Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet)
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|System Name||Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet)|
|System Type||OpenSky 9600 Baud|
|Wide Area Communications Network||?|
|Network Access Code||?|
|TRBO Color Code||?|
|Ownership||Pennsylvania (State of)|
|Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet) RR DB Entry|
|Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet) Site Map from the RRDB|
|Pennsylvania Discussion Forum|
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet) collaboration article, a Trunked Radio System located in Pennsylvania.
This is where you, the user, may index any articles you develop for scanning related topics for this Trunked Radio System.
- NOTE: This system cannot be trunked or monitored by any scanner
The following state agencies are currently using the PA-STARNet OpenSky system either exclusively or in conjunction with legacy radio systems for voice and/or data traffic:
- Attorney General (OAG)
- Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR); Still primarily on VHF (see database).
- Corrections (DOC); Still primarily on UHF/VHF (see database).
- Environmental Protection (DEP); Some bureaus and offices still use the DCNR VHF network.
- General Services (DGS) / Capitol Police
- Health (DOH)
- Homeland Security
- Inspector General
- Legislative House Security
- Legislative Senate Security
- Military & Veterans Affairs (DMVA) / PA National Guard (PNG)
- Probation & Parole
- Public Utility Commission (PUC)
- State Police (PSP); Some areas of the state are still primarily VHF (see database).
- Turnpike Commission (PTC); Comms are still primarily on VHF (See database).
Non-State Agency Use
- Area Transportation Authority (regional transit provider in Cameron, Clearfield, Jefferson, Elk, McKean, Potter Counties)
- FirstEnergy Corporation (used by field technicians of some subsidiary electric utilities in PA)
- Huntingdon Co. Sheriff's Office (used for dispatch and operations)
- Regional Counterterrorism Task Force Radio Caches (equipment distributed by PEMA for emergency response use)
System statistics as of January 2009
- 751 transmitter sites (estimated to be approx. 1,100 sites by end of project): 235 high profile towers and 516 low profile cell sites
- More than 17,500 registered radios in system
- Approximately 95% land coverage (50 of 67 counties meet or exceed the 95% per county coverage requirement). Poorest coverage area is the northern tier and southwest.
- $368 million cost to date
System statistics as of October 2009
- 849 transmitter sites (estimated to be approx. 1,100 sites by end of project): 236 high profile towers and 613 low profile cell sites
- More than 19,500 registered radios in system
- Approximately 95% land coverage (54 of 67 counties meet or exceed the 95% per county coverage requirement). Poorest coverage area is the northern tier and southwest.
- $368 million cost to date
Conventional Channel Mode
Portables and mobiles can be operated in a conventional mode that includes the nationwide 800MHz interop calling and repeater frequencies in both repeated and simplex mode. Also included are two statewide talkaround channels using 851.4375. The frequency is used in either an analog mode with a 156.7 PL or in P25 digital mode with a $293 NAC. PennDOT often uses the simplex channels for traffic control details.