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Does anyone know if the Manhattan frequency has changed? I haven't been able to hear anything for the past three days on either my desktop or handheld. FD had a run on my block the other day and I could pick up the HT frequency but not Manhattan. At first I thought it was just because Manhattan wasn't transmitting but when the radio in the trucks was working and not my scanner I found it odd.
 

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They could be on the citywide freq, the borough dispatch have been switching over to citywide a lot recently. They might be doing repairs.
 
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FDNY is working to move everything over to the new communications center so each boro has been spending some time on CW while the transition.
 

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You must've heard wrong, because that is certainly not the case. They just finished the migration to 482 MHz, which took a few years and was not cheap.
 
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You probably heard the dispatcher tell a chief, marine or special unit to switch to the 800 MHz radio. These units use 6B on the Doitt 800 trunked system on a regular basis.


It could be possible. I turned on the radio mid transmission. All I really got was "if you can't get dispatch go to ch 6B on 800MHZ during the transition.


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Whenever there is an active fire in NYC you can hear the FDNY operations on the Doitt trunked system. They usually use the Division channels.
 

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Division channels are on uhf trunked.

There is currently a plan being put into place to have trunked dispatch channels as backups.
 

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Both trunked systems are UHF...400mhz and 800 MHz.
Yes, technically UHF refers to the 300 MHz - 3 GHz spectrum...but you know darn well that in common parlance used around here, "UHF" refers to 300 - 512 MHz, and that the bands above that are referred to specifically as 700, 800, and 900. Let's not get cute with technicalities. :roll:
 
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Division channels are on uhf trunked.

There is currently a plan being put into place to have trunked dispatch channels as backups.

tbendick,
Do you know what talkgroups the new dispatch *backups* are using?
Existing or new?
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