AL DPS Trunked System

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pipertec

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Hey Guys,
I am having trouble programming the AL DPS Trunked Frequencies into my BCT 8. Alabama isn't using P-25 yet or are they? This would explain my problem. But of course, I think it is just my programming ignorance that is the problem, :)
If any of you can give me the protocol, I would appreciate it very much...... Mark P.
 

pipertec

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Thanks, Guys!
I thought I had the CC programmed right, just didn't know that the system was now defunct. Are they still using the portables on EDACS or are they all Southern Linc now? Also, is the EDACS system still in use on other parts of the state?
 

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pipertec said:
Thanks, Guys!
I thought I had the CC programmed right, just didn't know that the system was now defunct. Are they still using the portables on EDACS or are they all Southern Linc now? Also, is the EDACS system still in use on other parts of the state?
The one in Mobile has never been excluseively for AL DPS . It has about 12 talkgroups on it they can use but it's used for Mobile County's activities. I have been lazy and haven't updated this in the Database but I'll get it done today.
 

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Are they still using the portables on EDACS or are they all Southern Linc now?
DPS uses 800Mhz HTs with a vehicle repeater (aka mobile extender) that repeats the 800Mhz transmission from the HT to the VHF radio in the car.

In the Montgomery area, i've heard (and seen on Unitrunker) Troopers communicating with the Montgomery SO on the SO's dispatch talkgroup. So, at least some of the Troopers have the capability to switch over to the local EDACS system. It wouldn't suprise me if the NSPAC 800Mhz frequencies were also programmed into their HTs as well.

Also, is the EDACS system still in use on other parts of the state?
It was shut down in Montgomery, and the frequencies folded into the Montgomery City-County EDACS system.

Warren
 

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Are these the correct freqs?

866.0125 National Public Safety Calling
866.5125 National Public Safety Mutual Aid/Tactical
867.0125 National Public Safety Mutual Aid/Tactical
867.5125 National Public Safety Mutual Aid/Tactical
868.0125 National Public Safety Mutual Aid/Tactical
 

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Since Alabama doesn't have a well developed 800MHz plan, these frequencies will probably not come into play as often as in other areas. However, these and all interoperability frequencies should be programmed in the event of a disaster to which a large number of agencies from outside the area will respond.

One of my handheld scanners has two banks of nothing but interoperability frequencies. I don't keep them active on a regular basis and hope that I never have to listen to them from my home (or what's left of it)!

Agencies and personnel might sneak to them for covert communcations from time to time, but I would hope that they undestand the true use for these channels.
 

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Al Dps

I have another question. How much of the Jefferson County System is P-25. I can hear the transit talk groups and some of the utilities groups. I am not having much luck with the 3 channels of sheriff talkgroups. Are they P-25?
 

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yes the so is p-25 so if you dont have a dig radio you can hear them the system is mixed mode the so is p-25 the other stuff is not most of the small city pd is analog and county fd's are analog the following agencies are p-25
so
gardendale pd
irondale pd
irondale fire
adamsville fire
minor fire
of course the city of b'ham fire and pd are p-25
hope this helps
 

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AlabamaRS said:
will you please post ur banks of interops freqs for us?:)
thanks
Paul
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/reports/sp0148/sp0148_012502.htm
http://www.apcointl.org/frequency/downloads/IracDocument31061-2.htm

Interop V-Call 155.752500
Interop V-Tac 1 151.137500
Interop V-Tac 2 154.452500
Interop V-Tac 3 158.737500
Interop V-Tac 4 159.472500
Interop U-Call 453.212500
Interop U-Tac 1 453.462500
Interop U-Tac 2 453.712500
Interop U-Tac 3 453.862500
Interop I-Call 1 866.012500
Interop I-Tac 2 866.512500
Interop I-Tac 3 867.012500
Interop I-Tac 4 867.512500
Interop I-Tac 5 868.012500
Interop I-input 1 821.012500
Interop I-input 2 821.512500
Interop I-input 3 822.012500
Interop I-input 4 822.521500
Interop I-input 5 823.012500
Interop L.E. VHF 155.475000
Common L.E. 155.370000
NIMS 417.300000
NIMS 417.350000
NIMS 417.500000
NIMS 417.800000
LE Interop f-1 167.087500
LE Interop f-1/6 167.250000
LE Interop f-3/7 167.750000
Le Interop f-4/8 168.112500
LE Interop f-5/9 168.462500
LE interop input 1 162.087500
LE interop input 2 162.262500
LE interop input 3 162.837500
LE interop input 4 163.287500
LE interop input 5 163.425000
LE Interop Call 414.037500
LE Interop f-1/7 409.987500
LE Interop f-2/8 410.187500
LE Interop f-3/9 410.612500
LE Interop f-4 S 414.062500
LE Interop f-5 S 414.312500
LE Interop f-6 S 414.337500
IR Interop Call /5 169.537500
IR Interop f-1/6 170.012500
IR Interop f-2/7 170.412500
IR Interop f-3/8 170.687500
IR Interop f-4/9 173.037500
IR interop input 1 165.250000
IR interop input 2 165.962500
IR interop input 3 166.575000
IR interop input 4 167.325000
IR Interop Call /5 410.237500
IR Interop f-1/7 410.437500
IR Interop f-2/8 410.637500
IR Interop f-3/9 410.837500
IR Interop f-4 S 413.187500
IR Interop f-5 S 413.212500
Urban SAR Tac 1 164.862500
Urban SAR Tac 2 165.562500
Urban SAR Tac 3 417.662500
Urban SAR Com 2 416.037500
Urban SAR Com 3 416.812500
Urban SAR Com 4 416.837500
Urban SAR Com 5 417.587500
Urban SAR 408.512500
Urban SAR 409.487500
Urban SAR 410.487500
Urban SAR 410.512500
Urban SAR 416.937500
US Gov Common 163.100000
US Gov Common 168.350000
US Gov Common 408.400000
US Gov Common 418.050000
US Gov Common 418.075000
US Gov Common 418.575000
FEMA EWS Net 1/2 167.975000
FEMA EWS Net 3 169.875000
FEMA EWS Net 4 167.925000
FEMA Net portble 142.975000
FEMA Net portble 143.225000
FEMA Nationwide 166.225000
FEMA Nationwide 169.600000
FEMA Primary 138.225000
FEMA 141.725000
FEMA AL-MS-TN 139.950000
FEMA AL-MS-TN 142.400000

Air Emergency 243.000000
Air Emergency 121.500000
Flight Watch 122.000000
Search & Rescue 123.100000
Pilot Air/Air 123.450000
FSS Common 122.200000
Military Tower 126.200000
FSS Common – Mil 255.4000
Army Aero 41.500000
Army Aero 40.500000
Army Aero 241.000000
Army Aero 242.200000

Medical Common 155.280000
H.E.A.R. System 155.340000
Forestry Common 159.285000
Marine Ch-16 156.800000
Marine Ch-21 157.050000
Marine Ch-22 157.100000
Marine Ch-23 157.150000
CB Channel 1 26.965000.
CB Channel 9 27.065000
CB Channel 19 27.785000
FRS-1 462.562500
Travelers Assist 462.675000


Notes -

LE - Law Enforcement
IR - Incident Response
The rest you probably know.

While I have banks programed for FRS, MURS, low power, etc, I include the selected ones above in the interops bank(s) for their encouraged or known use. Same with air/mil freqs.

Programming inputs is just a thing with me. Knowing how close to you a radio user is may be useful.

The US Gov Common frequencies are used by several federal agencies in various interop configurations.

National Interagency Fire Center frequencies should be considered as well.

Feel free fine tune the list and post here!
 

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Thanks VERY MUCH Jon :).. looks like I have a alot of those already but just as many I dont have entered:):)

Paul
 
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