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Today while searching several frequency ranges I came across two 800 MHz frequencies with what sounded like P25 trunking control channels when they are listened to in analog mode. The frequencies are 860.9125 and 855.6625. I programmed them in to a BCD396XT in a few different ways. First as a MOT system then as a P25 trunked system then as a P25 single frequency trunked system. I then set the scanner going in ID search mode but so far I am not hearing any traffic although the display at times shows active talkgroup ID's and the scanner does not indicate "ENC." I did a search of the FCC license database statewide for those frequencies there are no active licenses anywhere near the lafayette area. I only found old non-trunked expired licenses for other areas of the state. Does anyone have any idea what's up with this system?





 

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I will see what I can dig up on the Sysid your showing.

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That sounds like a Entergy system

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Yup phase II is why your scanners don't have audio

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Yup phase II is why your scanners don't have audio

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Ahhhh, that's it. Well duh, doggone it. I as scratching my head for a while wondering what was going on. As a strange coincidence I was looking at the two Entergy systems last night in the database and I was looking for sites in Lafayette Parish or any of the surrounding parishes and I did not see any, however I remember their analog tupe ii system having a tower near the sunset exit on I-49. I guess I'm a gonna hafta program these into my 436 as it is the only scanner I have that will do phase II and submit my findings to the database. Strange how I did not find anything on the frequencies in the FCC database. Can private companies request that the licences not show up in a search?

I just fired up the 396 again to connect it to pro96com and analyze the control channel and right away it shows me a sys id of 064f which does match entergy's P25 phase ii system. I will post adjacent control channels when I get pro96com going.
 

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Pro96com is giving me the following control channel information for the P25 Phase II Entergy System with sysid 064f:

Site 219 - 860.9125
Site 220 - 855.6625
Site 223 - 856.3375
Site 224 - 859.9125
Site 226 - 854.8875
Site 228 - 855.6375
Site 254 - 855.4125
 

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Submit the main site your getting and those adjacent. You should be able to pick up at least 2 maybe 3 sites easily.

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I get alot of icalls on the jackson ms site

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Quiet till major event

Entergy systems historically have not alot of traffic, until you have a severe weather outbreak, then
it gets more interesting.

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