- Dec 30, 2004
Does anyone know where I can find OSP fairground dispatching during the state fair ?
Regular Columbus MARCS Simulcast. Wouldn’t be surprised given the amount of events, the fact that it’s state owned property and high attendance rate if they had a simulcast tower on site.ARe they using a regular site or do they have one of the mobile sites activated?
There is no simulcast site at the Fairgrounds. Nearest ones are Downtown and West Campus.Regular Columbus MARCS Simulcast. Wouldn’t be surprised given the amount of events, the fact that it’s state owned property and high attendance rate if they had a simulcast tower on site.
He might of been refering to this maybe...There is no simulcast site at the Fairgrounds. Nearest ones are Downtown and West Campus.
He specifically said simulcast tower, which those are not.He might of been refering to this maybe...
Mobile sites 5A1 and 649 are stand-alone sites which can be placed anywhere in the state in a matter of hours to supplement coverage and/or to add capacity to an area where an emergency or event is occurring. While normally operated as stand-alone systems, they can be connected to the statewide system and appear as networked sites if necessary. Information on these systems can be found at:
System 5A1 - Ohio MARCS-IP: Mobile Site 5A1 Trunking System, Statewide, Ohio
System 649 - Ohio MARCS-IP: Mobile Site 649 Trunking System, Statewide, Ohio
They are most likely using the TOW. Then can hand all the cadets TOW cache radios and the Troopers have the Mobile Site programmed in the standard channel plan.Forgot to mention in my previous post, but the other (less likely IMO) explanation is that the state does still have a UHF repeater licensed at the fairgrounds, and I did see two UHF antennas on the tower next to the fairground police building down near 11th avenue. I know that’s been around since the pre-MARCS days and is probably abandoned, but just a thought since the troopers all carry dual band APXs. I feel like the TOW is more likely though.