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Re: [SoCalFire] Re: [socalscan] Your worst nightmare - 30 SoCal cities looking at one new radio system

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  • Tim Macias
    Or a system like Verdugo maybe? Tim Macias Aol Screen name RA 51 With out a doubt one of Americas Bravest ... THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS COMING! Get Gifts, Gear &
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 31, 2002
      Or a system like Verdugo maybe?

      Tim Macias
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      With out a doubt one of Americas Bravest


      --- "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.
      >
      >Harry Marnell
      >http://www.snowcrest.net/marnells/kma367.htm <~~ LAPD Communications
      >History
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "Karl Dahlquist" <karldahlquist@...>
      >To: <socalscan@yahoogroups.com>
      >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
      >warrant
      >> 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
      >expand
      >> 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
      >ago.
      >> 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
      >time.
      >>
      >> "Word is getting out. We get more and more calls. It's an exciting
      >project."
      >>
      >>
      >>
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      >>
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