Santa Clara County EMS?

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Santa Clara County EMS I notice use 800 MHz but everything else in the county is VHF and UHF... why did they choose 800? I'm curious, k thanks!!
 

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It has been that way for a number of years (my other half is a former dispatcher there, and she remembers the two channels going in between 1986 and 1990). Most likely it was due to a lack of available VHF or UHF frequencies at the time.
 

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Santa Clara County EMS I notice use 800 MHz but everything else in the county is VHF and UHF... why did they choose 800? I'm curious, k thanks!!
Lack of spectrum at the time of transition.

Going to 800 allowed them to simulcast the entire county and add command and tactical channels.

The "old" Control 9 EMS channel (UHF) is now used for the voice dispatch paging. It used to have 3 primary tones (Copernicus, Rodoni and Holiday Lake), but I believe it is also now simulcast.
 
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