RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Announcements and News > Community Announcements and News

Community Announcements and News Announcements and News of interest to the RadioReference.com Community. All new threads posted here will be moderated by the administrators. Members are encouraged to post news and information here for the community.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-24-2013, 4:41 PM
Thunderbolt's Avatar
Forums Moderator
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 6,590
Default Augusta, GA - Augusta Considers $10 Million Radio Upgrade

AUGUSTA, Ga. It is time Augusta upgrades its radio system.

Augusta Considers $10 Million Radio Upgrade - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports
__________________
"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." Robert Frost.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-29-2013, 3:35 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Thomson, Georgia
Posts: 415
Default

Hey sheriff.... so we've outgrown the system? How? How much more growth do you need? Augusta/Richmond County is on the Palmetto 800 system so why spend $10 million? The story is confusing... does he want to get away from the Palmetto 800 system altogether and the county be independent of them? There's mention of going digital.... Palmetto 800 can handle P25 if that's what he want's but I find it hard to believe that new radios/flash upgrades would cost that much. Maybe I'm missing something.... I'm not a citizen of Richmond County but I do work there. The county has had financial problems for a while so, does that much money need to be spent?

There's pro's and con's to this... currently, we buy radios, the county pays a subscription fee per radio and Palmetto 800 takes care of the infrastructure, maintenance, etc., much like we all do with our cell phone provider. We buy a phone and the carrier takes care of the rest, no fuss no muss just pay our bill every month and all is good. Same goes for being a subscriber on the Palmetto 800 system, we pay a monthly fee per radio and they take care of everything else. The county also pays a yearly maintenance fee to the local Motorola dealer to take care of any problems with our radios, MDT's, GPS', etc. The dealer performs radio installs, programming, bench repairs and anything that doesn't pertain to the Palmetto 800 infrastructure.

I don't think we're getting the whole story.... someone prove me wrong, please.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-30-2013, 1:29 AM
b7spectra's Avatar
EMS Dispatcher
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cobb County, GA
Posts: 3,258
Default

In the Georgia Forum, there is more on it!
__________________


/
\/\|k.e

EMS Dispatcher/EMD Certified
http://icanhasdriverslicense.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2011 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions