If testing is not done by the end of August, they will have to wait until the spring. This is to make sure the foliage is on the trees to properly test. That gives them 2 months to install all the equipment and figure out for sure what they are doing in the South end of the County. They were having issues down that way with finding a good tower to use. I know the tower 1000 feet from me has been installed but nothing is up on the tower yet so I don’t foresee the switch until 2020 sometime. For the First Responders, I hope I am wrong. The current system is a danger to all users.Does anyone know the status of Bullitt county going over to metrosafe I saw an article that talked about it happening this year does anyone know if the county is making any progress?
Agree - hopefully they will have a "safety" in place so next spring so "good" areas don't go "bad" with leaves. With that said, anything will be an improvement and I'm sure they already have all kinds of bad locations. At least with the new system, if you are in a dead space, your radio tells you before you need it and you can be prepared.My note: I was told the towers could not be certified until there was foliage on the trees. Perhaps they will go ahead and go live and wait to 'certify' the towers in the summer of 2020. I really hope this is what they do because the First Responders need this system on yesterday!
I can be in Shepherdsville and receive the Bernheim site just fine. However from my home in the Gene Snyder/Preston Hwy area, with an exterior antenna, I cannot receive Bernheim. On the other hand, I hear Oldham's site fairly well. Do you know if the power is turned down for some reason or another?I requested they do that for anyone researching a scanner. It was done in Oldham before they switched. Currently all towers are up and talking to each other. The microwaves were given approval by the FCC two months ago. They had to file an amendment which was approved two days ago. Radios programming is in progress, as well as tuning all the sites. They will be using the Bernheim frequencies to run the system and it’s currently active just no testing yet with voice that I have heard. It’s about 18 months behind original schedule and is also dependent on the dispatch center being totally complete with their new CAD. That is about 98% done from my understanding.