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I have not monitored 45.88mhz in a very long time, do the Counties still use this frequency for inter-County communications? I know that the NYS Fire vehicles used to have this channel in their radios and many Chief's vehicles also had it.
 
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Some Counties are still using it, but many are moving away from low band and I know of a couple that have completely stopped monitoring.

DHSES staff (OEM, OIEC, OFPC) have it in their vehicles and still use it, although we have other division channels (and 45.56 for OFPC) available as well...
 

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Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Washington, Warren and the National Weather Service in Burlington are still using it in north east NY.
 
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When I dispatched up at the 9-1-1 center in Onondaga Co. I made a point to use it rather than pick up the phone. Guess it's the radio in me. Mostly to talk to Oswego & Cayuga Counties. On our radio consoles there was a box for transmitting on it. You could toggle between 45.880 & 155.295 which is Rural/Metro Channel #3. Of course that was as of 2009.
 
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What about the police version of 45.880. 155.370!?!? Is that still used. I know up in Onondaga County we had it on our consoles but I don't ever remember using it. More inclined to pick up the phone. Maybe because the transmissions were more sensitive in nature.
 
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Just a funny story about 45.88. My OEM Coordinator used to say it was his favorite frequency because it didn't have a lot of traffic on there!! However when it did come alive you can be sure there was something huge happening!
 

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I monitor it 24/7 on a dedicated radio and base antenna.

It is still used by Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Otsego, Deleware, Maidson and Cortland counties.
 

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I have not monitored 45.88mhz in a very long time, do the Counties still use this frequency for inter-County communications? I know that the NYS Fire vehicles used to have this channel in their radios and many Chief's vehicles also had it.
Still used quite a bit around Broome, Chenango, and other nearby counties.

Rich
 

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The State has recently re-branded 45.88 or Inter-county to LFIRE4D from the NiFOG and added a PL for those agencies in Southern NY who are receiving interference from CT.

http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oiec/plans-policies-guidelines/documents/LFIRE4D-4588-Guideline.pdf
It's not just the Southern Counties that get the traffic from CT. They can be heard all the way up to the Canadian Boarder!!! Obviously it is worse being closer, but it is a pain. Many counties within the Adirondack Park are going to PL sooner rather than later because of it.
 
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It's not just the Southern Counties that get the traffic from CT. They can be heard all the way up to the Canadian Boarder!!! Obviously it is worse being closer, but it is a pain. Many counties within the Adirondack Park are going to PL sooner rather than later because of it.
Agencies in the Hudson Valley went to PL shortly after the State guideline came out.
 
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I'm not sure if they're using a pl here in CNY but they are still using the channel, county-county, for mutual aide requests.

I've never heard anything other than that for years as far as
'interference" is concerned.
 
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