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On November 2, 2011, the State of Indiana (IPSC) will be begin the process of rebanding the 28 conventional, 800 MHz mutual aid repeaters, commonly known as NPSPAC repeaters, as part of the Sprint/Nextel rebanding project. This retuning is the first step in the process of rebanding the State’s 800 MHz infrastructure statewide and denotes our operational move from the “old” NPSPAC channels to the “new” NPSPAC channels.
As 800 MHz users and first responders, it is imperative that you remain aware of the progress of this retuning project as it progresses across the State. Knowing when the NPSPAC site closest to you is being retuned in order to know which NPSPAC channels to use is information essential to any local emergency response. Responders must also be aware of the status of the other sites throughout the State in case requests for assistance come from other areas of the State. This essential current rebanding status information will be posted on our website at www.in.gov/ipsc.
We anticipate this portion of the rebanding project to progress smoothly as long as users understand what is happening. There is no need to panic! Your radios should have already undergone a “first touch” retuning. This “first touch” was recently completed by contracted vendors around the State. Those vendors programmed the necessary “new” channels into your radio. Once you find those “new” channels, your radio should perform normally. Here is how to identify the appropriate channels aliases in your radio:
|“OLD Channels”||“NEW Channels”||Description/Use|
|I-CALL||8CALL90||National Calling Channel|
|I-CALLD||8CALL90D||National Calling Channel – Direct|
|I-TAC1||8TAC91||National Tactical Channel 1|
|I-TAC1D||8TAC91D||National Tactical Channel 1 – Direct|
|I-TAC2||8TAC92||National Tactical Channel 2|
|I-TAC2D||8TAC92D||National Tactical Channel 2 – Direct|
|I-TAC3||8TAC93||National Tactical Channel 3|
|I-TAC3D||8TAC93D||National Tactical Channel 3 – Direct|
|I-TAC4||8TAC94||National Tactical Channel 4|
|I-TAC4D||8TAC94D||National Tactical Channel 4 – Direct|
Should you have questions regarding the information or procedures contained in this notification or to request assistance in communications planning for future responses, please contact Steve Skinner at 317-233-8625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.