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mrat1234

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I see the SC DNR talkgroups were updated. i know they use their vhf statewide system. i saw in the interoperability report that DNR officers are getting Motorola apx radios for interoperability and still use their vhf system for main ops and cited user costs for not switching full time to palmetto 800. wouldn't using palmetto 800 costs less then using and maintaining the vhf system. they already started the roll out of apx radios. i saw a DNR officer the other day at food lion and saw he had a Motorola apx 8000 on his belt. i guess they are going to program their vhf system and palmetto 800 into the same radio to make it easier so they dont have 2 radios. it was rare to me to see a DNR officer carrying a portable i almost never see them carrying a portable radio.
 

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You are correct. All officers were issued the apx 8000 multiband radio. We still use vhf for primary communications but we are also using the 800 system. You may or may not have heard us using our statewide 800 channel over the last few weeks as an interop channel with sled. For general info there are way more dnr 800 channels than you know of. I would imagine at some point in the future we make a full switch over. We have been told to start carrying these new radios and using the radios for its intended purpose. There are a lot of channels in them from georgia agencies to nc agencies vhf uhf 800. The vhf system is still primary but in certain situations we migrate over to 800.
 

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Reg4 ops 4
Hor\Gtn. Horry and Georgetown
Uct\Bek. Upper Chas and berkeley
Lct\D\C. Lower Chas, dorchester, colleton
Bf\J\H. Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton
Dnr statewide
Dnr secure
Reg1 ops 1
Oc\Pk\AA. Oconee, pickens, Anderson
Gv\SB\CU. Greenville, spartanburg, cherokkee,union
Gw\La\EM. Greenwood, laurens, edgefield, McCormick
So far for now
 

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No sir. I have to work and on call at the same time ill get them later on in the evening. People have misconceptions about or jobs. While we aren't county or city our areas are much bigger with calls that can sometimes take hours to investigate. Or on the boat where we may be offshore or inshore checking fish and safety stuff. So if it takes awhile to respond my apologies.
 

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Here's the list of all SCDNR regions and the counties in each region:

Region 1 – Clemson
Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Laurens, Abbeville, Greenwood, Union, Cherokee, McCormick, Edgefield counties

Region 2 – Florence
York, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Kershaw, Lee, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Williamsburg counties

Region 3 – Columbia
Newberry, Saluda, Aiken, Lexington, Richland, Calhoun, Orangeburg, Barnwell, Allendale, Bamberg, Sumter, Clarendon counties

Region 4 – Charleston
Horry, Hampton, Georgetown, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Jasper, Beaufort counties

This information was taken from the SCDNR website
There is a lot of other interesting info on this site.
 

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on what channel/talkgroup did you hear it on. they are currently using the ops talkgroups as region wide dispatch and some vhf. some of the dispatch channels for them are fully encrypted so when dnr switches over fully to 800 and start using the dispatch channels they will probably go silent. i looked at the local signals/10 codes and they are completely different.

here is the lineup

27407 6B0F DNR ROAM
27411 6B13 CH 1. REGION 1 OPS 1 (Sometimes used as region wide Dispatch) Upstate
27412 6B14 Ch 2. Oconee, pickens, Anderson De
27413 6B15 Ch 3. Greenville, spartanburg, cherokkee,union De
27414 6B16 Ch 4. Greenwood, laurens, edgefield, McCormick De
27415 6B17 Ch 5. REGION 2 OPS 2 (Sometimes used as region wide Dispatch) Pee Dee
27416 6B18 Ch 6. York, Chester, Clarendon, Fairfield, Lee, Kershaw De
27417 6B19 Ch 7. Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington De
27418 6B1A Ch 8. Florence, Dillion, Marion, Williamsburg De
27419 6B1B Ch 9. REGION 3 OPS 3 (Sometimes used as region wide Dispatch) Midlands
27420 6B1C Ch 10. Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Saluda De
27421 6B1D Ch 11. Aiken, Barnwell, Bamberg, Allendale De
27422 6B1E Ch 12. Sumter, Calhoun, Orangeburg De
27423 6B1F Ch 13. REGION 4 OPS 4 (Sometimes used as region wide Dispatch) Coastal
27424 6B20 Ch 14. Horry and Georgetown De
27425 6B21 Ch 15. Upper Charleston, Berkeley De
27426 6B22 Ch 16. Lower Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton De
27427 6B23 Ch 17. Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton De
27428 6B24 Ch 18. DNR STATEWIDE (Also used for inter-op with other agencies)
27429 6B25 DNR SECURE De
 
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ok. can you keep monitoring it and could you also monitor
27412 6B14 Ch 2. Oconee, pickens, Anderson De
27413 6B15 Ch 3. Greenville, spartanburg, cherokkee,union De
27414 6B16 Ch 4. Greenwood, laurens, edgefield, McCormick De

and see what you hear and if they are full time encryption or just part time i currently have them all marked part time encrypted. i heard they may switch soon im hearing traffic on
27416 6B18 Ch 6. York, Chester, Clarendon, Fairfield, Lee, Kershaw De but most of it is encrypted. all the dnr talkgroups are dynamic so any talkgroup can be carried on any site as long as a radio is affiliated to that talkgroup on that site. you'll also hear dnr officers on local LE talkgroups too as all dnr radios are programmed with local LE talkgroups. its unknown weather dnr just has access to all local LE talkgroups or just dispatch talkgroups. i sometimes hear dnr officers on newberry county sheriff 1.
 
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