Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Whistler released its final and fully supported DMR upgrade for their 1080, 1088, 1095 and 1098 scanners. this is a free upgrade for those scanners. These radios will not be able to be upgraded for NXDN. This was released as was expected at the end of the month. This makes Whistler the first scanner company to release a fully supported DMR, trunking upgrade.

The Whistler TRX-1 and TRX-2 radios will have DMR, and are to be updated to include NXDN in September. Theses radios were announced to be available at the end of July.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Digital Scanners

Whistler has just announced the TRX-1 (portable), and TRX-2 (base/mobile). These radios are P25 phase I, P25 Phase II, X2 TDMA, and DMR trunking scanners. NXDN is in the works, and will be a free upgrade for these radios. To be available late June.

Whistler is also going to provide those with the 1080, 1088, 1095and 1098 radios the DMR upgrade for FREE.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Allegheny County DPW

Brian N3SGU passed along the following information on Allegheny County DPW

District 1 is on Wildwood Rd next to North Park
District 2 is on Campbells Run Rd in Carnegie
District 3 is on Rail Road St in Penn Hills
District 4 is on Lovedale Rd in Elizabeth
District 5 is located in South Park
District 6 is no longer in use
District 7 is under the 40th St Bridge in Lawrenceville
District 8 is on Buttermilk Hollow in West Mifflin

Numbering is as follows
X- is the district number
X-0 is district base
X-1 is district supervisor
X-2 to 19 are district pick up trucks
X-20 to 29 are district single axle dumps
X-30 to 39 are district tandems
X-40 is district street sweeper

Paving trucks do not have a district

Parks also have trucks they use the following prefixes :
North Park - NP
South Park - SP
Boyce Park - BP
Harrison Hills - HH
Round Hill - RH
White Oak - WO
Hartwood - HW
Deer Lakes - DL
The Parks dump trucks are also used for snow removal. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Allegheny County DPW

494.9250   pl 173.8   is going to be tested by the Public Works Dept. My location in Penn Hills has a Few mobles and a base radio installed as of today 5/2/2016. If they test ok Public works should have good coverage once again.

Brian N3sgu
I am hearing a couple of trucks using the frequency this morning.