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Willmar MN Fire Dept using apco 25

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Dec 19, 2002
Willmar, MN
Hi all

I just thought id put on here so people know that the willmar MN Fire Dept and all Kandiyohi county fire departments have been issued there new apco 25 portable Digital radios.
and will be using the same system as stearns county MN is currently using.

Law enforcement is still using vhf and are not planning on joining yet at this time.

i guess it is now time to purchase the digital scanner or we could be left out of the action.

If anyone else from this area has anymore information please reply to keep us all posted.



Feb 3, 2005
Central Minnesota
Tim, this is probably going to get moved to the MN area forum by an admin. FYI

Where did you get this info? Are you sure that Willmar Fire isn't using P25 VHF conventional equipment? The FCC database doesn't list any 800 MHz frequencies in Willmar.

Give us somewhere to start figuring things out. Thanks,

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