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Moving to Rockdale County...digital or not?

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We'll be moving into Rockdale County... Conyers, actually, and was wondering if I should upgrade to a digital scanner. I see Rockdale County is currently analog. Are there any known plans of going digital anytime soon? Thanks.
 

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Rockdale / Metro Atlanta Area

Rockdale is analog for now.

Many Atlanta area agencies are heading toward digital.

On the NW side of Metro Atl - Cobb County is P-25 Moto.
On the E side of Metro Atl - DeKalb County has announced plans to migrate to P-25.

Either Walton or Newton (can't recall which) is getting that blasted "OpenSky" from M/A Comm. Might as well be Nextel....like ProVoice, nothing can handle OpenSky which is a TDMA system.

If you have an analog trunker right now you're ok on that side of Atlanta. Eventually you'll need a digital but as to when.........I'd guess another year.

Good luck with your move. Hope all goes well for you and yours.

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Thanks for the reply and greetings, Julian. Well, it looks like I may just use my conventional analog scanner for just Conyers right now and wait until the digital scanners come down in price. By then things should be more concrete, plan-wise, for the digital migrations to happen. BTW, is there anything Rockdale or Conyers has to do with GEWIN, or is that just for state PD and interops? Thanks again.
 

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Gewin

Members of Scan-Atlanta who live in the Atlanta area are up to date on that.

Since it's free, may I suggest you sign up on www.scanatlanta.com email group. Some of the guys there can get you an explanation. AndrewC75 is a member and a frequent contributor. AndrewC75 and Spectra7 (ScanAtlanta webmaster) can fill you in.

Georgia Emergency Wireless Network is what I believe it stands for.

Ga State Patrol in metro area has two forms of comms.
1. Troop - C which is repeater VHF on 155.910 CSQ (no PL)
2. City of Atlanta's 800-TRS & their own talkgroups. They can access other TRS in area too.

Good luck in your move. Hope to see you at a future Scan-In.

Julian
 

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Julian.... or anyone... Conyers -is- conventional analog for their PD, correct? I saw something on another site that lists a sh*tload of 800MHz freqs...which appears they would be trunked. Thanks.
 

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Make sure you put the fleet map in. If you have a CC trunking scanner, you only have to input those for the system to operate.

Larry
 

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Conyers Police

Conyers PD is 800 conventional analog.

Pasted from www.ScanAtlanta.com website

Conyers Police Department Traffic 853.7375

Conyers Police Department Dispatch 854.0875

I'll check my laptop where I have ARC250 running. I may have their PL tones.

Thanks,
Julian
 

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Julian, what I've gleaned so far is Conyers PD dispatch and traffic both use DPL 411.
 
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