I can't speak about PGC, but I think I've heard PFBC officers on the Chester County system with "Unit 81 Mary 5x" identifiers. It's one of those agencies, but I'm not sure which one.benrussellpa said:Generally, the fulltime officers (between 1-3 per county for each agency) will have access to whatever local law enforcement radio system is in operation. WCO's from both agencies use Montco's 800MHz system. I don't recall ever hearing aWCO on any of Delco's 500MHz frequencies. I have heard, though, PFBC units in Delco calling PSP Media for tag checks.
Although there is no uniformity, many PGC and PFBC officers have VHF-Hi mobiles or portables so that they can communicate with PSP and DCNR law enforcement.
Hi, Ben!benrussellpa said:PGC is regionally dispatched.
I never had any luck being able to hear the PGC dispatch office on 44.76 when I was living in Delco (except with a base antenna mounted high on my parents' chimney way back in the day), but that would be the freq the WCO's use to talk to their dispatcher. 44.880 is used for car-car comms in the area...I've monitored WCO's working in the Newtown Twp area on this freq in the past.Boomeranger said:Hi, Ben!
But... but... there has to be a game comission freq for DelCo. I think, I mean there must be! I've got the DCNR on the scanner with no comms.
As stated previously, the Philadelphia Repeater (output on 151.385) has been out of service for several years now. Don't expect any comms on there any time soon.JRM5204 said:and DEP uses 151.3850R Phila RX and 151.1600 Unit to Unit.
The first OpenSky mobiles were installed this week in a few DEP trucks here in the SE. I played with one of the radios, but there was nobody to talk to except the guy sitting next to me. Interestingly, the radios came with no manuals ox explanation and these badboys ain't the kind of thing you just grab and go with...lots of options and scrolling through menus to get anything other than the default setting on powerup. The voice was crystal clear most of the time with a little bit of garble once attributed to the fact that we were talking fromwithin the basement of a huge steel and concrete building.benrussellpa said:Last I heard, OpenSky mobiles were supposed to be delivered to DEP SE by the end of August...still waiting as of right now, so it looks like that'll be delayed again. Once those are operational, they'll be used for comms related to responses/drills (although the BRP people will likely use them more than ERT since the ERT folks all use Nextel).
At least that's an idea as to what Lancaster County can expect when/if they make the mistake (at least from a scanning perspective) of switching over to OpenSky.benrussellpa said:The voice was crystal clear most of the time with a little bit of garble once attributed to the fact that we were talking fromwithin the basement of a huge steel and concrete building.