Oglesby FD and Seneca FD/ EMS

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Hearing this friday Oglesby FD will switch over to another frequency so they arent on two different ones like they are now for Valcom. FCC license search shows them adding 3 new frequencies 155.8725 added twice and 153.8600


also Seneca FD/Ems just purchased APX 8000xe portables and APX 4500 mobiles to switch to Starcom soon. Some of the channels will be ENC also will have a direct ENC talkgroup to Morris ER
 

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Hearing this friday Oglesby FD will switch over to another frequency so they arent on two different ones like they are now for Valcom. FCC license search shows them adding 3 new frequencies 155.8725 added twice and 153.8600


also Seneca FD/Ems just purchased APX 8000xe portables and APX 4500 mobiles to switch to Starcom soon. Some of the channels will be ENC also will have a direct ENC talkgroup to Morris ER
Having Oglesby FD dispatched on the PD frequency then using their old channel for the response seemed kind of odd to me. I wonder why they're not staying on 155.2350?

The Seneca FD switch to StarCom is odd too but also makes sense ;) Their PD just left StarCom because of coverage issues but Grundy County is moving to StarCom so I imagine the PD might go back there too. I wonder if they're going to provide a StarCom radio or two to Marseilles since they run mutual aid into Seneca quite a bit?
 

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Having Oglesby FD dispatched on the PD frequency then using their old channel for the response seemed kind of odd to me. I wonder why they're not staying on 155.2350?



The Seneca FD switch to StarCom is odd too but also makes sense ;) Their PD just left StarCom because of coverage issues but Grundy County is moving to StarCom so I imagine the PD might go back there too. I wonder if they're going to provide a StarCom radio or two to Marseilles since they run mutual aid into Seneca quite a bit?


Looks like Oglesby FD will be on a repeater now
153.86000 RX
155.8725 TX
If I deciphered the FCC license correctly.


As for Seneca they are putting a starcom site in on a tower just north of town. Im not sure what Marseilles will do. I do know the chief refuses to go to starcom with all the fees to belong to the system.
 
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seneca will go back to sc when grundy/morris rolls. they have a tower on hill n of town linked to morris for now. they could not get sig from sc at all times so waiting to roll when morris becomes sc and shares tower s etc
 
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