHF antennas on it as well as the microwave beams.
Does anyone know any specifics on the 700/800 antennas that will be used? If you look closely it looks like two very narrow antennas inches apart.
Looks like things are starting to heat up with the new radio system.
No specifics on the actual antennas but you are correct in that the systems will be tied together.
They are also tied in with Moswin as the STL city site also carries Moswin traffic now and all these sites carry the same 1CE System ID.
Will be interesting to see how things all come together after everything is online.
I've been monitoring the Active listed frequencies for the STL County locations but have not heard a peep or even any BER testing from any of them as of yet. I'd think the summer foliage is green enough now for Motorola to conduct accurate testing so I'm sure it is just a matter of time.
And as someone else pointed out, some of the microwave backbone sites have not been approved as of yet. Still in a pending status. I think last count showed 12 or 15 pending microwave sites still to go but several microwave sites have been approved and do carry valid and active licenses.