The Villages?

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kc8rak

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Hi everyone.
My dad moved to the villages this week and i am interested in getting him a scanner for his home. Lake county has a 800 system i see. Is it digital? If so then i guess he will be stuck listing to the other 3 counties the Villages is in. I think he moved to the Sumter part of it. Thanks

John in Ohio
 

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holiday gift idea !!

I suggest you save up some money in a special holiday fund, and buy him a digital scanner as a holiday gift. I recommend the same scanner I use... the RadioShack PRO-106 hand-held. Loaded w/ features, and easy to program using scanner programming software such as PSRedit-500 or WIN-500. You can program it for him prior to giving it to him... Lake County has alot to be monitored, it would be a shame if he lives in that county and he can't hear anything around him. The PRO-106 would be my choice for monitoring that 700/800 Mhz system. Best of luck to you and pops... and happy holidays to your family.
 

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Thanks guys. He is living in Sumter county but thats like 1/2 mile from Lake county. Funny thing. We live in Lake county Ohio and now hes next to Lake county Florida. I guess he will have to listen to the on line feeds for now... Hope everyone has a good week.. Time to go put more wood in the fireplace. Brrr cold day here on the shores of Lake Erie Ohio.

John
 

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In the December 2009 issue of Monitoring Times... there's a section dedicated to The Villages under the Scanning Report by Dan Veeneman. It includes all the frequencies and talkgroups. It looks to be an APCO25 system using 3 systems (north, central and south) for Lake and Sumter Co's.
 

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Some of the medical units are on the Lake Co.700/800 system I believe.
There are freqs. for the Villages.
 

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The article starts out... why can't I hear anything on my scanner anymore. Looks like they recently swithed to a digital APCO25 format replacing many of the conventional frequencies. Monitoring Times is a great magazine and should be available at most of the larger book stores.

I looked in The Villages for a place to live before settling in Ft. Myers. The Villages is HUGE!
 

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Are there any Sumter SO freqs listed in the article?

I've been trying to figure out what freq Tac 7 is, but can't seem to nail it down. Might be a low-power simplex.
 
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Yes... Sumter SO listed as still using conventional. 153.965 Dispatch, 156.135 TAC5, 159.015 TAC3... no mention of a TAC7. The writer mentions another unknown SO frequency of 152.220 but it's not listed in the FCC database.
 

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OK, thanks. The past month or so they've been "switching to Tac 7," and I can't figure out what it is. Just might be 152.220.
 

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Some of the medical units are on the Lake Co.700/800 system I believe.
There are freqs. for the Villages.
All of them are. Villages Fire/Rescue & Lake-Sumter EMS both are primary users on the Lake Co P25 system.

The Villages UHF system is now all general government and community use.
 
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