Galax city Police, Virginia-Frequency Change?

rtharmon1

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I monitor Galax PD on 158.730Mhz, digital, tone 162 NAC. Notice in the past couple of days, 11/23-24, there isn’t any traffic on this frequency. Does anyone know if they have changed frequency or system?
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My guess is they followed the FD over to NXDN. Several surrounding county’s sheriff’s offices and PDs have switched to NXDN and encrypted. I am coming into the area for the weekend, I will see if I can find out anything and do some monitoring.
 

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Thank you for your reply. I suspected that might be the case.
 
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I found a public notice dated November 8 on the city web site requesting bids for a new radio system for Galax and the counties of Carroll and Grayson. So that would seem to indicate they haven't changed yet, but are in the process of moving that way.

 

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Thank you for the info. Sounds like Carroll and Grayson counties may also change. Galax PD apparently changed very recently because I heard them on 11/20 but noticed I hadn’t on 11/23. Monitored 158.730 for over 8 hours and no activity at all. I’ll try 156.1875. I have the PRO-197 / Whistler WS-1065. If they changed to NXDN I’m out of luck.
 

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Thank you for the info. Sounds like Carroll and Grayson counties may also change. Galax PD apparently changed very recently because I heard them on 11/20 but noticed I hadn’t on 11/23. Monitored 158.730 for over 8 hours and no activity at all. I’ll try 156.1875. I have the PRO-197 / Whistler WS-1065. If they changed to NXDN I’m out of luck.
I have confirmed with a dispatcher that the PD & Public works have switched over to NXDN as the FD had previously.
 

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Thank you for the info. Sounds like Carroll and Grayson counties may also change. Galax PD apparently changed very recently because I heard them on 11/20 but noticed I hadn’t on 11/23. Monitored 158.730 for over 8 hours and no activity at all. I’ll try 156.1875. I have the PRO-197 / Whistler WS-1065. If they changed to NXDN I’m out of luck.
Carroll & Grayson have initiated a study…but that’s it so far. I’ve participated in a couple public comment meetings. The study results are not yet complete to my knowledge. Carroll recently changed radio service providers which may affect their future plans.
 

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Thank you for the info. Sounds like Carroll and Grayson counties may also change. Galax PD apparently changed very recently because I heard them on 11/20 but noticed I hadn’t on 11/23. Monitored 158.730 for over 8 hours and no activity at all. I’ll try 156.1875. I have the PRO-197 / Whistler WS-1065. If they changed to NXDN I’m out of luck.
Send me a direct message, I am a Uniden scanner dealer, I may can help you out. I live outside of Charlotte now but am from the area and still come back frequently.
 

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Good to know they’re still on the same frequency but since they’re using NXDN now my PRO-197 or WS-1065 doesn’t work.
Thanks for the info.
 

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Send me a direct message, I am a Uniden scanner dealer, I may can help you out. I live outside of Charlotte now but am from the area and still come back frequently.
Haven’t figured out how to send a DM on here yet. What Uniden scanners will cover NXDN? I’m not familiar with programming for Uniden. I have been using Win96 and Win500 and familiar with PRO-2096, PRO-197, PRO-106, PRO-651, PRO-652, PSR-600, and WS-1065 but never attempted programming any of the Uniden models.
 
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