Wake County P25 switch

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Anyone know if and when the county will be making the switch from simulcast smartzone system over to P25?
 

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It was scheduled to be done last year, FCC modified the license for it back in April or May 2019. Many radios are P25 capable and are heard on various Viper talkgroups (not saying they are going to Viper), so the capability is there it's just a matter of putting the repeaters in place.
 

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If only the G5 pager was able to monitor the smartzone system... LOL... just wasn’t aware if anyone knew a timeline for same. Thanks
 

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It was scheduled to be done last year, FCC modified the license for it back in April or May 2019. Many radios are P25 capable and are heard on various Viper talkgroups (not saying they are going to Viper), so the capability is there it's just a matter of putting the repeaters in place.
I hope they do it sooner, rather later.
 

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Just looked at the application, apparently they needed to file a new application, and get a new authorization letter, granted in June of this year. New license with P25 Phase 1 emissions designator granted June 11, 2020. Delay was possibly due to failure to complete tower construction on time, based on the attached Construction Reminder letter sent Feb 4th of this year. The new construction date for some of the new towers is June of 2021, so it might be next year before the change happens (see attached license).

1 - Fixed 5216 NC#55 HIGHWAY, Morrisville, NC WAKE County
2 - Fixed 8021 Riley Hill Road, Zebulon, NC WAKE County
3 - Fixed 3318 Garner Road - NCSHP Training Center, Raleigh, NC WAKE County
4 - Fixed 2474 Bud Lipscomb Rd., Fuquay Fire #3, Fuquay Varina, NC WAKE County
5 - Fixed 25795 White Street Extension, Wake Forest, NC WAKE County
6 - Fixed 13112 NORWOOD RD, BAYLEAF, NC WAKE County
7 - Mobile 113.0 km radius around a fixed location 1
 

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Found an interesting frequency on the license, 852.5375 is included on the new license and it happens to be the control channel for the Archdale Tower.
 

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A little testing yesterday with a couple TGs just above what the Cary system is using, but been quiet today. This will be a slow process but it has begun.

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So will Wake and Raleigh just be expanding out the Cary system that is already in place?
It will be using the Cary core, but as a separate site and Wake County frequencies, not Cary freqs. The system ID should remain the same, but NAC should be different. Talkgroups will be new and most likely start about 46700.
 

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By and far the today saw the most activity to date for testing the new Wake county P25 Phase 1 system, have logged over 20 new talkgroups as well as limited and very short voice. Still displaying a bogus callsign on the system though, Maybe we are getting closer.
 

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By and far the today saw the most activity to date for testing the new Wake county P25 Phase 1 system, have logged over 20 new talkgroups as well as limited and very short voice. Still displaying a bogus callsign on the system though, Maybe we are getting closer.
Thanks for the updates.
Jim
 

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When will RRDB be updated to show the switch?
The switch has not occurred, there is no traffic on the new system, there is no list of talkgroups, and we don't know for sure what the control channel and alt controls will be for sure, in other words it is not a system yet. Once they make the switch I'm sure it will be updated in the database.
 

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The switch has not occurred, there is no traffic on the new system, there is no list of talkgroups, and we don't know for sure what the control channel and alt controls will be for sure, in other words it is not a system yet. Once they make the switch I'm sure it will be updated in the database.
Oh, ok
 
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