Port authority of Allegheny County moving to DMR?

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I noticed on many buses that they had dmr radios(and saw on a post before), but I still actively listen to them on analog. Anyone know anything else about that?
 

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i think they might eventually go to dmr but not sure 100% dmr is the way alot of places are turning to we just have to find out for sure.
 

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Think from a product availability standpoint..... Motorola has 2 product lines on the 2 way radios.. business (professional series) line and public safety (APX/ASTRO25) line.... Both series radios work on Analog FM. So... yo need to replace several thousand radios to replace aging equipment in a fleet of radios..... do you A- buy expensive Analog/P25 public safety grade radios with software options set to analog only or B- buy cheaper Analog/DMR radios?
 
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Think from a product availability standpoint..... Motorola has 2 product lines on the 2 way radios.. business (professional series) line and public safety (APX/ASTRO25) line.... Both series radios work on Analog FM. So... yo need to replace several thousand radios to replace aging equipment in a fleet of radios..... do you A- buy expensive Analog/P25 public safety grade radios with software options set to analog only or B- buy cheaper Analog/DMR radios?
So being the Port Authority it will be the most expensive. Wondering if they would use TriConnex which would cover the entire county. I posted the PAT police tested on P25 a few years ago. I guess we will wait and see.
 

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So being the Port Authority it will be the most expensive. Wondering if they would use TriConnex which would cover the entire county. I posted the PAT police tested on P25 a few years ago. I guess we will wait and see.
I highly doubt they would go on that system as the airtime charges for all their radios would be through the roof.
 

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From what this old man remembers, we put P25 radios in the fleet. Think they were Tait, Thales or something like that.
 

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Well, after doing a little bit of digging around and looking at the emission designation for the license grant, it appears that they have been licensed for 12.5 analog (11K2F3E) and P25 Phase 1 (8K10F1E). Now, I am by no means an expert but I think I've narrowed it down to P25, not DMR.
 

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I had a buddy who work for them bring his radio over the one day and I cant remember the company on the radio but i do remember it started with a T so something like that .but they are still on analog at this time
 

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I can assure you, there is currently no plan to move off of analog at this point. I am friends with the guy that runs that department and we have talked about it among other things. Short of getting a windfall grant from the gov, there is no money in the budget to switch everything over. There is talk about replacing/upgrading equipment to bring the ROW channel back online though.
 

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How come the East Liberty Garage doesn't have a channel? Or do they and it just isn't on here?
 

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I believe off the old pgh scanner page East Liberty is on (453.600–192.8) I can’t really confirm it because I am where I am at geographically speaking, all I hear is static, but I can assure you something is there. I’ll have to add it to the database shortly.
 

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I submitted a correction to add E Lib and ROW to the list a few weeks ago, along with the Special Event channel, even though its simplex used for job site coms, etc
 
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