I'm really enjoying the HP here in Corpus Christi. I just need to add the ham repeaters here to the database. Traveled to Austin and just made a list of the six major zip codes aloing the route and it was a ball.
Port Aransas (78373) emergency services (fire, ems, police) recently moved from conventional VHS radios to an 800 MHz trunked system. I believe (but do not know) that they now are on an EDACS Wide trunked system, chosen for interoperability with other area systems.
Does anyone know for sure what they are doing and how their system is set up? In other words, how can I listen to them, given that they are not yet in the Sentinel database (as of 3/11/11)?
I apologize if these are naive questions; but I am new to scanning, particularly with trunked systems.
A talkgroup for Port Aransas PD was added to the DB on 3-15! You probably have to wait until next Monday when the new DB is available to get into your HP! As Port A starts to show up on the EDACS system, their talkgroups will be added. It is done by scanner folks who listen and find the talkgroups...
My apologies...it is a CHANNEL on the HP-1 not a talkgroup. In reality it is, and that is the four or five digit number displayed on the bottom right of the channel, but for HP-1 sake it is known as a channel.