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rchjr

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Hello there fellow scanner enthusiasts!

Is Phx fire on vhf or have they migrated to the trunked system yet. I can here them on vhf but when dispatch clears a call they call out on a deck frequncy like the Phx pd. When I change freq's to what I think is where the are switching to I get nothing.

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All fire traffic is still on VHF along with other types of calls, while other incidents will go to 800 K/L decks. Check out the database the K/L deck talkgroups are listed there, they will be off of simulcast B.
 

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Astrak,

Thanks for the response, so if one is scanning vhf when they dispatch a call and say switch to deck six you then have to go digital?

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Astrak,

Thanks for the response, so if one is scanning vhf when they dispatch a call and say switch to deck six you then have to go digital?

Rchjr
That's correct. All the K decks are digital. They also dispatch on TG 1795, but it is real choppy for me. I have set my scanner to recieve the vhf dispatch and also the digital frequencies. I don't seem to hear much on the K decks other than if they need a rescue dispatched. Have heard a couple of mountain rescues, but I think they are still using vhf on the scene of the fire.
 

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Astrak,

Thanks for the response, so if one is scanning vhf when they dispatch a call and say switch to deck six you then have to go digital?

Rchjr
It depends on the "deck". If you hear "Channel six" then they're staying on VHF, but if you hear "K Deck six" then they're on the digital side.

Rumor has it that eventually all will be digital, and hazard calls will be worked on digital simplex, with a repeater in the BC's rig transmitting fireground comm's to the Alarm Room over the DTRS. That will be pretty sweet to monitor.

-AZ
 

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