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Old 07-31-2017, 4:44 AM
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Looks like the frequencies for Simulcast Cell A (Urban) will be; 460.25, 460.35, 460.45, 460.55, 460.025 and 460.125 and and Simulcast Cell B (Rural) will be: 453.05, 453.175, 453.4125, 453.55, 453.65 and 453.75

ULS License - Public Safety Pool, Trunked License - WQZS950 - ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

(The emission on the license are listed as Phase I, not Phase II. Not sure what that's about.)
I see the emission designator column, but how do you tell it's showing Phase I? If that's the case, I can try to get more info from the 911 Director if needed.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:12 AM
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There's a great listing here in the wiki:

https://wiki.radioreference.com/inde...ion_Designator

8K10F7E could be EF Johnson's Phase II desigator, I'm just not familiar with it.
There's a thread here that mentions 8K10F7E: http://forums.radioreference.com/new...rs-help-5.html

Seems pretty certain that it's going to be Phase II. All the information from the County so far says so.
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Old 10-27-2017, 5:22 AM
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The portable and mobile radios for the new system have arrived this week. Users are being trained on them and the radios are being installed in vehicles. Not sure if scanner listening will be affected now, but I think things won't sound different until the new system is activated next summer.
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Old 10-31-2017, 4:37 AM
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New licensing info has just been released for Erie County:
https://www.radioreference.com/apps/...=2265&opt=fccg
ULS License - Public Safety Pool, Trunked License - WRAE417 - ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
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Old 12-11-2017, 6:15 PM
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More licensed frequencies posted today:
Erie County, Pennsylvania (PA) Last 50 FCC License Grants
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More licensed frequencies posted today:
Erie County, Pennsylvania (PA) Last 50 FCC License Grants
Those are the same frequencies you reported on 10/31, just additional tower locations.
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Old 01-08-2018, 2:41 PM
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Here's the latest update from the 911 Center:
"Our project team is continuing the early deployment, installation of subscriber
equipment (mobiles, portables) to our first responders. The contracts have been
awarded for the microwave system, tower steel, equipment shelters, and emergency
generators. The bid(s) will be released by the end of January for the tower
construction of eight new tower sites. The factory acceptance testing on the
radio system has been scheduled for the week of February 19-23, 2018 at EF
Johnson's Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Key staff members from the
Department of Public Safety, MCM Consulting Group and EFJ will be on site to
conduct the testing.

There will be additional public meetings, providing our first responders and the
general public a project update as to the progress towards implementation of the
Next Generation Public Safety Radio System."
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Default East County to join county dispatching

East County to join county dispatching - News - GoErie.com - Erie, PA
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Another update from the 911 Center:
"We are continuing with the early deployment of subscriber equipment (mobiles, portables) to our first responders.

The contracts have been awarded for the microwave system, tower steel, equipment shelters, and emergency generators. The bid(s) for the tower construction were opened by the County Controller on March 16th, and have been awarded to Perry Construction and Keystone Electric. The construction of towers is expected to begin on or about April 9, 2018.

The factory acceptance testing on the radio system was conducted the week of February 19-23, 2018 at EF Johnson's Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. After a successful test procedure, the radio system (infrastructure) has been staged at our facility (Flower Road). We anticipate conducting coverage testing by September; immediately following with the transition of our first responders over to the new radio system. The project completion date is December 31, 2018.

There will be additional public meetings scheduled this spring to provide our first responders and the general public a project update."
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Thank you Scnrfrq for the updates. I have heard conflicting information about the completion date of this project since its beginning. Now I guess the big question is encrypting.

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Thank you Scnrfrq for the updates. I have heard conflicting information about the completion date of this project since its beginning. Now I guess the big question is encrypting.

-Mark-
Yes, hopefully they'll go easy on that. At the last public meeting they said it was up to each agency, so we'll see.
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Old 04-04-2018, 6:44 AM
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More frequencies just approved:
ULS License - Public Safety Pool, Trunked License - WRAX228 - ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
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Old 04-28-2018, 4:19 AM
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They're FINALLY starting to build the 8 new towers:
Communication Tower Construction Projects Begin - Erie News Now | WICU & WSEE in Erie, PA
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Default Fire/EMS Pager Frequency

Does anyone know what analog frequency will be used for the Fire/EMS pagers?

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Old 05-25-2018, 3:16 PM
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Checked out the new tower being built on Westlake Road behind the Fairview Fire Dept. It is tall! Much bigger than I expected. Looks like the tower is complete, but still needs the antennas. I understand all towers have to be done by 7/31. 8 new towers and 7 being rehabbbed.Testing begins in the fall.
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Old 06-04-2018, 2:48 PM
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Now that I locked out all the PSP encrypted channels, I'm not hearing anything in Erie County. I used to at least hear the Game Commission once in awhile. Is anyone else hearing anything in Erie?
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Now that I locked out all the PSP encrypted channels, I'm not hearing anything in Erie County. I used to at least hear the Game Commission once in awhile. Is anyone else hearing anything in Erie?
Other than PA GC and some PennDot from Warren, it is rather quiet for Erie, Warren, Crawford.
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More frequencies approved.
https://www.radioreference.com/apps/...=2265&opt=fccg
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Default Erie County public safety radio project advances

Story from last month, but mentions that some new radios are already being used in the field on existing analog frequencies.

Erie County public safety radio project advances - News - GoErie.com - Erie, PA
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Old 07-29-2018, 8:38 AM
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All of the towers were supposed to be built by the end of July. I tried to get an update from the 911 Center to see if they were on schedule. No response yet. I'll post if I learn anything.
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