Palmetto 800 P25 2021

brian

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Not too long ago, Berkeley County established a new simulcast broadcast site that covers all of Berkeley County. It's a new site (simulcast means it's site that's composed of multiple tower locations) that didn't exist before. More recently, the Moncks Corner site was removed from service. It's coverage area was taken over by the new simulcast site.

See if you can determine which Palmetto 800 site your scanner is receiving traffic on.

If you haven't done so recently, you'll need to update the database in the scanner and ensure that you have site 1-06 imported and active. That's the new Berkeley Co Simulcast site that uses 700MHz frequencies. You'll want to remove the Moncks Corner site.

I hope that helps.

Brian
 

gorj

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I updated the HomePatrol Sentinel data base and see that Berkeley County Simulcast is under Palmetto 800. Fourteen frequencies in the 700’s. The type is “ Site “ in the HomePatrol data base. None of these are transferring over to the scanner (HomePatrol 2). I’m using a computer with Windows 10. thanks
 

mrat1234

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Site wise over half of the sites on Palmetto 800 have had their power increased from 100 watts to either 125 or 150 watts. So you may receive more sites than you think you can. I'm on the very edge of the Newberry county simulcast and receive it fine using a portable radio (Harris p7100). Their has also been 2 new sites added to the system. Blackstock in Fairfield county and Santee in Orangeburg county. Both 700MHZ sites.
 

mrat1234

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Hey everyone this is a 2019/2020/2021 Palmetto 800 update.

Berkeley County - The whole county switched to Palmetto 800 in July of 2019. With the switch came the addition of a 10 site 700mhz simulcast site which includes the 2 former 800mhz standalone sites.

Newberry County - The whole county switched in 2019/2020. With the switch came the addition of a 5 site simulcast site which includes the former standalone Newberry site.

Marian County - The whole county switched in October 2019. With the switch came the addition came a 4 site simulcast which includes the former standalone Marian site.

Aiken County - A new site has been constructed in the beech island area and has been combined with the former standalone Aiken site to make a 2 site simulcast site serving the county.

Pickens County - A new site has been constructed in may 2020 on the university of Clemson campus to improve capacity in the region.

Fairfield County - A new site was constructed in the Blackstock area. This site closes a big gap in Palmetto 800 coverage especially along I-77 and the Lake Wateree Recreational area.

Chester County - The city and county Fire departments and EMS are proposing a penny tax so they can switch to Palmetto 800. The Sheriffs office and Chester PD are already Palmetto 800. Great Falls PD is on VHF DMR running full time DE and fire using county fire frequencies.

Laurens County - The county Fire department is proposing a penny tax to switch over to Palmetto 800. The Sheriffs office and EMS are already Palmetto 800.

Calhoun County - EMS and Fire have switched most if not all to palmetto 800 as of 2021. All law enforcement was already Palmetto 800.

Greenville County - The whole county switched to Palmetto 800 in 2020/2021.

Augusta-Richmond County GA - The county has fully switched to their new 100% encrypted trunked radio system. The Augusta/Blythe/McBean sites are inactive and can be removed from the database as well as all of their talkgroups.
 

mrat1234

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Orangeburg County - A new site was constructed in Santee. This site improves portable coverage and capacity in the area mainly to the bottom half of Calhoun county.
 
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