Correct. It is no different then before the switch.The New Brittan system is the same they just moved all the infrastructure over to the state core to make it a campus system.
Its very common in large P25 systems around the country, Just hasn't happened in CT because no one ever had a large P25 system with the capabilities to do it until now, Rumor had it Stamford was going to do the same thing when they could afford it
From a NB radio system user point of view, there is no difference. From a scanner user or DSD+ user there are significant changes. The system ID, all the talkgroup numbers and all the radio ID numbers changed.Correct. It is no different then before the switch.
Cool! I posted these I think a page or two back. I managed to hit Middletown and Wallingford, as well as a few selcom used Simulcast sites and posted their links.I don't recall seeing this in this thread before. After the New Britain switch, I was looking around in my DSD+ logs and saw a neighbor show up as "BEE00.954" on what used to be a New Britain frequency. I didn't pay attention to the system ID at first, and thought they turned the NB site into a backup. After looking into it some more, I realized it was actually Middletown's new system. It makes sense since CSP HQ is in Middletown, and I'm sure they're looking to have better inter-op between them.
The neighbors on the Middletown side are:
P25,BEE00.3A9,1.27,"Troop F Simulcast"
P25,BEE00.3A9,1.28,"Troop H Simulcast"
P25,BEE00.3A9,1.29,"Troop I Simulcast"
P25,BEE00.3A9,1.30,"Troop K Simulcast"
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What I did was left "ID Search" on on my SDS100/200's. Then in my favorites list, entered 65,000 through 65,535 in and set them to "Avoid". This way I still pick up unknown TG's but don't get those roaming talkgroups. Works well with ProScan to record unknown TG's.none.
The talkgroups that appear from 65336 through 65534 are from a system that allows users from one system to utilize a second systems resources. Right now, CLMRN, Wallingford and Middletown systems are set to share resources. For example, a Middletown user going to Hartford would normally go out of range before reaching their destination. They would have the frequencies from CLMRN programmed in and as the Middletown signal weakens, the radio scans and picks up a stronger CLMRN site. Normal roaming. But if Middletown has duplicate radio IDs or talkgroups, you would have issues on CLMRN. So the system assigns temporary talkgroups and radio IDs to the outside system user. These groups are not constant so if you hear Middletown FD on 65336 today, they could be on 65458 tomorrow.
If you have your scanner in "ID Scan" you will not hear them. If you have your scanner in "ID Search" you will (unless you program them in which you don't want to).