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TG 30380

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.
 

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During the last storms, Elgin put out the warning TG1585 showed.
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.) ?
 
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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.
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.
 
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Andover Tower

I can hear the tower from Peoria but last night it seemed like the tower went out. I got a control channel but no data. Did anybody experence this problem also?
 

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kevino, yes it was a voice message, a legacy? I dont know for sure , yes Elgin IDed. I,m still new to SC21 system. I looked at the scanner when I heard the warning and saw TG 1585,
 

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Today I am hearing testing on Motorola Tech 20 TG.Inside a building, boys locker room, music room, hallway by the cafeteria.????
 

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Kane county. I have been listening to Elgin Comm College. Didnt sound like the same voices. The last I heard was " Can you hear me? Yes, loud and clear. See thats the great thing about SC, coverage of all of Chicago area, and downstate too".
 

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Im also hearing the testing this morning on T126-Aurora of TG20 techs , saying going into "sports bar" to test signals....I may have read that Kane County was eventually going to join SCom also hopefully not ENC like Elgin....
 

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It sounds like a school or college, talk of classrooms . First names and Chief.
 

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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.
 
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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.
Thank you for explaining this to me.
 

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Starcom21 NW Central Dispatch

Hi Folks,
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.
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Springfield IL Tower Question

Hi I wanted to know if anybody gets a data signal on 851.1125 on the Springfield tower. It seems to only happen on 2 talkgroups. But I cant remember them.
 

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I am hearing them just fine on my 536 and 436. I created my own Favorite system with the site 149 Control freqs and set the radio to Search. I then just locked out the encrypted talkgroups.


Hi Folks,
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.
Bumpster17
 

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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.
 
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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.
Thanks for explainging it to me. I did not know that. I heard it yesterday on the Springfield tower.
 
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