Thanks for the info. I used ham because they usually know what's going on radio wise in the area.Hmm, I'm not a ham, guess my answer won't count?
Schenectady County has only recently begun the process of obtaining the 800 MHz frequencies the system will eventually use. Their application was recently approved by the local Regional Planning Committee (RPC), and is currently in the review process by neighboring RPC's. Only then can they apply for the actual FCC licenses. It's going to be a while until any meaningful "work" has begun building out the system.
The info is correct. Their two 800 MHz applications are still pending adjacent region approval in CAPRAD. Region 19 signed off on the a few days ago, still awaiting approval from Regions 8 and 55. Only then can the applications go to a coordinator, and finally to the FCC for licensing. Having frequencies "assigned" by Region 30 is not the same as having licensed frequencies.I don't think that info is correct. Schenectady County already has the 800 mhz frequencies assigned to them and are pretty far along in the process of getting the system up and going. The system was originally set to be tested in the fall of this year but that is pushed backed a little due to Covid-19. If not tested in the fall then they will wait for spring to test. The radios are ordered and the trunk systems are designed and ready to be implemented. They will be using 11 sites throughout the county. Police will have interoperability with Colonie, Albany County SO, Saratoga County, and the NYSP - Fire system will have inter-op with Colonie, Guilderland, Saratoga and Albany County. All police systems will have DES encryption
The trunked system is not licensed yet, per my earlier posts. What exactly are you looking up in ULS? Sounds like you've come across their GE and SG nationwide interop licenses. The 700 interop channels on the SG license are FDMA emissions.For the hell of it decided to look up the ULS here on the DB. They have Phase 1 P25 emissions. Are they going with a Phase 1 system? Suppose that’s to match Albany and Saratoga counties??
Unless they plan to license more frequencies that are Phase 2, and have the NJICS deal, if a Phase 1 radio affiliates, say from a neighboring county, the whole TG falls back to Phase 1.
The trunked system is not licensed yet, per my earlier posts. What exactly are you looking up in ULS? Sounds like you've come across their GE and SG nationwide interop licenses. The 700 interop channels on the SG license are FDMA emissions.
The trunked system is going to be a 10 site, 6 channel, 800 MHz TDMA simulcast built by Motorola.