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Minnesota Mobile Telephone Company formerly Capitol 2-Way EDACS Frequency Change

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Apr 29, 2006
I decided to put in the old Capitol 2-Way Communications GE EDACS Trunked system tonight and I had a couple of surprises. First off, the control channel was clearly 854.2375. So I put in the other system frequencies that I am aware of and I get some calls after a while. I look up the license and I find the licensee name is now Minnesota Mobile Telephone Company, Inc WNHJ781
http://dettifoss.fcc.gov/acweb/viewer/viewframeset.jsp?__executableid=208&id =200917&connectionhandle=
It clearly was sending conversations to 854.4875. So I look that up and it shows WPDG791 http://dettifoss.fcc.gov/acweb/viewer/viewframeset.jsp?__executableid=208&id =200935&connectionhandle=q7whmBpUho%2btg5MUYUgZxq1%2brbtKHLkAq7RmnwSbegyRYEMWxKR8m0pEgUAaXCZHB8MSDImIexxWt7foY7wBuIMEv18lQxjMCQCTjGYfVbM%3d&closex=false&outputname=%2fgenmen%5fa%2fdb%5f19%2fd%5fadmin%5fl%5flm.roi&saveoutput=false&outputType=ROI&serverurl=http%3a%2f%2fdettifoss%3a8088&volume=dettifoss8
What is interesting to me about all of this is that the old original four frequencies that I had for Capitol was:

852.2375 T1 EDACS
853.2375 T2 EDACS
854.2375 T3 EDACS
854.4875 T4 EDACS

But now it appears as if both 852.2375 AND 853.2375 are licensed to Nextel. That seems to leave 854.2375 and 854.4875 and they are still in use. 854.4875 (WPDG791) is licensed all by itself, but 854.2375 also lists 857.5875 AND 858.6375. So now I am wondering is they are active. According to the FCC, they were just added on 5/17/2006. If they are part of the system, we need to determine what LCN each frequency is. I think 854.2375 is still LCN 3 and 854.4875 is still LCN 4. If that is true, could 857.5875 and 858.6375 simply be LCN 1 and LCN 2, in that order, replacing the original LCN 1 and LCN 2? Or vice-versa? I don't have that much EDACS experience. I did listen to Bloomington EDACS back when, but not that often.
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