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East Providence Fire

#1 Post by W1KNE » 20 Apr 2019 15:10

As of this writing, I am hearing all the EPFD ops on RISCON TG 1866, and nothing on the UHF.
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Re: East Providence Fire

#2 Post by PFD1993 » 22 Apr 2019 12:46

I am hearing EPFD on their UHF channel 1 and RISCON at this time.
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#3 Post by W1KNE » 22 Apr 2019 19:05

PFD1993 wrote:
22 Apr 2019 12:46
I am hearing EPFD on their UHF channel 1 and RISCON at this time.
Wasn't hearing them the night I posted that. But they returned on the UHF, but appears as if RISCON is their primary now.
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Re: East Providence Fire

#4 Post by PFD1993 » 24 Apr 2019 08:08

You may want to put 1867 and 1878 in also. EPFD is using them now with their new dispatch SOP's.
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#5 Post by ecps92 » 24 Apr 2019 10:31

What will the uses be for these two TG's? Firegound ? Tactical ? etc
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You may want to put 1867 and 1878 in also. EPFD is using them now with their new dispatch SOP's.
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Re: East Providence Fire

#6 Post by PFD1993 » 24 Apr 2019 13:20

No positive determination on actual channel name as of yet. Their current use are as "fireground" channels.
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Re: East Providence Fire

#7 Post by PFD1993 » 03 May 2019 12:10

Here's an update. 1867 is FIRE 4 and tied to their DVRS channel 2 and 1878 is FIRE 5 tied to their DVRS channel 3. Definite confirmed from multiple monitoring sessions.
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#8 Post by Citywide 173 » 03 May 2019 19:53

Any idea on the DVRS input frequencies? Are they using RISCON portables or did they keep the UHF portables?
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#9 Post by ecps92 » 04 May 2019 09:49

Reminder - discussion of specific inputs as well as Surv Ops violate SNE Policy

That said, the FCC has allocated [Non Amateur]
VHF = None
450-470 = + 5 Mhz
470-512 = + 3 Mhz
700 = + 30 Mhz
800 = - 45 Mhz
900 = -39 Mhz
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03 May 2019 19:53
Any idea on the DVRS input frequencies? Are they using RISCON portables or did they keep the UHF portables?
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#10 Post by PFD1993 » 04 May 2019 10:11

So, I have the DVRS freqs confirmed by monitoring during their dept radio training before coming up on RISCON. I will not post them since I now know its not allowed. I will say that they are using 800Mhz radios only at this time and all EPFD ops are on RISCON. They wil patch to their old UHF if needed for mutual aid. :Bruins:
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#11 Post by Citywide 173 » 04 May 2019 11:55

ecps92 wrote:
04 May 2019 09:49
Reminder - discussion of specific inputs as well as Surv Ops violate SNE Policy

That said, the FCC has allocated [Non Amateur]
VHF = None
450-470 = + 5 Mhz
470-512 = + 3 Mhz
700 = + 30 Mhz
800 = - 45 Mhz
900 = -39 Mhz
Citywide 173 wrote:
03 May 2019 19:53
Any idea on the DVRS input frequencies? Are they using RISCON portables or did they keep the UHF portables?
Wouldn't these be considered fireground channels, in the same way that the Providence 700 Mhz fireground channels which transmit into the DVRS are?
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#12 Post by ecps92 » 04 May 2019 12:07

Yes the DVRS Output itself is fine, however I did read this as the "input" to the DVRS :)

some are simplex Ops passing to what ever channel the mobile is set for [ala the ole Pac/RT]
others are an actual on-site Vehicle repeater also then passing to the mobile radio set-up.



Citywide 173 wrote:
04 May 2019 11:55
ecps92 wrote:
04 May 2019 09:49
Reminder] - discussion of specific inputs as well as Surv Ops violate SNE Policy

That said, the FCC has allocated [Non Amateur]
VHF = None
450-470 = + 5 Mhz
470-512 = + 3 Mhz
700 = + 30 Mhz
800 = - 45 Mhz
900 = -39 Mhz
Citywide 173 wrote:
03 May 2019 19:53
Any idea on the DVRS input frequencies? Are they using RISCON portables or did they keep the UHF portables?
Wouldn't these be considered fireground channels, in the same way that the Providence 700 Mhz fireground channels which transmit into the DVRS are?
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#13 Post by PFD1993 » 04 May 2019 12:13

EPFD is running their DVRS's as a simplex device as is Prov FD and a whole bunch of others in RI.
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#14 Post by W1KNE » 21 May 2019 18:33

So what frequencies are the DVRS?
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Re: East Providence Fire

#15 Post by PFD1993 » 21 May 2019 21:25

Mike,
As Bill said earlier in this thread, posting input freqs is a violation of SNE policy. Since the EPFD devices are set-up as simplex units, the input is the same as the output freq. I do not want to violate the policy, Hence, I will not be providing the DVRS freqs.

And, as an FYI, Cranston FD will have their DVRS's set-up in the same fashion when they transition over to RISCON in the near future.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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#16 Post by ecps92 » 22 May 2019 06:36

Gil - simplex is fine, I wasn't sure if these were True Repeaters or the ole Pac/RT's [which these seem to be]
There have been agencies who use a REAL Repeater for One-Site Ops

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Mike,

As Bill said earlier in this thread, posting input freqs is a violation of SNE policy. Since the EPFD devices are set-up as simplex units, the input is the same as the output freq. I do not want to violate the policy, Hence, I will not be providing the DVRS freqs.

And, as an FYI, Cranston FD will have their DVRS's set-up in the same fashion when they transition over to RISCON in the near future.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Gil
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Re: East Providence Fire

#17 Post by PFD1993 » 22 May 2019 08:08

Thanks for the clarification Bill. They are FutureCom DVRS units that are able to operate in full repeater or simplex mode. Most FD's in RI use them in simplex mode to be compliant with NFPA communications and safety standards. Basically, those standards call for analog simplex on the fireground. I will get to posting the info later tonight.

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#18 Post by W1KNE » 22 May 2019 16:32

PFD1993 wrote:
21 May 2019 21:25
Mike,
As Bill said earlier in this thread, posting input freqs is a violation of SNE policy.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Gil
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Gil, you did nothing wrong. I think a few got a little excited describing the site policies here. In the end, I have the final say on all policies set at this site.
So you were always safe after I asked for the information.

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Re: East Providence Fire

#19 Post by PFD1993 » 22 May 2019 19:39

Here you are gang.....

"FIRE 2" 769.84375 D306 tied to TG 1867
"FIRE 3" 770.11875 D023 tied to TG 1878

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