• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Maryland FIRST 700mhz TRS

dpcain

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
1,388
Location
MD
#1
Hey all,

I've seen official rumors that Maryland is working on a statewide digital TRS termed a 'first responders' net:
700 MHz System

As it says, Motorola was given a notice to proceed back in 2010.. anybody have any idea how far along they are with this project (at least in service region 1A) or any further information?
 

ka3jjz

Wiki Admin Emeritus
Joined
Jul 22, 2002
Messages
21,566
Location
Bowie, Md.
#2
Actually at least in central Maryland, PG county has the distinction of having the first 700 mhz trunk system...

and as for the so-called statewide system, I haven't heard anything in a long time on this subject. Not surprising, with the budget shortfall...best regards...Mike
 

chief34a

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 19, 2002
Messages
79
Location
Owings, Maryland
#4
The state has put up a half dozen or so towers in southern Maryland and have mounted some yagi's on them but that is all the progress that I have seen so far.
 

dpcain

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
1,388
Location
MD
#9
That's outstanding, good step-up from the VHFL clunker system MSP is on right now- and that presentation shows the timescale pretty well. Thanks CqDx.
 
Joined
Oct 4, 2011
Messages
182
Location
Newark, DE
#10
Is this Statewide TRS going to replace some of the older county TRSs or will it just co-exist with them?

Also is the SW TRS going to be P25 phase 1 or 2?
 
Last edited:

dpcain

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 14, 2008
Messages
1,388
Location
MD
#11
Looks like it's designed to co-exist unless the county wants to jump entirely on board- looks very county-governance hold-hand-y.
 
Joined
May 5, 2009
Messages
974
#12
Is this Statewide TRS going to replace some of the older county TRSs or will it just co-exist with them?

Also is the SW TRS going to be P25 phase 1 or 2?
Phase Two, confirmed thru state documents and Motorola promo material. Moto is really using this as an example of their first big Phase 2 project.
 
Joined
Jan 5, 2004
Messages
5,129
Location
Lo Co VA/ FM19
#15
Are these 700mhz trunked county licenses part of the statewide system? They are in the Region 1 area of the FIRST project.

WQNB667/WQNH714 Carroll Co
WQNH702 Harford Co
WQNH763 Anne Arundel Co
WQNH768 City of Baltimore
WQNI382 Howard Co
WQON288 Frederick Co
 

Mark

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 14, 2001
Messages
4,588
Location
Northeast Maryland
#17
Just for something new tried my old Pro-96 out tonight unlocking 700 band via Win 96 software
Getting strong CC here in Cecil County on 773.3125 so far..
Assume from Northeast MSP Barracks site.

OK getting some ID's now 2155 pm

47344 47248 47216 47280 47312 35568 so far they just pop up for a second then gone.
Real strong signal on the rubber ducky

20 minutes later getting new ID's
59632 59504 59600 59472
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 5, 2009
Messages
974
#18
Just for something new tried my old Pro-96 out tonight unlocking 700 band via Win 96 software
Getting strong CC here in Cecil County on 773.3125 so far..
Assume from Northeast MSP Barracks site.

OK getting some ID's now 2155 pm

47344 47248 47216 47280 47312 35568 so far they just pop up for a second then gone.
Real strong signal on the rubber ducky

20 minutes later getting new ID's
59632 59504 59600 59472
Must be some signal testing... keep us updated as to when you start hearing voice.

What software are you using to log?
 

Mark

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jan 14, 2001
Messages
4,588
Location
Northeast Maryland
#19
Must be some signal testing... keep us updated as to when you start hearing voice.

What software are you using to log?
No software..Just watching ID's come and go on CC freq 773.3125

They almost seem to be changing ranges every 20 min or so.

First was 47*** then 59*** now 35*** Must be random testing.
Will keep watching for pattern and limit search for voice coms from time to time.

Cecil County is part of the Region1a phase 700 deployment with the funding and Kent County
Will be nice for local MSP to finally get off the low band radios.

Tonight midnight CC is so strong can receive CC without any antenna on Pro-96..
Wondering since no cell phone interference like 800 band they can up the wattage or just
cleaner 700 band is the difference.
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 5, 2009
Messages
974
#20
What scanner are you using? You may justbe close to transmitter... i know on some local 800 towers i can get the CC withoutthe antenna as well.
 
Top