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Re: W7PFB Winlink RMS - down, up, blooper

Rowland
 

That is one thing I was taught early on in my career. Before you go nuts troubleshooting an electronic problem in any device check the power source (cord). 


Thanks,

Rowland



On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 5:16 PM Paul Butzi (W7PFB) via groups.io <w7pfb=butzi.net@groups.io> wrote:
My W7PFB-10 VHF Winlink RMS station has been down for some unknown (but short) time.  Noticed it this morning because the radio was cycling on and off and on and off because the backup battery was down to about 10.5 volts.

So I proceeded to diagnose the problem.  First it looked like the battery had a short and was pulling everything down, but removing the battery didn’t help. 

Next step, maybe the power supply failed.  Sure enough, the pilot light is not on.  Probably a fuse, right?  So I pull the PS, hook it up to a 120v outlet on my test bench, it tests fine.  Hmm.  This is weird.

So I figure, maybe I pulled the power cord loose on the back of the PS.  Hook it back up, nope, no joy.  What COULD IT BE?

Then I noticed that the PDU is not powered.  Oh, no!  The PDU failed?  I am getting ready to remove the PDU and check it when I notice the entire rack has been shifted about 10 inches and pulled the power cord to the entire rack out of the wall.

Put the plug back in the wall, everything restarted.

Moral: check to make sure it’s still plugged in FIRST.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!







W7PFB Winlink RMS - down, up, blooper

Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
 

My W7PFB-10 VHF Winlink RMS station has been down for some unknown (but short) time. Noticed it this morning because the radio was cycling on and off and on and off because the backup battery was down to about 10.5 volts.

So I proceeded to diagnose the problem. First it looked like the battery had a short and was pulling everything down, but removing the battery didn’t help.

Next step, maybe the power supply failed. Sure enough, the pilot light is not on. Probably a fuse, right? So I pull the PS, hook it up to a 120v outlet on my test bench, it tests fine. Hmm. This is weird.

So I figure, maybe I pulled the power cord loose on the back of the PS. Hook it back up, nope, no joy. What COULD IT BE?

Then I noticed that the PDU is not powered. Oh, no! The PDU failed? I am getting ready to remove the PDU and check it when I notice the entire rack has been shifted about 10 inches and pulled the power cord to the entire rack out of the wall.

Put the plug back in the wall, everything restarted.

Moral: check to make sure it’s still plugged in FIRST.

-p W7PFB
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!


Re: Net Control

Rowland
 

OK................OK...............OK...........thanks


Thanks,

Rowland



On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 8:55 PM Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
I’ll backup Your backup’s backup :-)


On Sep 21, 2021, at 5:11 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


I may be at a meeting this Thursday (my NC night) so hopefully someone will be able to fill in for me.


Thanks,

Rowland


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Re: Net Control

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

I’ll backup Your backup’s backup :-)


On Sep 21, 2021, at 5:11 PM, Rowland <rowland.brasch@...> wrote:


I may be at a meeting this Thursday (my NC night) so hopefully someone will be able to fill in for me.


Thanks,

Rowland


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Net Control

Rowland
 

I may be at a meeting this Thursday (my NC night) so hopefully someone will be able to fill in for me.


Thanks,

Rowland


September 25th Tolt Dam annual evacuation drill is cancelled

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone.

It was decided by the City of Carnation to cancel the annual Tolt Dam evacuation drill due to concerns with COVID and school buildings being unavailable. There will be an online CDCCC event on October 16th that is being planned now. This event will replace the September 25th drill. I will provide more details in a future e-mail. 
 
Thank all of you that volunteered to help with comms and traffic/crowd management. If you have any questions, please contact me via e-mail of phone, 206-714-8646.
 
73,
 
Tom, WA7TBP


Gray Haines death.

Tom WA7TBP
 

Hello everyone. Please see the e-mail from Kathy. A former member of SNOVARC and CDCCC passed away. Gary served the Valley for a number of years. Please keep his family in your prayers.
 
Tom, WA7TBP
 


From: kathy.brasch@...
To: jenniferdhargrove@..., lisabrouwer@..., ljfriedfolk@..., reeseedee@..., rowland.brasch@..., raun.hargrove@..., TOMWA7TBP@..., thompson.benjamin.g@..., mariamahold@..., byrnebc@..., kathy.brasch@..., collinknell@...
Sent: 9/20/2021 1:03:47 PM Pacific Standard Time
Subject: Fwd: Gray Haines death.

It is with great sadness that I pass along to a notice about the passing of Gary Haines.  For those of you who don't know Gary, he was a CDCCC Board member for a number of years, and also participated in the CERT, MRC and SnoVARC programs.  It is my understanding he has been ill for a while, but I am still sad to see him go.  He will be missed!
 
There is a notice about a funeral service listed below being held at the Novelty HIll Cemetery this Thursday.  I plan to attend, and maybe some of you will be able to do so as well.
 
Lisa and Tom - I thought you might like to share the news about his passing and service along to MRC and SnoVARC as he was most active in those groups.
 
Kathy
 
Please send all future emails to me at: kathy.brasch@...


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Guy Kelly <gustaf55@...>
Date: Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 8:14 AM
Subject: Gray Haines death.
To: <info@...>


To whom it may concern. GARY HAINES passed away September 14. He volunteered with your organization and requested that I contact you are upon his death. He will be buried At novelty Hill cemetery Thursday, 23 September 11 AM. If any of his friends and members could show up for the funeral it would be greatly appreciated thank you. Please call me.
 Sincerely, 
Mr. Guy Kelly 
Export Compliance (Retired) 
DOC/DOD/DOS 
Cell - 425-359-4711 
 
CONFIDENTIALITY CAUTION : This message (including its attachments) may  contain privileged or confidential information. If you are not the intended  recipient, please notify the sender by return email immediately, and delete the message (and attachments) from your system.  Please also do not  disclose, copy, disseminate, use or take any action in reliance thereon.  Unauthorized disclosure of any information in this message may constitute  an offense under the Official Secrets Act


Re: Installed a KiwiSDR

AA7Z
 

Lou,

Very cool. Well done. Going to do some more playing with this. 

73,
Dick
AA7Z


On Sep 17, 2021, at 12:00 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

This is cool, Lou! Thanks for sharing and now I have another "thing" on my list to do/get :-) 

73,

Howard
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Re: Installed a KiwiSDR

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

This is cool, Lou! Thanks for sharing and now I have another "thing" on my list to do/get :-) 

73,

Howard
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Installed a KiwiSDR

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Got a KiwiSDR and put it up if anyone would like to play with it.

For anyone who doesn't know what this is, it's an SDR receiver (0-30Mhz) that people can listen to and control over the web.  This one allows 4 people to connect and listen to different frequencies concurrently.

If one goes to the main KiwiSDR site, there are ones from all around the world a person can listen to.   http://kiwisdr.com/public/

73,
-Lou

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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

I, too, woukd like to learn!

Thanks!

Lou


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On Sep 16, 2021, 3:51 PM, Jackson Beard < macleanofduart@...> wrote:

As soon as I return from leave I will add it to the list. 

On Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 15:50 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Jackson – sign me up!

 

H

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...>
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 3:27 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

If there's interest,  I have been teaching a class on our system at the FD.

 

On Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 15:23 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Lou - totally agree. Setting it up manually was slow but a lightbulb finally went off as to how the scanner is set up and I learned the differences between Sytem, Departments, Sites and channels and what needs to go into each.  I now have a really clean NORCOM favorite, split into two departments,  FIRE  and POLICE, so I can listen to either both or focus on one at a time. Also by removing all the other distant sites,  the scanning is now nice and fast. I'm really happy with the setup and again, want to thank you and Jackson for making it clear enough for me to understand. 

Finally, I am using this Wiki to quickly lookup the units dispatched so I can get an idea as to where the calls are originating 
http://www.interceptradio.com/wiki/index.php/King_County,_WA/Fire
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Jackson Beard
 

As soon as I return from leave I will add it to the list. 


On Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 15:50 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Jackson – sign me up!

 

H

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...>
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 3:27 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

If there's interest,  I have been teaching a class on our system at the FD.

 

On Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 15:23 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Lou - totally agree. Setting it up manually was slow but a lightbulb finally went off as to how the scanner is set up and I learned the differences between Sytem, Departments, Sites and channels and what needs to go into each.  I now have a really clean NORCOM favorite, split into two departments,  FIRE  and POLICE, so I can listen to either both or focus on one at a time. Also by removing all the other distant sites,  the scanning is now nice and fast. I'm really happy with the setup and again, want to thank you and Jackson for making it clear enough for me to understand. 

Finally, I am using this Wiki to quickly lookup the units dispatched so I can get an idea as to where the calls are originating 
http://www.interceptradio.com/wiki/index.php/King_County,_WA/Fire
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Jackson – sign me up!

 

H

 

From: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io> on behalf of Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...>
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 3:27 PM
To: snovarc@snovarc.groups.io <snovarc@snovarc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SnoVARC] Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

If there's interest,  I have been teaching a class on our system at the FD.

 

On Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 15:23 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:

Lou - totally agree. Setting it up manually was slow but a lightbulb finally went off as to how the scanner is set up and I learned the differences between Sytem, Departments, Sites and channels and what needs to go into each.  I now have a really clean NORCOM favorite, split into two departments,  FIRE  and POLICE, so I can listen to either both or focus on one at a time. Also by removing all the other distant sites,  the scanning is now nice and fast. I'm really happy with the setup and again, want to thank you and Jackson for making it clear enough for me to understand. 

Finally, I am using this Wiki to quickly lookup the units dispatched so I can get an idea as to where the calls are originating 
http://www.interceptradio.com/wiki/index.php/King_County,_WA/Fire
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Jackson Beard
 

If there's interest,  I have been teaching a class on our system at the FD.


On Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 15:23 Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Lou - totally agree. Setting it up manually was slow but a lightbulb finally went off as to how the scanner is set up and I learned the differences between Sytem, Departments, Sites and channels and what needs to go into each.  I now have a really clean NORCOM favorite, split into two departments,  FIRE  and POLICE, so I can listen to either both or focus on one at a time. Also by removing all the other distant sites,  the scanning is now nice and fast. I'm really happy with the setup and again, want to thank you and Jackson for making it clear enough for me to understand. 

Finally, I am using this Wiki to quickly lookup the units dispatched so I can get an idea as to where the calls are originating 
http://www.interceptradio.com/wiki/index.php/King_County,_WA/Fire
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WA1HEM
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Lou - totally agree. Setting it up manually was slow but a lightbulb finally went off as to how the scanner is set up and I learned the differences between Sytem, Departments, Sites and channels and what needs to go into each.  I now have a really clean NORCOM favorite, split into two departments,  FIRE  and POLICE, so I can listen to either both or focus on one at a time. Also by removing all the other distant sites,  the scanning is now nice and fast. I'm really happy with the setup and again, want to thank you and Jackson for making it clear enough for me to understand. 

Finally, I am using this Wiki to quickly lookup the units dispatched so I can get an idea as to where the calls are originating 
http://www.interceptradio.com/wiki/index.php/King_County,_WA/Fire
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Howard E. Mahran
WA1HEM
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

"Call me crazy. But I am manually programming the scanner as an exercise to better understand the pieces needed when building favorites even though I could copy from the database I didn’t get a full sense as to how it all worked."

Nope, that's exactly how I figured it out, too! :-)  The newer scanners are way, way different than the ones I grew up with.  Once I figured out how it worked, though, copy paste is a lot easier, lol.

-Lou

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On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 10:34 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Thanks Lou and Jackson for clarifying. Your input was exactly what I was looking for.

Call me crazy. But I am manually programming the scanner as an exercise to better understand the pieces needed when building favorites even though I could copy from the database I didn’t get a full sense as to how it all worked. My problem was I didn’t know which group of frequencies to use (which trunking site) for Norcom in our area. Programming the frequencies for King county/valley con simulcast was exactly what I needed to know. Now I have a nice clean setup and I better understand how all the pieces work (I think lol) . Thank you!! 


On Sep 15, 2021, at 10:18 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto@...> wrote:


Oh sorry if what I said led to confusion for anyone - thanks for clarifying, Jackson!

To be 100% clear (er, I hope), selecting King County/Valley Com Simulcast selects the trunking frequencies that are listed on this page for "site 6"

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On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 10:05 PM, Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Lou is correct that the site that serves our area is Ring Hill.

However,  in site trunking the simulcast goes away.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, 22:04 Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Howard,

I think you're taking the long way of doing it.  The Sentinel database has all that info in there.

Look at norcompic1.jpg (attached)

Open sentinel and make a favorites list.  Then click through in the database tree to Washington->King->County Systems->Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS).

What you'll want to do is append both a set of frequencies for the system and the different departments etc.  So in the pic I selected NORCOM and right clicked and am going to choose "Append to Favorites"

You can add all the trunking frequencies for the county, but most everything is simulcast to all the sites.  So I just use "King County/Valley Com Simulcast" because I know one of those transmitters is on Old Woodinville Duvall Rd and I'm listening mainly from home in Duvall.  So pick whatever ones you want that contain the frequencies and "Append to Favorites" for those also.

Now see norcompic2.jpg

If you go down to your favorites list and expand the tree, you'll see NORCOM.  Under NORCOM you can delete whatever you don't want it to scan.  It has all the TGIDs and stuff already set up.

Then just save your config and download to the scanner.  Make sure the scanner is set to scan that favorites list, and you're good to go.

Hope that helps!

-Lou

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On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 8:20 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Hi All - I hope someone here can help answer a question. I'm setting up my SDS200 scanner to just scan NORCOM fire channels (Admin, Tac 1-Tac 10). I have the TGID's for each of the channels but I don't think I have the frequencies set correctly or the type of system.  Looking at RadioReference it shows that Norcom is in the Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS) system which uses the  Motorola Type II SmartZone -  Which of these should be selected?  (see picture)
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM
 

Thanks Lou and Jackson for clarifying. Your input was exactly what I was looking for.

Call me crazy. But I am manually programming the scanner as an exercise to better understand the pieces needed when building favorites even though I could copy from the database I didn’t get a full sense as to how it all worked. My problem was I didn’t know which group of frequencies to use (which trunking site) for Norcom in our area. Programming the frequencies for King county/valley con simulcast was exactly what I needed to know. Now I have a nice clean setup and I better understand how all the pieces work (I think lol) . Thank you!! 


On Sep 15, 2021, at 10:18 PM, Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto@...> wrote:


Oh sorry if what I said led to confusion for anyone - thanks for clarifying, Jackson!

To be 100% clear (er, I hope), selecting King County/Valley Com Simulcast selects the trunking frequencies that are listed on this page for "site 6"

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On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 10:05 PM, Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Lou is correct that the site that serves our area is Ring Hill.

However,  in site trunking the simulcast goes away.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, 22:04 Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Howard,

I think you're taking the long way of doing it.  The Sentinel database has all that info in there.

Look at norcompic1.jpg (attached)

Open sentinel and make a favorites list.  Then click through in the database tree to Washington->King->County Systems->Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS).

What you'll want to do is append both a set of frequencies for the system and the different departments etc.  So in the pic I selected NORCOM and right clicked and am going to choose "Append to Favorites"

You can add all the trunking frequencies for the county, but most everything is simulcast to all the sites.  So I just use "King County/Valley Com Simulcast" because I know one of those transmitters is on Old Woodinville Duvall Rd and I'm listening mainly from home in Duvall.  So pick whatever ones you want that contain the frequencies and "Append to Favorites" for those also.

Now see norcompic2.jpg

If you go down to your favorites list and expand the tree, you'll see NORCOM.  Under NORCOM you can delete whatever you don't want it to scan.  It has all the TGIDs and stuff already set up.

Then just save your config and download to the scanner.  Make sure the scanner is set to scan that favorites list, and you're good to go.

Hope that helps!

-Lou

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On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 8:20 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Hi All - I hope someone here can help answer a question. I'm setting up my SDS200 scanner to just scan NORCOM fire channels (Admin, Tac 1-Tac 10). I have the TGID's for each of the channels but I don't think I have the frequencies set correctly or the type of system.  Looking at RadioReference it shows that Norcom is in the Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS) system which uses the  Motorola Type II SmartZone -  Which of these should be selected?  (see picture)
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Oh sorry if what I said led to confusion for anyone - thanks for clarifying, Jackson!

To be 100% clear (er, I hope), selecting King County/Valley Com Simulcast selects the trunking frequencies that are listed on this page for "site 6"

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On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 10:05 PM, Jackson Beard <macleanofduart@...> wrote:
Lou is correct that the site that serves our area is Ring Hill.

However,  in site trunking the simulcast goes away.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, 22:04 Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Howard,

I think you're taking the long way of doing it.  The Sentinel database has all that info in there.

Look at norcompic1.jpg (attached)

Open sentinel and make a favorites list.  Then click through in the database tree to Washington->King->County Systems->Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS).

What you'll want to do is append both a set of frequencies for the system and the different departments etc.  So in the pic I selected NORCOM and right clicked and am going to choose "Append to Favorites"

You can add all the trunking frequencies for the county, but most everything is simulcast to all the sites.  So I just use "King County/Valley Com Simulcast" because I know one of those transmitters is on Old Woodinville Duvall Rd and I'm listening mainly from home in Duvall.  So pick whatever ones you want that contain the frequencies and "Append to Favorites" for those also.

Now see norcompic2.jpg

If you go down to your favorites list and expand the tree, you'll see NORCOM.  Under NORCOM you can delete whatever you don't want it to scan.  It has all the TGIDs and stuff already set up.

Then just save your config and download to the scanner.  Make sure the scanner is set to scan that favorites list, and you're good to go.

Hope that helps!

-Lou

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 8:20 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Hi All - I hope someone here can help answer a question. I'm setting up my SDS200 scanner to just scan NORCOM fire channels (Admin, Tac 1-Tac 10). I have the TGID's for each of the channels but I don't think I have the frequencies set correctly or the type of system.  Looking at RadioReference it shows that Norcom is in the Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS) system which uses the  Motorola Type II SmartZone -  Which of these should be selected?  (see picture)
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Jackson Beard
 

Lou is correct that the site that serves our area is Ring Hill.

However,  in site trunking the simulcast goes away.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, 22:04 Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW) via groups.io <louis.giliberto=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Howard,

I think you're taking the long way of doing it.  The Sentinel database has all that info in there.

Look at norcompic1.jpg (attached)

Open sentinel and make a favorites list.  Then click through in the database tree to Washington->King->County Systems->Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS).

What you'll want to do is append both a set of frequencies for the system and the different departments etc.  So in the pic I selected NORCOM and right clicked and am going to choose "Append to Favorites"

You can add all the trunking frequencies for the county, but most everything is simulcast to all the sites.  So I just use "King County/Valley Com Simulcast" because I know one of those transmitters is on Old Woodinville Duvall Rd and I'm listening mainly from home in Duvall.  So pick whatever ones you want that contain the frequencies and "Append to Favorites" for those also.

Now see norcompic2.jpg

If you go down to your favorites list and expand the tree, you'll see NORCOM.  Under NORCOM you can delete whatever you don't want it to scan.  It has all the TGIDs and stuff already set up.

Then just save your config and download to the scanner.  Make sure the scanner is set to scan that favorites list, and you're good to go.

Hope that helps!

-Lou

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‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 8:20 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Hi All - I hope someone here can help answer a question. I'm setting up my SDS200 scanner to just scan NORCOM fire channels (Admin, Tac 1-Tac 10). I have the TGID's for each of the channels but I don't think I have the frequencies set correctly or the type of system.  Looking at RadioReference it shows that Norcom is in the Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS) system which uses the  Motorola Type II SmartZone -  Which of these should be selected?  (see picture)
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Re: Help please! Frquencies for local NORCOM setting up a SDS200 Scanner

Lou Giliberto (KD7HCW)
 

Hi Howard,

I think you're taking the long way of doing it.  The Sentinel database has all that info in there.

Look at norcompic1.jpg (attached)

Open sentinel and make a favorites list.  Then click through in the database tree to Washington->King->County Systems->Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS).

What you'll want to do is append both a set of frequencies for the system and the different departments etc.  So in the pic I selected NORCOM and right clicked and am going to choose "Append to Favorites"

You can add all the trunking frequencies for the county, but most everything is simulcast to all the sites.  So I just use "King County/Valley Com Simulcast" because I know one of those transmitters is on Old Woodinville Duvall Rd and I'm listening mainly from home in Duvall.  So pick whatever ones you want that contain the frequencies and "Append to Favorites" for those also.

Now see norcompic2.jpg

If you go down to your favorites list and expand the tree, you'll see NORCOM.  Under NORCOM you can delete whatever you don't want it to scan.  It has all the TGIDs and stuff already set up.

Then just save your config and download to the scanner.  Make sure the scanner is set to scan that favorites list, and you're good to go.

Hope that helps!

-Lou

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On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 8:20 PM, Howard E. Mahran / WA1HEM <wa1hem@...> wrote:
Hi All - I hope someone here can help answer a question. I'm setting up my SDS200 scanner to just scan NORCOM fire channels (Admin, Tac 1-Tac 10). I have the TGID's for each of the channels but I don't think I have the frequencies set correctly or the type of system.  Looking at RadioReference it shows that Norcom is in the Seattle-King County Public Safety (KCERS) system which uses the  Motorola Type II SmartZone -  Which of these should be selected?  (see picture)
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