Yeah I figured actually Cape May County shared some of the FDNY VHF frequencies. So I actually listen to them in csq modeThey were deleted because they were decommissioned years ago. The database is meant to be a source of active resources, not a museum. In any event, the city wants to bring VHF back to life as backups to the T-Band frequencies, which are vulnerable to interference from distant TV stations during periods of enhanced tropo ducting. Now that multi-band radios are commonplace, it makes sense to bring VHF back as another tool in the toolbox.
Nothing wrong with multiple layers of redundancy, especially if the VHF transmitters are still viable and everyone is carrying around multi-band radios these days. The trunked system has two T-Band cells that are subject to the same potential DTV tropo ducting interruptions as the 48x MHz FDNY channels.Current analog T-band FDNY dispatch channel;
backed up by encrypted trunked talkgroup for each dispatch channel;
backed up by old analog VHF dispatch channel?
NYC government sure is out in left field.
any one have a list of the old FDNY VHF w/ inputs?
Citywide Dispatch (phase out 2014)
Queens Dispatch (phase out 2014)
Brooklyn Dispatch (phase out 2014)
Manhattan Dispatch (phase out 2014)
Bronx/Staten Island Dispatch (phase out 2014)
I assume you mean other than Bronx/SI on 154.190, which is very active. No, the rest of the frequencies have not been brought back from the grave just yet. They are all being monitored 24/7 for activity.I've been casually tuning around, but have not heard any FDNY activity yet on any of the old VHF frequencies. If I do, I will report back.
I already clarified in posts #3 and #17.Can anyone who's hearing traffic over 154.1900 (186.2) clarify which borough's radio traffic is being rebroadcast?