Was this a voice weather warning? Were any tones transmitted? Did the transmitting agency identify themselves? Any chance this might have been a simulcast of a legacy conventional frequency (Public Works, EMA, etc.) ?During the last storms, Elgin put out the warning TG1585 showed.
I heard it on the Peoria county tower. Should I try the tower in Normal and see if I hear it again. I have not heard it for a little bit.TGs 30350-30378 are McLean County (county and local agencies). I'd be leaning toward 30380 being used in McLean County but only further monitoring will tell for sure.
Thank you for explaining this to me.Zone 1 Site on Wheels.
Each of the 3 Zones have a "Site on wheels", basically a radio trailer. They have a fully functional SC21 site with a pneumatic antenna tower, generator and connectivity. There is likely a cache of radios as well.
This allows them to quickly deploy a SC21 site at a disaster or event scene or replace a downed site.
New to this thread. I have a Uniden BCD436hp.
I have had it for a month or so. When I first traveled into the Northwest Central Dispatch area I did hear some coms on the Fire TG's, using the preloaded database. Last night I downloaded the system from RR and while I was in the area today, didn't hear squat out of the NWCD Fire TG's except for about 3 minutes late this afternoon. I know there was activity, as I was monitoring for 30+ minutes as I was coming into the area, and BC5 from Schaumburg FD ran right past me on a call, and I didn't hear a thing. I was limiting my scanning just to the NWCD TG's, so I should not have missed anything.
Is there anything special that I have to do when I download the system from RR to my scanner?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Thanks for explainging it to me. I did not know that. I heard it yesterday on the Springfield tower.The Special Events talkgroups get used a lot when doing "extra enforcement" on certain stretches of highway. Cars from around the state will come and saturate a given stretch of road and they'll used those talkgroups. I think most recently (a couple days ago) they were doing LIDAR details on I-55 with D5 dispatch on Special Events 2A. There were a couple motor units (one from D-15) and cars from D Chicago, D5, D6, and I believe D21 involved.