yes i have thought about it, for sh*ts and giggles. i used to be able to pickup the snow removal ops all the way out here in waukesha in the summer of all times, for some reason but i never made the pl setI took a tour of that facility back in the early 80's and unless something has changed, I would have to say that they dispatch via landline from the tower. It's almost a given that there is a dedicated line from the sheriff. Just an aside, did anyone ever go to the airport with the scanner, park nearby and watch and listen to the snow removal ops? I couldn't yesterday but many times on snowstorm weekends yours truly has done that. Obviously, in the days before 9-11, you could walk up to the gates inside and have a "front row seat" inside and watch and monitor the show.
Airport Fire is using the MCTRS as their primary system on TG 33136, but they do not tone-out or do 'Station Alerting' on this talkgroup. I would believe this is all land line based. Activity on the TG is somewhat sporadic, some days are pretty busy out there though. Look for all the airport operations currently on VHF to become part of the County's P25 buildout this year. Their VHF gear is outdated and will soon be obsolete because of VHF narrowbanding.Do you know if they are dispatched by the sheriff and do they tone out? Also, I still have not heard anything on 33136. I know it's slow there but how often do they use their radios?
Yeah, I heard a medical call the other day. What units do they have?The ARFF as of ~2000 was dispatched via landline...voice, klaxon and all. If a unit was out of the station, they were alerted via radio. Their VHF gear was mostly Syntor X9000's which are not narrow-band capable, so as A1EMT said they will be gone sooner rather than later.
What is it that you are interested in having on the MCTRS from GMIA? It should be noted that the system is a public safety radio system and the malls are sponsored by two local law enforcement agencies. That is why they are on the on the system - for direct communications with their respective police departments. At GMIA, the public safety aspect, MCSO, is on the MCTRS. Obviously, the other public safety agencies are federal. Not sure who else you expect to be on our system????They'll probably move to the Milwaukee County TRS system at some point.This has been covered but I still find it amazing that 2 private shopping malls are on it but only the Sheriff at Mitchell is on there. Oh well. You are right though, 155.865 and 154.875 come in pretty good all over the county. I put the PL tones on them and turn the squelch up and I can pick it up (even the mobiles) with only the rubber duck and I live in the west central part of Milwaukee.