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WESTMORELAND COUNTY 800 MHZ RADIO SYSTEM FREQUENCY INFO

FREQUENCIES LICENSED FOR BASE TRANSMITTERS IN THE NEW WESTMORELAND COUNTY SYSTEM:

These frequencies are listed in FCC records as being licensed for use is the APCO25 trunked digital system, and have been heard in use. All are used for digitally encoded voice transmissions, with the exception of those indicated as tower control channels:

NOTE REGARDING "TALKAROUND" FREQUENCIES:

It has been confirmed that the following frequencies are being used in the NON-DIGITAL, FM SIMPLEX MODE for "talkaround" purposes:

Remember: talkaround is a unit-to-unit low power simplex mode, which does not go through the trunked repeater system. Therefore, you may want to use your scanner's software to program these three frequencies into their own channel bank, with each channel being selected as a "FM" type channel, and with the bank set as a "conventional" bank via the selection at the top of the programming screen.

ADDITIONAL TALKAROUND FREQUENCIES?

IN ADDITION TO THE THREE FREQUENCIES LISTED ABOVE, IT HAS BEEN NOTED THAT THE FOLLOWING FREQUENCIES ARE LICENSED FOR MOBILE OPERATION IN THE NEW SYSTEM. THOUGH NOTHING HAS BEEN HEARD ON THESE FREQUENCIES YET, THIS WOULD SEEM TO INDICATE THAT THEY MAY BE USED AS TALKAROUNDS FOR INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS OR AGENCIES, PARTICULARLY COUNTY AGENCIES, IN THE FUTURE:

867.3625
867.3875
867.4125
867.4375
867.5500
867.5750 >>>  NOTE: USED AS COMMAND POST CHANNEL AT 2008 ARNOLD PALMER
              AIRPORT DRILL--APCO-25 MODE, SIMPLEX
867.6500
866.2875
866.8125
866.6250
866.9500
867.1125
867.1375

You should program these frequencies into the separate bank in which you have your other Talkaround or analog FM frequencies.

If you are using the preprogrammed download of all frequency/talkgroup data available for the Uniden/Bearcat BC796D or for the R.S. PRO-96 then you already have these frequencies programmed into a scan bank, along with the three confirmed police/fire/ems talkaround frequencies. These new unconfirmed TA channels will appear as "TA ????" in your radio's display when you receive a signal. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ANY ACTIVITY ON THESE CHANNELS BE REPORTED HERE TO US AT COMMENTS2007 [at] pa2600 [dot] com AND WE'LL REPORT ANY CONFIRMS, UPDATES OR CORRECTIONS TO THIS DATA.

Click here for VHF/UHF-FM Public Safety frequencies still in use which are NOT part of the 800 MHz APCO-25 system.

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