Blair County Digital Upgrade
i was reading an article online today on altoonamirror.com that was talking about Blair County 911 starting a $1million upgrade on their communications system. It said that fire and ems will upgrade their radios and pagers to digital which will enable them to have clearer voice tones and allowing transmission of data and will allow them to communicate more easily among themselves in the field. they are planning an $8million upgrade to the 911 centers communications . 169 vehicle radios, 442 portable radios and 287 pagers will be purchased. Does anyone know if this will be a similar system to what Bedford County has just implimented? When i first heard of this upgrade last summer i was told that the frequencies would remain the same and that it was an upgrade for the FCC mandated narrowbanding rules, but the way it sounds they are changing things all around which means i may have to break down and get a new scanner if the Blair System is no longer going to be Analog. I was told that they are adding a couple new tower sites and replacing a tower on Dunnings Mountain with a new one. Anyone have any further info or clarification about this upgrade????
scanning the airwaves in Blair County and all of Central Pennsylvania since 1987.