The Massachusetts State Police have started the "Rebanding" process for their towers on Cape Cod for the statewide trunking radio system.
Some of you may be asking what is Rebanding?
The 800MHz band is shared by both NEXTEL/cellular and public safety communications. For over a decade now there have been problems with interference. To eliminate the interference, all public safety systems operating between 865-869MHz will "reband" to 851-854MHz and join with other public safety frequencies operating from 851-861 MHz. This will form a buffer between the public safety and cellular frequencies rather than being intermingled as they are today.
What will happens...
When the Rebanding takes place, your scanner will usually stop working on Motorola trunking systems. If you are listening to conventional (non-trunked) channels or EDACS channels you may need to simply change frequencies. Depending on the model scanner you have you may need to both update the scanner's firmware (operating software) as well as the trunking frequencies. Scanners older than 8 years old may not support Rebanding, so they will need to be replaced. - Read more
HomeTown Programming Services
When the time comes we can reprogram your scanner and update the firmware with our HomeTown Programming Mail-in Service or with our Remote Programming Service. - Read more
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