Absolutely perfect on NJICS West Orange. I also get Morris county and Wayne perfectly as well. My HP 2 could not bring those two in even with a roof mounted antenna.
Why are the older data taken out in the first place ??? it should not be I for one on Bloomfield said they are keeping their old system in place, after talking directly to them, people, agencies that switch should have I back up this 700 system is not the end all of NJ public safety radio no matter what anyone tells you.Well if I did not monitor it myself this past Sunday night, but I did ...
Bloomfield PD HQ to EMS on "their" old UHF PD Ch 1 !
Therefore, the older data will be put back into the DB today.
Exactly!! I had the same exact thing with my SDS100I agree the SDS 100 works extremely well on the NJICS system. However if you try to receive analog VHF and UHF channels it is a joke.
No sensitivity and low tinny audio. The Unication G5 has an internal antenna for UHF and it works much better than the sds 100 with an external antenna. I wish Uniden would have put more effort in this model that has such a high price.
I don't think encryption has much to do with it. The vast majority of towns that have switched to NJICS over the years are not using encryption aside from a select few tactical channels. Towns like Montclair and Belleville switched over 4-5 years ago and are in the clear. If they were making the switch for the purpose of "E" they would have done so by now.As far as NJ spending your not alone so don't feel bad, better yet you should be asking you town fathers why they are spending the money to switch in the first place, and most are not going to tell you it's so "E" can be implemented at some point.
The system is not designed to provide coverage into the middle of Rockland County. You'll have to answer this for yourself by determining which site, if any, you can reliably receive from your location. I suggest taking a look at the NJICS site map in the wiki to get an idea of which sites are nearest to you. Don't expect to hear a ton of diverse talkgroups on either of those sites if you are able to receive them, as they are standalone sites carrying fairly limited traffic for local users.What site would be best to receive in mid Rockland County, NY?
State DOT operates exclusively on the NJICS, so you'll want to listen to the DOT South Maintenance talkgroups. The plows generally operate on the various "Crew" talkgroups, or the Seasonal Contractors talkgroup.Are snow plow talk groups used for this system in south jersey Moorestown New Jersey