Alamo Area Regional Radio System (AARRS)

KI5IRE

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Does anyone know if Alamo Area Regional Radio System (AARRS) is already active?
Portions of it are being used as patches to the EDACS system and have been since its was SAUA before they added the new sites to form AARRS. Ive seen more frequent patches on the PS talkgroups for SAFD, SAPD and some Bexar County, but nothing super consistent. The most patched public Safety talkgroup I’ve found is SAFD Alert on the Toeppwein site.

I would love to start logging activity, but for some reason an not able to get a strong enough signal on the Toepperwein site here in New Braunfels on my logging radio or my SDRs. Comes in loud and glare on my Unication though🤷🏼‍♂️
 

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I put my 536HP in discovery mode on the site at IH10/Fair Oaks Pkwy. It looks like they have turned on a control channel. As of last week it would not lock onto the site, however the signal meter would come and go. IMG-7327.jpgIMG-7327.jpg
 

djmorgan

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I can clearly hear three or four of the "old" sites which are operating as they did when called SAUAI. And, as far as I can tell, the TXDOT H.E.R.O. operations were on the "old" system (i.e. SAUAI) and remain on the supposedly reconstituted AARRS. As far as I can tell the HERO operation is the only agency running "natively" on the AARRS ....that is they run only on that system and not the EDACS system. Everything else I hear on AARRS appears to be patched over from EDACS. I can also hear the "new" AARRS sites that have been added in the last few months and can see control channels active from time to time. However, I see no voice activity yet on the "new" sites. Probably testing going on that I have missed.

EDACS ProVoice is probably the worst system imaginable and the City/County should have bought Motorola...as I recall they were the only other capable bidder. I think they gave up trying to balance the voice years ago and the consistency of signals is terrible. This is the same system (different version/vendor name) Dallas bought for DFD but they were smart enough to boot them out before going live. I really look forward to AARRS going live but I also worry about encryption. Given the public outcry for accountability of police it is hard to believe they could get away with it with the possible exception of active SWAT operations. I guess we will see. If not, I find some of the other stuff interesting to listen to so it is what it is.
 

ScanJob

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New EDACS TG :885 Tech testing P25
EDACS LIDS
5701 MBL on a EVC
5700 Base unit
 

ScanJob

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City of San Antonio Radio Maintenance Tower / Frequencies for P25 Phase-1
Sysid: 0D2
System W: 91F78
Base=769.00625
Offset=+30
Spacing=12.5
BW=12.5

Trunked Public Safety 700 MHz License
WQUV808 - SAN ANTONIO, CITY OF

11 - Fixed 515 South Frio (CENT SUB)
San Antonio, TX BEXAR County
29 25 14.1 N
098 30 23.3 W
Sy:OD2
N97E
W:91F78
#008 769.10625 NAC=97E CTL
#122 770.53125 NAC=97E CTL
#238 771.98125 NAC=97E CTL
#358 773.48125 NAC=97E CTL
#453 774.66875 NAC=97E
PEERS 13= 14= 15=
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
12 - Fixed 23002 HALLMARK ROAD
(San Antonio/Hallmark #90306)
San Antonio, TX BEXAR County
29 11 04.0 N
098 30 50.3 W
#080 770.00625 NAC=97F CTL
#142 770.78125 NAC=97F CTL
#193 771.41875 NAC=97F CTL
#268 772.35625 NAC=97F CTL
#394 773.93125 NAC=97F
PEERS: 13=
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
13 - Fixed "Old" Fire Training Academy,
4531 Zarzamora & Centennial Avenue San Antonio, TX BEXAR County
29 22 41.8 N
098 32 14.1 W
Sy:OD2D
N980W:91F78
#028 769.35625 NAC=980 CTL
#166 771.08125 NAC=980 CTL
#213 771.66875 NAC=980
#288 772.60625 NAC=980 CTL
#432 774.40625 NAC=980
Site PEERS:
11= 12=
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
14 - Fixed 1051B Austin Hwy San Antonio, TX BEXAR County
29 29 10.7 N
98 27 03.9 W
#009 769.11875 NAC=981
#102 770.28125 NAC=981 CTL
#192 771.40625 NAC=981
#310 772.88125 NAC=981 CTL
#452 774.65625 NAC=981 CTL
Site PEERS:
11= 15=
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
15 - Fixed 11890 TOEPPERWEIN SAN ANTONIO, TX BEXAR County
29 32 53.3 N
098 20 35.3 W
#060 769.75625 NAC=982 CTL
#212 771.65625 NAC=982 CTL
#330 773.13125 NAC=982 CTL
#395 773.94375 NAC=982
#472 774.90625 NAC=982 CTL
Site PEERS:
11= 14=
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
700 Site are I/O Inter Agency operations
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
800 Sites are "Phase-2"
Alamo Area Regional Radio System (AARRS)
 
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ScanJob

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New Sites noted But "51.1 Gone"
Please Note
Site 51.1 may be gone
The Control Ch now Shown on Site 50.50
 

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Another Site

Site:91F78.0D2
This Site:#: 170.170
NAC: RFFS ID (HEX): AA
Site ID (HEX): AA

This Site: 0-101 / 852.2750 CC
 

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are you submitting these to the
Another Site

Site:91F78.0D2
This Site:#: 170.170
NAC: RFFS ID (HEX): AA
Site ID (HEX): AA

This Site: 0-101 / 852.2750 CC
Are you submitting these to the database?
 

boernegang

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Looks like site 6 on Fredericksburg road is up. I was sitting in a parking lot very near the site with no antenna attached to my scanner and caught the CC in search mode. I created a TDMA system and was able to hear testing on TG 64053 with radio ID of 9980061. I also put my 436 in discovery mode, is there anything that would be saved in that to show system information or do I have to decode it with software.
 
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mostlychris

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I am hearing constant repeating sounds coming from System ID D2 WACN: 91F78 NAC: 1E. I assume this is the Fred site. I have the Northwest simulcast CC (Started with Control Channel: 852.150000 MHz) entered in my trunk-recorder setup. Not being familiar with how testing goes on new sites/systems, is this just noise to test the site?
 
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