Garland County/Hot Springs

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GCSO has made the switch over to full time AWIN. They are using the TGID 21601 SO/OEM for all GCSO main traffic now. Fire and EMS hasn't switched over yet.
Actually, I heard some traffic last night during the storms on 155.445. Other than that, the frequency has been dead.
 

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So, main dispatch on 21601 is unencrypted (for now), good. You mentioned other talk groups, tac and CID... what are those talk groups?
Not sure on those talkgroups as I am having to do a wildcard search for them. 21601 is totally unencrypted with no plans for encryption.

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Are the Blue Mountain & Pearcy Mountain sites live full-time now, along with Blowout on 700 Mhz? Seems like my reception has improved on the back side of the Village. Normally, we have a ridge between us & the Blowout site. Not sure if that's because 700 has better punch-thru or if Blue Mountain is filling it in. They all will be known as Garland County Simulcast sites with same frequencies.

I was looking at the new Hot Springs Simulcast license & the 3 sites will be: one on a ridge along Fox Pass, one atop the old Rehab building and one on the cell tower near Rod's Pizza. They should have a lot better coverage once they go live next year.

I agree with other posters, as long as dispatch is in the clear for PD & SO I'm happy. CID & SWAT need to be encrypted. Hope the VFD's remain clear. I'll add those TG's you mentioned for them in my FreeScan.
 

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Good, I thought so. Was picking up Garland County Simulcast on the way to Benton on Hwy 5. Probably the new Jessieville site. Thanks for the info.
 

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New Garland Co. TGs 18468 is Lake Hamilton FD, 18472 is Jessieville, and 21601 is now GAR Multi. The Alpha Tag for 18451 is actually GAR SO DISP

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So I haven't been able to pick up GCSO at all. Originally I was able to pick up their new AWIN channel but it has since gone silent. I'm using a BCD325P2. Is anyone else having the same issue?
 

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GCSO has been coming in good for me on the Gar SO Dispatch talkgroup the ID is 18451 I get them on the simulcast and Jack Mountain Sites

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So I haven't been able to pick up GCSO at all. Originally I was able to pick up their new AWIN channel but it has since gone silent. I'm using a BCD325P2. Is anyone else having the same issue?
When this start I was hearing them today using a Pro 651 and my WS1098

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Anything from the New 700 MHz Hot Springs Simulcast yet? Really hoping its alive so I can get it built in the DB.
 

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I pass all 3 sites on my way to work, but I haven't heard anything yet. I only have a Phase I scanner. I just noticed the city will be using Phase II.
 
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