Northern KY regional radio system update

Hop763

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I will check on that Wednesday, I know we have been waiting on the FCC to issue our wacn #.
 

milf

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FCC does not issue WACN... That is assigned by the Vendor to the system as part of the unique digital identification of the system and is also used for control of system access.
 

JStemann

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The call sign I was looking at is WQKJ970. After drilling down through the FCC database, it looks like the freqs have been around for a while and were originally for Kenton County Sanitation. I also noticed they all use emission designator 20k0f3e which is definitely not right for a P25 phase 2 system. So, unless anyone sees something else I'm missing, I suspect these are for something other than the new radio system.
 

Hop763

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Checked on the info today. Still waiting on the system info to come in.
 

KyFireFreak

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I have put in a lot of 800 frequencies like those for SD1 and the former Campbell Co EDACS system frequencies, not a peep so far.

Does anyone know what the hold up on getting frequencies is? I'll let you all know if I ever hear something.
 

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You will also want to check around in the 700 MHz spectrum. I have been hearing some activity in that range.
 

scannerboy02

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Boone County
770.00625
771.15625
771.90625
772.15625
772.93125
773.63125

Campbell County
770.78125
771.58125
774.43125
774.68125

Kenton County
769.30625
770.60625
771.26875
773.40625
774.15625
774.63125

I am a little surprised to only see four frequencies for Campbell County. I personally feel like six frequencies per county really isn't enough, we'll see what happens. They could also pull 800 MHz frequencies from other systems I guess.

Even when operating primarily in Phase II mode they should at least plan for the possibility that a few of those frequencies could go down to Phase I in a disaster situation when Phase I radios from other departments could affiliate to the system. Also the control channel is always Phase I so that only gives Campbell County 6 Phase II traffic channels and 3 Phase I traffic channels.

Again this system is at the very beginnings of the RF stage so we will see how it plays out.
 

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The applications haven't been approved yet but that normally doesn't take too long. I believe all the equipment is already in place so as soon as the licenses are granted they should be able to get the system on the air and start testing.
 

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Apps are usually approved within 48 hours most times currently. Exceptions include weekends, holidays, and shutdowns. Compared to about a year ago when there was a minimum 30 day backlog.
 

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From information received on another forum, it sounds like they are still working on two more frequencies for Campbell County. My guess is they pushed these applications through so they can get the sites on the air and start testing before the leaves fall off the trees.
 

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From information received on another forum, it sounds like they are still working on two more frequencies for Campbell County. My guess is they pushed these applications through so they can get the sites on the air and start testing before the leaves fall off the trees.
What other forum are you referring to?
 

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Sites are on the air.

This is what info I have gathered so far today, getting ready to head to work.

WACN: BEE00
System ID: 00978

Boone County
RFSS: 001
Site ID: 001
NAC: 971
771.90625 - Alternate Control Channel
772.15625 - Alternate Control Channel
772.93125 - Alternate Control Channel
773.63125 - Active Control Channel


Kenton County
RFSS: 001
Site ID: 002
NAC: 972
771.26875 - Alternate Control Channel
773.40625 - Alternate Control Channel
774.15625 - Alternate Control Channel
774.63125 - Active Control Channel


Campbell County
RFSS: 001
Site ID: 003
NAC: 973
772.55625- Alternate Control Channel
772.81875 - Alternate Control Channel
774.43125 - Alternate Control Channel
774.68125 - Active Control Channel


I have not heard any voice traffic yet.
 

toddnbarbie

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I heard testing on Kenton County site this morning.
I also heard though the grape vine that the system is on hold due to some type of legal issues on the Indiana tower. No time frame of when it will come on line. Keeps getting pushed back.
 
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