I should add that despite the terminology for the system cells (East/Central and West), you have to think of the county more as being broken up geographically into "north and east" and "south and west".The "East Central" cell covers the Elverson/Honey Brook areas (via the Elverson tower site), so there is a little area of the testing that was done in the footprint of that cell. Refer back to the map on page 2 of the thread.
As mentioned above, any of the newer scanners that can do P25 Phase 2 will work. There will be very little full time encryption from what I am told...just SWAT tac channels and detectives tac channels.After limping by for years trying to access chester county on my scanner, I have to ask: Is their new system going to be any eaisier to listen to? Any particular scanner upgrade I should look into?
West Chester has not committed 100% to even switching. I imagine they probably will since the coverage testing was impressive. The talkgroups above are the East, Central, and West police dispatch channels, Kennet Square PD's tac channel, and West Fire. I corrected the database to reflect that last night. As soon as a comprehensive talkgroup list is submitted, it will be made available in the database.Isn't west Chester the only dept jumping on for now? Feel like I read that in one of the county updates. I'm sure many of you read this page, I appreciate how the county has been keeping a lot of info on here. Kinda like a count down
Chester County, PA - Official Website - Voice Radio Project
The county is entering the burn in period where the old system is patched in to the new system for certain talkgroups. Over the next few months, users will begin migrating. Right now, I think, is just patches from the old to new to start loading the new system with radio traffic. Yes, the audio is not very good quality because of the patch, but that will be remedied once agencies actually migrate to the new equipment. Once the patches are eliminated, that would take care of the poor audio. There are always quality issues when you patch analog and digital voice together. One or both always sound terrible.Thanks For The Updated Info. Last Night I Started Picking Up Some More TG's; Most Likely They Are EMS Simulcasts From The LTR Multinet Trunk, Same As The Police. Usually The Transmissions Are Cutting The First Few Seconds From The Original Transmission And The Audio Is Sub-Par In Comparison. (Sounds Like A Radio Sitting In Front Of A Speaker And Re-transmitting Through A Mic Pick Up. The New TG's Are 2250 And 2625. Also Been Hearing Tests On 9914 in PH 1. I Thought I Read Somewhere That DEC 2015 Is When A Cut Is To Take Place, But Same As You I Dunno Who's Moving Over. Doesn't Make Sense For The County To Pay For A Modern Communications System And Not Utilize It Fully. I Hope The Un-Monitorable LTR Multinet Goes Away............