I wonder what they will do with their current low band channel? I have to say, even though Im glad they are making the move to VHF, their low band signal is one of the best I have ever heard. I mean the repeaters are loud and clear, no static nothing! Whoever set that system up, did it right. Again, Im glad they are making the move. I'll be monitoring it more now. Initialy they were supposed to have 2 channels. We'll just wait and see. At least with the VHF move I wont need 2 radios to monitor them. I have to use my Yaesu ft-60 Ham portable for everything else and carry my pro-84 to hear Ansonia's low band! I cant wait!
You wont hear much yet. Maybe just an occasional test count. They are only adding one repeater for main police. It will be in simulcast for a time during the cut-over. Other channels being added are simplex. FD side is also getting updated but only backbone stuff, no frequency changes.
39.98 is going bye-bye the last I heard. The reason APD is going to high band is to be able to communicate with both Derby and Seymour with ease. Also with the FD on high band already it just makes it easier for the PD to listen in as well.