Kent County Simulcast

kasparek

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I can't seem to get the Kent Co 800 MHz. I have the tower loaded and all Kent Co talk groups. If I get anything it is very weak and go off and then on again. Never get a clear broadcast. Even MSP is bad. It's not encrypted. I have monitored since 1966 and now use these radios. I get the same bad signal with all of these. Used to MSP loud and clear, but not now. BCD396T, and Pro96 and Pro2096. They do get all VHF freqs. well. Please advise if you have a solution to try. Thank you
Could it be because Kent Simulcast has 700Mhz voice channels? I don’t believe your scanner picks up those.
 

kf8lx

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Strange! TG 13498 used to be in the RRDB as 41CARN (North car to car). It showed up on my log today and I couldn't remember what it was. Searched RRDB and it does not exist yet it is being used. The other day 13780 and 13782 showed up in RRDB as new talkgroups for Newaygo County. They already exist in Ottawa County with completely different alpha tags.
 

kf8lx

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Kent Co only has 1 car to car. The other car 2 cars are not being used, and were reused.
Not that it really matters since they are DE but, which one are they using? Originally there were five, 13497,13498,13499,13500, and 13501 for countywide, North, central, East, and South. The only one currently in the RRDB is 13497 (41CARCW) - countywide. I logged 13498 (deleted from RRDB) more than 40 times yesterday just after 17:00. I didn't hear or record them. Radio id's 10414730 & 41414499. I wonder who 13498 is.
 

hutch109

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It's not part of the county operation... if it's a 1041 ID, it's either the GRR Airport the GRCC College. Those are the only others with 1041 IDs issued for the new system - outside of the City of GR...

Eric
 

BSchaner

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So has police completely moved over to the new system or are they split like fire currently is? I still have yet to see a mobile radio ID on any fire talkgroup. I did see in the last meeting that the 800 paging won't be used until later in the year.
 

kf8lx

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Not that it really matters since they are DE but, which one are they using? Originally there were five, 13497,13498,13499,13500, and 13501 for countywide, North, central, East, and South. The only one currently in the RRDB is 13497 (41CARCW) - countywide. I logged 13498 (deleted from RRDB) more than 40 times yesterday just after 17:00. I didn't hear or record them. Radio id's 10414730 & 41414499. I wonder who 13498 is.
13501, Which supposedly was 41CARS and is no longer in RRDB was very active this afternoon between 13:21 and 13:31. I just saw it on my log, I didn't hear or record it. Sure would like to know who is using it. All Kent County radio id's.
 

depster00

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13501, Which supposedly was 41CARS and is no longer in RRDB was very active this afternoon between 13:21 and 13:31. I just saw it on my log, I didn't hear or record it. Sure would like to know who is using it. All Kent County radio id's.
Sounds like GR City DPW, or GVSU Downtown Maintenance Crew - discussing lawn sprinklers, referencing "New Arnies Lot".
Unknown/Unknown Group Calls Live
 

hutch109

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So has police completely moved over to the new system or are they split like fire currently is? I still have yet to see a mobile radio ID on any fire talkgroup. I did see in the last meeting that the 800 paging won't be used until later in the year.
All law portables are in use. Mobiles are being installed and will take many weeks... VHF patch still active. Fire mobiles will start a June install, but all fire has portables...
 

kd8azk

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So with the new system and going full DE unless you enjoy fire, EMS and public works there is not much to listen to anymore. I am I missing something? Is my 436HP a boat anchor now? lol
 
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