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WSP 700 meg trunk system

midnightcaller

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I put in the 700meg trunk system and have been listening to it sofar all I have heard is Seattle area traffic nothing in Snohomish County,
Is Seattle the only one using it or is there any other agencies using 700 megs? this is the 1st time I put this system into my scanner
 

b1100mac

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before I moved out of the area, I found that Seattle was the only WSP district using the 700 meg system. All others were using P- 25 analog on the old frequencies listed in the database. You will want to program the VHF frequency(s) for Sno county (or other countys), and be sure to set the system type as P- 25 conventional.
 

nessnet

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In Seattle and on the eastside and surrounding area (S Sno), I hear WSP traffic on both JIWN (VHF) and on the WSP 700 - yes both are P25.
And, not just D2 (Seattle).
If I get a better line of sight, I hear even D1 traffic - don't remember on which site/system.
 
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code3kid

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Are there plans to expand this system to other parts of the state? (The 700 MHz P2 WSP System, not JIWN VHF)
 

doovenator

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and look out for a sys ID change soon....
As a Washington resident myself, this intrigues me. I'm in District 6 which is the only one not yet fully digital from what I understand. But as one that moves around the state quite a bit, I've always found the State Patrol setup confusing, you've got conventional analog, conventional digital, their own P25 Phase 2 and JIWN P25 Phase 1, whew! I would love to know more information if anybody has some, and if it will all soon be standardized.
 

doovenator

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It really shouldn't. WA loves to spend taxpayer money on projects like this...
Well, gonna pay taxes either way, its just coming out of one budget or another so at least its in something I have a hobby in. And I prefer digital traffic as opposed to analog where I live so whats wrong with them updating and standardizing? I've read some annual reports found through some google searches that wsdot is also switching to P25 Phase 2 so I'm guessing they'll share the same system, which is another plus because right now its LTR which I understand most scanners don't pickup? So win win in my book.
 

nessnet

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I have a related question.
Who has a map, or info on the various patrol sectors within District 2?
South, north, metro, etc.
Which dispatch covers where...?
 
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I don't live in WA or even the USA for that matter, but judging by post 6 it seems like they are rolling out a statewide 700 MHz system no?
 

doovenator

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I don't live in WA or even the USA for that matter, but judging by post 6 it seems like they are rolling out a statewide 700 MHz system no?
They've had it for some years (https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=7971), my guess is they're expanding it.
Part of the state is using it, part is using Justice Integrated Wireless network P25 Phase 1 (https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=3509). My last post I mentioned the WSDOT also switching to P25 Phase 2 so I was assuming they would continue build out and standardize use it on it for both WSP and WSDOT instead of it being a hodge-podge. This link mentions the cutoff for WSDOT being November 25th, 2019, so hopefully everything will all be switched over by then.
 
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