I'm in schenectady now, I can usually get a very good signal from here. Everything clear as can be. My grandpa can't pick it up from sand creek. Colonie comes in fine though =\I currently hear it on 857.4375 MHz. Go to that channel manually and open the squelch. Do you hear white noise or data? Try 859.4375 MHz, which is current control channel on the other Albany system (general services).
Perhaps you are on the fringe of coverage...or they dropped their output power (perhaps due to a hardware failure). Although from your location on Sand Creek (from the Troy post), I'd think you'd be okay to receive the system.
When Albany rebanded their trunking system, they changed a few things around. First they went from 20K0F3E modulation, which was wide-bandwidth analog voice, to 16K0F3E, which is the same thing, but more narrowbanded. However, they did add 16K0F9W, which has been used on a lot of Project 25 trunking radio system for digital voice and data. This leads me to believe that they might be making some significant changes.Something is up. I use to pick APD/AFD fine in the upper end of Guilderland now I have to wait till I crest the hill past the 20 Mall. The audio seems lower too once I do finally get it. I noticed one of the feed providers must be having difficulty too because nothing is coming over his feed and its on