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Nycomco Edacs

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I have a question for you guys. I am in the Ulster-Orange County area. I listen to NYCOMCO EDACS trunk system. For the last couple of days I have notice sometimes when someone is talking you get these short bursts of BR_BR_BR BR ( it's the best way I can describe it ) like sound that last for a few seconds while they are talking, then its normal again. It's mostly on the Illinois Tower. Can someone tell me what this is. I hope my pro-2055 isn't petering out on me. Thanks for your time........Ray
 
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Do you know what agency it is ? And is it at the beginning of the transmission ?

I think some of the EDACS radios have a feature that when the person begins to transmit, it looks for the strongest control channel and that's the system it transmits to. I notice this sometimes on the radios of agencies that use more than one system...and don't hear it on agencies that only use one system.
 
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I've heard the same type sound from the Town of Poughkeepsie PD and on the NYCOMCO IBM Poughkeepsie EDACS. The sound doesn't come through on EDACS radios, only on the scanner. We've had EDACS portables and scanners (both a Pro-2055 and a BCD396T) in the same room on several occassions and the sound was heard on both scanners and not on the EDACS radios.

Must be something with the way the scanner tracks and decodes the system??

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I believe it may be the system radio trying to acquire the tower. I also have had my EDACS portable on with a scanner and during this my transmission for what ever reason did not access the twr for a couple of tries. Each time the sound was heard on the scanner. Then upon acquisition the sound was no longer heard. I'm not an EDACS tech so I'm not positive this is actually what happened technically speaking.
 
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