Timeline of Springfield's adventure into the world of zeros and ones.
|October 9, 1996||Begin digital mode.
All outside users shut out.
F1 460.125, F2 460.475 (used to be F5)
|October 11, 1996||Back to analog.
System probably failed. :)
|October 14, 1996||Analog in the morning. Digital in the afternoon.
Radio traffic seems to be on channel 2.
Radio maintenance testing analog & digital on main channel.
Like I thought before, it's broken already.
Radio maintenance was talking on state police channel,
announcing they were testing the new radio system.
This is possibly a crossband repeater system.
|October 15, 1996||Analog in the morning again. System must still be broke.
Evening still in the clear.
|October 16, 1996||Still in analog.
In the afternoon, dispatch was digital and patrols were analog. Huh?
|October 17, 1996 -
October 22, 1996
|All units & dispatch in analog.|
|October 23, 1996||All units & dispatch in analog on channel 2.
Main channel doesn't seem to work at all, not even in analog.
Late evening, radio maintenance seemed to be testing digital mode.
|October 24, 1996 -
November 17, 1996
|All units & dispatch in analog back on main channel.|
|November 18, 1996 -
November 20, 1996
|All units & dispatch in analog back on channel 2.
Main channel doesn't seem to work at again.
|November 21, 1996 -
May 22, 1997
|All units in analog back on main channel.
They seemed to be having problems with channel 2, although I was
hearing everyone just fine. After the first day,
channel 2 seemed okay.
|May 23, 1997 -
|All units in full digital on main channel.
Digital mode sounds different now. A .WAV file sample is on the Scramble page.
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