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Howard County: Permian Basin P25 & Conventional

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Today, I monitored the new Permian Basin P25 system in Midland & Big Spring. My compliments to those involved in this project. The transmissions were crystal clear on my GRE PSR 500. When I passed the 172 mile marker in Big Spring, I was still hearing TG 501, OPD Patrol 1.

I am rather bewildered about the lack of radio traffic on Big Spring PD. Typically, they are more active than Howard County SO. I heard they were planning on merging city & county jails. I wonder if they are sharing the county frequencies as well?

Judging from the police beat, there should be much more radio traffic.
 

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Permian Basin P25 Reception

For those who are interested in this area of Texas, I have been hearing fairly frequent transmissions from TG's 501 & 901 today in Big Spring, Texas. Again, I find this exceptional since it is about 60 miles to Odessa.

The same can be said for CB transmissions along IH 27. I suppose the flatness of the terrain helps with the CB.

I previously questioned the infrequent radio traffic on Big Spring PD Dispatch; however, today, it was more active. I suppose I am used to the traffic near Waco, Houston, and larger cities.

I have not heard anything from the Federal Prison here in Big Spring. I suppose the TG's are encrypted since none are identified in the RR DB.

Tomorrow, I will be heading to Midland, Texas to monitor more P25 transmissions.

Adios

Oh well.
 

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I am not sure if you are listening on 800 or VHF. VHF only S of Big Spring, 800 and VHF SE of Midland. If 800, you may have been hearing the Midland site. These sites would not light up if there was no one affiliated.
 

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800 Mhz Digital

I am not sure if you are listening on 800 or VHF. VHF only S of Big Spring, 800 and VHF SE of Midland. If 800, you may have been hearing the Midland site. These sites would not light up if there was no one affiliated.
I was definitely listening to 800 mhz digital. As I previously mentioned, the TG's were from Odessa. I was quite surprised.
 

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I'm out here in Monahans working the oilfields, but have been so busy and worn out that I have barely even turned on the scanner. I want to monitor the system. I can pick up the Notrees sites from here.
 

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I'm out here in Monahans working the oilfields, but have been so busy and worn out that I have barely even turned on the scanner. I want to monitor the system. I can pick up the Notrees sites from here.
Since I went to Levelland high school, I know what type of terrain you are dealing with out there near Monahans. I am pretty excited about having the capability of hearing Odessa and various LE agencies when I come to Big Spring. Like I said, the clarity was exceptional.
 
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