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N7YUO

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This listing shows up in the Tooele County Database,
however no frequencies or other information is listed for Utah.

I would like to start some discussion on this.
I realize that it is a P25 digital system, so a digital scanner is a must.
Also, DPG is remotely located, so you have to be in a good location to receive their signals.

Information:
Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) was using VHF radios.
They began a move to a 380 MHz trunked system.

The radios are ASTRO-XTS-5000 MODEL2, 380-435mhz.

Zone A was supposed to be on Five Mile Hill with 16 channels.

Zone B was supposed to be on Cedar Mountain with 8 channels.
Note: Cedar Mountain is also the location of Utah Military TSYS Site 2

When the Air Base at hill migrated from VHF to UHF-trunked, The trunked TGRPs took most of the same names and functions as the old VHF channels

Here are some of the labels of the old DPG VHF channels:
admin, maintenance, dpg police, paging, eoc, eod, hornet tower, security,
cap, helicopters, decon, fire/crash, medical, roads/maintanance, airfield

Is anybody interested in getting more information on this system?
 

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I'm always interested in that kind of stuff.....I used to have all gov freq's and systems programmed into my scanners when I lived out that way and worked for the army depot.....used to camp and ride motorcycles out in skull valley all the time......

Just a question since DPG is also tied into Lakeside (just on the east end of the salt flats) and is refered to as HAFB Test & Training Range.....are there transmitter facilities which extend down skull valley and out near the salt flats as well?
 

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That highway sign near Delle is confusing. It says Military Area Lakeside. Well, Lakeside is not in the military area. Click on this map, click on #8 and select birds eye view. When the map comes into view, look on the right & see Lakeside Road. Follow it and see where Lakeside really is.
Bing Maps - Driving Directions, Traffic and Road Conditions

Dugway Proving Ground (US Army) is adjacent to the Utah Test & Training Range (UTTR) (Air Force)
They do share some facilities on Dugway
 

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Hmm, interesting and amusing. I travel to Oasis, UTTR several times a year to perform hoist inspections.
About 3/4 of a mile from the Oasis Gate, the road forks. A sign there says LAKESIDE---->
I never had any reason to try to go there, so I never knew it crossed UTTR.

As far as munitions disposal goes, It is usually done near a location called Bug Hill which is not near any roads.

Here is how his Toyota could have looked:
GruntDoc » Blog Archive » F-16 takes out tyranical suburban!! – SportsCarForums.com

And a link to the local news article:
F-16 strafing probe blames pilot error | The Salt Lake Tribune
 

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Jon is correct....when I was employed by Uncle Sam we used to run support missions out to Lakeside....that sucker was a muddy, sticky mess this time of year......

We provided 400 Hz generators to power testing equipment which tracked the munitions dropped from HAFB Aircraft at that site.....It's a bare lot of nothing out there but there is a full time security force which drive the perimeter of the fences....I had a friend who was graveyard security out there....

They had a policy of shoot first and ask questions later because it was such a remote location....nobody should have been stumbling there by accident.....LOL
 
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