Adams County - p25 Radio System

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Ravenboy2003

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Adams County looks as if the Commissioner's approved to go ahead with the 800mhz system.

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No mention of the ARINC protest?

I like how Kimball put on a presentation about 10 days before the Commissioners meeting and one of their slides says, "If you don't hurry up and give Motorola this system, someone will protest".

Someone DID protest, and there is zero mention of the protest in the presentation material or the Commissioners meeting notes.

http://www.cv-examples.tk/examples/cover-letters/adams-defends-radio-bid
 
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W3DMV

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No. Still looking for funding. This little county doesn't have that kind of money.
The system proposed would cost half of the total county budget.... We have lot's of
tourist here, but all that money ends up in local business. My taxes are so high now, I'll
probably be on bread and water by the end of the year.

If something develops, I will post it....
 

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Well, at least my old school analog scanner will still be useful for the time being. I'm looking into buying a digital scanner to monitor surrounding counties though.
 

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Up date

As far as I know the county is still searching for funding for the new system..

4 of the original licenses granted way back on 12/15/03 were cancelled 12/17/2008. (Failure to
construct ? )
WPZA541
WPZA545
WPZA546
WPZA547

The county has been operating a analog frequency using 929.1625 (Private carrier paging), which repeats 46.180 (dispatcher only) for months. Maybe an attempt to delay cancellation of the remaining frequencies ? (WQCF229)

This past week, new activity has appeared:

858.2626 pl 192.8 (Repeater output) analog NFM . This frequency repeats 46.180, but more interestingly
is also being used for "Court House Security". Don't know if this set up is being used to test a future
coverage area, or will be a permanent situation.

I would assume this equipment was part of the equipment purchased from Lower Allen Twp some time
ago.

.The operation is from the Court House site, and no other activity has been noted. Will post if anything
new surfaces.....
 

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Hi Ken any word on adams 800 system. I got a bcd996 ready for my adams feed i got on the air. I heard them doing some kind of a test the other day on 800.
 

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Don't have a clue. The county web page has the usual PR info from engineering people who
looked at the system... Most of the info is very vague, except some paper work in March 2012

Motorola Solutions for radios
Alcatel-Lucent for the microwave
J. G. Construction to install tower sites.

The total 2013 county budget is a little under $42 million for the year, and I think the proposed
system as listed is gonna cost more than the total county budget.

There is no doubt the county needs new equipment, but how it will finance a major project
such as this is beyond comprehension. Especially for a small county like us..

I have searched all over the web, been to the court house several times asking questions, and
good solid answers are impossible to come by... Guess I'll set back and relax. Getting too old
to care. Listening to the daily freight train rumbling through town should hold me..

Have fun !
 

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Currently pending before the FCC, are all of the microwave backbone license applications for this system. They were filed in early March, and should be approved, if all goes well, within the next few months.

73's

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New alpha paging or voice/alpha combination?


PW WQRD612
ADAMS, COUNTY OF
[COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS]
Control Point 1 - 230 GREENAMYER LANE, GETTYSBURG PA 717-334-8603
(link)
04/22/2013 License Issued
1 - FOUNTAINDALE, 2 Scotch Trial, Blue Ridge (ADAMS) PA [Structure: Guyed structure] (map)
460.0375 FB 100p 63e Units: 1 Pagers: 300 11K0F3E 9K20F1D
2 - JACKS MT., 45 French Lane, Fairfield (ADAMS) PA [Structure: Guyed structure] (map)
460.0375 FB 100p 34e Units: 1 Pagers: 300 11K0F3E 9K20F1D
3 - FAIRFIELD, CARR HILL RD., GETTYSBURG (ADAMS) PA [Structure: Lattice tower] (map)
460.0375 FB 100p 152e Units: 1 Pagers: 300 11K0F3E 9K20F1D
4 - BELMONT RD., 713 Belmont Road, Gettysburg (ADAMS) PA [Structure: Guyed structure] (map)
460.0375 FB 100p 149e Units: 1 Pagers: 300 11K0F3E 9K20F1D
5 - GREENMOUNT, 80 RUDGE RD., GETTYSBURG (ADAMS) PA [Structure: Mast] (map)
460.0375 FB 100p 155e Units: 1 Pagers: 300 11K0F3E 9K20F1D
6 - MOBILES, (ADAMS) PA Countywide
460.0375 MO 25p 25e Units: 1400 11K0F3E 9K20F1D
 

W3DMV

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Don't know for sure, but could be a good bet ! (14 locations)

They have also acquired new licenses for

V-Tac WQRC26 (4 channels)
U-Tac WQRC257 (4 channels)
I-Tac WQRB417 (2 channels)

Multiple sites involved (15)

There still have been no additions to the 800Mhz trunkiing system. Only three sites
licensed, and they will surely need more than that. These licenses expire 12/2013
so it will be interesting to see future developments..
 

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Thanks. Should be about another dozen applications in the works to fill out the system. You
guys are going to cause me a lot of paper work, and sleepless nights !
 

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Chief, is there any word on paging? Will they switch to an alphanumeric system? Or remain tone+voice paging? Keep 46.18?
 

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Paging

An alphanumeric paging system will also be part of the new system, the legacy 48.18 voice paging will continue as long as the current equipment does not require extensive and costly repairs.
 
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