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mdenicola1

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Hello All,
Im looking at LV Metro Police frequency's at the moment I see a set of VHF frequency's and a Trunking list does this department still use the VHF (rebroadcast/simulcast) in-conjunction with the trunking system please let me know I don't have access to a portable or mobile scanner just an app on a smart phone
 

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Welcome to RadioReference aka RR but one tip: be careful when you make a post and only click the Submit button just one time as your post now shows up as three separate threads which an Admin/Moderator will fix soon enough.

The older VHF frequencies are still used for primarily rural operation meaning the areas around Las Vegas/Henderson/Boulder City that aren't directly part of the metropolitan area. Just yesterday (Tuesday) there was a lot of activity on the 158.790 frequency as multiple agencies got involved in a car chase/hunt for someone but I never did figure out exactly what happened.

The primary LVMPD traffic is now on the 700 MHz band and it uses a digital format, P25 Phase II, and you'd need either a physical handheld/base/mobile scanner (several hundred bucks for one that handles P25 Phase II) or you can use a software package known as OP25 (runs on Linux only and can work with just one RTL-based USB stick).

And yes you can monitor the dispatch channels on LVMPD using Broadcastify (the website) or some app like Scanner Radio Pro (which is what I've used for years now) or something else depending on the platform (iOS/Android/Windows Phone/etc) but those feeds won't cover the old VHF frequencies.
 

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thank you

Thank you for the info it is very helpful
One more question if you don't mind does the taxi cab authority operate on their own frequency Im a newbe to Las Vegas trying to get my gear set back up
 

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Thank you for the info it is very helpful
One more question if you don't mind does the taxi cab authority operate on their own frequency Im a newbe to Las Vegas trying to get my gear set back up
If you knew how much utter BS that guy gave you, you wouldn't thank him.

The old LVMPD VHF system has a few of the channels used by the few units that still have VHF radios, but the repeaters are off the air & they use the old channels in simplex-mode for their BS'ing, surveillances, etc. The exception is the 158.790MHz/CTCSS 77.0 'Admin' channel, which still has the repeater on the air & is cross-patched to the new 700MHz LVMPD system equivalent. One story is that they've just been too lazy to turn the repeater off, but I believe the reality is that system staying on the air allows some other public safety agencies not on 700/800MHz the ability to listen to & perhaps communicate with LVMPD. For example, Mohave County (Arizona) SO & Lincoln County (NV) Sheriff Dept share borders with Clark County, and those agencies are still on VHF... Also, some officers had bought their own radios (there was a case last year where an off-duty officer used his "personally-owned" radio to call-in a situation he observed while headed home -- I assume he got a VHF radio & didn't shell out the $$$ for a Motorola 700MHz P25/Phase II radio). The VHF Admin repeater still being on the air & simulcast with the 700MHz TG provides access. However, there's a DTMF'er (dual-toning mother fellow) that occasionally interferes with this linked channel by sending out DTMF tones with a VHF radio.



The LVMPD 700MHz system has pretty good coverage, including in Henderson, etc. & even if it didn't, the regular patrol officers don't have VHF. The rural ones probably do, as well as 700MHz.

It's easy enough to check the FCC database to see that LVMPD has operational 700MHz sites all over the county...

As for the Nevada Taxicab Authority police officers here in Clark County, they're dispatched on a Nevada State Radio System TRS talk-group, & it's sometimes interesting to monitor the insanity that cab drivers and/or their customers are involved in.

http://taxi.nv.gov/

Nevada Taxicab Authority doesn't have enough personnel to be basically doing vehicle & pedestrian traffic control at the airport passenger pick-up & drop-off sites. I think most of the uniformed personnel that are enforcing taxi/limo/personal vehicle lineups at McCarran are both Clark County Dept of Aviation employees, as well as Nevada Transportation Agency agents/employees, and they're on SNACC talk groups.
https://www.mccarran.com/DoingBusiness/Transportation/Enforcement.aspx
 
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