St Cloud Local Government - Granite Electronics
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Private Trunked Radio System
|Name||St Cloud Local Government - Granite Electronics|
|Owner Type||Owned Privately, Used Publicly|
|Type||Motorola Type II Hybrid|
|Database||FCC Site Map|
|Forum||RR Site Map|
NOTE: This system has been marked as deprecated in the RRDB.
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This system has been abandoned as St. Cloud City services have all migrated to ARMER.
Historical System Notes
Granite Electronics trunked radio service offers Central Minnesota radio users a wide area, simple to use radio system, for an economical price. Five towers serve Central Minnesota, they are located in St. Cloud, Avon, Monticello, Little Falls, and Mora.
Users Are: St Cloud Police Dept., St. Cloud Fire Dept., St. Cloud Public Utilites and St. Cloud Airport. There maybe several commerical users also.
5-30-05 Benton County, Minnesota
This TRS has become a ghost town, making me assume that it is being eliminated. All government talkgroups have gone silent, in favor of the new "ARMER" digital radio system.
In the last couple months, these are the only frequencies I have observed in use with this radio system: 857.5875, 859.5875, 860.5875, and 862.7375. The data channel continues to change daily, bouncing between 857.5875 and 859.5875.
The only two talkgroups that remain active are . . . 16 ==> rental radios (rarely used, active as of May 2005) 33344 ==> unkown machinery company (active as of May 2005)
All other commercial users appear ot have left this radio system. Phillips Recycling appears to have licensed its own frequency with the FCC. I am at a loss as to what DHL Airborne Express and other commercial users have switched.
10-13-05 This trunk system appears to have gone offline permanently last week.
The system was active with one commercial user remaining on October 3, 2005. By October 8, even the control frequencies were silent.
I still do not know what happened to most commercial users. The government users switched to the ARMER trunk system.
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