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Combinding Frequencys

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Is it Possible to have a Frequency from One state and another on the same portable radio, so say I ran with a fire company that was in one state but I ran with another company in another state, can I combined frequencys and use just one radio?

Like the one company would be from PA (Bucks), and The Other Jersey (Mercer) Quotations are counties.
 

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As long as they are in the same frequency band and the radio is compatible with either system, you can have as many frequencies as the radio can handle.

Edit: It looks like Bucks county uses a UHFII SmartZone system. Most of the FD's in Mercer county are VHF, so you wouldn't be able to use the same radio.
 
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Ok, See the reason I ask Mercer and Bucks are extremely close together, but different states, so either county goes to each other for mutual aid. I surpose these companies carry seperate radios? Cause I know the Have certain Tac Channels they switch over to as well.
 

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Burlco uses a pager system on 154.220 to tone alert fire and ambulance. Once the vehicles are rolling, communications are on the county 500 Mhz TRS network. See the link below for Burlco scanning info. The site is designed to be readable on devices as small as a smartphone. HTH.
 
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Bucks is about to jump to 700-800 and Mercer is expected to unveil the new 500 system in the spring of 2013. We hope to be able to patch the two systems together when/if needed.
 
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Gotcha I'am riding in burlington county, and looking to purchase a used xts 3000 possibly, just trying to figure out what would be compatiable with the narrowbands. I want one that would be usuable in bucks as well. I was looking through the channels in one of the portables off the truck tonight and noticed we had bucks county FG1 programmed, I'd like to have FG2 programmed into my radio just in case i ride over there i can take my radio with me and be on the same page as everyone!
 

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Then I would save your money until the new system is rolled out.

If it's interoperability you're after, can't those other fire departments use some VHF mutual aid channel to talk to neighboring towns like yours or use a VHF simulcast or did they get rid of all those "outdated" and "obsolete" radios?
 
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