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    Default Carlisle Fire on UHF now?

    It was mentioned to me earlier this evening that Carlisle Fire may be in the midst of a switch to UHF. Anyone have any info? Thanks a bunch
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    I mentioned the frequency 472.1 in a previous thread a month or more back looking for some input on tones but nobody has responded as of yet. If you have any tone information, post it here.

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    They licensed 472.100 about a year ago. The file indicates that the required construction notification was filed in January 2011 so they must be installing something on the frequency. Like many of the recently installed UHF systems it's pretty low power only a 35 watt repeater.

    http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsS...licKey=3177111

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    I have been hearing them faintly and broken up from Wilmington on 471.2000. I heard them use their original call sign of KCF311 (low band call sign) when answering the units. The PL was 186.2 if anyone closer wants to further confirm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmd563 View Post
    471.2000
    That must be a typo. The only user in the state on that frequency uses Full Time P-25, Norton PD F2.

    The correct licensed frequency is 472.1 for Carlisle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N1BHH View Post
    That must be a typo. The only user in the state on that frequency uses Full Time P-25, Norton PD F2.

    P-25? Is that new, Clyde? If so, do you or anyone have the correct NAC tone so we can update the wiki?
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    Norton PD has been using P-25 off and on on 471.2, not 472.1. I haven't heard any here but I did hear something on it when I was over that way a few months ago. They are usually D625.
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    Yes. my apologies. I meant the 472.1000 frequency
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    Narrowbanding has required MANY Agencies to drop to the 35 watt range [low is 10 or less] from the 100+ of the old days [times change]

    From sources, Yes the PL is 186.2 [Thanks Spot, Fred, John etc] Now to determine if it's 100% or a cross-patch or just Dispatch simulcasting.

    Quote Originally Posted by CW115 View Post
    They licensed 472.100 about a year ago. The file indicates that the required construction notification was filed in January 2011 so they must be installing something on the frequency. Like many of the recently installed UHF systems it's pretty low power only a 35 watt repeater.

    http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsS...licKey=3177111

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    PRO EMS has also been using District 14 North when calling Carlisle for ALS intercepts.

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    Listening to the working fire they had this evening, most of the Carlisle mobile/portable units still seem to be on 33.66. The Concord engine that responded to the fire was on the Carlisle UHF 472.100 PL 186.2. The Carlisle dispatcher would answer command on 33.66 and then relay the instructions to Concord on 472.100. Most of the dispatcher's messages seem to be simulcast on both 33.66 and 472.100 but the mobiles and portables were not being simulcast or cross patched.

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    Yeah, I didn't hear too much traffic on the UHF for this either. Just the old D-6 Low Band. A lot of traffic on other towns channels talking to their respective dispatch and getting relays from the Carlisle command. I would imagine some Tone out activity with this new frequency as well due to the fact that they are an All-Call Department.

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    Carlisle FD had a 3rd alarm at 447 Cross St. this evening, right after the initial dispatch all units were told to operate on UHF Channel 1 (472.100 186.2). All fireground communications including mutual aid units appeared to be on this channel, they came in quite well at my location. This was the first time I have heard them run a major incident on the UHF.

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    I've heard them only briefly on UHF, but I may park on the hill tomorrow and do some more gathering.
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