Highway Patrol on 159.2100

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joejo95

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I have always heard DPS in Russell and Lee county use 155.4750 for car-to-car traffic. But for
over a week they have been useing 159.2100 with a PL 151.4. Have they always used this freq.
for car-to-car or is this something new?
 

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Strange thing is I have a 2018 pro and I haven't heard them in Lawrence county use that in a good while.
 

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I have heard, on occasion, around the Calhoun/Talladega Co. area 159.210MHz (Spec. Op.) freq. being used around race time out at the Talladega Superspeedway.
 

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Adps 159.210

The State Troopers are having a big push to check for speeders, impaired drivers and driving without seat-belts during the Memorial Day weekend. They may be using 159.210 as a Car-to-Car frequency during their holiday ops. They may be using other frequencies (155.475 and 155.370) as well.
 

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The State Troopers are having a big push to check for speeders, impaired drivers and driving without seat-belts during the Memorial Day weekend. They may be using 159.210 as a Car-to-Car frequency during their holiday ops. They may be using other frequencies (155.475 and 155.370) as well.
And maybe even 155.505...
 

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Your right about Troopers going after speeders and people not wearing seat-belts.
I heard one Trooper on friday say he sat in one spot for just about two hours and
wrote 15 tickets for speeding and not wearing a seat-belt.
 

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I have been hearing some P25 digital on this freq for the last couple of weeks in Marion County. Most of it has been distant but some of the transmissions were pretty close.

Looks like I won't be hearing much DPS activity during this campaign; my only outdoor antenna is currently laying on the ground with two of its three main elements broken off.:mad:
 

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Did you by chance capture a NAC code for this?. I have caught NAC 137 but been a year or 2 ago
Could this have been some skip? Texas DPS uses 159.210 NAC 137 as Repeater 16A. That's a long way for VHF skip but it has been known to go that far before...
 

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I've heard them using this frequency for speed details, but more often that not, i've heard it used as a car to car channel for troopers escorting football teams or troopers traveling somewhere (Talladega, post hurricane disaster relief, etc) in convoy.

Warren
 

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Alabama State Troopers

I travel I-20 between Atlanta and Birmingham fairly often and last week, enroute to Birmingham, I observed a traffic operation by the State Troopers. They had a pickup truck on the bridge over the interstate at the Hwy 46 exit (Heflin/Ranburne) shooting radar at westbound traffic. On the westbound entrance ramp were EIGHT (8) "chase" cars.

For tactical communications, they were using 155.475 (CSQ). If you travel this section of I-20. it now has a 55 MPH speed limit beginning at the Georgia state line. Any they are really enforcing it!!!!
 

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Alabama State Trooper , AL Dept. Of Public Safety

I just found 159.210 listed as an Alabama Dept. Of public Safety Freq.
I havent heard any local traffic on 159.2100 but I will monitor it for traffic
I also found some new frequencies that may be in use soon that are in the new 12.5 KHz. Bandwidth
They may be changing over to these frequencies soon for the transition over to narrow band
Please post any updates
Callsign: KA2108
000044.62000000
000044.78000000
000154.80750000
000154.81500000
000154.82250000
000154.91250000
000154.92000000
000154.92750000
000155.00250000
000155.01000000
000155.01750000
000155.43750000
000155.44500000
000155.47500000
000155.48250000
000155.49750000
000155.50500000
000155.51250000
000158.78250000
000158.79000000
000158.79750000
000159.03000000
000159.03750000
000159.20250000
000159.21000000
000159.21750000

Also 159.2100 is used in Cherokee Co. Alabama as a repeater input freq. for law enforcement
Callsign: KFM303
 
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I monitored several of those new narrowband frequencies a couple of years ago, but didn't hear any traffic on them, except for bleed over from adjacent frequencies.

Someone suggested that the narrowband frequencies close to existing DPS frequencies were obtained by the DPS to "protect" the existing frequencies, preventing interference.

Warren
 

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Someone suggested that the narrowband frequencies close to existing DPS frequencies were obtained by the DPS to "protect" the existing frequencies, preventing interference.

Warren
Stands to reason since the licensed narrowbands are all right next to existing used frequencies. When I left almost four years (wow, time's fun when you're having flies!) ago, none of the narrowband frequencies were programmed into trooper vehicle/handheld/base radios.
 

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I did happen to pickup a CW Id'er earlier on 155.0025 not to long after I programmed the that codeplug posted .. was mot PL ect tones at that time. I am using a pro 197 & a PSR both with the stock radio or the rh77 on the PSr500
 

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Could the Narrowband frequencies be for a planned VHF trunked system?
I always thought and hoped that! It’s probably a little of both, cushioning and future growth. DPS has sure spent a lot of money to keep inactive frequencies properly licensed.

I still hope a new radio system is finally in the works for DPS. Sure wasn’t anything on the horizon when I retired.
 
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AL DPS freq's

I guess the new narrow band freq's may be for future use
Similiar to AL. Forestry freq's that have recently changed over to the new narrow band freq's
A lot of their new freq's are very close to their old freq's
I have monitored 158.7900 & 154.9200 base freq. and in most places I have no trouble hearing
the base
I monitored the car freq. the other day and the car was having problems hearing the base
for some reason , possible dead spot
I haven't heard on anything as far as a state wide 800 EDACS system yet , I guess the money is
not their to install a new system yet
I did see that Florida State Police was using an 800 MHz. Mot. system but is getting ready to
move back to a statewide Macom EDACS Dig. system
From what I understand it cant be monitored with a scanner, at least not yet
That is the first time I've ever heard of anyone going back to a EDACS system
It must be better than Motorola , Go figure
Most areas I know of have changed over from EDACS system to Mot. not the other way around
Whats up with that?
I guess the new rules about interoperability from state to state does not apply hear
since most states are still on VHF high or low & not on 800 yet
Im still puzzled about the 159.210, It is licensed to AL DPS , but for what - Tactical Ops I guess
Cherokee Co. also is licensed for that freq , I thought they were using it for a rptr. input but now I am not sure
what it is used for other than tactical use
 
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