Oxford County Fire - MotoTRBO?

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Has anyone heard anything about Oxford County rural fire switching to MotoTRBO? I've been trolling thru some TAFL data and there are numerous VHF frequencies licensed to Oxford Fire with the TRBO 7K60 emission type.
 

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I was out there a week ago. I saw what looked like a HT750 hand held by one fire fighter.

Ill take a listen on 152.675 when I go through the area this weekend
 

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I don't believe anything has changed... Just wondering if it's on the horizon perhaps.


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Yes, they are definitely still currently analog.... Just wondering if anyone had heard anything regarding a migration to digital (as suggested by TAFL data). Seems to be the popular thing in my area. Elgin County switched to a simulcast TRBO system last year, and Lambton County is in the process now. From what I've heard Middlesex is keeping an eye on it too, but it won't be anytime soon.
 

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My guess is that unless the department has the money the migrations will be slow.
 

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Go to the countys website and look over the minutes of there council meetings. I'm sure there's probably some discussion in them. Usually a good spot to find out what's going on.

Yes, they are definitely still currently analog.... Just wondering if anyone had heard anything regarding a migration to digital (as suggested by TAFL data). Seems to be the popular thing in my area. Elgin County switched to a simulcast TRBO system last year, and Lambton County is in the process now. From what I've heard Middlesex is keeping an eye on it too, but it won't be anytime soon.
 

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testing started

Lots of dmr chatter on 152.675 if someone can
log the info...
 

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Page 99 of tech4064's. PDF file shows under capital project, Jan 30
That 6 radios will feature upgrade from analog to trbo.


5 training dates have also been scheduled throughout the County for the training of the digital communication system
Week of January 16 - Finish all site work and optimization
Week of January 23 - meet with Dispatch to finalize console layout of channels and
paging icons, connection to
loggers
- Finish all work at Main dispatch
and Backup Dispatch
Week of January 30 - Feature upgrade 6 radios from
analog to TRBO
- Finish Proactive Monitoring and
Diagnostic Equipment
- reprogram 3 fire halls and
consoles for stacked pages Weeks of Feb 6 & 13 - do full System Coverage
Week of Feb 27 Week of March 6
March 14 or 15
Testing and Optimization - Testing with Fire Chiefs
- Dispatch training - Switchover Date
 
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Page 99 of tech4064's. PDF file shows under capital project, Jan 30
That 6 radios will feature upgrade from analog to trbo.


5 training dates have also been scheduled throughout the County for the training of the digital communication system
Week of January 16 - Finish all site work and optimization
Week of January 23 - meet with Dispatch to finalize console layout of channels and
paging icons, connection to
loggers
- Finish all work at Main dispatch
and Backup Dispatch
Week of January 30 - Feature upgrade 6 radios from
analog to TRBO
- Finish Proactive Monitoring and
Diagnostic Equipment
- reprogram 3 fire halls and
consoles for stacked pages Weeks of Feb 6 & 13 - do full System Coverage
Week of Feb 27 Week of March 6
March 14 or 15
Testing and Optimization - Testing with Fire Chiefs
- Dispatch training - Switchover Date
Anyone have all the freqs for this new system yet?
 

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Page 99 of tech4064's. PDF file shows under capital project, Jan 30
That 6 radios will feature upgrade from analog to trbo.


5 training dates have also been scheduled throughout the County for the training of the digital communication system
Week of January 16 - Finish all site work and optimization
Week of January 23 - meet with Dispatch to finalize console layout of channels and
paging icons, connection to
loggers
- Finish all work at Main dispatch
and Backup Dispatch
Week of January 30 - Feature upgrade 6 radios from
analog to TRBO
- Finish Proactive Monitoring and
Diagnostic Equipment
- reprogram 3 fire halls and
consoles for stacked pages Weeks of Feb 6 & 13 - do full System Coverage
Week of Feb 27 Week of March 6
March 14 or 15
Testing and Optimization - Testing with Fire Chiefs
- Dispatch training - Switchover Date
Coverage testing was being performed this afternoon. Seems to be a connect plus system with and ID of 212. 152.585 is site 212-1, and shows a neighbor of 212-2. All comms were on TG 200, Color code 1, Slot 1.If anyone can verify, I will put this info through to be added.

Andy
 

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Coverage testing was being performed this afternoon. Seems to be a connect plus system with and ID of 212. 152.585 is site 212-1, and shows a neighbor of 212-2. All comms were on TG 200, Color code 1, Slot 1.If anyone can verify, I will put this info through to be added.

Andy
What you were listening to was the Horizon Utilities system in Hamilton.. Horizon Utilities Corporation Connect Plus (212) Trunking System, Hamilton, Ontario - Scanner Frequencies.. Site 2 is in St Catharines.. All the comms on that system are encrypted..

Matt
 
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