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Old 10-02-2012, 2:20 PM
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Default Any word on Salem/Marion Co going digital?

Contemplating buying a new scanner, but I don't want to waste money either on a digital if not neccesary, or a conventional if it will be useless in a matter of months.

I had heard rumors of Salem going to a digital system a couple years ago, but haven't heard anything since, and with the budget crunch everyone is under I don't know if it got backburnered.

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The last rumor I heard about the salem area was they were looking at hooking up with the WCCCA/CCOM/Newberg system. Who knows when or if?
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The last rumor I heard about the salem area was they were looking at hooking up with the WCCCA/CCOM/Newberg system. Who knows when or if?
I think it will now be "if"
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Salem and Marion Co are only rebanding UHF and VHF currently. You are safe, from what I've heard they are not going digital for a few years yet. Buying used or new? Make sure the scanner model accepts rebanded frequencies.



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Contemplating buying a new scanner, but I don't want to waste money either on a digital if not neccesary, or a conventional if it will be useless in a matter of months.

I had heard rumors of Salem going to a digital system a couple years ago, but haven't heard anything since, and with the budget crunch everyone is under I don't know if it got backburnered.

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Old 10-03-2012, 9:52 AM
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Thanks for the replies. Not sure what yet, was thinking of going with something inexpensive to run a dedicated MCFD #1 feed but I need to test a rooftop antenna first to see whether or not I can get the simplex fireground comms from south Salem. If not, its probably not worth the effort. Also, I just like to collect toys

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RS Pro-89 (Salem PD feed)

RS Pro-164 (Salem Fire feed)

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Would like to add a 'base' scanner hooked to a roof antenna.
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Salem and Marion Co are only rebanding UHF and VHF currently. You are safe, from what I've heard they are not going digital for a few years yet. Buying used or new? Make sure the scanner model accepts rebanded frequencies.
"REBANDING" only affects 800MHz, Salem made the shift a few years ago.

If you are referring to NARROW BANDING, Central fire was done last year, don't know about MCSO but all of the locals and North, and South fire channels are narrow.
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