Posts Tagged NWCD

Northwest Central Dispatch moving to P25 system

This from CARMA Chicago: (Wednesday)

At 11:41 AM NWCD started switching over to their new P25 Phase-2 TDMA based Starcom21 radio system. Not sure about their PDs, but Arlington Heights FD followed by Buffalo Grove FD were just asked to switch over and begin roll calls. Schaumburg is still operating on their existing system as of 11:50.

hearing NWCD dispatch telling schaumburg fd switch to new radio system and do roll-call at about 1:15 p.m this afternoon.

Mt. Prospect FD Signs Off NWCD Digital Trunked System

Schaumburg FD Signs Off NWCD Analog Trunked System

Streamwood FD Signs Off NWCD Analog Trunked System


thanks Dave & Chris

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Northwest Central Dispatch – new radio system

This from Chris Ranck:

this from carma chicago;  NORTHWEST CENTRAL is switching to a new radio system , it will be a new STARCOM 21 system . It will be a new tdma system which is a non-monitorable radio system . They are supposed to switch on MARCH 26 2013 . They will be switching the old digital system first, towns like ELK GROVE ,  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, BUFFALO GROVE etc……  2) SCHAUMBURG system and finally STREAMWOOD and HOFFMAN ESTATES systems.  Since it’s tdma, scanners won’t be  able to recieve it .

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