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Thunderbolt 08-20-2012 7:22 PM

AWIN Discussion
 
All discussions related to the AWIN TRS, especially talkgroups, and tower sites should use this thread.

Thunderbolt 08-20-2012 7:23 PM

Last year, AWIN added five new sites to the system. They maybe on 700 MHz, and licensed under the statewide license at this time. If anyone can shed some light on the frequencies in use at these sites, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • Benton (Saline County)
  • Harrisburg (Poinsett County)
  • Preston Ferry (Arkansas County)
  • Russelville (Pope County), still under construction.
  • Star City (Lincoln County)

73's


Ron

ae5au 08-21-2012 12:59 AM

Benton Site
 
The Benton site has its antennas installed, but it's not actually live yet that I'm aware. (No adjacent sites seem to be reporting it yet, either.)

They just completed an upgrade to the zone controllers, so I wouldn't be surprised if it comes online pretty soon.

jhsands 08-22-2012 3:57 AM

@ae5au Can Clay shed light on the saline tower?

Where is this tower located?

As-far-as the controllers, they have that stack of paperwork for new IDs they started creating yesterday. I think RP and Grace have their hands full!

ae5au 08-22-2012 2:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhsands (Post 1806384)
@ae5au Can Clay shed light on the saline tower?

Haven't talked to him in a while. Maybe he will chime in.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhsands (Post 1806384)
Where is this tower located?

At the Saline County OEM in downtown Benton.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhsands (Post 1806384)
As-far-as the controllers, they have that stack of paperwork for new IDs they started creating yesterday. I think RP and Grace have their hands full!

No doubt. I hope to start seeing some traffic from the Little Rock system's users preparing for their move. I've been leaving the scanner logging wildcards from Shinall and Roosevelt sites hoping to catch something interesting.

KE5TLF 09-24-2012 8:03 AM

Logged from Jackson County MS. (yes, no s*** :eek:)
Note undocumented site 270 in the neighbors list.

FileVersion:7
-TowerInfo
#This section is here for information only. With the exception
#of the Call Sign(s), This data is not Read back into the program at all.
System ID : 188
System Name : AWIN
WACN : BEE00
Tower Number (Decimal): 204
Tower Number (Hex) : T0204
Tower Description : Winchester
Control Capabilities : Data,Voice,Registration
Call Sign(s) :
Timestamp : Mon Sep 24 07:01:31 2012

-Tables
#Format: Table ID,Base Freq,Spacing,Input Offset,Assumed/Confirmed,BandWidth,Slots
00,851.00625,0.00625,-45.00000,"Confirmed",0.00625,1
01,764.00000,0.00625,30.00000,"Confirmed",0.00625, 1
02,762.00625,0.00625,30.00000,"Confirmed",0.00625, 1

-Frequencies
#Format: Channel,Usage,Frequency(/Slot),Input Channel,Input Frequency(/Slot),Input Explicit(1/0),Hit Count
"00-0047","c",851.30000,"00-0047",806.30000,0,0
"00-0143","v",851.90000,"00-0143",806.90000,0,12
"00-0385","v",853.41250,"00-0385",808.41250,0,9
"00-1065","a",857.66250,"00-1065",812.66250,0,0

-Neighbors
#Format: TowerID,TowerIDHex,System ID,Channel,Frequency,Tower Name
203,"T0203",188,"00-0007",851.05000,""
212,"T020C",188,"00-0033",851.21250,""
216,"T0210",188,"00-0027",851.17500,""
268,"T0244",188,"00-0343",853.15000,""
270,"T0246",188,"01-1265",771.90625,""

jhsands 09-24-2012 8:41 AM

Probably Star City tower.

KE5TLF 09-24-2012 9:25 AM

Sunshine
 
Note control channels for this site and site neighbor 214 differ from what is in the DB

FileVersion:7
-TowerInfo
#This section is here for information only. With the exception
#of the Call Sign(s), This data is not Read back into the program at all.
System ID : 188
System Name : AWIN
WACN : BEE00
Tower Number (Decimal): 212
Tower Number (Hex) : T020C
Tower Description : Sunshine
Control Capabilities : Data,Voice,Registration
Call Sign(s) : WQBW870
Timestamp : Mon Sep 24 08:24:37 2012

-Tables
#Format: Table ID,Base Freq,Spacing,Input Offset,Assumed/Confirmed,BandWidth,Slots
00,851.00625,0.00625,-45.00000,"Confirmed",0.00625,1
01,764.00000,0.00625,30.00000,"Confirmed",0.00625, 1
02,762.00625,0.00625,30.00000,"Confirmed",0.00625, 1

-Frequencies
#Format: Channel,Usage,Frequency(/Slot),Input Channel,Input Frequency(/Slot),Input Explicit(1/0),Hit Count
"00-0033","c",851.21250,"00-0033",806.21250,0,0
"00-0073","a",851.46250,"00-0073",806.46250,0,0
"00-0429","v",853.68750,"00-0429",808.68750,0,2
"00-0537","v",854.36250,"00-0537",809.36250,0,1
"00-1393","i",859.71250,"00-1393",814.71250,0,2

-Neighbors
#Format: TowerID,TowerIDHex,System ID,Channel,Frequency,Tower Name
204,"T0204",188,"00-0047",851.30000,"Winchester"
214,"T020E",188,"00-0155",851.97500,""

paragould12 09-29-2012 12:31 PM

Any new info on Harrisburg (Poinsett County) site? Will this be new tower?

ad5kl 10-09-2012 4:57 PM

They have been working on the East Little Rock tower the last couple of days.

It was listed as Roosevelt so maybe that will be the new name once LR goes live & additional tower(s) are setup. Site 62 is currently East Little Rock in the RR database.

ae5au 10-10-2012 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ad5kl (Post 1833822)
It was listed as Roosevelt so maybe that will be the new name once LR goes live & additional tower(s) are setup. Site 62 is currently East Little Rock in the RR database.

Roosevelt is what is was always called by AWIN staff.

ad5kl 10-10-2012 10:34 AM

Ok thanks, mystery solved. I like the Roosevelt name better. :)

Looking forward to seeing LR/NLR/Jacksonville go-live on AWIN.

btritch 10-11-2012 1:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paragould12 (Post 1828477)
Any new info on Harrisburg (Poinsett County) site? Will this be new tower?

Possibly Could Be.. Poinsett County SO is using AWIN now and they're closest tower is Jonesboro and Lake City so it's possible.. I haven't heard anything about it but I can see that...

Thunderbolt 10-11-2012 5:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paragould12 (Post 1828477)
Any new info on Harrisburg (Poinsett County) site? Will this be new tower?

I searched through the FCC database tonight, and I couldn't find a license for this site. However, that doesn't mean that it's not on the air at this time. A thorough search of the 700 and 800 MHz bands, may turn up a control channel, especially on the former of the two.

73's

Ron

k5kvn 01-26-2013 7:45 PM

Springdale AWIN freqs changed?
 
I can't get the Springdale control channel any more. I'm just a couple of miles from the tower, too. I'm hearing a control channel on 856.1875 full strength. Wondering if troop L has changed up freqs?

milf 01-27-2013 11:58 AM

Springdale FREQS: Still the same at
851.5875
851.8375
852.6875
852.9375
853.2125

Your picking up the Combs site CC. Try programming in ALL the Springdale freqs and see if maybe they rotated to one of the other freqs. There are 3 CC's listed currently, that means there is still a possible 4th in the line up. Useful tup: When using CC only for trunking, program ALL the CC's for each site, not just the primary. And if your only monitoring a few sites, and they are not huge sites, and only say one, or two CC's are known, then program in ALL the freqs for the site. It works to find all 4 possible CC's on a Motorola TRS. *For any site that has at least 5 to 6 freqs.*

k5kvn 01-27-2013 1:47 PM

I programmed in all of the Springdale freqs a couple days ago and didn't pick up any CC. I have always kept all of the CCs for sites in my area programmed in. I'll have to look at it more closely.

Quote:

Originally Posted by milf (Post 1903364)
Springdale FREQS: Still the same at
851.5875
851.8375
852.6875
852.9375
853.2125

Your picking up the Combs site CC. Try programming in ALL the Springdale freqs and see if maybe they rotated to one of the other freqs. There are 3 CC's listed currently, that means there is still a possible 4th in the line up. Useful tup: When using CC only for trunking, program ALL the CC's for each site, not just the primary. And if your only monitoring a few sites, and they are not huge sites, and only say one, or two CC's are known, then program in ALL the freqs for the site. It works to find all 4 possible CC's on a Motorola TRS. *For any site that has at least 5 to 6 freqs.*


milf 03-22-2013 9:40 PM

Expansion Heads Up
 
According to inside information, on at least two of the sites that are "conversion" sites, they are indeed building whole new towers, sheds, etc. Thats for Chinall Mt (Little Rock), and Benton's new addition. A bunch more of Saline County's VFD's just got AWIN gear and will very soon be up on it. So over the next few months will be a lot of new additions to the AWIN.
So apparently they are going to make sure they have no dead zones at all in the new areas.

milf 05-01-2013 11:02 PM

Updated Info Needed!
 
OK Lads N Lassies, as I found out by it causing me an OOPSIE moment... A LOT of the info we have for the AWIN sites data is WAY out of date. We need current data on ALL sites reguarding rebanded status, site nieghbor lists, any site numbering changes etc.... So here is me begging for as many as possible that can get this data vias Pro96Com, or the capabilities of the newer gen scanners, please submit it.....

TY in advance.

:confused:

safetyobc 05-02-2013 1:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by milf (Post 1962589)
OK Lads N Lassies, as I found out by it causing me an OOPSIE moment... A LOT of the info we have for the AWIN sites data is WAY out of date. We need current data on ALL sites reguarding rebanded status, site nieghbor lists, any site numbering changes etc.... So here is me begging for as many as possible that can get this data vias Pro96Com, or the capabilities of the newer gen scanners, please submit it.....

TY in advance.

:confused:

Just submitted some current info on my local tower. Hope that helps!


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