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Allegheny County West System Upgrades

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JChabalie

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Just received an update on the West system a few days ago.



Starting January 22nd, both new and old paging tones will start being broadcast on West F Disp 1 and West EMS Disp.



February 4th-Agencies on West PD Disp 1 will be moved to the new West P Safety until the new West PD Disp 1 is online. At that time, units will be moved back to West PD Disp 1.



February 5th-West EMS agencies will still be alerted on West EMS Disp, however will respond on West P Safety.



February 6th-West Fire agencies will continue to be alerted on West F Disp 1 and units will be assigned to West F Ops 2 or 5. West F Ops 3 will be narrowbanded.



February 7th-Units will start to be assigned to their new designated ops channel (2, 3, or 5). VHF paging on 155.100 will cease.



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West PD Disp 1 was successfully narrowbanded on Tuesday and all departments were moved over on Wednesday. Today (Thursday), both West EMS and West Fire will be narrowbanded.


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Now that West PD is narrowbanded and upgraded, are they moving all of the West police departments onto that channel? It's hit or miss when I can pick up that area, and last I knew the majority were on West PD 1, but with McKees Rocks, Kennedy, Robinson, etc. on a separate channel--I think it was 460.025. Just curious if they're merging the two channels....
 

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The remaining narrow banding for West Fire and EMS was completed today and the VHF paging channel was finally eliminated.

As for the McKees Rocks Channel (West PD S-1), that channel will remain for that area. It is a separate channel worked by a different dispatcher than West PD Disp 1. It would be too much for 1 channel to have all of those departments on it with the call volume on S-1.


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WEST FD Dispatch 1 - 471.7375 (PL - 114.8) *** New
WEST FD Ops 2 - 471.6375 (PL - DPL073)
WEST FD Ops 3 - 472.7375 (PL - 241.8) *** New
WEST FD Ops 4 - 471.4625 (PL - DPL606) - No longer monitored by Dispatch
WEST FD Ops 5 - 472.4125 (PL - DPL023)

WEST EMS Dispatch 1 - 470.4375 (PL - 123.0)

WEST PD Dispatch 1 - 460.5000 (PL - 103.5) *** New
WEST Public Safety - 460.3750 (PL - 131.8) *** Old WEST PD 2
WEST PD S-1 - 460.0250 (PL - 131.8)
WEST PD S-2 - 460.1250 (PL - 131.8)

Regional Ops Channel Layout for FD

Ops 2 -
118,128,163,176,189,275,277
Ops 3 -
117,124,125,126,170,255,256,257,266,267,268,269
Ops 5 -
181,209,215,243,244,245
 

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Does north Fayette still use the 33.76 listed in DB?
 
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