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Bastrop County fires

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Premium Subscriber
Dec 13, 2000
Austin, Texas
I'm in Austin. I haven't heard anything from the Bastrop fires. The Steiner Ranch fire was pretty active on the Austin/Travis County system as well as some of the 800 mhz interoperability channels. The fires in Pedernales and the Hamilton Pool area were active on both the Austin and LCRA systems.

Having just gotten a GRE PSR-800, all I can recommend is to program in those interoperability channels that you don't think anybody ever uses. These once-in-a-lifetime incidents are almost exactly when they come alive. It was incredible hearing the Steiner Ranch IC talking about Dallas FD units coming in.
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