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West Orange EDACS

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#1
The West Orange EDACS system has been sounding terrible lately. I live right in town and they are very scratchy and sometimes cut out completely. I also notice that often the dispatcher audio comes in very low and almost inaudible. I'm wondering if the system is having problems. I know someone posted here a while back saying that West Orange may be upgrading to a digital system this year, but I have not seen anything more about it since then. I know EDACS is EOL at this point so just wondering what they may be looking to do.
 

slingshot202

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New Jersey
#3
Some days I can barely hear units and then others it is like they are sitting in the room with me. I have not noticed any poor reception, but then again I would have to look to see if I am receiving them at all.

Sometimes I notice that I have 1 bar on them and the scanner does not move, so I am sure it has to be them or a tower that is down.
 

Markscan

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#4
I get them full strength in West Caldwell on my SDS200. I set the filter to wide normal and they sound ok.


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Dec 27, 2005
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NYC Metro
#6
No matter what I use and try they sound like crap a low scratchy mess in Verona.
I noticed in particular the 853.6625 frequency is especially bad for me. Whenever they transmit on that frequency they always sound worse than when they transmit on the others. Luckily 6625 is not used for control channel purposes or I probably wouldn't be able to pull them in at all.
 
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Linden, NJ
#7
I get west orange 100% in Linden on my sds100 with filter set to wide normal had the same problem with irvington pd coming in very noisy low signal until i changed the filter to INVERT now they sound like their tower is down the street. so, if you have a sds100 or 200 experiment with filter settings to see what works best
 
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