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Old 05-11-2012, 5:46 PM
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The radio I am using is Uniden BCD396XT using Butel ARC XT Pro software to load from Radio Reference.
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The "old repeater" was across the street, not at the hotel but at the school I guess that's what it was. But they had it there a few years ago. I THINK they may have been another one in the kissing tower. I forget.
On the conventional system (if they're still using that setup), the safety and security repeater was on the roof of the old Senior Hall across Hersheypark Drive and up the hill (Milton Hershey School property). The maintenance repeater was in the Kissing Tower. Everyone else's channels were talkaround.

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I was just at the park and I think they did block their Ops channel! Normally I could pick up what was going on around the park but the only thing coming in clearly was the Maint. Channel.
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Old 05-15-2012, 7:34 AM
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I was just at the park and I think they did block their Ops channel! Normally I could pick up what was going on around the park but the only thing coming in clearly was the Maint. Channel.
How would they block something like this. What about of they changed to narrowband would that effect picking them up?
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Sounds to me like they have switched all ops over to the new trunked system, which would provide much better coverage for the users of the older conventional, talkaround channels. This would explain so much activity showing up on one frequency as well as some of the conventional channels being quiet.
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Why isn't anyone finding any talkgroups? Do some programming with the frequency that is transmitting all of the traffic by way of a trunked system like LTR. Sit on it while doing a digital search and watch your LCD Screen. If it is a trucked system the LCD will tell ya. Or am I totally wrong about the way "MY" handheld works?
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If you are using a Uniden 396xt or 996xt, you should have the frequencies in order as listed and identified as frequency number 1 through 19, odd numbers only. Go to where you set up your trunked system, set your ID mode to ID Search. In the LTR system that Hershey Entertainment is using, it will show you the talk group ID's when they are talking. It will be in the format X-XX-XXX. The first digit will always be 0. The second and third digits will be 01 through 19 (odd numbers only), this identifies the home repeater being used for the group it is attached to (RR HERCO page list is correct in freqs and ID number). Although the trunking repeater number could change from time to time if the home repeater is busy, it will switch to another if available. The last three digits will be the actual group it is assigned to. If you hear a "squawk" at the end of the transmission, that radio is from the Entertainment complex (ie: Hersheypark, Arena, Stadium, Giant Center). The rest of the properties don't use the radio identification "squawk". example 0-07-002 is the Park Security dispatch channel. NO channels are blocked or encrypted in this system, at this time. The new system does not have the range that the old UHF system had. HT1250LS+ is the radio of choice on the property.

The old UHF repeater system still exists, but is not in use at this time. BTW - the old repeater for Park Security, is on the roof of the Arena, not on the hill at the Hotel or Milton Hershey School. That repeater would be for the Milton Hershey School and thier use. Old Park Maintenance repeater is on the Kissing Tower.

If I'm able to, I will post more information later, if this post doesn't get me in trouble.
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The old UHF repeater system still exists, but is not in use at this time. BTW - the old repeater for Park Security, is on the roof of the Arena, not on the hill at the Hotel or Milton Hershey School. That repeater would be for the Milton Hershey School and thier use. Old Park Maintenance repeater is on the Kissing Tower.
That's interesting...I used to work at MHS and took radio techs to the park's repeater to work on it at Senior Hall several times. When did they move it?

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Looking into it for you NodrogCop. I was under the impression we moved it onto Park property, when the School was torn down to the steal and rebuilt. I will research it some more. I know the rebuild took several years and we still were operating that repeater from some other location.
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Looking into it for you NodrogCop. I was under the impression we moved it onto Park property, when the School was torn down to the steal and rebuilt. I will research it some more. I know the rebuild took several years and we still were operating that repeater from some other location.
I was just curious. I left MHS in '99, and there were several repeaters at Senior Hall: Hersheypark Security (Operations), MHS's own, Dauphin Co's Police Channel 2 for Derry Twp/Hummelstown, and DTPD's.

It's always funny how things change when they seem like they'll stay that way forever.
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I visited Hersheypark yesterday and the new LTR system is VERY active. Lots of new channels found, even though my PSR-800 died after only 1 hour out in the car. I started a wiki page for the system located at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts - The RadioReference Wiki.
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After a ton of post's dodging the original question, was happy to see someone was able to tackle
the Hershey park system. You did a great job ! Thanks for the effort.....
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I'm also very pleased to see they're using the LTR system. I',m going out there again this October and will be glad I'll still be able to listen to them
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Okey, I did a massive update to the wiki that Gilligan started a few posts back. As you can see, Hershey has a TON of talk-groups. Ill submit it to RR for an update here sometime. let me know if you have any Q's
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Okey, I did a massive update to the wiki that Gilligan started a few posts back. As you can see, Hershey has a TON of talk-groups. Ill submit it to RR for an update here sometime. let me know if you have any Q's
So is the stuff in the Wiki the same as:

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Trunking System, Hershey, Pennsylvania - Scanner Frequencies ?

It seems like the database is missing alot compared to the Wiki.

From the stuff in the wiki, how do I program it into my BCT 15x?
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Looks like someone has started updating the database - you didn't say whether you're using software (which one?) or doing this by hand, but the process isn't all that different - the Easier to Read guide would be the place to start here...and I think the dashes in the talkgroups are replaced by periods, but I'm not quite sure about that...Mike
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The stuff on the wiki is what I was able to work out. The talk-group names may be a little different as compared to what is programmed into their radios, but I plan to double check it once I have the chance. It looks like the as ka3jjz said, someone has updated the official page. As for accuracy, I am 99.9% sure the wiki is accurate, unless I made a mistake writing down a talk-group ID.
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After five years it looks like something changed within the past week. The last transmission I remember hearing from Hersheypark was on Sunday, May 14. The park was open today and there was nothing. Have they change systems or narrow band or something else? Their information on RR was last updated in July 2014.
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