Any idea on a timeline for this switch?Heath FD is using the VHF Madison Twp. repeater that is currently linked to lowband. They decided to switch to the county’s vhf plan for fire. This brings all fire departments inline on VHF. The county is trying to install 3 or 4 vhf repeaters, one for dispatch and the others for operations. Once fully developed, we hope to pull the plug on lowband.
Heath hasn't been licensed for a fourth frequency for several years; they were one of the lucky departments who had to give up a frequency after the FCC checked into channel loading during an audit cycle, found that Heath didn't even have enough mobiles running to qualify for three channels, much less four, and made them give one up.I have not heard any traffic whatsoever on 855.2125. I am hearing the Police on 856.2125, Fire on 857.2125 and Streets on 858.2125. I believe that 855.2125 has been abandoned.
He's talking out his ass. The tones won't trip the pagers because the fiber-optics link is speedy?“The three agencies use such an old format (to signal the pagers), manufacturers don’t make them anymore,” Shepherd said. “Our fiber-optics link is so efficient and a speedy deliverer of signals, it’s difficult to set digital and fiber-optics to work with old equipment.”