Centre county fire and ems

laertes88

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I'm trying to put the frequencies in my radio. I can't seem to pick up anything other then fire dispatch. I'm not sure if I'm not understanding the listing right or what the issue is, can anyone help?
 

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laertes88

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I am using a Baofeng UV-5R. I'm using the 453.9750 frequency for the dispatch. I was assuming that the fire ground channels would be in that same frequency range. I thought that the DEC was the change in the frequency and tried 453.9751 for fireground 2.Screenshot_20200922-222259_Chrome.jpg
 

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Your Baofeng UV-5R will not receive P25 digital ... or any digital transmissions... used in Centre County (or anywhere). It is an analog FM-only receiver.
 

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Since they are listed as using a 800 Mhz trunked system, chances are that any fireground channels are now at 800 mhz or 700 mhz. Might be some stragglers still using older channels though.
 

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So in short, my radio won't work to pick up the firegrounds.
Based on the RR listing above showing the Fireground channels as part of a P25 digital trunked system, that is correct. You need a scanner capable of receiving P25 digital.
 
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