Friday night and Saturday night (tonight, right now) I am monitoring PearlandI am not receiving anything on the Pearland TxWARN site on my BCT8.
Did they go digital??
Looks like Pearland made the move today. They have been testing for a few months and running dual broadcast. I was told the switch would be on July 1st but it didn't happen. I have not heard anything on the 800 system today. (BCSO is still up) Does anyone have the new freqs for Pearland? Are they encrypted? Fire and EMS (not VFD anymore) did move already. In fact Pearland dispatch no longer dispatches FD and EMS, Houston does.I just found out that Pearland is moving from the Harris County 800 system to the Houston 700 system which is suppose to be encrypted. Apparently the VFD has already made that move. Houston is still working out problems with their system so the FD may be having to switch back and forth until all of the issues are worked out.
By "PD is in the clear on 38650" Are you saying that it comes in "loud and clear" (as in no encryption, all transmission are easily understood), or clear as in "air is clear, I can't hear anything at all, not even the garbled encrypted transmissions"?Here's the info from HoustonScan's first post on Pearland's switch:
Sounds like Pearland made the switch to the City of Houston Zone 3 system this morning.
They are using TG in the range 38650-38670 (so far).
Some of the TG are encrypted (FD TAC 1) on 38664.
You can still hear FD dispatch on 453.850 MHz for now.
PD is in the clear on 38650.
I don't listen to public works but haven't heard anything in the clear that
sounds like them on Zone 3.
I'm listening to the Southeast simulcast.
A Pro-96 won't track 700 MHz systems.By "PD is in the clear on 38650" Are you saying that it comes in "loud and clear" (as in no encryption, all transmission are easily understood), or clear as in "air is clear, I can't hear anything at all, not even the garbled encrypted transmissions"?
I ask because I programmed in the Zone 3 Control Channel on my Pro96, and I am getting nothing at all.