May 30, 2013

Reband Update: Linville, Fisher Peak

Avery County Linville VIPER site C92D-18 is operating on rebanded frequencies. 

Surry County Fisher Peak VIPER site C123-20 is operating on rebanded frequencies.

May 29, 2013

Rallying Resources

With 100 sites spread across 50 counties, tracking the progress of  VIPER west rebanding is quite a task.

RadioReference website is a good source with widespread submissions of monitored changeovers.

From there add to the growing list:

C123-8, Mooresville, Iredell County
C123-7, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County
C123-14, Heathway Dr., Mecklenburg County
C123-24, Pineville, Mecklenburg County
C123-55, Mint Hill ,Mecklenburg County
C123-11, Elkin DOT, Surry County
C123-28, Turner Mountain, Surry County
C123-43, I-77 Rest Area, Yadkin County
C92D-26, Beech Mountain, Avery County
C92D-15, Butte Mountain, Caldwell County
C92D-45, Murphy,Cherokee County
C92D-32, Chunky Girl Gap, Clay County
C92D-10, Wine Springs, Macon County
C92D-49, Buckeye Knob, Watauga County

May 28, 2013

Boone Bumps Down

The Boone site, C92D-17 BOONE, Watauga County moved to rebanded frequencies.

May 23, 2013

Just Keep On Coming

A couple more VIPER sites that have gone to rebanded frequencies:

Hibriten Mtn., Caldwell County,  C92D-13 HIBRTN

Barium Springs, Iredell County,  C123-6 BARIUM

May 22, 2013

Busy News Day

Getting hard to keep up!

Barrett Mtn. got reconfigured. It's C92D-25 in Alexander County.

C123-42, Belmont and C123-52, Crowders Mountain in Gaston County also were reported over at RadioReference website.

Catawba's Rebanding Completed

C92D-51, Anderson Mtn. in Catawba County, finalizes the list of rebanded sites in that county.

Another Catawba Reconfig

The Baker Mtn. VIPER site C92D-30 in Catawba County is now rebanded.

May 21, 2013

Riverbend Rebanded

The VIPER Riverbend C92D-52 site in Catawba County has been reconfigured.

Now on rebanded frequencies with a control channel of 853.6250. Voice channels from old bandplan shift down 15 MHz as well.

Reconfiguration became necessary to eliminate interference between different types of users sharing 800 MHz bandwidth.

May 17, 2013

Moving Along

The major news item in the latest VIPER newsletter is the progress of statewide user radio reprogramming needed for rebanding and initial P25 transition.

The western phase is fully completed.

Allows site frequency retuning to begin out that way.

A map of counties and sites involved is provided in the "Q1 2013 Newsletter".

P25 changeover comes later this year.

May 15, 2013

New VIPER Newsletter!

The latest project newsletter is now available.

May 14, 2013

Jumping On The Reband Wagon

Got a heads-up regarding VIPER\Sprint bandplan reconfiguration.

Catawba County gets first honors in the state with site frequency switchover scheduled for May 21st.

P25 transition yet to come.

Growing Pains In Orange

Orange County needs to upgrade.

(Thanks MA for passing this along!)

May 12, 2013

Tracking Transition

Been following VIPER P25 transition progress.

Other than some initial test sites up Raleigh way, contacts are not aware of any sites upgrading yet.

Can't get statistics on how many users or counties have undergone first phase reprogramming that is needed. Learned Randolph and Rockingham County radios did during project's 1st Quarter 2013.

May 04, 2013

Related Item

A state law enforcement source reports an administrative change over at the NCSHP Technical Services Unit.

The current head of the unit, Captain Bobby West, has been replaced by Captain James Blanks in a series of promotion transfers.

Technical Services maintains communication and data systems for the Patrol including VIPER.