Washington County and ORIN
Howdy, everyone! I am new poster/contributor to this system, but have been a listener to trunked radio systems for quite some time.
To correct an ealier post - Washington county has already deployed their "cell" of the Omaha/Douglas county system. In fact, a trip to Fort Calhoun yesterday confirmed that TG 2001 is being used, on a limited basis, as a countywide dispatch TG, and 2003 is being used on an intermittent basis.
The site number for Washington county is 0144h-0113, according to my BDC396T.
I have also done a recent roadtrip to each of the OPPD tower locations, to determine control channel assignments. The ONLY site ID I haven't been able to confirm is 0144h-0110 - I have 0102 through 0109, 0111, and 0112. 0101 is the Douglas county "cell". It should be noted that my research revealed the total lack of a control channel at the Telbasta and Nashville sites - none whatsoever. BTW - if you visit Telbasta, make sure you don't end up staying in the "fenced in area" to the west of CR7 / CR16! :*)
Regarding Sarpy County, it will be at least 5 years before they can be in any position to fully upgrade their system to the Astro 6.3 platform that ORIN is running. Sarpy is current running some P25 and P25 ENCrypted TG's, but the vast majority is still analog. Money to do a "truckload" upgrade of radio hardware is at the heart of the issue since some of the hardware must be replaced, not upgraded.