Fdny ems transition updates

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I am going to keep this site updated on the transition from old ems freq to the new radio system

the following ems boros have started simulcated both dispatch and units

queens east
ems cw 1
and yesterday queens west started


will update as i hear the change over commence
 

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Queens west

Today from around 12p to about 4pm radio tech conducting radio checks and continoous tones coming over the freq.

this should take another few days and then in a week or so the next boro will began the simulcasting...


if anyone hears sonething like hearing dispatch on a new fdny ems freq other then the ones i mentioned please post it

have a good night people
 

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All the new narrowband ems frequencies are active as of today. I believe there is one more freq left till monday.
 

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All of the EMS narrowband channels start out by simulcating the mobiles only (not the dispatchers) from their current frequencies. When the transition for that frequency is complete, you will then also hear the dispatcher. The best bet is to listen to the current EMS CW2 to keep tabs on the daily changes as they occur. First all of the units will be told to use CW 2 starting at day tour shift start. When the narrowband channel is all set up at the dispatchers consoles, only then will the mobile units be told to switch to their dispatch channel and clear off of CW 2.
 

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Fdny ems bklyn central

As of 1525hrs radio repair concluded the transition both dispatch and units in the field can be heard the following pcts are covered by bk central 63-67-69-71-73-75

alot of kings country hosp and brookdale hosp jobs

make good litening on a friday/sat night madness
 

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what are you talking about change? my Motorola saber is programmed and has ems channels for nyc and there all working as usual
 

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im know this is a little off topic, but i can't find a radio to do 6.25khz steps for the new narrow band frequencies, how would i round them off so i can still receive them FDNY/EMS?
 

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i have no clue what everyone talking about since day one i could hear the dispatcher and mobile units on same freq. nothing has changed.
 

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i have no clue what everyone talking about since day one i could hear the dispatcher and mobile units on same freq. nothing has changed.
You are most likely listening to the older frequencies. The newer frequencies are all above 482 and have 5 digits after the decimal point. These newer frequencies are what we are talking about.

CW1 482.16875 / 79.7 PL
CW2 482.21875 / 82.5 PL
SI 482.24375 / 91.5 PL
BK-C 482.50625 / 123.0 PL
QN-W 482.51875 / 97.4 PL
MN-N 482.75625 / 100.0 PL
BX-S 482.76875 / 114.8 PL
MN-C 482.98125 / 103.5 PL
QN-E 483.03125 / 94.8 PL
BX-N 483.20625 / 110.9 PL
MN-S 483.21875 / 107.2 PL
BK-N 483.28125 / 118.8 PL
BK-S 483.29375 / 127.3 PL
 
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im know this is a little off topic, but i can't find a radio to do 6.25khz steps for the new narrow band frequencies, how would i round them off so i can still receive them FDNY/EMS?
It would be difficult to do this as the new voice channels are narrower and if you use a wider bandwidth receiver that is in between channels, you will hear some noise mixed in as well as possibly the next adjacent channel as well. The purpose of the FCC mandating this type of change is so that they will result in two channels where one is now. It is called refarming of the spectrum.
 
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you got the list of freqs for hospitals in the nyc metro area ? can you please post them.
They are listed on pages 78 to 84 in the 7th edition of the NYC Scanner Master book. Most of them are for maintenance, security and telemetry uses. There area a few for their own ambulances, but most ambulance traffic in NYC is on the NYC EMS frequencies.
 

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im know this is a little off topic, but i can't find a radio to do 6.25khz steps for the new narrow band frequencies, how would i round them off so i can still receive them FDNY/EMS?
my vertex vx-800 takes them, I wouldn't know why your vx-537 wouldn't work. make sure you set them to N on the software. talk to your dealer about this. he can play around with the radio and see if it works.
 

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what's the difference between 154.250 and the 480 MHz freq??

Ok, this may seem like a dumb question, but I personally don't monitor NYC systems too often since I live in Jersey. However, whenever I am in NYC, I still hear the FDNY on 154.250 (I believe that's Manhattan's frequency), yet I noticed that the entire city is in the process of switching to new 480 MHz band frequencies. So, what is the difference between who is using 154.250 vs. who's using the 480 MHz frequencies in Manhattan since the FDNY and EMS are considered ONE combined agency?? Is 154.250 going to be dropped eventually or will it still be used and by whom? I would appreciate any friendly feedback regarding this.

Ben N2ZGE
 

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Ben, so far everything is currently being simulcast on old and new freqquencies until the new radios are installed in all of the vehicles and they decide to pull the plug. I have no idea what the plans are for the old FD and EMS frequencies in the future.
 

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Cw 2

Testing on CW 2 started this am 1130 to be exact. BKLYN N has been completed. itresting they should have done BKLYN SO next instead the opted for cw 2 guess its friday they want to go home early.

i bet any odds next week either mon or tues they will commence turnover on BKLYN SO let see if i am correct time will tell
 

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Bronx south is being transitioned

As of 930 am todays date Bronx South is being transitioned all units operating on CW 2 probably around 5pm they will return to Bronx South and you will hear both the new and old freq..


will make good listening for Friday night madness in the BX for FDNY-EMS
 

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As of 930 am todays date Bronx South is being transitioned all units operating on CW 2 probably around 5pm they will return to Bronx South and you will hear both the new and old freq..

will make good listening for Friday night madness in the BX for FDNY-EMS
Well, as of 5PM Wednesday 2/3/10 they have spent a total of 4 days screwing around with this one frequency with single and dual tone tests all day.
 
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