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(MMRS) Mobile Metro Radio System 800 MHz Rebanding
FCC Spectrum Allocation of 800 MHz Band * - Today General Category INCLUDES NEXTEL B/ILT & SMALL NO. OF PUBLIC SAFETY Upper 200 ESMR (NEXTEL) 806 825816 851870861866 809.75 854.75 NPSPAC 821824 869 - ESMR (80 channels) INCLUDES NEXTEL - Business/SMR (50 channels) INCLUDES NEXTEL - Industrial/SMR (50 channels) INCLUDES NEXTEL - Public Safety (70 channels))* * - Allocation for US zone (different in Mexican and Canadian border regions) Up-Link Down-Link [7.5 MHz][12.5 MHz][10 MHz][6 MHz] CELLULAR 700 MHz Public Safety Old
800 MHz POST REBANDING SOUTHEAST PLAN 700 MHz Public Safety NPSPAC 806-809/851-854 LOW-SITE CELLULAR/ESMR (SouthernLinc) 806 825 813.5 851870 858.5 809 854 824 869 - SMR (80 channels) NO NEXTEL - Business/SMR (50 channels) NO NEXTEL - Industrial/SMR (50 channels) NO NEXTEL - Public Safety Up-Link Down-Link CELLULAR Alabama Public Safety Spectrum begins 854.7625 and ends 858.4750 858.5000 and above is now ESMR ***NOT AVAILABLE FOR OUR STATE*** 815-816/860-861 Expansion Band No PS required to remain or move to *** NOT AVAILABLE FOR OUR STATE*** 816-817/861-862 Guard Band – open for new PS or IB/SMRs vacating channels for PS New
700 MHz Public Safety General Category INCLUDES NEXTEL B/ILT & SMALL NO. OF PUBLIC SAFETY Upper 200 ESMR (NEXTEL) 806 825816 851870861866 809.75 854.75 NPSPAC 821824 869 Up-Link Down-Link [7.5 MHz][12.5 MHz][10 MHz][6 MHz] CELLULAR 700 MHz Public Safety NPSPAC 806-809/851-854 LOW-SITE CELLULAR/ESMR (SouthernLinc) 806 825 813.5 851870 858.5 809 854 824 869 Up-Link Down-Link CELLULAR Side by Side Comparison Old New
Presently in Mobile County Today we have six (6) multi-site, and three (3) simul- cast towers. Today with 54 frequencies, the radio system provides radio coverage for over 5,100 users, 728 talk groups and over 120 agencies. Daily average usage is about 125,000 push-to-talks. System usage has exceeded 275,000 push-to-talks in a single 24-hour period.
Plan for Mobile County Retune Burns Simulcast System. Reprogram / replace all radios (Touch 1) Only eligible radios will be replaced. Replacing Springhill system with Burns. Add new frequencies for all sites. Any radio(s) not reprogramed will be shut off. Shutdown Springhill System Use existing repeater and add additional channel capacity for all sites. Turn on balance of Burns Simulcast System. Reconfigure all tower sites. Remove additional capacity. Reprogram all radios (Touch 2) Remove old frequencies
Radio Programming Changes BURNS instead of SPR-HILL The Burns simulcast system will replace the Springhill multi-site system. System is made up of three tower sites. Towers located at EMA, Government Plaza, and Hillcrest and Nevius Road. 24 channels instead of 10. WEATHER will be renamed to EMALERTS. Receive only. Linked to Emergency Broadcast Service. MOWA and 7-HILLS systems will be added. Mobile Washington Band of Choctaw Indians. 850 tower located in Southeast Washington County. Seven Hills 300 tower located Jack Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton Rd
All Radios will get either: Public Services Fire EMS Law Enforcement Core Talkgroups
National 800 MHz Interoperability CONVENTL FrequencyNameTower Location 851.0125 MHz8CALL90EMA 851.5125 MHz8TAC91EMA 852.0125 MHz8TAC92Bayou la Batre 852.5125 MHz8TAC93 Citronelle 853.0125 MHz8TAC94 Wilmer 8CALL90D, 8TAC91D, 8TAC92D, 8TAC93D, and 8TAC94D are all direct unit-to-unit channels. (Walkie Talkie mode) Old frequencies will work back-to-back with new frequencies.
Radio Programming Changes All Unauthorized talkgroups will be removed. No agencies talkgroup(s) allowed in any other agencies radio without current written authorization. Authorization must be provided to Mobile County on or before 1 March, 2012. Agencies are requested to conduct an inventory of their current radios to determine; Front mount vs remote mount? Dual control head? Headset mics? Custom installations / configurations? Gang battery chargers? Wall mount vs desktop mounts?
Optional Agency Participation Optional Agency Changes Update / review your communications plan. Add / delete / rename talk groups. Add radio features (at Agency expense) Changes must be provided to Mobile County on or before 1 March, 2012 You may want to participate in reprogramming to capture information including, Unit #, Car #, employee #, model #, serial #, add asset tags.
Rebanding Ground Rules Agencies are entitled to the same facilities post rebanding as they had prior to rebanding. Functional radios /accessories incapable of being retuned to the new frequencies are replaced. Non functional radios may be repaired at agency expense in order to qualify for replacement. System Infrastructure will have the same number of frequencies, capacity, signal levels, etc
Radio Replacement Radios are replaced like for like, scan for scan, system for system, front mount for front mount, etc. Accessories are also included, antennas, batteries, microphones, etc. All must be functional and brought to the rebanding site for replacement Replacement of certain models (LPE-200, MPD, FMD, Rangr) is serial number dependent, rebanding team will determine at time of programming
Replacement Radios 300P, Monogram, MPA, MPD System Replaced by P7170
Replacement Radios MDX, Rangr, FMD Replaced by M7100
Programming Details / Schedules Programming / Replacements will be handled locally by Hurricane Electronics (Contact Info later) Rebanding Schedule will be managed by Mr. Bill Anderson (Contact Info later) Touch 1 is scheduled to begin March 26, 2012 and complete by July 27, 2012, see printed copy The Schedule will be subject to revision based on progress, weather, etc. Agencies will be notified as these changes occur
Closing Reminders Make sure we have your contact information. It will be used to communicate schedule changes. Provide talk group authorizations and radio programming changes on or before March 1, 2012. Conduct an inventory of all radio and accessories for your city / agency. Only functional, qualifying radios / accessories will be replaced Radios that are not rebanded in Touch 1 will not operate after July 27, 2012.
Contact Information Mobile CountyEric Linsley251-689-8538 firstname.lastname@example.org Tusa ConsultingAl Martineau504-628-1025 email@example.com Todd Mechler 850- 559-9199 firstname.lastname@example.org Nick Tusa985-249-6467 email@example.com
Contact Information Harris CorporationSteve Smith434-455-9707 firstname.lastname@example.org Angad Sachdeva434- 455-9793 email@example.com Bill Anderson775-225-9193 firstname.lastname@example.org Hurricane ElectronicsDirk Young251-476-4000 email@example.com John Gispanski251-476-4000 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Farrell251-366-8840 email@example.com