The 8K10F1W emission designator is for P25 Phase I (FDMA) voice and data, the same P25 we all know and love. As far as I know Phase II (TDMA) is currently being used only on trunked systems; although theoretically I believe it can be used on any system as long as a repeater is in use to synchronize the two time slots (similar to MotoTRBO).Cullman County - Association of Volunteer Firefighters.
It looks like Cullman County Volunteer FD's may be getting ready to move to P-25 sooner or later.
Is this P-25 Phase 1, FDMA or P-25 Phase 2, TDMA? Emission 8K10F1W
Here is the License & Pending Application for new Emission to be added.
ULS License - Public Safety Pool, Conventional License - WNMN460 - CULLMAN, COUNTY OF
ULS Application - Public Safety Pool, Conventional - 0005489085 - CULLMAN, COUNTY OF
Output - 158.74500 / Input - 153.99500 - Current Emission: 20K0F3E, New Emission: 11K2F3E, 8K10F1W - Callsign: WNMN460
Cullman County Sheriff & Hanceville Police are P-25 but both are currently showing Wide-Band Emission.
I wander why they haven’t changed their emission to P-25 or Narrow-Banded yet.
Are they going to change to new Narrow-Band Frequencies and then add the P-25 Emission.
Or will they add it when they renew their license which will be expiring soon in 2013?
Nothing keeping you from monitoring unencrypted P25. There have been P25 capable scanners for years, and you can find used models on ebay for almost nothing.I guess we are not going to be able to monitor another radio system thanks to fixing something that is broken and cost more money good luck with that....
I don't wan't to turn this into another "digital vs. analog" thread but I will say that the main reason Jasper PD went back to analog is because the radio shop apparently told them they HAD to use full time encryption, which of course meant nobody else could hear them even if they had a P25 radio. Jasper PD also either had no capability (due to bad system design), or no training to fall back to analog during times of interop with non-P25 capable agencies, namely Walker SO.More money spent needlessly on new equipment for the purpose of lining the pockets of radio companies at tax payer expenses even if they receive a grant,which does not cover down the road.I do not see the need to go digital our systems next door to Cullman do well like they are and we do have identifiers on the vehicles so nothing new there as far as range I do not get where it will cover to the edge of the coverage area any better and the addition of extra repeaters when the single one has the same coverage analog but go figure what do I know.Needless to say mutual aid will be more difficult from other counties since not all waste money on digital so they have to rely on dispatch to relay info from one area to another which waste time,the same reason Walker Co went back to the old system they had no mutual aid in a chase and decided to go back to the way things were just saying....