Newton County Fire and EMS Dispatch, GSP Post 46 Monroe
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154.205 - Newton County Fire/EMS Dispatch (simulcast from OpenSky system)
154.280 - State Fire Mutual Aid
154.800 - Georgia State Patrol - mobile-to-base (old)
154.680 - Georgia State Patrol - base-to-moble and mobile-to-mobile. (old)
Various Medical Helicopter frequencies
154.905/154.935 - State Sheriff's Band -
being temporarily used by GSP while the digital transition is in progress. Hopefully only the new Monroe GSP Post 46 which opened on 9/21/2009 and replaced the Conyers post. This post covers Walton, Rockdale and Newton counties. GSP Post 46 is now P25 digital on 154.9125.
"Post 46 includes eight troopers and four supervisors. There are no radio dispatchers based at the new post because communications were being centralized for the region at the Troop E headquarters in Grovetown, according to Post 46 Commander Sgt. Frank Pfirman."
*Note: On March 23, 2018, Walton County has been granted by the FCC an application to add P25 Phase II emission designators to their 800 MHz trunking system frequencies. It has been reported the current VHF simulcast of the encrypted digital dispatch channel will end when they convert from Phase I to Phase II. **UPDATE: Walton stopped simulcasting in May, 2019.
154.340 - Walton County Fire Rescue / EMS Dispatch - This is a VHF in-the-clear simulcast of the encrypted Walton County Digitial TRS talkgroup 35109 (I know, it makes no sense) which was kept active.. Walton county switched from an analog TRS to a P25 digital TRS in December, 2008 and all public safety talkgroups were encrypted per a decision made by Walton County Central Communications. Per Director Wendra Williams, "This radio system was not purchased for secrecy. It is a benefit for safety officers."
Note, sometimes the link between the TRS and VHF screws up and you will only hear the dispatch side of the conversations. It usually takes them days, weeks or months to notice it and correct it. Also, when weather conditions change, Pike County Fire/EMS Dispatch may be heard on this same frequency. Walton County is not transmitting a PL/DPL so this is unavoidable.