Onondaga County... Which radio should I get?

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nyjason13

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I plan on getting the new Pro-107. I know it works because I tested one in the store.


However, will it be a good investment? Is Onondaga county going digital anytime soon? I don't have/want to spend the money for a digital scanner at this time. Maybe a in a few years I'll invest in a digital handheld scanner, but not anytime soon.

Thanks, and I'm looking forward to (hopefully) joining the scanner community soon!
 
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DaveNF2G

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I recommend that you read the Radio Shack, GRE, and Uniden Scanner Forums.
 

studgeman

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Onondaga will go digital any month now, they are waiting on a Canadian approval. All of the infrastructure is installed.
 

sav1350

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I know for a fact that portable testing has already been underway for a few weeks now. From what I understand, testing is going well. Syracuse FD did testing at their training facility Tuesday morning while operating handlines and saws. My understanding is that it went pretty well. I guess there were some issues with noise cacellation in the digital radios, but nothing too bad.

The plan from what I hear is to have Syracuse PD cut over by 2/1/2010 and the rest of the county by April 2010. I believe the plan is to cut over using portables only for fire and ems at first and then install mobiles since portable coverage seems to be good. I believe mobiles will be installed after the cutover date. Also, a few months later, crossbanding will be discontinued.

I believe the frequences are as follows:

0453.1500
0453.2375
0453.2625
0453.2875
0453.3625
0453.5625
0453.5875
0453.6125
0460.2125
0460.2375
0460.2625
0460.3625
0460.4250
0460.4375
0460.5000

I have not been monitering so I'm not 100% sure on these.
 
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