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maus92

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Yep, 44.74 is the SYSCOM dispatch channel and it's still in operation. It's not really all that active though - I hear them maybe once or twice a day.
 

MdListener

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44.74 is definitely still used, everyday. Remember, though, they are mainly the dispatch center for MSP's eight helicopters, which are spread over the entire state. SYSCOM controls tower sites statewide to facilitate comms with MSP and other helicopters, but I'm pretty sure that they only transmit from one site at a time, depending on the location of the aircraft they are talking to. Also remember it's lowband simplex. So, if SYSCOM is talking to Trooper 5, who may be on a police mission in Garrett County, or transporting a patient from a crash scene in Allegany County to the hospital in Cumberland, chances are that you won't hear them on a scanner located in Glen Burnie.
 

OldsDoug

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Also, and FWIW, remember that the medivac flights have been cut _'way_ back since the Trooper 2 crash, so less radio traffic for that reason as well.
 
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