Metro 21 off the air??????

Status
Not open for further replies.

scosgt

Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
1,286
9:50 PM Fri April 4
Not receiving any control channel
Tried several radios
Heard them in the last couple of days
Are they off the air, system broken, or is there a new CC????
Sorry if this has been asked before, I didn't see any thread.
 

scosgt

Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
1,286
It is EDACS, so I don't think that is supposed to apply.....
 

scosgt

Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
1,286
Hmmm, it appears that the Metro 21 users were going over to the Open Sky system. I didn't think that was implemented yet, but maybe so...
 

scosgt

Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
1,286
From the FCC stuff I found on line it "appears" that Metro 21 was going to Open Sky and not reband. However, I did not know that Open Sky was actually working. It if was rebanded, I wonder where it is....
 
D

DaveNF2G

Guest
Metro21 will have to be rebanded if it operates on non NPSPAC channels, or at least if it's in the new ESMR band. The type of trunking doesn't matter. SWN won't be available before the rebanding deadline (which is actually only a couple of months away, believe it or not).
 

CqDx

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
980
Location
US
I hear a EDACS control channel loud and clear at 851.0375, perhaps this is the one?
 

scosgt

Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
1,286
That looks like it "might" be it, but the problem is, we need the LCN to make it work!
Just guessing, if the CC is 851.0375, the plan might be:
2 851.5375
3 852.0375
4 852.5375
5 853.0375
 

scosgt

Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2004
Messages
1,286
It does appear to work. This is not a very active system, but I was able to hear a couple of State Park Police transmissions and answers, so it looks like this is Metro 21 and the LCN looks like it is probably right.
 

CqDx

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
980
Location
US
Yep, that sounds like it. I was able to hear few traffic in the wee hours last night on those new frequencies.
 

CqDx

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
May 15, 2003
Messages
980
Location
US
They are identical, so is the boring traffic.
 

gcr33

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 22, 2001
Messages
655
Location
Fl.
Rebanding affects all users. It makes no difference if you are using Tyco Toys or Motorola.
All 866-868 users are being moved. They are moved exactly 15Mhz down. Now with Motorola you do a reband flash and enter the additional new 4 control channels and you are done. With Tyco toys who knows.

Open Sky working? It still doesn't in PA after many years and many millions.
 

n2mdk

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jul 27, 2007
Messages
2,454
Location
Ames, IA
gcr33 said:
Rebanding affects all users. It makes no difference if you are using Tyco Toys or Motorola.
All 866-868 users are being moved. They are moved exactly 15Mhz down. Now with Motorola you do a reband flash and enter the additional new 4 control channels and you are done. With Tyco toys who knows.

Open Sky working? It still doesn't in PA after many years and many millions.
What your describing isn't "rebanding" it's simple frequency shifting. With the EDACS systems the 15MHz downshift shouldn't pose a problem. As for Motorola systems they are using an entirely new trubking table. So far only the GRE made Pro-96 and PSR-500/600 seem to be cabable of tracking them by creating a custom table.
http://www.radioreference.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100058
 
D

DaveNF2G

Guest
N2MDK, the frequency shifts on 800 MHz are being done according to the rebanding order.
 

usnasa

Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2006
Messages
482
Location
Brooklyn NY
anyone having problems listening to metro 21 getting alot of noise on the pri channels 01 851.03750* 02 851.53750*
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top