SEATTLE-KC-VC Questions

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DickH

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I am setting up a scanner here in Portland for a friend who sometimes drives to Seattle.
He only monitors FIRE.
1. Which simulcast site is best to monitor, or should I put in alll 3?
2. When will they re-band? (I don't know is a perfectly good answer)
3. Is this list of Talk Groups OK? Should some be added or are some never used and can be deleted?

1744 SFD DISPATCH
1616 SFD ATG
1648 SFD 1A
1680 SFD 2A
1712 SFD 3A
1840 SFD CMND 11A
1872 SFD CMND 12A
1904 SFD 14A
1936 SFD 10A
2064 SFD CMND 13A
2096 SFD UNIT-UNIT
2128 SFD SITE TRUNK
2160 SFD INVEST.
3184 SFD EOC
22352 EAST DISP 2
22256 EAST DISP 5
22224 EAST TAC-1
22192 EAST TAC-2
22160 EAST TAC-3
22128 EAST TAC-4
22096 EAST TAC-5
32048 ENUMCLAW DISP
22064 ISSAQUAH TAC-6
22320 ISSAQUAH DISP
31536 ISSAQUAH FD 10
22384 BELVUE FIRE DISP
22032 MERCER IS TAC-7
22288 MERCER IS FIRE
38448 KC FIRE 1 DISP
38480 KC FIRE 2
62384 Fire-Talk
62416 KC MA ZONE 1
62448 KC MA ZONE 2
62480 KC MA ZONE 3
62512 KC MA ZONE 4
62544 KC MA ZONE 5
62640 FIRE EMERG OPS-1
62704 ZONE 4 EMERG.
38512 VC FIRE 3
38544 VC FIRE 4
38672 VC FIRE OPS-4
38704 VC FIRE OPS-5
38736 VC FIRE OPS-6
39696 VC MUTUAL AID
38576 KV OPS-1 FIRE
38608 KV OPS-2 FIRE
38640 KV OPS-3 FIRE 7
 

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Dick, I would suggest putting all 3 simulcasts(King County/ValleyCom, Seattle, and EPSCA)...as far as talkgroups you got all if not most of the main dispatch and tac's. Rebanding hasn't occured...yet.
 

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Dick, I would suggest putting all 3 simulcasts(King County/ValleyCom, Seattle, and EPSCA)...as far as talkgroups you got all if not most of the main dispatch and tac's. Rebanding hasn't occured...yet.
Thanks. I plan to put all 3 sets of control channels in the same bank. Theoretically, it should work OK, but in the real world you never know.
 

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Generally you would use 3 banks since all 3 SC zones are usable in a lot of areas in the puget sound. You can pour them into 1 bank if the "blank space rule" will let them operate as 3 systems.
 

DickH

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anyone have a win 500 file for Seattle
I have found using someone else's file is more bother than it's worth.
Either they have stuff that I don't want or they don't have stuff I do want, so it's easier to copy the list of talk groups then delete the ones I don't want.
 

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I'd like to trim down the list of fire talk groups. Can someone tell which of these are seldom, if ever used?

22224 EAST TAC-1
22192 EAST TAC-2
22160 EAST TAC-3
22128 EAST TAC-4
22096 EAST TAC-5

62416 KC MA ZONE 1
62448 KC MA ZONE 2
62480 KC MA ZONE 3
62512 KC MA ZONE 4
62544 KC MA ZONE 5

38512 VC FIRE 3
38544 VC FIRE 4
38672 VC FIRE OPS-4
38704 VC FIRE OPS-5
38736 VC FIRE OPS-6

38576 KV OPS-1 FIRE
38608 KV OPS-2 FIRE
38640 KV OPS-3 FIRE 7
 

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Keep these. They are the primary tac channels for East and North King County Fire Departments

22224 EAST TAC-1
22192 EAST TAC-2
22160 EAST TAC-3
22128 EAST TAC-4
22096 EAST TAC-5


Very rare use.

62416 KC MA ZONE 1
62448 KC MA ZONE 2
62480 KC MA ZONE 3
62512 KC MA ZONE 4
62544 KC MA ZONE 5

Keep the first two...active tac channels....the other's are for training ops.

38512 VC FIRE 3
38544 VC FIRE 4


38672 VC FIRE OPS-4
38704 VC FIRE OPS-5
38736 VC FIRE OPS-6

38576 KV OPS-1 FIRE
38608 KV OPS-2 FIRE
38640 KV OPS-3 FIRE 7
 

DickH

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Keep these. They are the primary tac channels for East and North King County Fire Departments

22224 EAST TAC-1
22192 EAST TAC-2
22160 EAST TAC-3
22128 EAST TAC-4
22096 EAST TAC-5


Very rare use.

62416 KC MA ZONE 1
62448 KC MA ZONE 2
62480 KC MA ZONE 3
62512 KC MA ZONE 4
62544 KC MA ZONE 5

Keep the first two...active tac channels....the other's are for training ops.

38512 VC FIRE 3
38544 VC FIRE 4


38672 VC FIRE OPS-4
38704 VC FIRE OPS-5
38736 VC FIRE OPS-6

38576 KV OPS-1 FIRE
38608 KV OPS-2 FIRE
38640 KV OPS-3 FIRE 7
Great. Thanks very much.
 

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anyone have an availible 500 file for this area?
please?
 

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Thanks. I plan to put all 3 sets of control channels in the same bank. Theoretically, it should work OK, but in the real world you never know.
Did you program your friends scanner with the 3 Simulcast CC's for King County/Seattle? For what it is worth, I used to have a BC-T15 (someone else decided they wanted it more than I did) and in playing with it and not wanting to bring up different sites as moved thru the area, I programmed in all 3 CC's for the system (851.8125, 868.775 and 868.175) into one Site on the scanner. I set the delay to "0" and as I traveled from the east side of the county where I live, into Seattle to work and back, when it lost one CC, it would jump to the next one it received fairly quickly. Actually, I put all the main CC's and the alternates in too. It worked pretty well with little fuss and you will receive about 90% of the traffic from one system to the other.
 

DickH

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Did you program your friends scanner with the 3 Simulcast CC's for King County/Seattle? For what it is worth, I used to have a BC-T15 (someone else decided they wanted it more than I did) and in playing with it and not wanting to bring up different sites as moved thru the area, I programmed in all 3 CC's for the system (851.8125, 868.775 and 868.175) into one Site on the scanner. I set the delay to "0" and as I traveled from the east side of the county where I live, into Seattle to work and back, when it lost one CC, it would jump to the next one it received fairly quickly. Actually, I put all the main CC's and the alternates in too. It worked pretty well with little fuss and you will receive about 90% of the traffic from one system to the other.
Thanks. I thought it would work OK, so it's nice to have it verified.
 
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