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pro92b...I am missing some transmissions on Schunnemunk, so it does look like there are more than 3 frequencies. My discriminator tap is done, I'm trying to get it up through the PC/IF slot on my PSR but I can't get it to work right. Can you check the control channel again and see if you are getting any other frequencies. paul also posted maybe 857.1125.
 

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There are five channels and 857.1125 is one of them. I have them all identified but my list is at home so I will post it later. They appear to have taken one frequency from Illinois, two from Arden, one from Ellenville, and added one new frequency to make up the site 8 channels. Yesterday the Kingston site was not transmitting any Orange county traffic.
 

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Here is the channel line-up for site 0008 Schunnemunk
1: 859.7875
2: 859.0375
3: 860.0375
4: 857.1125
5: 860.5625

Ellenville LCN 5, 859.5625 and LCN 6, 860.5625 are inactive now. 860.5625 is part of site 0008 and should be permanently gone from Ellenville.

Illinois has four channels presently inactive: LCN 5 860.7125, LCN 8 856.1125, LCN 11 855.3125, and LCN 14 859.7875. 859.7875 was moved to site 0008.
 
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Thansk pro92b....so this should be the latest....

TOWER SITES
Site 01 - Illinois/Highland
LCN Frequency
1 854.4125
2 860.8875
3 858.0375
4 860.1125
5 860.7125 (inactive)
6 859.1125
7 858.1125
8 856.1125 (inactive)
9 857.0375
10 858.6375
11 855.3125 (inactive)
12 859.8875
13 855.9625
14 859.7875 (inactive) reallocated to Schunnemunk

Site 02 - Mt. Beacon
LCN Frequency
1 856.1875 Control Channel
2 857.1875 (inactive)
3 857.7125
4 854.1375
5 856.6875
6 859.6125
7 858.1875
8 859.1875
9 860.1875

Site 03 - Sam's Point/Ellenville
LCN Frequency
1 854.4625 Control Channel
2 858.8375
3 856.5625
4 857.5625
5 859.5625 (inactive)
6 860.5625 (inactive) reallocated to Schunnemunk

Site 04 - Millbrook/Chestnut Ridge and Site 05 - Port Ewen/Snake Hill are not carrying any Orange County traffic or being linked as of now so I'm not concerned...yet

Site 06 - Graham Mtn./Mt. Hope
LCN Frequency
1 866.0750
2 867.1000 Control Channel
3 000.0000
4 866.3250


Site 07 - Arden/Harriman
LCN Frequency
1 859.0375 (inactive) reallocated to Schunnemunk
2 860.0375 (inactive) reallocated to Schunnemunk
3 867.7750 Control Channel
4 866.2500 OOS repairs as of 05/26/2010
5 867.2875
6 866.6000

Site 08 - Schunnemunk Mountain
LCN Frequency
1 859.7875 Control Channel (reallocated from Highland site)
2 859.0375 (reallocated from Arden Site)
3 860.0375 (reallocated from Arden site)
4 857.1125
5 860.5625 (reallocated from Ellenville site)
 
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Your list is correct. Some of the inactive channels may come back on line at some point so I don't recommend changing your scanner programming right now. The extra channels will do no harm to the tracking even if they remain permanently gone. Maybe NYCOMCO did some traffic analysis and found that some channels could be eliminated, or maybe equipment has just broken down and will be repaired.
 

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I agree. I did confrim that LCN 04 on Arden went down today. I was listening to NYCOMCO on their 02-005 talkgroup. He even confirmed they were down to two voice channels for the overnight which would make sense considering the third is the control and the other two went to Schunnemunk.

I still can't get Unitrunker to run through PC/IF to USB on my PSR-500. It will not let me select a serial port. It only allows a selection of COM0. I posted in the trunking forum...hopefully someone will help. I'm able to read and write the scanner through the same port using PSREdit.
 

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Unitrunker is back up and running. I'm logging Schunnemunk. Had to reinstall the drivers.

pro92b....what are you using to identify the frequencies and map the LCN order?
 

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I have DOS Etrunker running on an old Pentium 2 laptop. A PRO-2006 with discriminator tap feeds the computer via a data slicer. A BC996T in search mode is used to find the frequencies while watching the computer display for activity.
 

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e911god, checking the log for site 0008 talkgroup 04-052 was active. A long time ago this was used by Blooming Grove. Are they back on EDACS?
 

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Logged it on Beacon also. It was a NYCOMCO LID using the talkgroup. They no longer have 800 equipment in their vehicles or portables, only a base station. They did identify the talkgroup as "the Blooming Grove TG" though.
 
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My discriminator tap is done, I'm trying to get it up through the PC/IF slot on my PSR but I can't get it to work right.
A discriminator tap is one thing, the PC/IF port on the GRE scanners is something else.

The PC/IF provides the control channel datastream, already partially processed.

A discriminator tap provides "baseband" audio with no processing.
 
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I notice that Sites 6 and 7 have not yet been rebanded. Could this be an indication that NYCOMCO plans to vacate them?
 

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A discriminator tap is one thing, the PC/IF port on the GRE scanners is something else.

The PC/IF provides the control channel datastream, already partially processed.

A discriminator tap provides "baseband" audio with no processing.
I was running Unitrunker through my BC780XLT via a discriminator tap/data slicer. I had someone do the mod for me years ago. It went down the other day. I think I may have pulled the tap to the jack out to far.

So, I took my PSR and used the PC/IF and ran that into Unitrunker with the supplied cable and it works great. Not only can I decode all the info, but I can actually use it as a voice scanner as well.
 

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I notice that Sites 6 and 7 have not yet been rebanded. Could this be an indication that NYCOMCO plans to vacate them?
Graham (site 06) will definately be staying. I seem to think Schunnemunk (site 08) will replace Arden (site 07) due to it's coverage area and the fact that none of the patches are running through Arden. But that is unconfirmed.
 

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I'm not logging any traffic from the 04-037 POLICE 800 talkgroup anymore on Schunnemunk. The only talkgroup I'm seeing is the 04-021 SHERIFF PTRL talkgroup. The POLICE talkgroup is also no longer being multicasted over the various towers. Just an FYI.....
 
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859.8875 has gone inactive on Illinois.

04-023 was logged at10:40am today on Illinois. Nothing since then.
 

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Nycomco playing with different links...

Well, some updates....NYCOMCO is playing with some of the links. This is what I'm getting now...

04-021 SHERIFF'S PATROL is linked on BEACON, GRAHAM, SCHUNNEMUNK and SAMS'S PT.
(it may also still be linked on Illinois but I cannot here that site if someone can confirm again).
04-023 INTERSYSTEM is linked on BEACON, GRAHAM and SCHUNNEMUNK.
04-037 POLICE is linked on BEACON and GRAHAM only
04-052 BLOOMING GROVE PATROL (abandoned years ago) linked on BEACON and SCHUNNEMUNK (might include others but I was mobile at the time. LID numbers appeared to be assigned to NYCOMCO).
04-111 WOODBURY PTRL is linked on BEACON, ARDEN and SAM'S POINT.
04-116 DA INVESTIGATORS MAIN linked on BEACON, GRAHAM AND SCHUNNEMUNK

04-036 EMER SER popped on SMK once with a COVAC LID. I know they only have BEACON programmed in their 800 radios so that may be a link also.

04-090 T/NEWB DET 1 also popped on SMK once...

That's all I've seen so far....
 
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I have added Site 0008 to my website, but I have not updated the last column yet. I'll wait until they're done playing and have settled on a configuration.
 
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