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NASA Wallops Installing New Motorola P25 Phase II System

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I posted a press release on the news forum a few weeks ago, but it never showed up, so I guess it wasn't approved.

I'm finally at a point where I can talk a little bit about our new Motorola P25 Phase II trunking system we're putting in later this year. The contract was awarded about a month ago after a VERY lengthy ~6 year engineering study/survey. It came down to Motorola and Harris. We currently have an aging (dying) VHF EDACS Harris system. We'll now be going to a Motorola UHF P25 Phase II Simulcasted two site system.

Slated to install around December timeframe and acceptance/cutover in early 2017 (hopefully January).

That's about all I can say right now, but I hope to update as things progress.
 

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Any idea if this system is up and operational yet?

Supposedly an identical system is being built as well at Goddard Space Flight Center in MD suburb to replace the existing EDACS system.
 
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Not as far as I know; I still hear the two EDACS systems occaisionally while transiting along US13.

Haven't heard Jason in quite a while. Hope all is well with him and is busy with the new system.
 
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Thanks, Steve! I'm OK, just swamped at work. We're still gearing up for this system roll out. That is taking most of my time right now.

The system is tied to an Astro Core that is located at Goddard. Goddard has a single RF site and we have two RF sites (simulcasted). The EDACS system is still online and in operation. It will remain so, at least for a few months after the new system goes online (safe fallback, if needed). Before the end of the year, we will decom the old system and forklift it out. Even the old shelter will be removed at the main site. I'll be glad to see EDACS go!

We took delivery of 21 pallets of equipment from Motorola last week. Site equipment will come in June timeframe, after staging.

So it's really happening now :D
 
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I should add that the schedule on this project slipped from my original dates in the original post. We're looking at staging in May. Roll-out early July and cut-over soon after.
 
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You also get a discount trip with cash if its within 24 hours and you have your receipt
Thought they did away with the cash discount

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Direct from the CBBT website home page "The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel implemented toll rate changes on January 1, 2014. All discounts offered by the CBBT require the use of E-ZPass."
 
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Today I spent some time working with the UHF APX4000 Model III handhelds we'll be handing out to a majority of the people working on the facility.

We also have Model II's (limited keypad) going to many people who rarely change channels or have a need for scan.

 
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