North Dakota New State Radio Network to debut in Minot

qjschum

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All,
Here is what I know about the system.

Williams County and City of Williston will be on the new system by January
City of GrandForks will be in Quarter 1 of 2021
Minot and Bismarck later in 2021
State Radio will be the last to switch over in 2021.

They will be using some VHF paging channels for the time being until the entire network is built out.
 

KE0VUL

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Saw the project updates, haven't seen any mention of Fargo yet. I know they adopted ARMER, the cross interoperability with MN. It will be interesting if they do much with for example Grand Forks/EGF. I remember seeing some with ARMER and Canada. Looks like they have a large build out to complete and a lot of stakeholders that would have to adopt the change (buy radios and consoles).

I don't know much about the timeline (schedule) they made up but to me it looks hopeful with Jan 2023 being the project close?!??. 2022 is the completion of the current planned sites and training later in the year. Those listed above are what they've termed the early adopters, looks like they still have some RF coordination and site securing for the installation of more towers.

Some more info: SIRN2020.nd.gov
 
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