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Old 06-06-2013, 1:23 PM
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Default Roscommon, MI - Michigan Emergency Vehicles Receive Upgrades & New Frequencies

ROSCOMMON, Mich. When you have an emergency, you call for help. When help is dispatched, they use the radios that emergency personnel carry on them and in their vehicles. The emergency frequencies on the radio band networks can, from time to time become clogged with other traffic.

Michigan Emergency Vehicles Receive Upgrades & New Frequencies | Roscommon County Weekly - Providing the news and a voice for the people of Grayling, Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake, Roscommon, St. Helen, Frederic, Lovells, Kirtland Communty College, and
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Old 06-07-2013, 7:59 AM
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Public safety radios are being clogged with traffic from "HAM radio operators"???

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I'm not trying to tell anyone how to do their job around here but maybe some of the articles that are complete bunk should be weeded out. I thought that was the whole point of screening them.
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Yea not much accuracy in that article. How about the real reason being Nextel...
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It is interesting that the propaganda handout from the Baxter County, Arkansas, sheriff's office used some of the same language, including the bit about amateur radio being a problem leading to digital and sophisticated radios (which incidentally are not working out, some users say -- hills, you know, and stuff like that).
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THAT is a ludicrous statement, the public service frequencies are on a whole separate part of the band than emergency services frequencies are. Also It doesn't say if they are P25 or analog, which again is a whole separate entity which is NOT even close to any ham radio frequencies. Some one that wrote that article didn't have the slightest idea of what they wrote, or they were given MISINFORMATION !!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 9:34 AM
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Given that Michigan State Police vehicles can be seen in the picture, I'd guess they are referring to the rebanding taking place on MPSCS.

.... And according to the database, Roscommon is indeed on MPSCS.
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It was an article from a community newspaper. The basics of the story are correct. Nobody said a thing about ham radios interfering. Read what it says, not what the conspiracy theorist in you thinks it says
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It was an article from a community newspaper. The basics of the story are correct. Nobody said a thing about ham radios interfering. Read what it says, not what the conspiracy theorist in you thinks it says
Why is the state wide system 'changing frequencies' then...
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Again - this is a community newspaper written by someone who just had to write a story on Aunt Ethel's barn door falling on two of her three pigs. Being read by people who probably just upgraded from an analog bag cellphone themselves.
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