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Are the MED analog channels still in use?

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Posted by: LIScanner101Posts: 324
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I asked about this a few weeks ago but it never got any interest, I'll try again ....

Only very recently I have started to hear a single "burst" of noise on the analog MED-9 channel. Now, I'm also hearing it on MED-10 and sometimes even on MED-5. It is sporadic in nature, occurring once every 20mins or so. It almost sounds like someone is keying a mike every now and then, but after hearing it happen so many times in the past week or so I'm not sure it's man-made in nature. Is this some kind of "data packet" the ambulance is transmitting? I recall seeing something about this but it was regarding the P25 system.

NOTE: Also, I have not heard ANY comms on ANY of the MED channels for a while other than these bursts. Are these channels abandoned now, in favor of the P25 channels?




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Posted: Fri Jul 25 2014, 04:48pm

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Most of the Fire Departments and all of the PD buses have P25 radios now to communicate with Medcom. You can hear them on Talk Groups 6001, 6002, and 6003.

I will have a full list of all department buses on the P25 system compiled for my next update to the NCPD P25 forum thread.
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Posted: Fri Jul 25 2014, 06:22pm
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Excellent Phil, thanks much. So it seems the analog channels are going by the wayside.
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No actually they send lead II ekg (ecg) on the analog channels. I believe they are only keeping Med 5 & Med 9. Otherwise they are on the above Talk Groups.
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Thanks Mike.
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Posted: Tue Jul 29 2014, 10:49pm
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In Suffolk, most procedures are performed under "standing orders" ie no interaction with medical control. 12 lead ECGs are sent but with no voice and probably just as a data burst.
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I still think by Federal Law they MUST keep the UHF stuff working for any large scale event that would bring in out of area Med units to help
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I've heard notifications on MED 10 lately but much more rarely.
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Posted: Thu Aug 14 2014, 04:36am

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Yes, but they are switching to the new 500mhz band
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Posted: Thu Aug 14 2014, 08:05pm
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At this time any comms I hear on any of the analog MED channels are so sporadic that I have temporarily locked them out. Seems like everything is coming through the P25 system now.
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