MPSCS Ionia Tower

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Can anyone tell if the new Ionia tower is online? The frequencies are:
  • 866.4500
  • 866.8125
  • 867.1250
  • 868.5625
Thank you!

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This site is now on the air. I heard it yesterday as I was driving through Ionia County. Control channel frequency is 868.5625 and is identifying as T0325 (337).

I did not hear any voice traffic on the site while passing through however.

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Ionia County Sherrif has been on APCo-25 for a while. Now will they be on that tower? I would say yes. with this system you x-fer and receive on the closest tower. Just a guess as I don't know how they bring new towers online. Again I will do testing tonight

Ionia County (34) Talkgroups

DEC HEX Mode Display Description
3099 c1b D 34COM Countywide Common (Mutual Aid all agencies)
3100 c1c D 34P911 Central 9-1-1 Police - Dispatch
3531 dcb D Police ?
3540 dd4 D 34P??? Ionia Police - Proprietary

I have been listening to 3100 for atleast 2 months

scannerman5000 said:
is Ionia County switching to MPSCS now that there is a tower?
 
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As of about 10pm, 3 hours of monitoring...
T0325 868.56250 New Ionia Tower


Talkgroups:

Ionia County (34) Talkgroups 3100 c1c D 34P911 Central 9-1-1 Police - Dispatch
State Dept. of Corrections Talkgroups 2104 838 D DOCREG2 Region 2
3106 Unknown Talkgroup

Skud said:
I pick up Ionia here in Nashville(barry County) I will monitor this tonight
 

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Same answer as before - no. Ionia City is going to MPSCS, the county is not. Ionia Sheriff has been on it for a while.
 

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that just doesnt make sense then. I dont understand since Ionia is a small town,therefore it would make better sense for the entire county to switch over. but whatever
 

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It costs a lot of money to transfer fire departments, especially when all are volunteer. There's no need for them to do it. Ionia City got a grant to pay for it, so since it's not a financial burden -- why not?
 

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I saw on a meeting notes it was about $3500 per car radio. So think if a town has 20 cars.
$70,000. Not sure on cost of handheld radios.
And Remember, if a tower has problems and you can't connect to another tower. You are down. no signal, where the current radios still have x-mit and receive just at a shorter distance. That is why certain cities and towns don't want to change.


rdale said:
It costs a lot of money to transfer fire departments, especially when all are volunteer. There's no need for them to do it. Ionia City got a grant to pay for it, so since it's not a financial burden -- why not?
 

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"You are down. no signal, where the current radios still have x-mit and receive just at a shorter distance. "

Incorrect - MPSCS radios also have the ability to go simplex (the I-Call channels) so that's not a factor.
 
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