Communications with neighboring states

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talkpair

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In an era that seems to be pushing interoperability, I find it a little odd that in the 30+ years of monitoring public safety, I never hear communications between Kansas and Missouri agencies.
In fact, I can't recall ever hearing anything between the two states.
It's almost as if Missouri were an island. I would think this would be more noticeable between Missouri and Illinois, where the Mississippi river is a natural obstacle for crime to cross, but doesn't explain the lack of communications from Kansas City southward.

Occasionally, I do hear some point-to-point communications between the northern Missouri counties and southern Iowa counties.

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Starcom21

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illinois state police district 11 uses 155.37 with st louis all the time. also quincy/adams county uses with missouri county across the river. police units may use 155.475 MOLEEN/ISPERN to talk to others across borders as needed
 

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Our local PD (Cape Girardeau) has 155.475 and I have heard them talk to Alexander CO Illinois SO units a couple of times - normally when ACSO is chasing someone and they are headed in this direction. Also on a couple of occasions, I have heard some inter-state traffic on 155.370 between Cape Girardeau CO SO and Union/Alexander SO's.
Dennis
 

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in the kc metro most agenices on both sides of the stateline use MERS (metro emergency radio system) repeater for inter agency.
 

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Our local PD (Cape Girardeau) has 155.475 and I have heard them talk to Alexander CO Illinois SO units a couple of times - normally when ACSO is chasing someone and they are headed in this direction. Also on a couple of occasions, I have heard some inter-state traffic on 155.370 between Cape Girardeau CO SO and Union/Alexander SO's.
Dennis
155.475 is supposed to be for "Mutal Aid" nationwide.
 
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