The Central New York Interoperable Communications Consortium (CNYICC) is a multi-county APCO Project 25 (digital) compliant project designed to function as an "interoperable land mobile radio communications system, one that supports Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement, as well as others, such as highway, schools, water, and other vital utility and service functions." CNYICC is made up the following counties in Upstate NY; Onondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, Jefferson and Broome. They are core members using the shared core system.
Cortland, Lewis and Tompkins counties are non-Core Members (not using the shared core) that are interoperable, but operating on their own core system.
Onondaga county was the first to go live with testing of the network beginning late in 2009. The Syracuse Police Department became the first agency to go live on the system in February, 2010. Onondaga county police agencies followed a month later, with county Fire and EMS agencies later that year. Cayuga County Fire and Police dispatching through the Cayuga County 911 Center cut over from analog to the new Digital Radio System in December of 2012. Broome County is the latest core member going live in 2022.
Scanner listeners need a digital trunking receiver in order to listen to the full system. Uniden, GRE and Whistler all produce radios for listening to this system. Unication also makes digital pagers capable of monitoring P25 Phase 1 & II systems (I have one of these! Love it!) This system started using Project 25 Phase I. Some talkgroups on this system are now using Project 25 Phase II TDMA modulation which can ONLY be monitored using a newer P25 Phase II compatible scanner. Some users may experience issues trying to receive this system depending on their proximity to local towers (read more below about Simulcast Distortion on P25 systems).
If you only have an older analog scanner, there is still an analog simulcast of Cayuga County Fire/EMS dispatch that you can still receive on 453.41250 mhz. Onondaga County has Fire analog simulcasted on 453.85 and EMS on 460.025 mhz.
Learn more about the CNYICC system at:https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Central_New_York_Interoperable_Communications_Consortium_(CNYICC)
CNYICC Frequency listings: http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=5298
CNYICC Radio ID's: https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Central_New_York_Interoperable_Communications_Consortium_(CNYICC)_Radio_IDs
Simulcast Distortion on P25 systems information link:
(Last updated 12/5/22)
(Last updated 12/5/22)