San Diego / Imperial Co Regional Communications System Update Thread

sparker1962

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I can't speak for Escondido, but no plans for full encryption as a RCS policy.
I don't know if you guys/girls have noticed this...not good at all. I have noticed that Sheriff and Escondido PD have been using alot of encrypted lately...more than I have seen in a long time....hope it aint going full encryption
I think Escondido Police Inquiry (2303) uses encryption when transmitting station-to-officer but not officer-to-station.
 

K6CDO

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"Failsoft" is a fall back mode where the site will go into open repeat mode when the site no longer sees the System controller or the Cell (Simulcast) controller. We had the old North Cell come back to life in Failsoft a couple of days ago. The shop is checking the South now.

Thanks, Mike.
Darn old 1998 technology just doesn't want to give up!
 

Anderegg

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Any possibility we might get a list of the failsoft fallback list? I've got a bank full of the frequencies for everything as conventional, but having names for them in the event of failsoft could be useful.

Paul
 

mike619

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No problem I had plugged in the control channels on one of my conventional radio's and I wanted to see what was going on with the old system and the failsoft mode was going on and I figured they were working on it.
 

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I thought that only confirmed IN USE talkgroups were going to be added to the NextGen database as they migrated yet the Del Mar Fire Dispatch, CMD and TAC talkgroups that haven't been used in (ever?) are in there. Can anyone confirm if they actually use any of them or is this just a dump from the old RCS database converted?
 

jimbrogers

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? I live east of Ramona, I hear a lot of traffic but only on East and West sites.
Anyone out east advise if South, North and Northeast working and what are they hearing on those.
I used to hear NE and South on old RCS.
Thank you MtnBiker2005 for the updated pdf. Good stuff.
 

inigo88

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I thought that only confirmed IN USE talkgroups were going to be added to the NextGen database as they migrated yet the Del Mar Fire Dispatch, CMD and TAC talkgroups that haven't been used in (ever?) are in there. Can anyone confirm if they actually use any of them or is this just a dump from the old RCS database converted?
We were missing rural San Diego county and virtually no one was submitting any Imperial county, so I made the decision to cutover the legacy RCS talkgroups. From what I've seen and heard the virtual switch was thrown between the Smartzone system and the P25 system and no talkgroups were changed (the Zone controller was already a "P25 system core" using P25 talkgroups for quite some time, and SmartX was used to convert back to the old multiply by 16 Smartzone talkgroup format). However the legacy Smartzone RCS database was pretty out of date and as a result some out of date talkgroups definitely made it into the new system. Please kindly submit a correction, point it out here or shoot me an email or PM if you find deprecated talkgroups and I'll be happy to delete them back out.
 
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