Tuesday, February 21, 2017

White Oak Police

It has been reported White Oak Police are using 154.160 DPL 243 as a car to car channel.

Crecent VFD

Crescent VFD was given approval to pursue switching to Allegheny County for dispatch.

Thanks to Tim M. for the information.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wilmerding fire on Allegheny county east

Wilmerding fire station 306 is now dispatched on Allegheny County East Fire 1 470.3875 PL 123.0

Leet Twp moved to Allegheny county dispatch

Tim M sent an email that Leet had moved to Allegheny county dispatch. According to Leet's home page they moved December 6, 2016 to Allegheny county dispatch.

Bell Acres on Allegheny county dispatch

I received an anonymous email stating that Bell Acres had switched from Beaver County Dispatch to Allegheny County.

Bell Acres Police are on North Police Ch. 11 495.0125 PL 186.2 #82--

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

West Mifflin Police

West Mifflin Police are now on 460.475 PL 91.5

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Whistler announces NXDN upgrade

Bentonville, AR– (December 13, 2016) The Whistler Group, Inc., a leading industry supplier of state-of the-art mobile electronics, is in the homestretch to the highly-anticipated release of an NXDN™ update to the TRX-1 and TRX-2 which currently feature Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) capabilities.

The Whistler TRX-1 (handheld) and TRX-2 (desktop/Mobile) originally released in May of this year are multi-system adaptive digital trunking scanners with Motorola P25 Phase I, X2-TDMA, Phase II and DMR. Additionally, Whistler announced during the initial product debut, that development of NXDN monitoring was underway and the TRX-1 and TRX-2 would receive an NXDN™ upgrade later this year at no cost to the consumer.
NXDN™ is a Common Air Interface (CAI) technical protocol for mobile communications developed jointly by Icom Incorporated and JVC Kenwood Corporation. Many market segments such as security, transportation, railways, construction, taxi companies, hotels and more use NXDN™. In addition, areas of Public safety − with agencies from police, fire, municipal services and military are using NXDN technology.
“At this time we are very excited to announce that we will be releasing the NXDN upgrade for the TRX-1 and TRX-2 on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 12:00 Noon CST,” said Wendy Taylor, Marketing Manager for the Whistler Group. “When Whistler entered the scanner industry we were committed to bringing innovation and we are demonstrating that by our introduction of DMR earlier this year and our continued development to provide NXDN.”

This is good news. There is some public safety use of NXDN north of Pittsburgh, and one local agency currently working on implementing it.

It is also nice to see a company deliver what they announce, in the time frame they said they would. Uniden has yet to release the advanced analysis features that were announced years ago for the BCD436HP and BCD536HP.