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Heidi750

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I am visiting for the next few months in the area between Indio and Brawley on the East side of the Salton Sea.
I have come across of number of 800 Mhz frequencies that have police, fire and EMS conversations on them ... but cannot find them listed anywhere.
Can anyone help me in figuring out what I am listening too?
I'm not sure if this is one or more systems.
The radio shows a P25 system ... but I can't find or lock onto the control channel.
I did find one control channel at 867.6250 but only got one talk group #1001

Freq Heard:
867.1625
867.0500
867.5875
866.0875
866.8375
863.0500
867.8750
867.3375
861.0500
860.0250
859.0500
859.0750
866.5750
859.0000
 

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I am visiting for the next few months in the area between Indio and Brawley on the East side of the Salton Sea.
I have come across of number of 800 Mhz frequencies that have police, fire and EMS conversations on them ... but cannot find them listed anywhere.
Can anyone help me in figuring out what I am listening too?
I'm not sure if this is one or more systems.
The radio shows a P25 system ... but I can't find or lock onto the control channel.
I did find one control channel at 867.6250 but only got one talk group #1001

Freq Heard:
867.1625
867.0500
867.5875
866.0875
866.8375
863.0500
867.8750
867.3375
861.0500
860.0250
859.0500
859.0750
866.5750
859.0000
Search the DB, they are in there.
San Diego, County of (RCS - Public Safety) Trunking System, Various, California - Scanner Frequencies
 

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San Diego, County of (RCS - Public Safety) Trunking System, Various, California - Scanner Frequencies
Any of the systems with (i) in parenthesis are Imperial County.
Unfortunately I don't know what system is used but I would try the Brawley and Salton City system. I know the Imperial TRS can be heard from the south/eastern Coachella Valley, so you should hear something (may have to search for control channels).

For Riverside County you want to monitor Desert
Riverside, County of (Public Safety) Trunking System, Various, California - Scanner Frequencies
Use the Indio talkgroups. For Indio PD they are using 158.730. Riverside Co Fire is on 151.130 for dispatching.
 

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Thanks for the info ...
I have entered all the Brawley freq and the talk groups ...
Nothing happens on scan ... But if I stop on different freq, I get the talk group # but no audio.
It then goes into "Finding CtrlChan" ...
I have done a search and entered all the freq which sound like data ... however nothing seems to work.
Got any hints what to try next???
Thanks
 

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Do any of the Brawley freqs have the control channel data?
Also make sure you program as splinter for Imperial County.
 

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Thanks for the info ...
I have entered all the Brawley freq and the talk groups ...
Nothing happens on scan ... But if I stop on different freq, I get the talk group # but no audio.
It then goes into "Finding CtrlChan" ...
I have done a search and entered all the freq which sound like data ... however nothing seems to work.
Got any hints what to try next???
Thanks
Sounds like you might not have a good lock on signal. Try to get a better antenna, or change to different site on the system
 

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Imperial County Help

I have loaded the frequencies (11 I think) into my TrunkTracker IV
When I go manual ... I have a few channels that sound like data ...
But I' don't think I have the control channel.
Do you have any secrets for searching for a control channel?

You mentioned "splinter" ... I'm not familiar with that term
Any assistance you can provide would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Gordon


Do any of the Brawley freqs have the control channel data?
Also make sure you program as splinter for Imperial County.
 

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I have loaded the frequencies (11 I think) into my TrunkTracker IV
When I go manual ... I have a few channels that sound like data ...
But I' don't think I have the control channel.
Do you have any secrets for searching for a control channel?

You mentioned "splinter" ... I'm not familiar with that term
Any assistance you can provide would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Gordon
The San Diego - Imperial County Regional Communications System (RCS) has a number of sites you may be able to hear from the east shore of the Salton Sea. Black Mountain, Superstition, Brawley, Salton City come to mind. Brawley and Salton City are "ground level" sites on ~150 - 200' towers. Each site has between 4 - 8 channels.

San Diego and Imperial counties are in a zone subject to special frequency use (the U.S. - Mexico Border Sharing zone). The 856.0 to 866.0 MHz range frequencies are "splinter" (look for that setting in your programming), offset - .0125 MHz from the normal frequencies (860.2000 instead of the normal 866.2125, for example).

Hope this helps.

Don
 
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Thanks for the info ...
I located the "splinter" setting and things are starting to take shape.
A whole bunch more to enter.

BTW how do I know if it's a "splinter" setting I need to use ... or a regular 800 setting?
Is there something that tells me which system to use?

Also ... I didn't see a Black Mountain in the listings ...
Could it be named something else.

Once again thanks for your help
Gordon



The San Diego - Imperial County Regional Communications System (RCS) has a number of sites you may be able to hear from the east shore of the Salton Sea. Black Mountain, Superstition, Brawley, Salton City come to mind. Brawley and Salton City are "ground level" sites on ~150 - 200' towers. Each site has between 4 - 8 channels.

San Diego and Imperial counties are in a zone subject to special frequency use (the U.S. - Mexico Border Sharing zone). The 856.0 to 866.0 MHz range frequencies are "splinter" (look for that setting in your programming), offset - .0125 MHz from the normal frequencies (860.2000 instead of the normal 866.2125, for example).

Hope this helps.

Don
 

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Thanks for the info ...
I located the "splinter" setting and things are starting to take shape.
A whole bunch more to enter.

BTW how do I know if it's a "splinter" setting I need to use ... or a regular 800 setting?
Is there something that tells me which system to use?
If the frequency is between 856.0 and 866.0, and has "0" as the 4th digit following the decimal instead of "5", it is splinter. (858.2125 is not splinter. 858.2250 is splinter).

Also ... I didn't see a Black Mountain in the listings ...
Could it be named something else.
From the database link above in the thread (which I see need to be updated...)

025 19 Black Mtn (I) 856.20000 858.20000c 859.25000 864.10000 865.10000a

Once again thanks for your help
Gordon
No problem.

Don
 

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From the database link above in the thread (which I see need to be updated...)
Yeah, it's not obvious if you enter from the Imperial County page. I'll move some text over.

It's marked invisibly so if programming software is used it would indicate to it to program as Splinter.

The Splinter indication has never had enough steam behind it to make it really visible. There's been a lot of internal talk about it though.
 
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A special Thank You to all those who helped
I have reprogrammed my radio with the sprinter mode ... and it seems to be working.
I'm sure I will have more questions as I do more programming.
Thanks Again
 
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