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lzrman

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Been seeing a few groups since the last chat here on the GP Site.

TGID's as follow: 143, 454, 913, 935, 936, 937, 1151, 2725, 2778, 5237

Assuming 900 series is AHS? not sure who the rest are.
 

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I'll take a stab a t it.
143 CPO Grande Prairie (I don't hear much usage on the 140 series non PRCC than the 150 PRCC groups)
454 Fish and Wildlife Dispatch North Region (Don't know what happened to the ones in the database but they had been in use)
913 This has me stumped for now. Did it have a 411 to 414 AHS Agency number?
935 NCC Disp 5
936 NCC Disp 6
937 NCC Wake 7 (you should never hear voice on a Wake channel)
1151 AHS Protection Services North Dispatch
2725 Should be RCMP Beaverlodge but not confirmed
2778 Should be RCMP Spirit River but not confirmed
5237 AAF Fireline these are new and I believe each Forestry Fireline tower should get a group
 

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After reviewing 7 days of recordings I have a different opinion on the 5200 series AAF talk groups.

To me they appear to be the Forestry Mutual channels that Izrman told us about. My findings:

5237 Grande Prairie Forest ? Just a guess
5238 Lac La Biche Forest
5239 Whitecourt Forest
5249 ?
 

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You get audio on 52xx groups? Lucky. I've only heard mike clicks if that.

I've picked up "activity" on 5233 and 5240 in my woods.

Per the RRDB, these can't go higher than 5267 (5268 = Cypress County FD).
 

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I'd just like to observe that GP, LLB, and WC as you identify above are consistent with the Forest Fire Centers in the province (others would be High Level, Peace River, Fort McMurray, Edson, Slave Lake, Rocky, and Calgary).

Edit: Haha, great minds think alike.
 

lzrman

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I'll take a stab a t it.
143 CPO Grande Prairie (I don't hear much usage on the 140 series non PRCC than the 150 PRCC groups)
454 Fish and Wildlife Dispatch North Region (Don't know what happened to the ones in the database but they had been in use)
913 This has me stumped for now. Did it have a 411 to 414 AHS Agency number?
935 NCC Disp 5
936 NCC Disp 6
937 NCC Wake 7 (you should never hear voice on a Wake channel)
1151 AHS Protection Services North Dispatch
2725 Should be RCMP Beaverlodge but not confirmed
2778 Should be RCMP Spirit River but not confirmed
5237 AAF Fireline these are new and I believe each Forestry Fireline tower should get a group
I've only heard 153 CPO both used by county and city GP. On 143, i saw radio id's like 444 5714
913, sorry I miss typed that was supposed to be 931.

937, whats a wake channel? this channel has id's like 4110188, and hit 434 times. Is it like an alert channel?
 

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You get audio on 52xx groups? Lucky. I've only heard mike clicks if that.

I've picked up "activity" on 5233 and 5240 in my woods.

Per the RRDB, these can't go higher than 5267 (5268 = Cypress County FD).
Negative, I need to get my antenna higher on my SDR. I get a buncha garbled non-sense.
 

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The RCMP seem to have those 140 and 150 series CPO groups in their radios. I've often hear them call on the 140's with no response. 4445714 seems to be a base station.
931 is AHS NCC Dispatch 1
I've been told some AHS locations paramedics work a shift then are on call. They set their radio to Wake 7. If needed a data message will trigger an alarm and page for only the unit they want to wake. No voice messages are allowed because if someone calls they would have to pay all those on that channel overtime for the false wake up.
 

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I need some clarification on the current Control Channel for :

05A84 (54)084 (54)BonnyvilleBonnyville770.86875c772.80625a773.03125a773.76875a774.30625a

I have a pending submission stating it is now 770.871875 Please check for me to see if this is true.
 

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I have a pending submission stating it is now 770.871875 Please check for me to see if this is true.
I'm not near Bonnyville by any stretch of the imagination; however, all live sites in the system that I have ever monitored broadcast a base freq of 769.08125 and a spacing of 12.5 kHz, so mathematically the submission shouldn't be possible (it'd be iden 00-0143.25).
 

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Hey all, I might suggest you put the mountain top repeater (MTR) freqs in your radios if you don't already have them. I have them in, but geographically tagged/avoided so the radio doesn't dwell on them.

Strangely enough I picked up comms from Willow Creek FD today on what was listed on my scanner as Grotto MTR, but with a different NAC (I keep the MTRs on NAC Search). When I got back to my reference materials, I discovered that I was hearing Hailstone Butte, which is on the same freq, down west of Stavely in Kananaskis, but more than 105 km straight-line distance from my listening point (NW Calgary).

I've picked up Grotto, Kidd, and Indy from my home location, but never thought I would get signals from that kind of distance. I guess the terrain and perhaps the conditions today helped things out.
 

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Parkland County went live this morning testing a couple of their talk groups. Groups 4939 and 4940 were tested by CPO portables using call signs G5 and 6. They are agency 49. Portables tested were 490015 to 30. Parkland Dispatch was able to monitor these tests and respond.
 
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