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mrat1234

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Hi everyone I am from South Carolina and like to look at other states radios systems and how they are constructed and operated. After some research it appears the South Dakota is actively working to replace the current mixed type 2 smartzone with a new p25 system and may already have a site or sites active for testing.


 

mrat1234

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I also just saw a previous locked thread about the new system.

 

N1GAW

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I also just saw a previous locked thread about the new system.

New systems take years to build and get ready for activation. I've been watching our county system, who has an active control channel, testing and adding TGs a few at a time. In the past 5 months only about 100 out of an estimated 400 have appeared on the system and there has been no real traffic (only test calls). The first license was cancelled because they didn't have a control channel on the air in time, and they had to obtain a second license for the new P25 system. So this is not surprising that threads expire or there is little talk about the new SD system.
 

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The only current site in SD setup and running is the P25 test site in Pierre. Current time line is for Rapid City to make the P25 switch in Julyish of 2022, with the rest of the state to follow there after. That being said, there is a lot of work to do. All of South Dakota is still Smartzone at this point in time.
 

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The only current site in SD setup and running is the P25 test site in Pierre. Current time line is for Rapid City to make the P25 switch in Julyish of 2022, with the rest of the state to follow there after. That being said, there is a lot of work to do. All of South Dakota is still Smart Zone at this point in time.
so is the state going straight to Phase-2 or stay in Phase-1 ??
 

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If I had to guess, I would assume Phase-1 with the cost savings of it. Beings the state has waited until the very last second to convert, I do not see them doing anymore than absolutely necessary to stay up to date with FCC rules.
 

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The only current site in SD setup and running is the P25 test site in Pierre. Current time line is for Rapid City to make the P25 switch in Julyish of 2022, with the rest of the state to follow there after. That being said, there is a lot of work to do. All of South Dakota is still Smartzone at this point in time.
Do you happen to have the System ID, WACN, and control channel information for the test site in Pierre?

73's

Ron
 
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