Chattanooga TRS expanding, again

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As expected, Walker and Dade counties will join Catoosa County on Chattanooga's 800Mhz trunked system.
Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Thursday it will take 12-18 months for sheriff, city police departments, fire-rescue and EMS to make the switch using digital comms on Chattanooga's 800Mhz system. In Walker, new 800 sites will go on the south end of Lookount Mnt and another south of Lafayette. They will compliment existing towers on north end on Lookout Mnt and Taylors Ridge in catoosa County.
Keep in mind Chattanooga also got more than $14-million in Homeland Security grants to expand the city's system north along the I-75 corridor into the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, which is being billed as "Phase-1" of a Tennessee statewide system.
Below is an article from 4/10/2008 on Chattanoogan.com.
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$5.77 Million Homeland Security Grant To Go For Regional Communications Network
posted April 10, 2008

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office, representing the Northwest Georgia Interoperability Communication Network, has been chosen to receive Homeland Security funds in the amount of $5.77 million.

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday announced the recipients of $20 million in Public Safety Interoperability Communication Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Northwest Georgia network is comprised of Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties and designed to develop a Regional Communication System in conjunction with Chattanooga/Hamilton County. Currently, Catoosa County has partnered with Chattanooga/Hamilton County and is part of the Hamilton County Communication System.

Wednesday’s award will enable Walker County and Dade County to join Catoosa and become part of the regional communication network with Chattanooga/Hamilton County.

Catoosa County Sheriff Phil Summers said, "We are very proud that we were selected as one of only four recipients to receive this communication grant in Georgia. This represents three years of work by Catoosa County and our neighbors in Hamilton County to achieve our goal to design and implement a true regional communication system.

"With Gov. Perdue’s announcement, I feel the emergency services of Northwest Georgia won the communication lottery. We are excited and are prepared to move forward in implementing our regional plan."
 

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ButchGone said:
Keep in mind Chattanooga also got more than $14-million in Homeland Security grants to expand the city's system north along the I-75 corridor into the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, which is being billed as "Phase-1" of a Tennessee statewide system.
Does that mean listeners in Chattanooga will be able to hear Knoxville and vice versa?
 
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