E&R towing question

Chicago2210

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Good Evening, I got a whistler TRX 1 and programmed the NXDN digitalk system in it, so far the only active talk groups are the ambulence talk groups and the occasional talk groups with the Union Pacific Police. I have only occasionally heard the talk groups affiliated with E&R? Did they move somewhere ells? Are they now dispatched via cell phones? Thanks
 

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Good Evening, I got a whistler TRX 1 and programmed the NXDN digitalk system in it, so far the only active talk groups are the ambulence talk groups and the occasional talk groups with the Union Pacific Police. I have only occasionally heard the talk groups affiliated with E&R? Did they move somewhere ells? Are they now dispatched via cell phones? Thanks
Still there, heard them today..
 

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Today...3 of 4 listed were in use. I've heard activity on all 4 at one time or another, so program them all in.
During a protest a couple days ago I heard a beat cop order up an immediate tow for a U-Haul truck involved in looting. When I scanned the E&R Talk Groups I didn't here a peep. Unless they needed a heavy wrecker truck and E&R doesn't have one?
 

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During a protest a couple days ago I heard a beat cop order up an immediate tow for a U-Haul truck involved in looting. When I scanned the E&R Talk Groups I didn't here a peep. Unless they needed a heavy wrecker truck and E&R doesn't have one?
I'm not sure, but I know the TRX scanners don't trunk track NXDN systems so following a specific talkgroup(s) on this system isn't foolproof. They're still active on the system.
 

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They only track the voice channels om those systems not the control channels
Correct, so not very dependable on monitoring a specific talk group, especially on this one since it has many active subscribers. You're hoping as it scans the frequencies it comes around to the talk group(s). I just heard E & R again this morning, being dispatched to an "immediate tow" request from CPD.
 

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I'm not sure, but I know the TRX scanners don't trunk track NXDN systems so following a specific talkgroup(s) on this system isn't foolproof. They're still active on the system.
Been hearing one of the E&R Talk Groups used during the overnight winter parking ban, @03:05 T-2 calls what I suspect are S&S supervisors on 453.775 to tell the to start patrolling there routes and how many trucks they are getting on the routes. Not sure if the S&S supervisors have the digia-talk radios as it sounds like you can here them talking to the E&R trucks telling them areas where cars are parked and what kind they are and weather or not they need a flat bed.
 

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Saw an E&R truck downtown today and saw what looked like radio in the truck, do the Diga-Talk LTE radios look like regular ones? Thanks
 

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It would be safe to assume after the "Dec.1st overnight towing ban in effect", that they're on another system, or have migrated to the Diga-Talk+ system. I was up early this morning, and it was silent when it's normally very active for this event.
 
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