I plugged the new frequencies in months ago, when they first showed up in the FCC weekly grants posted on the DFWScan list. So far, I haven't heard anything on them. I have them entered in both digital, and analog, modes in the the two scanners I usually have with me when I'm in the area (BCD396XT & PSR500).155.6625 is actually the input to a repeater on 158.7975. Stephens County got two new licenses last year.
FCC Callsign WQKR544 Details
FCC Callsign WQKN543 Details
I am too far away to hear them so I don't know what they are used for, but according to the information on the license, the UHF one is for the jail and they are both digital but I don't think they are P25.
I'll be out there this weekend. Looking at their coverage map, my friends' place is in Wayland's zone off of FM207. Maybe I'll get lucky, & 'catch' a run.Today driving out I-20 it sounded like Stephens Co. was mixed mode P25 digital and 100.0 PL on 155.685. It also had a very slow CW ID of WQKR544 which is one of their new licenses (see post above) and not even the correct callsign for that frequency. I'm still not sure if I was hearing two different things.
Here is something else I found. They started a new fire dept in Stephens Co. a couple years ago in Wayland.
Wayland Volunteer Fire Department - Home
Check out the radio page in their photo album
Wayland Volunteer Fire Department - RADIOS
Check out the display on the hand held. I can't find any FCC license for them. I wonder what freq(s) they are using.
When I was out there Saturday, I was picking up a NAC of 125 on 155.685, but transmissions were so slim during my time out there, I'd hesitate to say for absolute positive it was Stephens I was hearing. However, the dispatcher's "voice" sounded the same.Today driving out I-20 it sounded like Stephens Co. was mixed mode P25 digital and 100.0 PL on 155.685. It also had a very slow CW ID of WQKR544 which is one of their new licenses (see post above) and not even the correct callsign for that frequency. I'm still not sure if I was hearing two different things.
Concho County, second county south of Taylor, and bordering on the southwest corner of Coleman, shows to be P25 on 155.73, but no NAC listed. Pretty long stretch to hear it from where I am when hanging out in Stephens County, though I can usually hear Comanche and Brown counties. But, signals do travel at times. I suspect it's Shackelford I'm hearing, mixed mode for now. Just need to catch enough identifiable traffic, with locations in the correct county, to confirm it. Watching the database updates in that general area (Abilene vicinity), it seems that some of the county S.O.'s are beginning to convert to mixed mode, if not outright digital. I went back through my programming and added an entry for digital search to just about all of them, in addition to the listed primaries with PL's or DCS codes.This morning conditions were real good. I heard the slow CW ID on 158.7975 (the same thing I heard on 155.685 last week)
I also heard the P25 on 155.73 on the way back from Abilene last week. I forgot to look it up and figure out where it was.
Thanks, hadn't caught the digital side on that one yet. Added it to my FreeScan file for the area. I run down that way, on average, at least once a month. Some friends that live here in the metro area, have a weekend "getaway" place in Stephens County.Callahan county has mixed P25 with NAC of 030 on 155.64