Surprise, surprise. Yes, Sta. 60 is in a tiny piece of Portland. I think it's the only building in that little sliver of land.Which stations?
First I must apologize to Keith for straying from his original question.Surprise, surprise. Yes, Sta. 60 is in a tiny piece of Portland.
And the beauty of the 4 contiguous counties in the Portland area all using Motorola trunked radio systems is the ability to all talk together.... Engine 60 will go to a Portland call, or E58/59 will go to a call in Oregon City.
Are you sure you heard 10? The higher OPS channels (7 through 12) are only used for Training. Accidents are almost always on OPS-6.Hey Dick, when I hear TVF&R go on certain calls (usually on Cornelius Pass) they are told to go to OPS10, what's the reason for this?
Whoops. Looks like I have a serious case of foot in mouth disease. Next time, somebody punch me before I go shooting my mouth off about something I don't know about.TVF&R no longer has any open contracts, the last contract city to be annexed in was West Linn and that was about 5 years ago. Also Forest Grove and Cornelius are city departments that actually contract services to the rural district around them, Banks, Gaston and Dist 2 are all districts with no contracts. (except the IGA between Hillsboro and Dist 2 for admin/chief services)
Hey Dick, when I hear TVF&R go on certain calls (usually on Cornelius Pass) they are told to go to OPS10, what's the reason for this?
Any OPS channel will be heard exactly as well or poorly as any other. They all go through the same repeaters. Yes, Corn Pass is a bad area. If they are having trouble on a scene, they might use one of the 4 Simplex channels since they are direct, unit to unit.Positive, it has happened 3 or 4 times and I wasn't sure if it was because of the poor communications in that area. But it's that area on Cornelius Pass Road.
The nearest Washington County site is at the WCCCA PSAP, near 185th and US-26. If Engine 368 is responding to a call down in the pass east of Skyline, they definitely won't be in range of the WCCCA radio system, especially since they probably won't be able to get one of the linked Clackamas County towers either. The Portland site is made to fill that gap in Multnomah County's area. They probably use a Portland ops channel out of necessity, and that area is all Multnomah County anyway. On a crash, E368 may respond because they're the closest station, but police and ambulance will be coming from Multnomah County.Portland has a local fill-in 800 radio site in Corn Pass. Maybe TVF&R to an unused OPS channel on the Portland system in order to communicate with dispatchers up at WCCCA for incidents inside Multnomah County that E-368 rolls on.
I don't beleive the system 800 system used by TVFR has a site near the Pass, and one really is needed
for anybody to hear you up there, especially on the 800 band..
Just a thought.