Ocean County Motorola Trunking System

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anowal01

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Have not heard anything on this system in a number of weeks...possibly even a couple of months. Did they change systems?
 

DJ88

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It must be something wrong on your end. They're still using the Motorola system and I receive them with no problems here in Brick.
 

anowal01

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Thanks for the reply. I am located just over the border in Northern Atlantic County and have had no problem up until sometime in the past couple of months. I took the scanner into Ocean County with me a few times (I plow snow in Brick and there was plenty there this year :) ) and sometime over the winter stopped hearing the trunked system.

I have a Pro-197.

Type: Motorola VHF/UHF
The 11 frequencies in the database are in the system.
Fleet Map: Type II
T Tables: Custom
Table 1 -
Base - 505.0000
Offset - 380
Step - 12.5
Lo Chan - 380
Hi Chan - 759

Any suggested changes would be appreciated. TIA!
 

anowal01

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I've been trying a couple of the broadcastify feeds over the weekend that list Ocean County trunked system fire/ems talkgroups and haven't heard anything on those talkgroups. So I'm thinking it's not just my scanner, seems to be a change to where/how they are broadcasting, maybe a tower is down? But I hear the VHF/UHF non-trunked just fine. Also when I try the individual frequencies I do pickup the noise I expect to hear so I don't think it's the tower issue...
 

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I'm picking up both fire and EMS fine here on my BCD536HP
 

crazyboy

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There definitely has not been any changes to the system that would effect your ability to listen.

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Salvation

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I have no issues picking them up but I live about 250 yards from their Tuckerton tower.. Has anyone heard any updates on the 700mhz system?


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elias1988

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Has anyone heard any updates on the 700mhz system?

Still no control channel on the air yet,below is the updated project schedule from the county budget:

2014 - Design, Permitting and Construction of four Remote Towers, Phase 2
2015 - Purchase/Installation Microwave Equipment for four Remote Towers, Phase 3
2016 - Purchase higher and lower tier mobile/portable subscriber units, Phase 4
2017 - 700mhz Overlay P25 TDMA Infrastructure at eleven Remote Tower sites, Phase 5
 

anowal01

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Thanks to those indicating they are receiving the system. I am about 5 miles from the Tuckerton Repeater tower and had good signal on my PRO-197 using an ST-3 antenna mounted about 6' off the ground. I have had good reception for a number of years with reception lost sometime in the past couple of months.

I did some troubleshooting and when on the TSYS screen, I do got get any bars for signal strength for do I get the "T" indicating it is receiving the control channel for the 500 MHz Motorola system. I tried checking connections. I have tried moving the scanner, I have tried raising the antenna to about 15' of elevation. I tried a new ST-2 antenna with new coax (at both 6' and 15' of elevation). I tried an FM Trap. I believe I am having some issues with other longer range reception as well on VHF in particular that I notice I no longer receive.

I can still receive the Atlantic County and NJ State Police trunking systems, but the their closest repeaters are about 1 mile away.

At this point, I am out of ideas on why I have lost so much reception capability. Any other ideas on how to troubleshoot?
 

anowal01

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FIXED

Y'all could've just told me to turn off Global Attenuation instead of letting me waste your time and talents for 2 weeks. Thanks again to those that replied.
 
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