From a very good source Norfolk will be staying 800 and it will be phase2. Wouldn't be surprised they do something like Lincoln, but this info was from over a year ago. They may have changed their minds..
With how much Madison County is spending wondering if they are going to add some sites.
Norfolk fire has APX8500 Vhf/UHF/800 mobile radios but I think they still have 800 portables from Harris.
Along the lines of Madison county spending some cash if they are going to add sites, Humphrey site carries a lot of traffic, e.g., Platte, Colfax, Butler SO along with NSP B, with an occasional A and HQ, etc. Perhaps SRS may have to look into getting additional frequencies for that site once Madison SO comes on line? Norfolk site is busy also, but mainly NPPD & NDOT traffic.
With Norfolk, bids have been let for a NPD, NFD, public works, etc. radio system, however, I have not been able to find any information about the bid. NFD still has the 800 Harris Portables. Same with NPD.
Maybe ORION should just stretch out here, they are already in Dodge County, which isn't too terribly far.
I did see 50702 on the affiliation and channel grant screen several times after my post this afternoon on Pro96com. Never did hear any actual transmissions. My vintage Pro 106 doesn't filter out encrypted transmissions. Something Radio Shack didn't consider that Uniden did.