Texas Wide Area Radio Network (TxWARN) Motorola

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Public Trunked Radio System

NameTexas Wide Area Radio Network (TxWARN) Motorola
OwnersBrazoria County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Harris County I.T.C.,
Owner TypePublic
CountryUnited States

System Details
TypeMotorola Type II SmartZone w/Project 25
Connect Tone83.72
P25 NAC?

FCC Callsign(s)
WPAM240, WPAP718, WPGT611, WPKL474, WPKN398, WPVC326, WPVK276, WQDW910, WQKA407

Expired/Canceled Callsigns

System-specific links
DatabaseFCC Site Map
ForumRR Site Map

Other Resources

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This page relates to the Texas Wide Area Radio Network (TxWARN) Motorola trunked radio system. The Texas Wide Area Radio Network (TxWARN) (P25) trunked radio system is being built out to parallel and expand this system.

This system has sites in many counties in southeast Texas: Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Harris County, Liberty County, Montgomery County, Walker County, Waller County.

This system is a large public safety system that services over 100 agencies in the Houston, Harris County, Texas area. It serves as the primary communications system for county agencies in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Chambers County and Brazoria County. Several of the communities within the bounds of these counties use this system, although Houston Police Department and Fire Department do not. Harris County started this system in the late 1980s and Fort Bend, Galveston, Chambers and Brazoria counties have combined their systems into this system in recent years. In addition, the remaining independent trunked radio systems in the area, including City of Houston have coordinated all talk group and radio IDs so that complete interoperability is possible for these systems utilizing SmartZone technology.

A site at 1201 Franklin was designed to provide in-building coverage for the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) building at that address in downtown Houston. The site utilized a special antenna system, which was designed to provide coverage through the building by antennas strategically located thoughout the elevator shafts, basement and on every other floor. This site was previously identified as site 8 but more recently the Conroe site has been confirmed identifying as site 8 and this site appears to no longer exist.

Former Names

This system has been known by other names in the past:

  • Harris County Regional Radio System (HCRRS)
  • Southeast Texas Area Radio Network (STAR-Net)

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