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