I see they have new pairs of frequencies anyone know they are going to be used for?
I'm hearing suggestions that San Benito County Sheriff will be switching to NXDN capable radios so they can interoperate with Hollister PD. The current San Benito County Sheriff license all show analog FM, though.
I'll add a little possible rumor to the mix.
San Benito County Sheriff may be looking at switching to NXDN.
San Benito County has a pretty small budget. Sparsely populated, low income, etc. NXDN would give them P25 like features for a fraction of the cost. Their system is pretty spread out and the county is pretty rugged. Very narrow NXDN might give them some better coverage than they currently have with analog. Should be interesting to watch.
So far there has been no switching to NXDN. San Benito SO and Hollister PD are all still on analog and the Chief of Police David Westrick said something on Facebook that the county got a grant from the gov. to add more base station repeaters around the county to cover dead spots for radios.