Anyone know if Bloomington is planning on narrowbanding the 3 repeaters from the old police channels? Doesn't seem to make sense to spend money on it if they're just going to sit unused, although I could see keeping one as a backup if StarCom goes down. Also, the article mentioned Metcom, isn't fire the only thing of theirs not on StarCom? Don't see why they need $69k to narrowband everything, unless they're completely revamping their entire system and using the FCC mandate as an excuse to go forward with it. Just my initial thoughts..
Even though mclean county fire is the only service not on SC21 they have a lot of assets all over the county which are all required to rebanded under the mandate. I don't know about the old BPD repeaters,since they are still on line but dormant.:roll: