Adams County - p25 Radio System

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One13Truck

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Well that's mostly good. Now hopefully they can stockpile and eBay enough parts to keep that old system chugging along for another couple decades. Or at least until the alpha fad goes away in the surrounding counties and everyone is back on voice paging again as well.
 

marvin547

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Probably a dumb question. But I dug an old minitor 2 out of retirement and got it running on Adams dispatch channel. I have a set of tone reeds in it and it alerts for EMS. But for the Long fire tone, do I have to put two of the same reed in the pager?
 

markandjere

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Just wanted to post that since me 800 was placed back into service I can sit in my living room here in Chambersburg and receive the Adams system loud and clear.
 

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Probably a dumb question. But I dug an old minitor 2 out of retirement and got it running on Adams dispatch channel. I have a set of tone reeds in it and it alerts for EMS. But for the Long fire tone, do I have to put two of the same reed in the pager?
I sent you a private message in regards to this.
 

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Well that's mostly good. Now hopefully they can stockpile and eBay enough parts to keep that old system chugging along for another couple decades. Or at least until the alpha fad goes away in the surrounding counties and everyone is back on voice paging again as well.
Sadly, this will NEVER happen. At least not in York County. DES management here LOVE the alphanumeric paging. I'm especially fond of how there is no way to manage redundancy of paging/alerting for when the entire county-owned infrastructure fails. No ability to locally alert pagers from base stations. Its great stuff, really!
 

tjk911

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328 Gettysburg Hospital (Using old Co 28 which makes sense)

346 Never understood the Hanover area stuff. I always associated
46 units with the Hanover fire/ambulance crews. Radio ID 346
is being used by Hanover Hospital. Is 46 shared by both the
hospital and the Hanover boro units ?

351 This unit makes many runs in the southeast area of the
county and id's as medic 51. Anyone know who this one
belongs to ? (No station 51 on my York Co list)

352 This unit makes many runs in the southeast area of the
county and id's as medic 52. Is this a York County station
52 (Pleasant Hill) unit or other ?

Medic 51 is a Hanover Hospital ALS unit stationed in United Hook and Ladder Station 1 (New Oxford) at least until the end of the year due to the contract with them. Although at this point they do not run any ALS calls in 33 boxes due to the fact that the AREMS units are all staffed as MICU's. However, they do run calls to Hampton, East Berlin etc

Medic 52 is also a Hanover Hospital ALS but is stationed in the SAVES station. Starting at the beginning of 2015 Hanover Hospital placed this ALS in the SAVES station as Medic 46-2. However this often got confused with Medic 46-1 which is stationed at Hanover Hospital so they changed it to Medic 52 after Wellspan disbanded their ALS service out of Gettysburg Hospital

I hope this answers your question
 

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Below is a list of talkgroups/channels where we have the name submitted but no TG ID number (or talkaround freq if that is the case) to add it to the database. Get crackin' locals:

Local Government:
LG Ops 3
LG Ops 4
LG Ops 5
LG Ops 6
LG Ops 7
LG Ops 8
LG Ops 9
LG Ops 10
LG Ops 11
LG Ops 12
LG Talk

Education:
P-Serv
Education
Bermudian SD
Conewago Valley SD
Fairfield SD
Gettysburg SD
Littlestown SD
Upper Adams SD
HACC
Gettysburg College
Lutheran Seminary

Police/Fire/EMS:
Fire Talk
P Ops 9
P Ops 10
P Ops 11
Law Talk
EMS Talk
VIPER
 

W3DMV

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I have been watching this system from day one utilizing three different
decoders operating on three different receivers and have compiled
a huge list of radio ID's and talk groups. Many are easily identified
and logged and upon positive identification have been submitted to
the database.
I have requested a list of talk groups several times from county
but have always been rejected since it's only available to those in
a need to know basis. Everyone there acts like the world will crash if
the list should leak out. To further complicate things, the dispatchers
do not always use the same label for a given talk group.
The list you posted is from a hand out provided to non encrypted
users so they have a idea who is on the system. No such list has
emerged for encrypted user radios and probably never will.
Almost all users on your list have never appeared on this system
to date and I can only assume they have not been provided radio's
yet. Many users are still using portables for communications and
still do not have any mobile units.
Some users appear on the system but seem to only have a limited
number of radio's. Gettysburg Boro which will probably require a fair
number of radio's for local government operation has only had two
units operating on parking enforcement and the DPW and others
are still operating on their normal VHF-L frequency.
If I decode 25 radios on the same talk group such as the prison, I
make the educated assumption that this is the “Prison Channel, and
I report it as such, but it's anyone's guess what the officials have
labeled it.
Many times multiple different radio ID'S appear on the same talk group but it's
very difficult to determine what the TG label should be. It appears
that many of these radio's have many or all the talk groups programmed
and they can be seen floating between various talk groups. When there
is a fire dispatch, multiple users can be observed flocking to the dispatch
talk group. I've seen ladder trucks on the hospital BLS talk group, and
others where you would never expect them to be.
I have tried to make a major effort to provide reliable information
for listeners regarding this new system but what you see is basically
what you get at this point in time. Why the very slow distribution of
equipment and users is unknown to me. This is a small county and has
few listeners who are in a position to contribute good information.
For me, it's been many hours logging and reviewing information
in hopes of completing the task. There is a very long list of talk groups
logged since the beginning, probably enough for each user to have one
for their own, but trying to determine the exact use and label for each
has become a major undertaking.
Perhaps it's time to pursue some of my other interests. I'm an old
retired guy who probably needs to direct efforts to other endeavors.
I have recorded 203 talk groups. Many have moderate activity and
others have had limited use. The info is in a database and can be sorted
by various categories. If you would like a copy, please leave me know
how you want it shuffled.. (Probably 15 pages long.)

Good luck
 
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Just to be clear now and as of today, Adams County is now using the 800 P25 phase I or II. Also assume it is digital?
 

HarperHermit

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I have been watching this system from day one utilizing three different
decoders operating on three different receivers and have compiled
a huge list of radio ID's and talk groups. Many are easily identified
and logged and upon positive identification have been submitted to
the database.
I have requested a list of talk groups several times from county
but have always been rejected since it's only available to those in
a need to know basis. Everyone there acts like the world will crash if
the list should leak out. To further complicate things, the dispatchers
do not always use the same label for a given talk group.
The list you posted is from a hand out provided to non encrypted
users so they have a idea who is on the system. No such list has
emerged for encrypted user radios and probably never will.
Almost all users on your list have never appeared on this system
to date and I can only assume they have not been provided radio's
yet. Many users are still using portables for communications and
still do not have any mobile units.
Some users appear on the system but seem to only have a limited
number of radio's. Gettysburg Boro which will probably require a fair
number of radio's for local government operation has only had two
units operating on parking enforcement and the DPW and others
are still operating on their normal VHF-L frequency.
If I decode 25 radios on the same talk group such as the prison, I
make the educated assumption that this is the “Prison Channel, and
I report it as such, but it's anyone's guess what the officials have
labeled it.
Many times multiple different radio ID'S appear on the same talk group but it's
very difficult to determine what the TG label should be. It appears
that many of these radio's have many or all the talk groups programmed
and they can be seen floating between various talk groups. When there
is a fire dispatch, multiple users can be observed flocking to the dispatch
talk group. I've seen ladder trucks on the hospital BLS talk group, and
others where you would never expect them to be.
I have tried to make a major effort to provide reliable information
for listeners regarding this new system but what you see is basically
what you get at this point in time. Why the very slow distribution of
equipment and users is unknown to me. This is a small county and has
few listeners who are in a position to contribute good information.
For me, it's been many hours logging and reviewing information
in hopes of completing the task. There is a very long list of talk groups
logged since the beginning, probably enough for each user to have one
for their own, but trying to determine the exact use and label for each
has become a major undertaking.
Perhaps it's time to pursue some of my other interests. I'm an old
retired guy who probably needs to direct efforts to other endeavors.
I have recorded 203 talk groups. Many have moderate activity and
others have had limited use. The info is in a database and can be sorted
by various categories. If you would like a copy, please leave me know
how you want it shuffled.. (Probably 15 pages long.)

Good luck
Have new bcd436hp and still on wobbly learning curve with this particular unit. Really could use some help with Adams county and other input. Would be happy to assist with area compilations. Would also like to meet others with similar monitoring interests.
Just to be clear now and as of today, Adams County is now using the 800 P25 phase I or II. Also assume it is digital?

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HarperHermit

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Radio scanner person Adams County, Pa. 26 years. Need someone to help me with new BCD436Hp learning curve. Am making progress with some major sticking points.
 

AdamsChief12

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I recently talked to 3 different people using Uniden Scanners that the scanners are no longer receiving this P25 system. Up until about a month ago the scanners worked well, now nothing.

Anyone else experiencing issues. I loaded the programming from this site from day one and it worked until recently.
 

n3xbo

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I am the feed provider for adams county. I have had no issues with my scanner. Email me if you need help in programming your scanner or looking at it to see what may have happened.
 

hshank

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Any way to delete the fire police channels? Unable to hear fireground ops! Thanks
 
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