[Help] Station TN digital?

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smashfire

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I bought a Uniden Bearcat BC125AT back in September of 2017 and stumbled through the programming of it without really knowing what I was doing. I am interested in listening to Tolland County Station TN (specifically Vernon Fire and Coventry Fire related channels). I think TN is switching over to digital (correct me if I am wrong) and my handheld scanner won't be able to pick those up correct? So do I need to buy a new digital scanner in order to continue to listen? Or am I able to reprogram the radio I currently have? I haven't updated it since 2017. I apologize if this is the incorrect forum to ask for advice, please point me to the correct forum if that is the case.
 
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my handheld scanner won't be able to pick those up correct?
Your scanner is analog only, so if they are in fact switching to digital, you'll need a new scanner to listen.

I recommend the 325P2 from Uniden for a handheld.

It's reasonably priced and works great!

Keep an eye on the database to see if they switch to digital.


 

jfr454

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I don't know of any of digital frequencies but I believe there are some new channels with digital PL tones. I believe that the 125 will accept them but it will not receive 700/800mhz frequencies if desired.
 

matt04

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Last I listened TN still dispatches on the 33.8 Lo
Band and has 3 low band channels used for officers to report back to dispatch, most towns have them linked to a UHF repeater.

the only chances I’m aware of are adding 3 new simplex UHF Fire ground channels and 2 “monitored” UHF channels as well. No one has found what those are yet, but I suspect reuse of existing freqs as I haven’t found any new licenses yet.

vernon being a larger dept, it is possible they may have Converted some of their town only use channels to digital.
 

awasser1

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I believe that Vermon 7 might be TAC2. I need to do more testing but during the big fire in Vernon last week they were using that frequency and I kept hearing TAC2 during dispatch. But I am not sure yet so I havent posted my findings. They are all analog. Vernon PD is digital.
 
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