Does anybody know if the Floyd County Highway Department has switched to a different radio system? I am not hearing anything on the conventional system. You normally do not hear much but normally something comes through when it snows.
Thanks for the reply, I emailed the contact address that I found on the Internet but have not received an answer back yet.Nothing new in the FCC database.
They should still be on 150.995 Mhz unless....
Option 1) They are now on Floyd County's 800 Mhz LTR trunked system
Option 2) They are now on Project Hoosier SAFE-T
Option 3) They are now on one of the area business band trunked or conventional systems
Option 4) They've changed frequencies and/or modes and haven't yet updated their FCC license
My guess is the "got" the old radios, LTR, from the agencies that have switched to Safe-TI got a reply from the road department, but I am confused by their answer so I asked for an explanation.
I asked if they were still on the conventional system or if they have upgraded to a new system. The reply I got was"YES".
I will wait and see if I get a better response and let you know,
Ok that narrow it down to VHF or UHF, try old abandoned frequencies, they used to have a couple in 453 MHz area, again antenna length will help, even if you just swing by the County garage and eyeball the antenna on the trucks. That will help to narrow down the band.All that I have been able to figure out so far is that they use Motorola CM200 radios. Still trying to get more information.
I have a frequency counter, but the Unden 396 and Signal Stalker makes that unnecessary. I've been known to "hang out" in the area when looking for a target frequency, my job allowed it at times, but I would happen to eat in the same area etc.I am guessing the switch is to comply with the Narrow banding that is taking place. I dont understand a lot about it so maybe you can help. I guess if they did narrow band you dont just subtract sum magic number to get a new frequency? Also to search for a new frequency on the conventional system I would do a stalker search on my Pro 106?
Thanks for all the help