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774.86875 is what it shows off of the Westcom site, it has been there for a few months now. I cannot hear it from my place, but if it is a portable site then it might be buried down somewhere to provide coverage and not very high up.

This showed up on the Westcom LSM roughly around the time the Test Iowa testing station was stood up downtown, not sure if that has anything to do with it but they were using ISICS for communication during the first few months of operation so... maybe?
 

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Uh I'm fully aware that the Westcom LSM is 800MHz. I am referring to the adjacency table showing the peer 01-100 with a CC of 774.86875.
 

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Hello Folks:

Mason City PD has finally converted to ISICS. However, I am no longer living in the area, and need their talkgroups.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Looks like Muscatine/Scott tower got a new NAC code last night or at least very recently. It is now reporting 4C0. Additionally, it has a new neighbor of site 100. I am still a bit new on the SDR so I would have others confirm prior to making changes to the database. RACOM advertised on their Facebook page the equipment for the new Scott site was in a couple weeks ago so most likely these are changes to get that one online.
 

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Looks like Muscatine/Scott tower got a new NAC code last night or at least very recently. It is now reporting 4C0. Additionally, it has a new neighbor of site 100. I am still a bit new on the SDR so I would have others confirm prior to making changes to the database. RACOM advertised on their Facebook page the equipment for the new Scott site was in a couple weeks ago so most likely these are changes to get that one online.
I asked about that site earlier last week. I see the 4C0 was there Thursday. I haven't run unitrunker since then because the computer was being stubborn about connecting the two uniden scanners with Proscan again. rebooting it several times since with better results but still can't get the 325P2 connected.

I was wondering if 100 was related to the search for that girl when they looking around Camanche. I still have not been able to get out to check on where it might be. The channels line up with the one reported at Belmont. Anyone can check on that one?

Since the Quad-Cities is getting a new system through RACOM it will be a Harris and not Motorola. So except for the interlinking it will be SARA and not ISICS. But I am sure they will have both systems programmed in the radios.
 

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Looking at the attached file. I believe that the IDOT Cedar Rapids TG is mislabelled as the Newhall Garage is responsible for parts of the Cedar Rapids area along with Marion and Coralville.
My recollection is that the Newhall shop technically only has a stretch of Hwy 30 and possibly a bit of Hwy 218 north of Hwy 30. I think they often help out the Cedar Rapids shop because of that. But it's very possible that changed, and the Wayback Machine was of no help either.

While I was typing my reply I did find out if you scroll down to the garage listings on this page and click on it, it shows the responsibility map for each shop. District Contacts - Districts Chances are you already know all of this info but in case you didn't maybe it will help... maybe not........ lol
 

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Heard Audobon 5-4 on the Muscatine/Scott tower tonight using TG15906. They referenced being at the hospital in Davenport so they were local on the tower. I don't see Audobon county using ISICS so that might be something to watch for. They called dispatch and another unit ("5-1") and both times had to call repeatedly so doesn't sound like a primary radio for them.
 

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Heard Audobon 5-4 on the Muscatine/Scott tower tonight using TG15906. They referenced being at the hospital in Davenport so they were local on the tower. I don't see Audobon county using ISICS so that might be something to watch for. They called dispatch and another unit ("5-1") and both times had to call repeatedly so doesn't sound like a primary radio for them.
I saw that TG come up on my unitrunker wondered who it might be.
 

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Have a question about some RIDs I have been seeing. according to the information on the Wiki page. DNR units stop at 16599 But I have been seeing RIDs above that and they are accessing DNR TGs and locally I see them on Law 3D & 4D. Could they be DNR State Park personnel at Lake MacBride, Coralville Reservoir or other state park areas?
 

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My recollection is that the Newhall shop technically only has a stretch of Hwy 30 and possibly a bit of Hwy 218 north of Hwy 30. I think they often help out the Cedar Rapids shop because of that. But it's very possible that changed, and the Wayback Machine was of no help either.

While I was typing my reply I did find out if you scroll down to the garage listings on this page and click on it, it shows the responsibility map for each shop. District Contacts - Districts Chances are you already know all of this info but in case you didn't maybe it will help... maybe not........ lol
Anyone seen anything about a DOT District wide TG for use of district HQ personnel?
 

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Have a question about some RIDs I have been seeing. according to the information on the Wiki page. DNR units stop at 16599 But I have been seeing RIDs above that and they are accessing DNR TGs and locally I see them on Law 3D & 4D. Could they be DNR State Park personnel at Lake MacBride, Coralville Reservoir or other state park areas?
I was wondering that since I have heard them on the DeWitt tower and Sabula. Perhaps they were working on the Mississippi?
 

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Looking at the attached file. I believe that the IDOT Cedar Rapids TG is mislabelled as the Newhall Garage is responsible for parts of the Cedar Rapids area along with Marion and Coralville.
Newhall covers all of highway 30 in Benton county, a couple miles into Linn county, and highway 218 up to Vinton. The one solid color in the map you attached indications the area supervisors territory, not the individual garage themselves. Hope this clears up and confusion.

Tim
 

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Have a question about some RIDs I have been seeing. according to the information on the Wiki page. DNR units stop at 16599 But I have been seeing RIDs above that and they are accessing DNR TGs and locally I see them on Law 3D & 4D. Could they be DNR State Park personnel at Lake MacBride, Coralville Reservoir or other state park areas?
I wouldn't trust the Wiki. I have a few "C" cars logged with RIDs higher than 16599.

Tim
 
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