VIPER TGID 8336 is labeled "NCDOT5". It along with the IMAP here in Wake County are the only VIPER TGIDs I see right off. But there are alot of places for them to hide on VIPER so I would not be surprised if they have a few more TGIDs here and there.I know the Traffic Signal supervisor for Division 3 out of Wilmington has a VIPER radio and uses it to communicate with SHP in E-town often, and I want to the he said they have a TG or two on VIPER, but I don't know what they are.
I remember when we first got our Nextels, EVERYONE had one, and thats what most everyone used. It WAS convienient, but when you're out in the middle of nowhere, only the LMR based radio worked.
I haven't noticed any TGs on the local New Hanover or Onslow systems, but both systems have undergon many changes since my days of dealing with them, so there could possibly be something there, but I doubt it.
As a matter of fact, one the way to the store a few minutes ago, I could hear a supervisor shooting the bull on the lowband unit-to-unit channel with a salt truck. Judging by what they were saying, they were about 10 miles from me, and I could hear them loud and clear on a handheld scanner...
If NCDOT5 is a talkgroup for them it would stand to reason that there are at least 4 others and more than likely more...VIPER TGID 8336 is labeled "NCDOT5". It along with the IMAP here in Wake County are the only VIPER TGIDs I see right off. But there are alot of places for them to hide on VIPER so I would not be surprised if they have a few more TGIDs here and there.
Oh and I agree about Nextel. Hell, I once worked for them on the corporate sales side before Sprint ruined them.
If NCDOT5 is a talkgroup for them it would stand to reason that there are at least 4 others and more than likely more...
Any other TGs for DOT floating around there? I've never had any hits on the NCDOT5 here in western NC.
Good info Jeff. The next bout with bad weather we have up here I'm gonna put a run of TGs in the scanner spaced 16 apart to cover about 20 TGs above and below "5" and see what I come up with.The "5" refers to the DOT highway division ... division 5 covers the area around Durham, Wake, Granville, Person Counties, etc.
Unless the talkgroup was setup for statewide useage, it's not likely you would hear it on the western Viper sites.
There are 14 divisions, each comprised of several "districts."
Drafin - For reference, if in use, you might hear a talkgroup for Division 11 (Caldwell, and counties to the north and northwest), Division 12 (Hickory, to the south and southeast), and Division 13 (to your west).
I don't know if those talkgroups might currently exist, but, if they don't, it is possible they will be created when the Viper system goes to P25 trunking and the I-Ds become consecutive (rather than spaced 16 / 32 bits apart).