York County Fire and Life Safety

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mwvnova

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I have been broadcasting this frequency (154.4) since 2017 but it just recently went "dark". Does anyone have insight on why this would be the case? I haven't heard any audio in about 4 days.
 

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I believe this to be exactly the case. It's not encrypted....least not yet.
 

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They are on the trunk system, but were simulcasting on 154.400, I wonder if they have upgraded to a new alerting system and eliminated the VHF system
 

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They are on the trunk system, but were simulcasting on 154.400, I wonder if they have upgraded to a new alerting system and eliminated the VHF system
They probably quit simulcasting. Probably a lot of the Peninsula FD’s are going cease them
 

mwvnova

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Whats a decent entry level digital scanner that I can get up and running to replace the analog station? I'm already going through withdrawal.
 

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Poquoson stopped broadcasting about the same time. They made an announcement that until further notice they will be dispatching from EOC-1. I suspect York County did they same as 154.4 on my scanner at home has gone dark. If I had to guess, it is due to the Covid-19 situation and the "rumors" that may fly across social media if someone heard something about an individual having it. I suspect once the Covid 19 situation is over, they will resort back to the main channels (Both Poquoson and York)
 

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I'm still hearing YC/JCC/Williamsburg/Poq/Gloucester Fire on the regional system. I also hear all other fire calls in other municipalities in range (which is pretty far with this antenna in the attic). I don't think that the current state of affairs has anything to do with this move because you can still hear fire with the right type of scanner.....just not a crystal radio from the 1970's.
 

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Poquoson stopped broadcasting about the same time. They made an announcement that until further notice they will be dispatching from EOC-1. I suspect York County did they same as 154.4 on my scanner at home has gone dark. If I had to guess, it is due to the Covid-19 situation and the "rumors" that may fly across social media if someone heard something about an individual having it. I suspect once the Covid 19 situation is over, they will resort back to the main channels (Both Poquoson and York)

Thats kind of shady. Anyway I took my feed down until they decide to change if back, which i imagine will be never.
 

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154.4 was an analog repeat of the digital regional system FLS dispatch, very convenient for anyone with an inexpensive scanner to pick up and I used it a lot (as well as the OP's feed). Still works fine on my P25 digital scanner.
 
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