I did some further investigation into this, and JOCO fire is still Phase 1. ECC Main (Dispatch) and the Westnet computerized dispatching talkgroup (30992) are cross-patched. The control channels I mentioned remain the same.I haven't heard of any immediate Phase II plans for them, though stranger things have happened. I'll have to check on this tomorrow when I'm in range and have access to equipment. 851.8875, 853.775, and 853.9625 should be their current control channels. Check and see if you have those programmed.
They also patch 302xx to some calls. I'm guessing those talkgroups are set up in some area grid pertaining to the calls.JoCoECC as of 2020 has a supergroup active between 30992 and 30101. Unfortunately, this supergroup is insanely funky with the radios keying up. There will be times I hear normal radio traffic on 30992 and nothing on 30101, and then there will be times I see a patch active between the two with normal radio traffic on both.
Same. Technology marches on with time, though. They wasted time and money on the 1st automated voice dispatching system (Locution) from 2005-2017. They had one heck of a time getting that up and running. Once they finally got the kinks worked out, they spent even more cash setting up the voice over IP equipment at all of the stations. As of recent, that contract expired and they decided to go with Westnet. The dispatchers absolutely hate it. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the VHF paging. It was simple.I'm in Topeka, I miss listening to them on 154.250 years ago. They had very good signal into Topeka..