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Why are we depreciating frequencies when an Agency is in the process of transition and keeps switching back and forth between systems ? Too many contributors are quick to jump the gun and too many DB admins are too quick to make changes without confirmation.


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Could still be testing, and/or possibly simulcasting.

Maybe not every single radio is installed... etc.


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They may be experiencing problems with the new system, I’m guessing dead spots or coverage due to the city being sea level and the palisades blocking the west where the west orange site is located. They are still using their new radios but on the old 800 frequencies possibly temporary until the bugs are worked out. This may be a stretch but maybe they’re thinking of going to the new county system as it’s designed to cover the Hudson county area specifically.if you listen to the radios when they key up you’ll notice right after the mdc there is a short ping like sound, that’s how I kinda figure they’re still using the new radios.
 

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They may be experiencing problems with the new system, I’m guessing dead spots or coverage due to the city being sea level and the palisades blocking the west where the west orange site is located.
The West Orange simulcast consists of 5 sites. The closest one to Hoboken is in Jersey City. But of course there is still no guarantee that they are getting adequate coverage, especially down by the river.

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?siteId=18678
 

rufus-7

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Looks like they are back on the state system again and also in the green (encrypted)
 

rufus-7

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For the past few weeks they’ve been on the 800mhz and about a week ago they were back on the state system for a few hours before going back on the old system. I wonder what is happening with them, why are they back on the old system. Hopefully they’ll stay on the old 800mhz
 

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I always wondered why the state system didn't put a site up in Manhattan, if for no other reason but to have almost total coverage. The NYPD has sites in NJ, as do the NYSP.
 

RadioChief55

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They could put one on a building in Jersey City. They have one going up thats going to be close to 900 feet tall. The Goldman Sachs Tower is 781 feet tall.
 
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