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Palmetto 800

This system is deprecated, and may no longer be in use or is superseded by another system.

System Name:Palmetto 800
Location:Various, GA SC
County:17 counties
System Type:Motorola Type II SmartZone
System Voice:Analog and APCO-25 Common Air Interface
Last Updated:October 24, 2017, 3:29 pm (Updated General Trunked System Information)

Important Rebanded Note

One or more sites for this trunking system have gone through the 800 MHz rebanding process. Your scanner may be incompatible, require a firmware update or require special programming to track these sites. Please visit the RR Wiki Rebanding page for additional information.

System ID List

System ID   Connect Tone  
HEX: 2B02   97.30

Latest News Update Posted on 2007-03-05 03:01:08

As of February 2007, Cell 1 Palmetto Center is off the air. Use Cells 20, 30 and 44 for Metro Columbia.

 Click Here to Display All Past News Updates (6 Total)

Misc System Information

This system began as a trunked radio system built by SCANA, the state's largest energy utility. After Hurricane Hugo in 1990, the state realized the need for a state-wide emergency communications platform that would allow public safety, government and utility workers to inter-communicate. The state took control of the system and began its state-wide build-out. Motorola purchased the system from SCANA on 6/15/2001.

The Public Saftey Wireless Network has recognized South Carolina as being one of the few states that has a statewide network which allows full interoperability. To achieve this level of interoperability , over $15 million in funds has been provided to aid local departments in purchasing 800mhz radios. 33 out of 46 (over 70%) county sheriff's offices have radios with access to the system, and funding has been secured to provide the remaining sheriff's offices with 800mhz radios. Eventually, every sheriff's department will have access to the system.

The buildout of the system was completed in May of 2003 with 61 cells. Many of the cells combine both the old SCANA licensed frequencies as well as County/City frequencies. The future of the system includes converting it from a mobile coverage system to a handheld coverage system. By 2007, the system is estimated to have 25,000 users.

The majority of the users' main operation talkgroups are in analog mode; however, many agencies have digital talk-around talkgroups. State DPS is moving to the State system from the various county systems almost immediately where agreements have been worked out between the counties and the Palmetto 800. State agencies that are fully digital include the State Attorney's Office. A Federal Agency access agreement allows federal agencies to acces the system. Federal entities on this system include the F.B.I. (Digital & Encrypted) USCG (Analog & Digital) U.S. Customs (Analog & Digital), U.S. Border Patrol (Digital & Encrypted), and US Army Weapons of Mass Destruction Unit .

Many SCHP officers have digital capable radios and can kick to digital or encryption if needed, although very few do. Some cells are being used in digital mode by county agencies, including Lexington, Fairfield, Williamsburg and Chester counties. Encryption is rare, with the exception of the Federal Agencies, SLED, and the Lexington Co. SD.

System Technical Information/Specs

* High Tier Fault-Tolerant Zone Controller

* 4.0 Mixed Mode Platform

* DES-XL Astro Secure at ALL sites

* Redundant Zone Controller

* Gold Series Embassy Audio Switch

* UPS and Generators

* Nova Telephone Interconnect

* MOSCAD Alarm and Control System

* Integrated Fault Management

* Mobile Data for all sites

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The user demographics as of July 1, 2003 are as follows:

56% Local Government Users (23 SDs and 74 Municipal PDs)
26% State Users (21 Agencies)
16% Power Utility Users (7 Power Utilities)
2% Other Users
13,375 Network Users

The user demographics as of March 1, 2004 are as follows:
59% Local Government Users (85 County Gov't agencies, 86 municipal agencies)
24% State Users (23 agencies)
15% Power Utility Users (8)
2% Other Users (5 federal agencies)
14,800 Network Users

SC Highway Patrol TG Assignments Spreadshet

System Frequencies
Red (c) are primary control channels | Blue (a) are alternate control channels | Site Map(s): FCC Callsigns RR Locations

SiteNameCounty Freqs      
017 (11) Hogback (HOGBAC)Greenville, SC 851.375 851.9625a 852.4625 852.8375 853.625c 855.1375 859.2375
      860.2375 860.8375          
018 (12) Thicketty (THKETY)Cherokee, SC 851.4625 852.125 852.925a 853.1625 853.425c 860.2625  
019 (13) Spartanburg Simulcast (SPRBRG)Spartanburg, SC 851.0375 851.775 852.400 852.425a 852.9375a 853.050a 853.700c
      856.9375 857.9375 859.2125 859.4625 859.9375 860.4625 860.9375
024 (18) Pickens (PICKEN)Pickens, SC 851.125 851.4125 852.100 852.3625 852.7125 853.600c  
031 (1F) Caesars Head (CAESAR)Greenville, SC 854.4625 851.3125 851.475 852.250 853.4625a 853.800c  
035 (23) Greenville Simulcast (GVL CO)Greenville, SC 851.1875 851.875 852.1875 852.450 852.550 852.7375 853.2125
      853.2625a 853.5375a 853.750a 853.8625c 854.9875 856.2375 859.2625
042 (2A) Anderson (ANDERS)Anderson, SC 854.1125 854.2125 854.4375 854.6125a 855.7125 856.2125 856.5125
      856.7125 857.0125c 857.2625        
048 (30) Lancaster (LANCAS)Lancaster, SC 852.950 853.9875c 856.9625 857.9625 858.9625a 859.8625  
050 (32) Seneca (OCONEE)Oconee, SC 851.075 852.050 852.6625 853.100a 853.9625c    
055 (37) EffinghamFlorence, SC 851.1875 851.9625 853.175 853.4625a 853.9625c    
062 (3E) SummervilleDorchester, SC 851.975 853.400 853.475 853.825 853.850 854.1125 854.1625
      854.3875a 854.4125c          
064 (40) Stephens CrossroadsColleton, SC 851.275 851.600 852.550 853.050 853.725a 853.900c  

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