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Offline grumpy grizzly

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CityWide frequency
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:55:16 PM »
How does the "CityWide frequency work? Is it monitored by a dedicated dispatcher? Input and/or output. Just curious. Checked the Ops Ref guide but no luck. Thanx guys.
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CityWide frequency
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:55:16 PM »

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Re: CityWide frequency
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 02:15:02 PM »
Citywide channel is active at several positions in each boro central office, however the Radio In position has primary responsibility. Manhattan serves as the primary channel control site.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2018, 12:17:28 PM by HCO »

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Re: CityWide frequency
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 02:46:04 PM »
Thank you. I know Boston ran the Metro-Fire channel for a long time until it was broken down in quad areas. If all you could monitor  was one frequency 154.22 was the goods!
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Re: CityWide frequency
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 08:36:44 PM »
Grump, Boston has had the METROFIRE Dispatch channel back for sometime, the new frequency is 483.2875 PL 131.8. All 36 cities and towns in the METROFIRE District use it for mutual aid requests and reporting extra alarm fire activity.

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Re: CityWide frequency
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 02:21:50 AM »
Citywide channel is active at several positions in each boro central office, however the Radio Out position has primary responsibility. Manhattan serves as the primary channel control site.
HCO can you please explain this further ? 

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Re: CityWide frequency
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 11:36:22 AM »
Citywide channel is active at several positions in each boro central office, however the Radio Out position has primary responsibility. Manhattan serves as the primary channel control site.
HCO can you please explain this further ?

Each boro has a dedicated citywide radio to give citywide relays on, but the Manhattan radio in dispatcher will answer as citywide when a unit or boro is calling citywide. 

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Re: CityWide frequency
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 07:20:48 PM »
OK will have to see if Broadcastify carries it. Thanx
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Re: CityWide frequency
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 07:11:01 PM »
"HCO can you please explain this further?" 

Each borough communications office has specified positions: Supervisor, Decision Dispatcher, Notification, Voice Alarm, Radio-In, Radio-Out, and one to three Alarm Receipt Dispatchers.

Radio In, Radio Out, Voice Alarm, and the Supervisor’s positions have Citywide transmit and receive capability at their consoles. Radio In normally handles Citywide traffic. The Manhattan CO serves as the “net control” station when other boroughs need to transmit a Citywide message.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2018, 10:45:28 AM by HCO »

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Re: CityWide frequency
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 10:15:04 PM »
If I am not mistaken the Citywide & Manhattan dispatching are basically one and the same (or at least it used to be) a switch is flicked for the dispatched to switch back & forth from Man. to CW

This is why when there is an  AH or greater in Manhattan you do not hear a really, you hear Citywide announcing in the boro of Manhattan.

 

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