Washington County to go Digital

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So the way it looks, I'm going to have to get a 396 after all....and then hope they don't encrypt everything. Oh well, better than ProVoice!
 
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They have now backed up the schedule. The details are available in PDF format here. It will be a UHF 10-site digital system. They still have to build three more towers. The FCC license is http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/license.jsp?licKey=2446787 (RR link is here).

Also, there is a new license up for interoperability on the standard VHF & UHF interoperability freqs. I would not look for the VHF activity any time soon, but once that UHF digital system comes online, I would bet they'll learn how to use the UHF interop freqs for simplex and such.
 

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Interesting that they have licensed VHF and UHF NPSPAC channels but not 800MHz.
 

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spanner said:
I saw that too!

With the way this county does things, I bet its 10 years before it happens!

Carl

...you can substitute <any County name> in place of <this> ...

We here in central Maryland have been going digital for years.... still waiting. I've already bought two digital-capable scanners and there will probably be a newer model out before we finally go digital...when the BC-250 (with a separately available digital card at extra cost) came out, I thought- maybe I'll wait. Then the BC-296 came out and our system switched over to new frequencies and talk-groups (we were already a TRS so you'd think the next major step after announcing would be to digital)... so I went ahead and got the 296... the BC-396 has now been out for 2 years and I got one of the lowest serial numbers ---

We're still analog.
 
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