I'd say that's unlikely given that fire and EMS operate on their system, and I don't imagine many of those agencies will want to pay for radio upgrades to support encryption on a system for which they're not primary users. But just my opinion.And encrypted, correct?
OK. Interesting thought. I hope you are correct. My thinking was based on all of the talk I see here of PSP going fully encrypted. Even if the patrol cars are encrypted, Highspire may be able to talk to fire and EMS on an unencrypted channel.I'd say that's unlikely given that fire and EMS operate on their system, and I don't imagine many of those agencies will want to pay for radio upgrades to support encryption on a system for which they're not primary users. But just my opinion.
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Most likely--- looking at how the pike operates now.... There are 5 districts of RF coverage I think?? 5 coverage simulcast sites on 700. Radio keying up in District 1 near Donegal Interchange could be heard anywhere in the District 1 area. Trying to get a set of identical freqs that could be licensed for that many RF sites in the 100 mile coverage of District 1 would be difficult on VHF, UHF, or 800. Using the State channels on 700, it would be very easy to set up a simulcast coverage site for district 1.That could be possible, depends if they keep everything on a unified dispatch as they do now. Besides local fire and EMS the local tow truck companies have radios too.
If they are building a completely separate isolated system just for the turnpike, that sounds wasteful and counterproductive. If they built a series of 700 sites that optimize coverage for the turnpike and connect to STARNet that would make more sense. More coverage for the state system users and easier interop.
26 individual sites with unique frequencies per site; no simulcast cells.5 coverage simulcast sites on 700.
They're applying for 75 channels from the General Use pool (SY license). The State's allocation (SL license) are already being used for the Air-Ground system, and the DVRS with the ASTRO 25 system.Using the State channels on 700, it would be very easy to set up a simulcast coverage site for district 1.
Turnpike P25 Sites BEAV01 ALLE67 ALLE59 ALLE25 WASH25 ALLE21 WEST03 WEST04 SOME01 SOME03 BEDF03 FULT01 FULT40 FRAN01 PERR02 YORK01 LANC01 CHES01 CHES02 MONY02 BUCK90 LEHI01 LEHI06 CARB01 LUZE01 LACK03
Thanks! A lot to soak up, Off the top of my head; Mama this all seems a bit crazyThe PTC appears to have decided to build out their own system separate from the STARNet P25 system. There was specific mention of not partnering with PSP/STARNet in the documentation, however I can't imagine them not being interconnected via ISSI once all is said and done.
The PTC has not assigned any of those "STARNet" site names to this system, so I'm not sure how they match up exactly.
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