New license for Air Method in Norolk

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LifeNet was testing over TG 50723 yesterday. From what I gather, there is a disagreement that is ongoing (or settled??) between LifeNet and the State over using the SRS. Since LifeNet is a "for profit entity", vs the SRS is open only to "non profit entity". LifeNet is over ORION on a occasional basis, at least when I visit Omaha, or when I can hear ORION during tropo enhancement. Douglas County may have a different agreement on handling "for profit entites".

Kind of odd that there is a disagreement since City of Norfolk owns the 800 SRS site. Unless there is something I don't know.

The Racom Norfolk site is still spewing out CC data noise, but its been silent since roughly the end of July, or I haven't been around to catch anything on it.
 

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As of Tuesday, LifeNet in Norfolk moved to a conventional UHF repeater. LifeNet is no longer using RACOM. I would expect the Norfolk RACOM tower to get decommissioned soon, since LifeNet and the City of Norfolk were the last holdouts on that tower.
 

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What frequency did they move to and is it analog or digital if digital what type?
 

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LifeNet 1-2 is using 452.150 PL146.2 finally heard them last night.
Air Methods added 159.660 in Columbus for LifeNet 1-3 possibly simplex.
 

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LifeNet was testing over TG 50723 yesterday. From what I gather, there is a disagreement that is ongoing (or settled??) between LifeNet and the State over using the SRS. Since LifeNet is a "for profit entity", vs the SRS is open only to "non profit entity". LifeNet is over ORION on a occasional basis, at least when I visit Omaha, or when I can hear ORION during tropo enhancement. Douglas County may have a different agreement on handling "for profit entites".

Kind of odd that there is a disagreement since City of Norfolk owns the 800 SRS site. Unless there is something I don't know.

The Racom Norfolk site is still spewing out CC data noise, but its been silent since roughly the end of July, or I haven't been around to catch anything on it.
A few of the LifeNet helos like to use the Douglas County ORION when they fly around Omaha - and the Omaha crew has portables on it.
 

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The SRS also added "AIR EMS 1" through "AIR EMS 5" talkgroups for the profitable helos to not talk on. AIR EMS 1 is strictly for ships with 4 rotor blades.
 
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