Haltom City P25 upgrade

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Haltom City will probably be one of the Tarrant County cities upgrading to the Motorola 4th generation P25 digital radios that have been proposed for the cities participating in the Tarrant County Motorola SmartNet system. An agenda item on the city council meeting for Monday night, March 26, 2012 contains the details: Haltom City - Agendas/Minutes
 

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P25 upgrade in progress

The Council voted to upgrade the radios on Monday night, March 26. It is anticipated that the radios will be available for Police and Emergency services by mid to late April, which translates to the P25 conversion taken place within this time frame. The old analog radios may still be used by other city departments on an as needed basis, however.
 

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The Council voted to upgrade the radios on Monday night, March 26. It is anticipated that the radios will be available for Police and Emergency services by mid to late April, which translates to the P25 conversion taken place within this time frame. The old analog radios may still be used by other city departments on an as needed basis, however.
Bear in mind that that the purchase of the P25 capable radios may be more related to the conversion of the Fort Worth/Tarrant County TRS system to P25, with possible expansion to include one or more of the current, existing, suburban systems in the Tarrant & adjoining regions. For instance, Tarrant & Johnson County, which is building a 700Mhz P25 system, will have inter-op connectivity when complete.

See this thread, and more specifically, the pdf document linked in it (it's a one-post thread). The timeline for completion of the P25 system is on page 27 of the document, and is projected to be in 2014. Haltom City is one of the listed participants. Their new equipment, however, might give them the capability to use P25 conventionally on the inter-op channels, or perhaps to communicate with existing P25 users, such as Hurst, while still operating on the analog (for now) Fort Worth/Tarrant system.
 

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Thanks for the clarification - being able to get another year out of the analog trunk scanners for people in this area would be good! I will check meanwhile to see if the departments are going to be using digital capability or sticking with the Motorola Smartnet analog trunking ID's that are now assigned to Haltom City.
 
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