Lincoln-Lancaster County EDACS system

Too3zln

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I live in Lancaster county, but I am brand new with scanners. Is there something you would like me to listen to on my trx-1 to confirm?
 

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I know that it is, however only some agencies use it. I can try and log which still do over the next week if/when I have time and keep you updated.
 

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Your pictures show system "Nebraska State R" which is the Nebraska State Radio System. The screenshots also show talkgroups for "Troop HQ Disp 1" and "NDOT 1 Greenwood". Those talkgroups are on the Nebraska SRS. This is a different system.
 

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I'm sorry. On the scanner it said Lincoln-Lancaster when I was browsing the Library. I will be more specific on the search.
 

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Wel, since the trx-1 doesn't do pro-voice, I don't think I will be of much help to you. I have my scan list set for the system now, but my hopes are low.
 

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I am able to pick up an intermittent signal from a couple of the alternate channels, this one being 19. Due the trx not supporting provoice, this is the best I can do. If I get an SDR I will get back to you.

Someone I hope will answer you before I am able.
 

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Only the talkgroups marked with mode "D" are ProVoice. All of the analog talkgroups marked with mode "A" are EDACS. Your TRX-1 will work with EDACS.

The frequency in your latest screenshot 859.9625 is a P25 frequency since it is showing NAC 143. That is the new P25 Site number 123 on the Nebraska SRS.

Try scanning the frequencies in conventional mode. You should hear a data channel noise on one of the other frequencies if the old system is still active. It might be offline.
 

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Only the talkgroups marked with mode "D" are ProVoice. All of the analog talkgroups marked with mode "A" are EDACS. Your TRX-1 will work with EDACS.

The frequency in your latest screenshot 859.9625 is a P25 frequency since it is showing NAC 143. That is the new P25 Site number 123 on the Nebraska SRS.

Try scanning the frequencies in conventional mode. You should hear a data channel noise on one of the other frequencies if the old system is still active. It might be offline.
I manually entered the frequency this last time. Is that what you mean by conventional mode? Forgive my ignorance. I am still learning.
 

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I manually entered all the channels in tune mode last night, and listened for a few minutes on each. Other than the p25 channel previously mentioned, only channel 7 ‐ 857.7125 was able to produce noise for me. It appears to be unused. Squelch was set to the 9 'o' clock position using a comet w100rx antenna. I live on the west side of town.

Throughout the next week I will scan these channels and get back to you.

 
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There is no way any part of the EDACS system is still on-line.

If you want to know which agencies did what, you need to start by reviewing the consultants recommendations, the issued RFP, and the awarded contract(s).
 

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Some of the old EDACS frequencies were re-used for the Rural Fire system and I believe part of the deal was that the old system was to be brought offline completely.
 

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Some of the old EDACS frequencies were re-used for the Rural Fire system and I believe part of the deal was that the old system was to be brought offline completely.
Without any research, I think you are right. If I manually enter the frequencies, only two give me any audible feedback at all. I have been scanning the old system for a couple days, and while it will show I am receiving some trucked signal intermittently, it has never parked on any channel and I have heard no traffic while scanning. Dead quiet.
 
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