public safety

  1. kf6olc

    13 Frequencies You Need in Your Scanner for 2024

  2. K

    Why P25 phase II instead of DMR tier 3?

    I know that this thread will probably cause fights and be shut down, but that's not my intention... How come, in the US, public safety has for the most part ignored DMR tier II/III and instead gone to P25 phase 2? The spectral efficiency is the same, the audio quality is the same (as far as I...
  3. EW1407

    Kosciusko county 700MHz Public Safety Encrypted?

    I'm the feed provider for Kosciusko county 700MHz public safety, and it appears that almost all radio traffic (including dispatch) is now encrypted. Radio Service/Maintenance tests are being performed on both 700MHz and 800MHz SAFE-T systems, so not sure if the encryption is permanent, or only...
  4. T

    Interoperability channels for EMS agency

    I'm updating our EMS agency's codeplug for portable and mobile radios. I'm adding additions for national interoperability, according to the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide. Since we're currently on UHF, I believe I only need the below channels/zones. I'm looking for any advice...
  5. K

    Carter County, TN - Baofeng CSV for local services (Includes TX if applicable)

    For anyone wanting to scan Carter County services, here is the CSV file that you can import to Chirp for a Baofeng radio. To insert the frequencies into your radio, open the CSV from Chirp, ctrl click on all of the rows in this CSV and press ctrl c once they are all highlighted. Next, download...
  6. Devin_88

    North Myrtle Beach Ocean Rescue / Lifeguards Feed Request Horry County, SC

    Can someone in this area see about setting up a scanner feed for North Myrtle Beach Lifeguards? I don't live nearby to receive them and would enjoy listening to them with a scanner feed. Along with some other channels on that system like Myrtle Beach TGs and Airport Ground Operations would be nice.
  7. daugherh

    Pickens County Upgrades

    Hey guys. Just saw where some licenses have been recently granted (12/22) for Pickens County, SC. See here. Looks like normal FM and NXDN emission designators. I was getting ready to buy some XPR5550s for ham use and monitoring local but am wondering now if I should look into something like a...
  8. For Sale - Unication G5 Professional Pager - VG Condition

    For Sale - Unication G5 Professional Pager - VG Condition

    I am offering for sale a Unication G5 (VHF/700-800 MHz) pager (model #G5B66BF-SXVXEN1401UNI.) Firmware version 1.31 is installed. Full specs, datasheet and programming software are available here: Unication G5 . This unit has never been used in the field or mobile, only in my home. It is in very...
  9. B

    BTT SELECT-78 770/850 MHz Public Safety Filter

    When the MicroP25RX was first being developed, it was planned to add pre-select filters to various versions of the product for different frequency bands. Several people pointed out that 770 and 850 MHz bands have been combined for systems in larger cities due to shortage of spectrum. At the...
  10. M

    Toronto Fire Dispatch Channel BCD996P2 losing signal

    Hi, I just bought a Uniden Bearcat BC996P2 for my car with a nice sized antenna I put on the back of my car. I am able to to hear Toronto EMS & Fire TAC channels just fine, however when it comes to dispatch, even if I am sitting in one spot it more likely then not just show me "Finding Cntrl...
  11. SpectralContent

    Loyola University Maryland Public Safety Encrypted

    It appears that Loyola University Maryland Public Safety Capacity+ DMR system has unfortunately become encrypted recently. Has anyone monitored this system as of late to know when it might have changed to an encrypted network? It was not encrypted as of late 2019/early 2020. According to DSD+...
  12. TYT MD-380 UHF RADIO

    TYT MD-380 UHF RADIO

    Like new condition tyt dmr digital tier 2 UHF radio. Radio covers 400-480 MHz and holds 1000 channels. Radio is compatible with Motorola dmr tier 2 radio systems. Full specs can be found in the photos. I can program radio before buying. Price includes shipping.
  13. Kenwood TK-3173 UHF Radio

    Kenwood TK-3173 UHF Radio

    Have for sell a Kenwood tk-3173 4 watt uhf radio. Radio covers 450-490 MHz and supports conventional and LTR trunking. Radio can hold 128 channels. Radio comes with high gain antenna, Kenwood battery that holds a great charge, Kenwood charger, and Kenwood speaker mic. I can program radio before...
  14. T

    Base Antenna for Zello RoIP link

    So our agency is going to trial Zello for public safety. Below is our configuration (simplified) if you're interested. To get to the point. I'm looking for a base antenna for a VHF Motorola PM400, the frequency is 159.6. Below are the options I'm considering, any thoughts or opinions? Laird...
  15. Shockwavrider

    SDS200 GPS operation clarification...

    So I have connected the GPS to my SDS 200 and I know I have the option of running the full database, turning individual favorite lists on and off as well as having the nationwide database run at the same time. I also know that there is the option of turning location services on and off for...
  16. CopperWhopper67

    700/800/900 MHz......Why?

    Most large scale radio systems, especially trunked ones, seem use the UHF High Band frequencies to broadcast signals. That doesn't make sense to me. Wave propagation of 700/800/900 is very linear and tends to avoid wrapping around terrain like VHF Low (and to a lesser extent VHF High) can, which...
  17. Buttabean

    Morrow/Lake City Old Public Safety Frequencies???

    Im hearing radio tests and kerchunking of radios and a new repeater courtesy tone on 154.0700Mhz(Morrow Fire Disp) and kerchunking on 158.7900Mhz(Lake City PD) frequencies as if theyre prepping them to be used by public works or some other city entity. Can that be the case or does public works...
  18. F

    UV82L Fire Transceiver

    Howdy, I'm a rural volunteer firefighter, been using an UV82L for a few months with no issues programming to receive traffic from the local fire/sheriff departments. However, I've attempted to program the radio with CHIRP to transmit dispatch via a repeater, and to transmit to local...
  19. M

    Need help with programming...

    I am attempting to program my own HT1000 for use on the local VHF Public Safety Repeater, however, we don't have a usual radio technician to guide me through this process. I notice the HT1000 doesn't allow for an offset...only TX/RX channel...what offset is 150-160 MHz? I have obtained all my...
  20. AK4FD

    South Florida Encryption!

    I want to post a news article here. Now even tho it is from Connecticut, we are starting to find that South Florida public safety departments are starting to switch to the trend of encrypting radio traffic more and more commonly now as new Systems are being switched to over the next year...
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