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OK, been going to Cherokee, NC for quite a while, been listening to the TC Transit frequency since it's been implemented. But, yesterday--Saturday, the transmissions were garbled and extremely noisy like they were off frequency. Found I could hear them better on 159.095. Has something changed on that repeater? Didn't have time to run signal stalker to make sure. Had more fun listening to the GSM NP repeaters with the snow closing everything down in the park last night and this morning:)
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On a somewhat related topic I have added the EBCI VIPER Talkgroups to the database under their own category. I was a little perplexed as to whether to make the talkgroups their own category or put them under Cherokee County.
I still might change them over to Cherokee County.
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Keep them in a separate category.

Easy mistake to make, but "Cherokee," the casino and many of the EBCI attractions are in Swain County. Cherokee County is farther west.

I think their golf course - Sequoyah National Golf Club - is partly in Jackson County.

Kind of like what N.C. county is Beaufort, Cleveland or Henderson located in ?
 

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Jeff, had it running in the NFM mode on my 106. I had the correct frequency programmed in and it truly sounded awful. Don't know if it was because of the rotten weather conditions present on Saturday, or not. I will switch it back to .0975 in the NFM mode. Thanks for the quick reply. I may program the rptr input to hear how that sounds. Won't be back up there for a while though to test it out.
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Marshall, has the NCHP switched to the VIPER system from the VHF-lo? They were noticeably absent on this trip north.
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Marshall, has the NCHP switched to the VIPER system from the VHF-lo? They were noticeably absent on this trip north.
Larry
Nope. I have an Very old VHF/UHF radio that I use to monitor NCSHP Low VHF and Troop C 42.600Mhz is still going strong as I type this.
Now of course SHP Multi-casts Low VHF alongside 800Mhz where applicable.
Example: here in Raleigh (SHP Troop C-3) Dispatcher "Base" traffic is Multicasted or carried on both 42.600Mhz and VIPER TGID 2096 (SHP C3). Troopers respond back on VIPER (majority of C3 cars are VIPER 800Mhz equipped) or Low band VHF.
Low Band ain't quite dead yet! :D
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Larry,

Low Band for SHP is pretty much still in frequent use.

I know that most of the Troopers are issued 800 Mhz portables. The only patrol vehicles that have 800 Mhz mobiles are the MCSAP Troopers and maybe some of the command staff and Viper Team Techs and the only reason MCSAP have them is because they were bought with Federal Money.

All the regular Troopers still have for the most part have the old Motorola Syntor X-9000 Low Band 110 Watt Mobiles.

If you ever visit Troop F which is most of the Northwest counties in the state you will see most of the patrol cars still have the old style fender mount whip antennas.Because of communication issues and the mountainous terrain.

I know down here in Charlotte where I work they do cross patch Low Band across the Mecklenburg 800 Mhz system. Same is true for the Cabarrus and Rowan 800 Mhz Systems.

It works pretty fair with the exception of you can here a Trooper call communications on 800 Mhz but it will not be heard over Low Band but you will hear communications both ways.

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Thanks David. I monitor Troop G when going north into NC. Travel is usually through Macon, Jackson, and Swain counties. Thanks all for your responses.

Reconrider8, used to have a Hustler base loaded 39-45Mhz antenna for low band monitoring, a gift from a LE friend when they changed to VHF-hi. Larsen makes a nice NMO 39-45Mhz antenna that should work well on a magmount for an inside antenna. Might be what you want to check into:)
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Larsen Makes a good antenna

They are used on all of the SHP vehicles

The only thing is for have to cut the whip to the lowest frequency used.

When I worked for the SHP radio shop and done a new install we always cut the whip using the 42.220 Mhz frequency as a reference.

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im thinking about getting the tribander and a lowband if possible and connect them together
 
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The Hustler MRM works great too.. I cut mine down to better suit VHF Hi UHF and 800, as I have pretty much NO need for Lo band anymore.
 

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might jut pick one of those up only reason i want lowband is so I can [pick up lowband shp better and i would need the rest to now the question is where i get me a job at
 

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The whips on Larsens come cut to the lowest frequency for the band (39Mhz). Cutting it to 42.2Mhz is really only good if you want to talk to the SHP:) I know there has always been a lot of chatter about cutting antennas to the correct length. The best I can say on that is, if you feel the need to do so, then do the cutting. Now, if you have an old 102" CB antenna laying around and want to cut it to the SHP frequency, then you have a true 1/4 wave antenna:) A magmount for the Larsen if you are using it the house, or on your vehicle. Now an antenna that works for me is an old RS scanner antenna I adapted to the base of a old Wilson 1000 base. Drilled out where the whip goes in and pressure fit it. Got the idea from someone here on RR. Normally use it when going north the NC, but used my Laird dual bander. It is ok when monitoring the SHP and they are close. Must have been a quiet day for them.
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Ahh the joys of us RS magmount experimenters! Well I guess I should just say all around antenna experimenter now since I am chop shoppin Hustlers too.. LOL... Whatever way you go, tell us how it works out for you. Always lookin into other success stories.
 
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