For the most part that is correct, though I've heard some operations without state/local support on the fed tgs, but no daily routine traffic by the agencies. From what I've heard they use cellphones and Zello since that blends in more than holding a two-way.I would like to take a few minutes and discuss the nature of the use of Federal VIPER talkgroups. I have spent approximately two months with one of my radios only monitoring my own list of Federal talkgroups that I have accumulated. It is my own experience that with really one exception, (U.S.F.S.), the use of VIPER by any Federal agency is rarely, if ever unilateral. ....
Thanks @Toad_77, did you submit this to the RR Database? Or if an admin sees this hopefully they'll update it.The Fayetteville TWC site was rebanded today
I did not submit it to the database yet, if I have a chance I will do it later tonight.Thanks @Toad_77, did you submit this to the RR Database? Or if an admin sees this hopefully they'll update it.
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Vidant, NCCU and ECU share the 2137xxx range and that talkgroup is between known TGs for Vidant and ECUFrom last week....
51548 - Bodie Island/Stumpy Point Sites; 21370xx Used call signs of Charlie
I've seen a 3500xxx RID before and dismissed it as a mistake, it too was on a fed talkgroup, but not that one. I've never caught any TG above 60xxx, good catch61413 Very active, East Lake & Stumpy Point Sites. Sounded like Tower Maintenance? RID: 35001xx
Both the talkgroup and RID put this in Chowan county, Chowan dispatch has been heard on radio 41010311026 Valhalla & Plymouth Sites; Law Enforcement Related. Users calling "Central" RID: 4101xx
I expect that the primary purpose of a VIPER talkgroup for many of the other-than-state-funded entities is for backup to their own non-VIPER communications and/or as a VIPER "home base" that could be patched to other agency or mutual aid talkgroups when necessary.In other words, I can't really recall an agency using VIPER for their own day to day, separate operations. Invariably when a Federal talkgroup is utilized, it is in conjunction with a State, or local agency on a specific operation, operating as a multiagency task force for the day.
Also heard off the Holly Ridge tower in addition to TGID 51991 NCFS Law Enforcement. First time I've heard either of them.NCFS Dist. 8 Tag#52649 has been monitored off the McCain Tower working fires to the east around Pender co most of the day,this is a first for me to monitor and of these TGs working any fires