Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police 700 MHz TRS

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I'm a little surprised they didn't build out onto the Island. I guess they'll use the Nassau EDACS and Suffolk Motorola systems out there, and the Ct SP system there. This system seems to be for the Harlem, Hudson and Port Jervis divisions of the MTA Police
 

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The MTA has numerous 700 MHz frequencies already allocated in 12.5 kHz blocks, they just haven't applied for licenses for all of them yet. Here is the breakdown as it currently stands, subject to change once actual licenses are applied for and/or granted:

Applied for:
Bronx: 2 (773.48125, 774.18125)
Brooklyn: 2 (771.00625, 772.30625)
Dutchess: 4 (770.78125, 772.45625, 773.18125, 774.68125)
Manhattan: 2 (773.13125, 773.38125)
Orange: 4 (769.78125, 771.15625, 772.68125, 774.45625)

Allocated:
Nassau: 4 (770.35625, 771.63125, 772.40625, 774.90625)
Putnam: 4 (770.83125, 771.85625, 772.95625, 773.43125)
Queens: 1 (772.85625)
Suffolk: 4 (769.83125, 771.33125, 772.53125, 774.70625)
Westchester: 4 (771.73125, 772.10625, 772.48125, 773.68125)
 
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I wonder if they will even begin a buildout. The allocation of D Block to public safety (if Congress ever gets around to it) will likely contain a spectrum give-back. Many industry soothsayers predict that the current 700 MHz band will have to be vacated.
 

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Looking briefly at some of the transmitter locations, some are not even on railroad properties and at least one is according to Google maps is at a private residence. I wonder if they even got permission to construct at those locations or were just picked as an exercise to keep the frequencies/area until they get actual transmitter locations, and I hope some testing is in order. The one on 9D in Philipstown if it's on the cell tower I am thinking of is no where near the right of way and is in a valley that will never even cover just the Hudson line. Titicus Mountain which is a joint NYSP and Westchester County site won't cover much of the right of way especially at 700 mhz, it's too far East. The VHF and UHF transmitters that are up there are fill ins for their(Westchesters)larger systems. The Green Haven site is probably for their new training facility in Stormville.
 

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What about them? They were part of the 17 700 MHz trunking licenses the MTA applied for, all of which were granted last month.

WQOZ551 - Bronx
WQOZ552 - Brooklyn
WQOZ549 - Dutchess
WQOZ550 - Dutchess
WQOZ556 - Dutchess
WQOZ557 - Dutchess
WQOZ555 - Manhattan
WQOZ553 - Orange
WQOZ554 - Orange
WQOZ560 - Orange
WQOZ569 - Putnam
WQOZ570 - Queens
WQOZ578 - Suffolk
WQOZ581 - Suffolk
WQOZ585 - Westchester
WQOZ586 - Westchester
WQOZ589 - Westchester
 

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I mean is there any word on whats happening with this? After reading some previous posts, was wondering if its moving forward or what.

The last post hear was in January and these were all granted in March. There's been no talk since the grant..
 
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If it's the MTA it could be YEARS before anything is done,and they did ask for slow growth buildout. I wish they would step it up a bit, I could use the VHF's for something else. Would like to add to our wide area MOW system we are building.
On another note last I heard they were going to CSP trunked system in Conn. Maybe they are waiting for a Harris 700/800 radio, and for CSP to go true P-25.
 

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They ordered (Motorola) radios for Connecticut a few months ago, giving a few millions to the state of CT, which will get the portables, mobiles and beef up coverage along all the railroad lines.

Outside of CT, who knows and time will tell.
 
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