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More Cumberland Co Pa delays

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Completely Banned for the Greater Good
Sep 5, 2003
Originally scheduled to sign onto the county’s new M/A Com OpenSky emergency radio system in June, the switchover for county fire and EMS agencies now has been delayed indefinitely.

"We don’t want to keep changing the date," says Ted Wise, acting director of public safety for Cumberland County.

The latest transition to the 800 MHz system was planned for Aug. 30, but software expected to upgrade the radios is still in the development and testing stage.


May 19, 2006
Newport, PA
Thanks for the update, Bob. I check in now and then, but have pretty much given up on scanning as a hobby since the OpenSky switchover. It's really sad because it was my hobby for probably better than 20 years. If someone ever comes out with an OpenSky scanner, I'll gladly start listening again, but that doesn't look likely anytime soon.

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