Fire Department tone outs

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Now that Greenville County has fully switched to Pal800, what do rural departments have to alert their volunteers? Something over their cellphones?
 

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One of our part time guys that is full time in Greenville told me they are using unication pagers. According to unication, they are the only pager that is p25 compatible.
 

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And a lot of volunteers are getting the hand me downs off of the old radios that EMS and fire used to use for VHF
 

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Yes it is. I used to converse with a ham that was a volunteer in one of the Spartanburg FD's. He had a Unication pager that he paid for. ($$$$). Back when Horry County went 800, they kept a VHF Channel that alerted the existing pagers. You would have thought Greenville county would have done the same using the UHF 453.500 repeater. Who knows what goes on behind closed door contract negotiations.
 

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And a lot of volunteers are getting the hand me downs off of the old radios that EMS and fire used to use for VHF
I don't think that the hand me downs would help if the dispatch frequencies are not used. They would be good for fire ground use.
I have been monitoring the Greenville SC legacy UHF and VHF frequencies. Don't hear anything unless the departments went back to their own licensed frequencies to alert. The Unication scanner/pagers were provided by the department or private purchase? More than $600.00 per unit is a lot for a volunteer to spend at one time.
 

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I wish the County Programmed radios were not password protected to read. I have tried to read one and they have it locked down.
 

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are you not able to record the toneouts and replay them with twotone detect? thats how i found all my county toneouts
 
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