- One of the radio equipment manufacturers that is doing a large portion of MPT1327/1343 is TAIT. Tait is from New Zealand. Here in the USA Tait is becoming more popular due to their better audio quality and significantly lower cost than /\/\otorola. As for public safety use of MPT1327/1343 I know that Wood County Wisconsin was using that type of system. MPT1327/1343 is far more common in the utilities industries in the US and is also widely used in UK and Australia. You can read more about Tait at http://www.taitworld.com and check the news section for announcements of contract awards. Tait also manufactures equipment for other companies and "rebadges" them, one such example is some of the Kenwood radios.
Mr. Karl E. Simonson -- KS9E
ADEC Research & Development
North East District, WI ARES-RACES