Re: [SoCalFire] Re: [socalscan] Your worst nightmare - 30 SoCal cities looking at one new radio system
- Or a system like Verdugo maybe?
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--- "Harry Marnell" <marnells@...> wrote:
>I don't see a "network" coming in this millennium. They're probably talking_____________________________________________________________
>about one or several wide-area mutual-aid type repeaters, maybe cross-band
>or "patch"able if needed.
>http://www.snowcrest.net/marnells/kma367.htm <~~ LAPD Communications
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Karl Dahlquist" <karldahlquist@...>
>Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 22:43
>Subject: [socalscan] Your worst nightmare - 30 SoCal cities looking at one
>new radio system
>> Police envision radio network
>> By Helen Gao
>> Staff Writer (LA Daily News)
>> GLENDALE -- Looking to improve communications across the sprawling
>> metropolitan area, officials from more than 30 public safety agencies will
>> meet Thursday in Glendale to discuss creating a regional radio network to
>> improve emergency response.
>> A regional radio system would allow various police departments to talk to
>> their home bases even when they are outside of their jurisdiction. In
>> addition, they would be able to achieve what is called interoperability --
>> communication among different agencies.
>> "We've always operated autonomously as islands," said Steve Hronek,
>> Glendale's wireless services administrator, who is promoting the system.
>> "When Glendale police get into pursuit or have to serve a high-risk
>> in another city, once they get a good distance from their home city, they
>> don't talk to anybody anymore."
>> Among those expected to send representatives are the cities of Burbank,
>> Pasadena, Whittier, Pomona and San Marino, along with California State
>> University, Northridge, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Los
>> Angeles International Airport Police Department.
>> Jack Wildermuth, who oversees the maintenance of Burbank's radios, said he
>> is attracted to the regional radio network idea because it would help
>> the city's police radio coverage area.
>> "I think a lot of people are pushing for it because of that," he said. "I
>> think it would be beneficial. We should have looked at that a long time
>> Because of cost and everything, it was kind of pushed aside."
>> When police officers travel outside of their jurisdiction and lose radio
>> contact, they currently either have to get on another agency's channels to
>> relay a message back to their home base or use their cell phones.
>> With a standardized radio system, police officers could communicate with
>> each other and across agencies through a virtually seamless system.
>> "The ultimate goal is to have coverage from Magic Mountain to Disneyland,
>> from Oxnard to Chino," Hronek said.
>> However, getting there might take cities years because some are struggling
>> to get the money they need to buy new radio equipment that would meet
>> uniform standards.
>> Among the 30-plus cities that have expressed interest in a radio network,
>> Culver City is the only one that has an up-to-date radio system, officials
>> said. Glendale is in the process of switching to new equipment.
>> While the idea of interoperability has been around for at least a decade,
>> Hronek said lately it's finally gaining momentum.
>> "As soon as another city learns what we are doing, the excitement is
>> palpable," he said. "This is something they've wanted to do for a long
>> "Word is getting out. We get more and more calls. It's an exciting
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