Las cruces PD VHF antennas?

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I noticed at a recent training seminar several LCPD units having a conventional VHF antenna either center trunk near the edacs stubs or center roof. Inside xtl5000 still had screen covers on them looked pretty new I didn't get to ask about it but I ws thinking it's for interop with DASO and surrounding VHF agencies. I recall in past they did away with VHF equipment did someone finally get smart and allow the units to monitor DASO and SP like it use to be? It's made me wonder if they have any VHF use again for side channels other then the vlaw32 which I have heard them in past on but figured it was a trs patch to it. I know DASO supervisors had a pd unit radio and it took state while to get some in a few units back in day but not all had them. Mostly the district local units the district district units never had a LcPD radio.
 

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I noticed at a recent training seminar several LCPD units having a conventional VHF antenna either center trunk near the edacs stubs or center roof. Inside xtl5000 still had screen covers on them looked pretty new I didn't get to ask about it but I ws thinking it's for interop with DASO and surrounding VHF agencies. I recall in past they did away with VHF equipment did someone finally get smart and allow the units to monitor DASO and SP like it use to be? It's made me wonder if they have any VHF use again for side channels other then the vlaw32 which I have heard them in past on but figured it was a trs patch to it. I know DASO supervisors had a pd unit radio and it took state while to get some in a few units back in day but not all had them. Mostly the district local units the district district units never had a LcPD radio.
I brought this up awhile back and nobody knew anything. My guess is they're probably in with DASO and/or NMSP. I thought they were using conventional VHF for some special channel but apparently not. LOL.
 

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Maybe they're for wireless microphones (worn by the officer)?
 

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The trs has a hard patch with the VHF LEN frequency that is available in every unit. The VHF antennas that I have seen are on supervisor units exclusively. My guess is that they are exactly what has already been stated, DASO and NMSP. The trs to VHF patches have not been reliable. Recently, LCFD Tac-6 has been hard patched with Dona Ana County Fire Tac-2. It's first actual use on a mutual aid house fire failed. The LCFD Tac-5 patch with County Tac-5 for landing zones has been stable for years. Not sure if the law enforcement patches were unreliable and they resorted to installing VHF mobiles. I'll ask.
 

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I know state car use to have a patch dispatch could enable. As for actual nmsp duplex some county agencies may monitor it but don't have ability or didn't to key up. Most could call a state unit on f4 or state car. Side note Lately state f4 has been used by some of the newer VHF kenwood portables for vrs by state. I'd imagine/guess daso, sunland park, Anthony, nmsu and neighboring VHF primaries would be on the VHF in LC supervisor unit.
 

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The trs has a hard patch with the VHF LEN frequency that is available in every unit. The VHF antennas that I have seen are on supervisor units exclusively. My guess is that they are exactly what has already been stated, DASO and NMSP. The trs to VHF patches have not been reliable. Recently, LCFD Tac-6 has been hard patched with Dona Ana County Fire Tac-2. It's first actual use on a mutual aid house fire failed. The LCFD Tac-5 patch with County Tac-5 for landing zones has been stable for years. Not sure if the law enforcement patches were unreliable and they resorted to installing VHF mobiles. I'll ask.
I had to lockout the Tac-6 patch during CLC scanning. It was getting rather annoying because all I heard just now was testing testing testing.
 
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