Va. Beach Switch?????

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Tuesday morning this was just announced to VAB Fire and EMS:

Do not switch your radios over until advised by your dispatcher

Any ideas?
 

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The BIG switch... Norfolk is not far behind. Almost all their radio's have been reprogrammed also.
 

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Thanks for the quick update.
Well I am going to have a few analog scanner sitting around AND I guess its time for a new unit in the vehicle.
 

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Mike.. We got back all our radio's (5000's) They could even program the 2500's which I thought were outdated. So the system should be up and running real soon?
 

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I have heard no time schedule for Norfolk... they will NOT be using ORIONS backbone they will most likely take a few channels away till the switch, gonna have to make a few calls, Fire and EMS are dispatching now
 

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Anybody using a Psr500, pro 197, or pro 106 to scan VA Beaches new system and if so does it sound good? I have 2 and both sound really bad to the point i can't hear anything at all while in VA Beach or the surrounding cities. Im using PSR edit, I have it set to P25 auto and im getting a decode rate ranging from 85% to 99%.
 

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It appears that the issue is with the new consoles that had to be installed to support the digital system. Transmissions from the mobiles and portables come in clear.
 

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Still simulcasting as of 08:00 today. Also one of my co-workers called me yesterday and said Portsmouth has gone digital also. I do not have that system in my radio. Has Portsmouth made the move?
 

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It appears that the issue is with the new consoles that had to be installed to support the digital system. Transmissions from the mobiles and portables come in clear.
I can hardly hear anyone on Va Beach's new system or Orion. The thing that confuses me is i can pick up Hampton crystal clear, State Police clear with a Motorola 700/800mhz antenna, and VA Beach are are on the same version Smartzone system. I don't get it.
 
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