Huntley Tower Outage

UPDATE: 05/08 @ 16:30
The repair work is complete and the Huntley Road site is back on the air. _____________________________________________________

UPDATE: 05/08 @ 14:30
AT&T is working to repair the data line that was pulled down, causing the outage. Restoration time is expected to be no later than 20:00 tonight. ________________________________________________________

The Huntley Road tower site is currently off line due to a failure in connectivity. The provider has been notified and is working on a repair. A message will be sent when the site is back in full service.

Hard Road Tower Work

Starting on Monday May 18th at 8am, technicians from Motorola will take the Hard Road tower site off line as part of the project to replace the equipment shelter building. The work is expected to last until the afternoon of Wednesday May 20th. During this period, this site will be off the air. Users in Dublin and along Riverside Drive will experience degraded walkie coverage, especially in medium to high density buildings in that immediate area. The backup talk-groups of COIRSLE and COIRSFD on the MARCS system will be available and monitored for backup communication, if needed.

A full service message will be sent when the work is complete.

Site Trunking Event – 05/04/20

At approximately 13:35 today, the COIRS system went into an unscheduled Site Trunking condition. The cause was electrical work taking place at the system master site that tripped a breaker unexpectedly. The power was restored and the system returned to normal at approximately 13:40.
Site Trunking worked as designed and there was no interruption of service to subscribers. Dispatchers utilized back up radios during the event.

Site Off Line – Huntley Road

XO Communications is reporting a line down condition for the circuit that serves the Huntley Road tower site location. Users in that area will experience diminished in-building coverage during this outage.

Once repairs are complete, a full service message will be posted.

System Outage Event

Today at 09:44, the COIRS radio system experienced a 5 minute outage after a core switch at the Avery Road prime site experienced and automated, unexpected reboot.

B&C Communications has been notified and is investigating why the system went off the air and not into site trunking. As of 09:49, the system was back in service.

System Upgrade

COIRS System Users:

As part of our ongoing system maintenance program, Motorola will be performing an upgrade to the COIRS radio system starting Monday, March 18th . This first week of the upgrade will involve the tower sites and connectivity and be mostly transparent to the users. However, we are expecting to experience at least four “site trunking” events.  These are scheduled for the following days/times:

  • Monday, 3/18 at 10:20
  • Tuesday, 3/19 at 08:40, 13:20 and 17:20

Each event will last approximately 10 minutes. Users will receive a “SITE TRUNKING” notification on their display, but talk-groups should continue to function normally and all sites will remain functional with no expected change in coverage. Dispatch consoles will lose connectivity and dispatchers will need to be prepared to use back up radios during these events.

As with any upgrade, the schedule can fluctuate.  NRECC and/or DELCOMM will announce over the radio, including LAW MUTUAL  before each event.

CS Lauren Yankanin will be the point person during the first week of the upgrade should there be any problems. You may contact her or Director Patrick Brandt of DelComm with any problems or concerns.

During the week of March 25th, Motorola will be visiting each of the dispatch centers to perform upgrades to the MCC7500 consoles. This will cause approximately 45 minutes of down time at each position. A specific schedule for change outs is being drafted and will be shared with you when it is ready.