- Sep 20, 2020
- Savannah, GA and East Hampton, NY
I recently relocated to GA from the northeast and am trying to familiarize myself with the trunking systems and services to monitor here. I have a very basic knowledge and understanding of how TRS's are configured but it seems that systems like that of South East Georgia Regional Radio Network (SEGARRN) encompass varying agencies across multiple counties compared to those in the northeast which tend to be aligned more by agency and jurisdiction than regionally. Anyway, I've been able to get my Uniden BCD436HP configured with the agencies and talkgroups of interest but am somewhat perplexed by differences I'm finding when I compare the RR database entries with that of the FCC''s ULS database. For instance, one major difference is that the FCC does not seem to identify SEGARRN as a license entity but rather shows the frequencies that are being used as licensed to many of the member agencies and in some cases spread across multiple call signs. Even more confusing is that the FCC database shows active frequencies listed that are not being used as part of the SEGARRN trunked system. In attempting to understand this better, looks like many of the licensed frequencies not designated as part of the SEGARRN system involve mobile or 6.1 meter rule control locations although there are a few fixed higher power locations shown for some of these apparently unused frequencies. I guess one question is where or how would anyone be able to determine what to program absent of a database like RR or the insight provided by 'insiders' and then what are these extra frequencies and are they actually part of SEGARRN or are they being utilized for some other purposes like MDT's or intersystem operability with other TRS's or something else and how would the average enthusiast be able to tell or know for sure. Thanks.