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|SysName=Greater Austin/Travis Regional Radio System (GATRRS)  
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|OwnerLabel = Owners
|Flavor=[[APCO Project 25]] Phase I
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|Owner      = '''<u>State Agencies</u>'''<br/>Texas State DOT<br/><br/>'''<u>Counties</u>'''<br/>Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Jim Hogg, Starr, Travis, Webb, Williamson, Zapata<br/><br/>'''<u>Cities</u>'''<br/>Austin, Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Giddings, Lakeway, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Mustang Ridge, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Taylor<br/><br/>'''<u>Others</u>'''<br/>Middle Rio Grande Development Council<br/><br/>
|SysID=13E
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| <!-- using parameter "County"'s default value -->
|CTone=?
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|State      = [[Texas (US)|Texas]]
|NAC=?
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|Band      = [[VHF]] High, 700/800 [[MHz]]
|Band=VHF Hi / 700 / 800
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| <!-- using parameter "SysType"'s default value -->
|County=Various
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|SysID     = 13E
|State=Texas
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|WACN      = BEE00
|fstate=texas   
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|NAC       = ?
|OwnerTy=Public
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|Callsigns  = {{Callsign|KNNI571}}, {{Callsign|WPIR949}}, {{Callsign|WPLP814}}, {{Callsign|WPLW286}}, {{Callsign|WPPZ330}}, {{Callsign|WPQY686}}, {{Callsign|WPQY813}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ405}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ406}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ407}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ408}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ409}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ410}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ411}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ412}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ413}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ414}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ418}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ419}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ421}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ422}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ424}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ426}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ427}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ428}}, {{Callsign|WPVZ432}}, {{Callsign|WPWJ533}}, {{Callsign|WPXX380}}, {{Callsign|WPXX386}}, {{Callsign|WPYU318}}, {{Callsign|WPZR511}}, {{Callsign|WPZW899}}, {{Callsign|WPZW901}}, {{Callsign|WQBC298}}, {{Callsign|WQBG890}}, {{Callsign|WQDN876}}, {{Callsign|WQES801}}, {{Callsign|WQEW741}}, {{Callsign|WQGH438}}, {{Callsign|WQIV852}}, {{Callsign|WQKS686}}, {{Callsign|WQLK666}}, {{Callsign|WQMI747}}, {{Callsign|WQOM797}}, {{Callsign|WQQQ831}}, {{Callsign|WQUL475}}, {{Callsign|WQVA552}}, {{Callsign|WQWY841}}, {{Callsign|WQXX969}}<br/><br/><i>Expired/Cancelled Callsigns</i><br/>{{Callsign|WQIC798}}, {{Callsign|WQIC799}}, {{Callsign|WQKQ563}}, {{Callsign|WQLA844}}
|sid=2}}
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|sid        = 2
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|state      = texas   
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}}
  
  
 
== System Users ==
 
== System Users ==
 
 
The following agencies use this system:
 
The following agencies use this system:
  
* City of Austin (including APD, AFD, EMS, Convention Center, trash, water, streets, animal control, etc)
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=== [Travis County] ===
* Travis County (TCSO, parks, school crossing guards, road crews, corrections)
 
* Travis County Fire/EMS Agencies  including STARflight talking to those agencies
 
* Austin ISD police, busses and within the schools.
 
* Austin Community College  (ACC Police mostly)
 
* Capital Metro is using LCRA system.
 
* Cities of Manor, Lakeway, Pflugerville, Rollingwood, West Lake Hills
 
* Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) along with the VHF also.
 
* Texas DOT  is mostly using the LCRA system; except maintenance on cameras and freeway signs.
 
* Texas Legislative Council  (very little heard and mostly on 700 Mhz)
 
* Texas House of Representatives  (very little heard and mostly on 700 Mhz)
 
* The University of Texas  police, maintenance, events
 
* Williamson County  mostly scrambled
 
* Cities of Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander and Round Rock mostly scrambled
 
* Bastrop County using 2 systems (2 towers)
 
* Caldwell County 700 and 800 Mhz
 
* Lee County not much traffic heard
 
* Agencies in the Middle Rio Grande Valley
 
* Burnet, Blanco and Llano County along with some old VHF
 
  
== System Technical Details ==
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* City of Austin
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    - Public Safety: APD, AFD, ATCEMS
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    - Austin Convention Center, trash, water, streets, animal control, etc
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    - CTECC (Combined Transportation, Emergency, and Communications Center)
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* Travis County
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    - Sheriff's Office (TCSO), Constables Offices (TCCO)
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    - Parks, school crossing guards, road crews, corrections
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    - Austin-Travis County EMS, STARFlight, ESD1 EMS, Pflugerville Fire (EMS), Travis County Fire/Rescue (EMS)
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    - All ESDs (Fire)
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* Other cities within Travis County
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    - Manor†, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Pflugerville, Rollingwood, West Lake Hills, Mustang Ridge‡
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* Austin Independent School District
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    - Police, Buses, and Schools
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* Austin Community College
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    - ACC Police (and occasional operations)
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* The University of Texas
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    - UT Police
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    - Maintenance, Events, etc.
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* Other Universities
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    - St. Edward's University
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* Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
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* Capital Metro is using LCRA Open Sky
  
* 95% coverage for portable radio worn on hip inside a -10 dB building (residential or light commercial structure) throughout City of Austin and Travis County.
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=== [Williamson County] ===
* 95% coverage for portable radio worn on hip inside a -20 dB building located within defined geographical area of Austin.
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(mostly scrambled except few fire channels)
* All digital system to reduce monitoring of radio transmissions - Encryption provided to special Law Enforcement talk groups.
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* Williamson County
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    - Sheriff's Office, Constable's Offices
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    - EMS
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* Cities
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    - Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Round Rock, Taylor, Granger, Thrall, Jarrell, Liberty Hill
  
Note the mention of designing the system to reduce public monitoring of a public funded public safety system.
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=== [State Agencies] ===
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* Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
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    - Also use VHF
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* TxDOT (starting to use system more including road crews, sand trucks, etc. -- Also operate on LCRA P25)
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* Texas Legislative Council (minimal traffic - 700  MHz)
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* Texas House of Representatives (minimal traffic - 700 MHz)
  
Below is a system map of simulcast sites and IR (Intelli-Repeater Sites) making up this system.  This map portrays Travis County sites only and does not include Williamson County, the Middle Rio Grande Valley sites or any of the planned expansion counties.
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=== [Other Counties] ===
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* Bastrop County
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* Caldwell County (700/800 MHz)
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    - Sheriff's Office, Constable's Offices
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    - Lockhart Police, Fire/Rescue, and EMS
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    - Luling Police, Fire, and EMS
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    - Police in the City of Mustang Ridge, and Martindale‡
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    - Multiple County Fire Departments (including Travis County Fire Rescue - TCESD#11/CCESD#1/HCESD#1)
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* Lee County not much traffic heard
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* Burnet, Blanco, and Llano County (along with some VHF)
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* Agencies in the Middle Rio Grande Valley
  
[[Image:Austin.jpg|thumb|400px|left]]
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† Manor Police is dispatched and operates on TCSO BKR (Baker [TG 2403]
  
This system is implemented as a two layer simulcast system with "intellirepeater" fill-in sites within Austin/Travis County and networked multisite nodes for other counties/areas.
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‡ Mustang Ridge operates on both TCSO Channels and CCSO Channels due to location of city. Mainly heard on TCSO BKR (Baker) [TG 2403] and CCSO TRAF (Traffic) [TG 5396]
  
Austin/TC EMS and TCSO function on the countywide layer comprised of 11 towers supporting 23 simultaneous conversations. The City wide layer, primarily east of 620, is comprised of 7 towers supporting 19 simultaneous conversations. Additionally, individual intellirepeater sites serve difficult coverage areas such as Barton Creek and Hamilton Pool. Williamson County joined the system in November 2007 migrating their frequencies and towers implemented as a networked site (site 120). The Middle Rio Grande Valley is also implemented as a networked site. Any unit/talkgroup can appear on any site in this system.
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==External Links==
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* [http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A75028 Story about communications breakdown]
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* [http://www.georgetown.org/gis/gis_pdfmap_downloads/ESD8.pdf Georgetown #8 ESD map(PDF)]
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* [http://www.georgetown.org/pdfs/upload_pdfs/FireStationCoverageAreasandStationAssignments.1Feb06.pdf Georgetown Fire Station Boxes (PDF)]
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* [http://www.georgetown.org/gis/gis_pdfmap_downloads/pd.sector.beat.pdf Map of Georgetown police beats (PDF)]
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* [https://cmgstatesmancrime.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/boundaries.jpg Austin Police Boundaries 2015]
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* [https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?msa=0&mid=zJonutYePIzQ.kkzqmF091WzU  Austin EMS stations]
  
Simulcast 1 is mostly Public Safety: including APD, EMS, AFD, Travis County Sheriff, Corrections, Travis County Parks
 
  
Simulcast 2 is mostly city and county services including convention center, trash, water, streets, signal repair, Austin Energy, Animal Control, flood control, school crossing guards, Parks and Rec, AISD including busses, etc.
 
  
Several counties in Central Texas are planning to join this system forming a wide-area networked system.  This includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette and Lee counties.  Combining these systems in this fashion will enable communications between any unit/agency from anywhere within the combined coverage area.  As these individual counties migrate to P25 digital they will merge with Austin/Travis County system increasing the total coverage area for all users.
 
  
==User Observations==
 
1473 is not Security Team 2; they are discussing which baggage conveyor belts to use. As far as I know there is only one security talkgroup.
 
  
They have allocated to them Facilities Maintenance, Building Maintenance, and Airfield Maintenance. There are also Operations, which deals with things like flights being late and gate changes and such, and Operations Security, which are the heavily armed men in black roaming the concourse. There are 4 talkgroups allocated for general purpose airport use that are not used for anything. There are a few others as well. I can't identify which talkgroup number goes with which use however.
 
  
==Wiki Articles==
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Return to Wiki page: [[Trunked Radio Systems (TX)]]<br/>
*[[Austin PD Patrol Radio Zone/Mode Configuration]]
 
*[[Austin Fire Department Zones and Talkgroups]]
 
*[[Programming Your PRO-96 or PRO-2096 for GATRRS]]
 
 
 
 
 
== Related Links ==
 
* [http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A75028 Story about communications breakdown]
 
* [http://www.georgetown.org/gis/gis_pdfmap_downloads/ESD8.pdf Georgetown #8 ESD map(PDF)]
 
* [http://www.georgetown.org/pdfs/upload_pdfs/FireStationCoverageAreasandStationAssignments.1Feb06.pdf Georgetown Fire Station Boxes (PDF)]
 
* [http://www.georgetown.org/gis/gis_pdfmap_downloads/pd.sector.beat.pdf Map of Georgetown police beats (PDF)]
 
* [https://cmgstatesmancrime.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/boundaries.jpg Austin Police Boundaries 2015]
 
* [https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?msa=0&mid=zJonutYePIzQ.kkzqmF091WzU  Austin EMS stations]
 
  
 
[[Category:Texas Trunked Radio Systems]]
 
[[Category:Texas Trunked Radio Systems]]

Latest revision as of 15:16, 6 June 2020

Multi-County
Public Trunked Radio System


NameGreater Austin/Travis Regional Radio System (GATRRS)
OwnersState Agencies
Texas State DOT

Counties
Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Jim Hogg, Starr, Travis, Webb, Williamson, Zapata

Cities
Austin, Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Giddings, Lakeway, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Mustang Ridge, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Taylor

Others
Middle Rio Grande Development Council

Owner TypePublic
CountiesMultiple
StateTexas
CountryUnited States

System Details
BandVHF High, 700/800 MHz
TypeProject 25 Phase I
ID13E
WACNBEE00
NAC?

FCC Callsign(s)
KNNI571, WPIR949, WPLP814, WPLW286, WPPZ330, WPQY686, WPQY813, WPVZ405, WPVZ406, WPVZ407, WPVZ408, WPVZ409, WPVZ410, WPVZ411, WPVZ412, WPVZ413, WPVZ414, WPVZ418, WPVZ419, WPVZ421, WPVZ422, WPVZ424, WPVZ426, WPVZ427, WPVZ428, WPVZ432, WPWJ533, WPXX380, WPXX386, WPYU318, WPZR511, WPZW899, WPZW901, WQBC298, WQBG890, WQDN876, WQES801, WQEW741, WQGH438, WQIV852, WQKS686, WQLK666, WQMI747, WQOM797, WQQQ831, WQUL475, WQVA552, WQWY841, WQXX969

Expired/Cancelled Callsigns
WQIC798, WQIC799, WQKQ563, WQLA844

System-specific links
DatabaseFCC Site Map
ForumRR Site Map

Other Resources
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System Users

The following agencies use this system:

[Travis County]

  • City of Austin
    - Public Safety: APD, AFD, ATCEMS
    - Austin Convention Center, trash, water, streets, animal control, etc
    - CTECC (Combined Transportation, Emergency, and Communications Center)
  • Travis County
    - Sheriff's Office (TCSO), Constables Offices (TCCO)
    - Parks, school crossing guards, road crews, corrections
    - Austin-Travis County EMS, STARFlight, ESD1 EMS, Pflugerville Fire (EMS), Travis County Fire/Rescue (EMS)
    - All ESDs (Fire)
  • Other cities within Travis County
    - Manor†, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Pflugerville, Rollingwood, West Lake Hills, Mustang Ridge‡
  • Austin Independent School District
    - Police, Buses, and Schools
  • Austin Community College
    - ACC Police (and occasional operations)
  • The University of Texas
    - UT Police
    - Maintenance, Events, etc.
  • Other Universities
    - St. Edward's University
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Capital Metro is using LCRA Open Sky

[Williamson County]

(mostly scrambled except few fire channels)

  • Williamson County
    - Sheriff's Office, Constable's Offices
    - EMS
  • Cities
    - Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Round Rock, Taylor, Granger, Thrall, Jarrell, Liberty Hill

[State Agencies]

  • Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
    - Also use VHF
  • TxDOT (starting to use system more including road crews, sand trucks, etc. -- Also operate on LCRA P25)
  • Texas Legislative Council (minimal traffic - 700 MHz)
  • Texas House of Representatives (minimal traffic - 700 MHz)

[Other Counties]

  • Bastrop County
  • Caldwell County (700/800 MHz)
    - Sheriff's Office, Constable's Offices
    - Lockhart Police, Fire/Rescue, and EMS
    - Luling Police, Fire, and EMS
    - Police in the City of Mustang Ridge, and Martindale‡
    - Multiple County Fire Departments (including Travis County Fire Rescue - TCESD#11/CCESD#1/HCESD#1)
  • Lee County not much traffic heard
  • Burnet, Blanco, and Llano County (along with some VHF)
  • Agencies in the Middle Rio Grande Valley

† Manor Police is dispatched and operates on TCSO BKR (Baker [TG 2403]

‡ Mustang Ridge operates on both TCSO Channels and CCSO Channels due to location of city. Mainly heard on TCSO BKR (Baker) [TG 2403] and CCSO TRAF (Traffic) [TG 5396]

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