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2019-STARCOM21 Thread Sites/Talkgroups

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Starting a STARCOM21 thread for 2019 here....gotta figure out how to make this post a "sticky"......

Recently, I received a report of a new Site (T245) that was heard briefly from I-74 near Morton:

T245
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851.87500 (c)
852.40000 (a)
857.21250 (a)
855.86250

Another listener notes that these same frequencies (along with their usages as reported above) are listed in the Radio Reference database for Site T145 in Gilson (Knox County). Perhaps T145 has become T245?

Is there anyone in the Gilson area who can confirm that T145 no longer exists and appears to have become T245? FWIW, 851.350 is also listed as active at T145 in the RRDB, but the person reporting T245 didn't mention seeing that freq reported as active there.

Finally, 851.125 and 854.4375 have been reported as active at T249 (Peoria Simulcast) and have been added to the RRDB.

Kevin
 

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T239 (which also appears to be a new SC21 Site, control channel of 852.9625) is reported as a neighbor to T245 (see above). T103 (Andover, Henry County) is shown in the RRDB with the same control channel. Coincidentally, Henry County is the first county north of Knox County (home to T145, possibly now T245).

Is anyone able to confirm that T103 is still on the air? If not found, does it appear that T239 might have taken its place?
 

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A handful of 100xx TGs carrying ISP traffic have been noted in the past. This information comes from the Radio Reference SC21 wiki page list of unknown TGs:
  • TG 10000 - affiliated by various ISP District 1 and 17 units and O-203 (T131, 2017, 2018)
  • TG 10001 - affiliated by various ISP Districts 16 and 17 units (T131, 2017, 2018)
  • TG 10002 - affiliated by ISP 17-38 (6/18)
  • TG 10003 - affiliated by ISP O-248 (T131, 5/31/18)
  • TG 10004 - key-up? T101, 9/16; key-ups? RIDs 1006410, 1006430 (D Chicago units?) T101 3/17; "Bluff Road" RID 1005662 (ISP 5-68?) Lemont? (T113 2/20/18)
  • TG 10007 - affiliated by various ISP Districts Chicago and 17 units (T131, 2017, 2018)
  • TG 10013 - affiliated by various ISP District 17 units (T131, 2017)
  • TG 10015 - patch logged here, unknown location or date
Can anyone shed additional light on these talkgroups?

Go here https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/IL-STARCOM21-Talkgroups to view the current list of SC21 unknown talkgroups.
 

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Got the following from another listener this morning:

"It looks like there’s at least 1 more tower that has been renumbered – T113 (Will / Grundy) has a new neighbor of T248 with a CC of 853.43750. It’s missing a neighbor of T130 (Grant Park) with the same control channel".

Is there anyone near T130 in Grant Park (Kankakee County) that could determine whether T130 is still on the air, or has it been renumbered as T248?
 

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Since it was a nice day for a drive, I went to Grant Park and confirmed that Site 130 is now Site 248. Site 129 (Bonfield) is no longer listed as a neighbor, but Site 154 (Dwight, control channel 852.050) is. 859.2625 (licensed to the Village of Bradley) and 859.7625 (licensed to the City of Kankakee) are active voice channels at Site 248. More changes yet to come with this becoming a simulcast site at some point.
 
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I see a slew of D15 techs showing up daily now in the Kane site "event messages data". Also I heard TG 10004 today id as ISP District Chicago Dispatcher for an Ispern message. And suddenly TG 9099 D15 South Tollway is showing up on the McHenry site, it was never there before yesterday. TG 9098 D15 North was always on the McHenry site. But I want 'em both!
 

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I think it was the ISP Chicago Dispatch traffic in regards to the ISPERN message, not the orig ISPERN itself. Time was late morning.
Ok...I was asking because the submission was for District 5, Dispatch C. Since District 5 is monitorable on the Cook County site, I was curious as I have it programmed but no traffic heard.
 
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