Couple of updates

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1st update - Looks like Chambers Co So has added another repeater.
154.385 (94.8) is the output (confirmed 11-12-09). Input should be 156.075 (will attempt to confirm that). This maybe the "South" repeater I have mentioned before.

2nd update - Looks like AFC (Forestry) has started the conversion over to their narrowband channels. Here is Tallapoosa Co, I have monitored 159.2625 (repeater out) with traffic. And I have logged (using WIN500) 151.1975 and 151.3925 (both are repeater inputs). It appears the "new" channels are using DCS (159.2625 with 503, 151.1975 with 315 and 151.3925 with 627). So it maybe time to program all of the narrowband AFC channels in and see have this will be playing out.
 

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Paul, try these:
151.1675
151.3325
151.3775
151.3925
151.4075
151.4225
151.4675
151.4825
159.2625
159.2775
159.3075
159.3225
159.3375
159.3525
159.3975
159.4125
159.4275

151MHz ones are "normally" the inputs and 159MHz are "normally" the outputs. But being it is the State, anything can/could go. I still hear the "old" repeaters also but I haven't had the time to see if both repeaters are broadcasting the same info (yet).

Also if you haven't got rid of the Pro-96 yet, let me know by e-mail (the Bellsouth ones are ok). Been out of the loop somewhat due to family problems and will be still out for the next few weeks. I will been checking here and my e-mail as mush as possible.
 

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The Alabama Forestry Commission is in the process, or has already completed, closing all regional communication centers. I suppose narrowbanding is connected with this to improve radio quality.

They are placing all their eggs in one basket from Montgomery. The two radio operators in the Florence office are, for now, in an office without radio duties.

I’ve offered to “go contract” with them locally when they realize the folly of this plan.
 

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Heard today all NFM : 151.1975 DCS 311 " Montgomery to Lee tower testing " and " Tower to
Montgomery testing OK" 159.2625 DCS 503 " Montgomery to Russell 11 come in"
159.2625 DCS 503 " Montgomery to Bullock 11 come in."
 
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Excellent Jojo, Am programming them in my radio now:).. Quick question are therir any name/ Alpha tags to go with the new 1's yet?:0 .. I know prob too early for that :0
Paul
 
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Just moments after programming the list that Steve posted I caught 159.3525 DCS 026 about 11:15 AM here in Montgomery
 

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Also I am/ have started a complete/ log list of the new Info so everyone report what you may here on THe new AFC frequencies & location etcPaul
 

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Now RadioJonD, you know that the State doesn't do "follies"!
joejo95, your info is "interesting" because that is the same set-up (159.2625 D503) that I monitored the Chambers Co AFC unit(s) using. That "could" mean AFC will use the "new" system to cover more area with less repeater pairs.
Alabama RS, in the past AFC used the County name that the repeater was located in as the alpha tag (example for Dadeville dispatch: Coosa = Weogufka repeater, Tallapoosa = either of the 2-3 sites in Tallapoosa Co with sometime actual locations used, Clay/Cleburne = Cheaha repeater with a catch).
Those are just my "personal" experience with AFC at Dadeville. RadioJonD could shed more light because he was a AFCer before being seduced to the Dark Side oh I mean DPS.
 

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New Repeater - Sumter County...

Just about to turn the switches on the new fire repeater in Sumter County... 151.1075 (654)
 

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What I heard today All NFM
Freq. DCS Names
159.2625 503 Chambers 12, Macon 10, Russell 10, Montgomery 10 Co. to Montgomery St.
159.3525 026 Barbour 10, Pike 10, Henry 10 Co. to Montgomery St.
159.3225 662 Talladega 12, Randolph 10 Co. to Montgomery St.
159.4275 none Data Burst (like morse code) real strong 5 bar on ant. meter.
159.3975 none Unit to Unit ( Useing names, talking about who's land they plowed fire breaks on.)

add as I type
159.2625 503 Lee Co 12 to Montgromery St for radio check.
151.1975 371 Eastern or Eden Tower to Montgromery ( very weak audio )
 
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What I heard today All NFM
Freq. DCS Names
159.2625 503 Chambers 12, Macon 10, Russell 10, Montgomery 10 Co. to Montgomery St.
159.3525 026 Barbour 10, Pike 10, Henry 10 Co. to Montgomery St.
159.3225 662 Talladega 12, Randolph 10 Co. to Montgomery St.
159.4275 none Data Burst (like morse code) real strong 5 bar on ant. meter.
159.3975 none Unit to Unit ( Useing names, talking about who's land they plowed fire breaks on.)

add as I type
159.2625 503 Lee Co 12 to Montgromery St for radio check.
151.1975 371 Eastern or Eden Tower to Montgromery ( very weak audio )
Good list will add em to it:)
Thanks
Paul
 
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I will post/ repost evrything in this thread in a list on Friday & everyone check & see if I copied /c ut & pasted every ones reports & info ok. also PM if you wish.
 

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What I heard new today All NFM
Freq. DCS Names
159.3225 662 Clay 12 to Montgomery St.
159.3525 026 Butler 1 to Montgomery St.
159.4125 465 Conecuh 11 to Montgomery St.
151.4225 703 UnKnown to Montgomery St. ( Broken up real bad )
All countys that I heard do rollcall today said they had units in Talladega Co. doing training.
 

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good work Joe!, I will ad em to to the "master" list.. I haven't heard anything alse yet myself.
Paue
HMm I just thought of something I have programmed just as FM... that would make a difference?
 
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That may be why your not hearing any they need to be programmed as NFM or Auto.
Also the best time to hear is from 6:00 to 8:00 AM EST when they do rollcall or 4:00 to
6:00 PM EST when they tell Mont. St. they are checking out to go home.
 

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OK, I had em in Auto, but went ahead changed to NFM , thanks for times I will do my best to remember them.. it past 3pm now lemme lock in on them & listen
Paul
 
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Steve I just seen in your post were you was talking to me. Yes it looks like AFC is useing the
same freqs. and DCS for groups of countys. I wonder if the state is cut up in districts. Then each
county in that district get the same freq. and DCS.
 
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