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 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.

LEERN End of Life

With all Central Ohio law enforcement agencies now on 800mhz and a common radio template coordinated so everyone has access to operational talk-groups, the patch to the state’s Law Enforcement Emergency Radio Network or LEERN is being discontinued. Officers and agencies are encouraged to do directly to the dispatch or TAC channel to contact an agency. When requesting the Chopper from CPD, they will come directly to your agency talk-group for communication. LEERN will be removed from the template during the next reprogramming.

We also have LAW MUTUAL , located in zones 6 and 9, used/monitored by all agencies in Delaware County, NRECC agencies and Worthington PD. The equivalent in Franklin County would be SO-25 which can be found in zone 28. Most importantly, your dispatcher can set you up on one of the many regional TAC talk-groups that are available for inter-agency use.

This will be effective at 0600 on November 1st.