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Old 05-31-2018, 9:36 PM
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Since the Uniden NXDN upgrade, I've been playing around with the NC Fleet Talk system on my 436HP. I have discovered additional sites under the 219 System ID that apparently have duplicate site numbers to some sites listed in the database.

One example is Site # 5. The database shows a Site #5 on Stuart Andrew in Charlotte. I have discovered another Site # 5 that appears to be somewhere near Greensboro with a CC of 452.3375 and RAN of 5.

Another is Site # 4. Besides the Rock Hill site in the database, I'm getting one here in Northeast Davidson County that I believe to possibly be Pores Knob in Wilkes County. It has a CC of 463.6875 with a RAN of 4.

I also have found 2 Site #3's. One from the top of Morrow Mountain with a CC of 451.325 and another from here at home with a CC of 452.0125. Both with a RAN of 3.

Looking at the FCC database, some sites are licensed to Rock Communications in Fort Mill SC and others are licensed to Mobile Communications out of Clemmons NC. I'm wondering if each company has different site numbers and that's what is accounting for the duplicate site numbers. Another thing I've noticed and verified is Site #22. It's located at the Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem. The frequency that is being used (464.775) is showing to licensed to the college. Their campus police used to be on the channel in analog mode and they now show up on this site with a talkgroup of 199. I think there are some other sites that may be licensed to other companies also. On the way to Wilmington this last weekend, I discovered a Site # 24 in the Sanford-Lillington area. It had a CC of 452.675. Looking at the FCC database, that frequency is licensed to Direct Call on their Broadway tower but I was not in the area long enough to confirm it.

Besides the aforementioned talkgroup of 199 being FTCC Police, I've found the following talkgroups.

119 appears to be a sand and gravel hauler in the Surry County and Stokes County areas
123 Wagner Appliance in Winston-Salem
386 Safety Taxi in Salisbury (they also show up using Private Call also, ids are i5415, i5417, i5419)
138, 139 and 143 appear to be Rowan County Schools (need to work on these)
478 appears to be a trash service (heard a Thomasville address)

I wanted to throw these out here so that some of you can play with it and see what you all come up with so the database can be updated.
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This is interesting that FTCC is using NXDN. The coverage map that I saw does not show coverage in Fayetteville at all.
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This is interesting that FTCC is using NXDN. The coverage map that I saw does not show coverage in Fayetteville at all.
I'm pretty sure he meant Forsyth Technical Community College PD in Winston-Salem.

I'm thinking site #22 is a single frequency NXDN channel based on what I've monitored. I've managed to find a bunch of Fleet Talk frequencies that I will post later to compare to.
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This is interesting that FTCC is using NXDN. The coverage map that I saw does not show coverage in Fayetteville at all.
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Since the Uniden NXDN upgrade, I've been playing around with the NC Fleet Talk system on my 436HP. I have discovered additional sites under the 219 System ID that apparently have duplicate site numbers to some sites listed in the database.

One example is Site # 5. The database shows a Site #5 on Stuart Andrew in Charlotte. I have discovered another Site # 5 that appears to be somewhere near Greensboro with a CC of 452.3375 and RAN of 5.

Another is Site # 4. Besides the Rock Hill site in the database, I'm getting one here in Northeast Davidson County that I believe to possibly be Pores Knob in Wilkes County. It has a CC of 463.6875 with a RAN of 4.

I also have found 2 Site #3's. One from the top of Morrow Mountain with a CC of 451.325 and another from here at home with a CC of 452.0125. Both with a RAN of 3.

Looking at the FCC database, some sites are licensed to Rock Communications in Fort Mill SC and others are licensed to Mobile Communications out of Clemmons NC. I'm wondering if each company has different site numbers and that's what is accounting for the duplicate site numbers. Another thing I've noticed and verified is Site #22. It's located at the Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem. The frequency that is being used (464.775) is showing to licensed to the college. Their campus police used to be on the channel in analog mode and they now show up on this site with a talkgroup of 199. I think there are some other sites that may be licensed to other companies also. On the way to Wilmington this last weekend, I discovered a Site # 24 in the Sanford-Lillington area. It had a CC of 452.675. Looking at the FCC database, that frequency is licensed to Direct Call on their Broadway tower but I was not in the area long enough to confirm it.

Besides the aforementioned talkgroup of 199 being FTCC Police, I've found the following talkgroups.

119 appears to be a sand and gravel hauler in the Surry County and Stokes County areas
123 Wagner Appliance in Winston-Salem
386 Safety Taxi in Salisbury (they also show up using Private Call also, ids are i5415, i5417, i5419)
138, 139 and 143 appear to be Rowan County Schools (need to work on these)
478 appears to be a trash service (heard a Thomasville address)

I wanted to throw these out here so that some of you can play with it and see what you all come up with so the database can be updated.
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Regarding this part..........." I have discovered another Site # 5 that appears to be somewhere near Greensboro with a CC of 452.3375 and RAN of 5."

I can't help but wonder if this is from either one of the tall towers located off US220 between Randleman & Greensboro or from one of the towers off Battleground / Westover in Greensboro.
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Here's what I have not listed above or in the database, all with a system ID of 219:

Site 8 (RAN 8)-Sauratown Mtn
451.950
461.3875

Site 10 (RAN 10)-Randleman
463.3125
464.8375

Site 12 (RAN 12)
461.4375
461.6875
462.425

Site 23 (RAN 23)
461.475
464.950
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One example is Site # 5. The database shows a Site #5 on Stuart Andrew in Charlotte. I have discovered another Site # 5 that appears to be somewhere near Greensboro with a CC of 452.3375 and RAN of 5.

Another is Site # 4. Besides the Rock Hill site in the database, I'm getting one here in Northeast Davidson County that I believe to possibly be Pores Knob in Wilkes County. It has a CC of 463.6875 with a RAN of 4.

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I've confirmed the Site #4 I mentioned, took a trip up to North Wilkesboro over the weekend. It's on Pores Knob and is licensed to Rock Communications.

I believe the Site #5 that I found is located in the Westover / Battleground area of Greensboro. I can receive it on a portable antenna inside a concrete block building at PTI Airport. I'm finding that the FCC database is not very helpful in trying to locate some of these sites.
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I also believe that Site #23 may be in the Asheboro area based on the FCC Database but I haven't confirmed it yet. I was picking it up in the Siler City area last week coming back from Wilmington.
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Here are some updates to info previously posted. Corrections welcome

Site 3-Morrow Mtn
451.325
452.0125

Site 4-Pores Knob
463.4875
463.6875

Site 5-Greensboro?
452.3375

Site 8-Sauratown Mtn
451.950
461.3875
462.0625

Site 10-Randleman
462.1375
463.3125
464.8375

Site 12
461.4375
461.6875
462.425

Site 22-Forsyth Tech Comm College
464.775

Site 23-Asheboro?
461.475
464.950
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I was down in Charlotte the last 2 days and I discovered another Site #8 (different than Sauratown) while sitting at the airport down there. The CC was 451.8375. I'm not sure if it is part of the NC system or the SC system.
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