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Gtown should be live by April. (Should be.) The 2 other new stand alones in Henry Co. should be on by Summer. As should the new simulcast up North. (Again, should be.....) Currently IPSC is pushing FirstNET hard, hard, hard every chance they get. Doing demos of the capabilities for data management, sharing, etc...
 
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Since things are slow right now i'll throw out a question i've been wondering for awhile. Why do "statewide" talkgroups only appear on certain sites? Tonight I could hear Elkhart County and Tippecanoe County talking on a statewide channel on one site in northeast Indiana but not on the site in the next county to the west. Geographically this doesn't make sense that you skip the county in between.

Or is it that someone with a subscriber radio that happened to be on that talkgroup was traveling through the county I heard them on and affiliated with the site? I hope i'm not too confusing.
 

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Since things are slow right now i'll throw out a question i've been wondering for awhile. Why do "statewide" talkgroups only appear on certain sites? Tonight I could hear Elkhart County and Tippecanoe County talking on a statewide channel on one site in northeast Indiana but not on the site in the next county to the west. Geographically this doesn't make sense that you skip the county in between.

Or is it that someone with a subscriber radio that happened to be on that talkgroup was traveling through the county I heard them on and affiliated with the site? I hope i'm not too confusing.
Yes, a radio with those TG's in an active Zone has to be affiliated to the site for you to hear the TG's. The radio may be on any of the TG's in the Zone but you would be able to hear any of the TG's in that Zone if they get used, unless the TG's are not allowed on that site. For instance, an IN SEMA/INDHS unit rolls through and affiliated, you would be able to hear any of the TG's that are in the selected Zone of his radios, even if he has parked and gone to a restroom as long as the radios are on. (And yes, this means both his mobile, and HT.) **Assuming that like most users, they have an primary TG they are using, but also usually have the radio scanning the Zone to not miss traffic.**
 
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