"New" New Bedford fire channel

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KB1UAM

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Looks like i found a new new bedford fire channel on 471.1500 with a DPL: of 143, it sounds like a repeater as it was coming in very clearly. this was very interesting they call this there channel "16" maybe this is a mobile repeater? Any input guys?
 

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Not a mobile repeater, a fixed repeater on Penniman Street, 200 mobiles and a base on 474.1500. Could find, time will tell what it's going to be used for.
 

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Per Scan New England - the new channel is called Channel 5, and it was used as a fireground channel at a larger fire recently.

Does New Bedford FD assign a fireground channel for every fire call, or every box alarm, or every multiple alarm?
 

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All day today this frequency was operating in digital mode with a p25 NAC Code of $868 and this was still new bedford fire. I looked at the license today and it was recently updated on 1/21/2012. The license also has 8K10F1E for its emission code, if I'm not mistaken this is for digital transmissions correct? If I'm wrong please don't hesitate to correct me
 

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You are correct...

8K10F1E = P25 digital voice.

additonal FYI, and if you see 8K10F1D, that means P25 digital data (like a cruiser MDT or telemetry data, etc.). I have only seen one 8K10F1D on a license so far from hundreds of licenses, so it's rare.
 

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You are correct...

8K10F1E = P25 digital voice.

additonal FYI, and if you see 8K10F1D, that means P25 digital data (like a cruiser MDT or telemetry data, etc.). I have only seen one 8K10F1D on a license so far from hundreds of licenses, so it's rare.
The nbfd does have xtl 1500s. Do you ever think they will ever switch permanantly? I really wasn't expecting to hear digital on new bedford fire. I also got a couple of digital hits on channel 1 of 470.5125 with a NAC code of $868 also. Same thing for channel 2, but I didn't hear any voices like somebody was playing around or something
 
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