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Old 02-08-2018, 8:37 AM
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I wonder if they will be able to talk to neighboring RI agencies on their 800 MHz system.


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I wonder if they will be able to talk to neighboring RI agencies on their 800 MHz system.
Seems unlikely, as Westerly is no longer on the CT Police Hotline due to them being on RISCON, and Westerly's TGs being encrypted. The radios will be able to speak with CSP, but getting RI to allow their radios on RISCON would be a political hurdle that is easier said than done. It should be easy ... but we all know how that goes.
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Seems unlikely, as Westerly is no longer on the CT Police Hotline due to them being on RISCON, and Westerly's TGs being encrypted.


Thanks for your reply. Seems like poor planning. I guess the only interop will be on ICall/ITac.


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seems like a big waste of money.
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I think the issue that might come up is coverage. The CSP system is designed to provide 95% coverage with mobiles. Portable coverage may leave something to be desired. The nearest existing tower is up near Foxwoods. Unless the town or the state adds another tower closer, portables, especially indoors or in low areas, may not be real decent.

Once CT MA & RI are all on 700/800 P25, expect to see more radio coordination and cooperation for the Tri State area.

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Once CT MA & RI are all on 700/800 P25, expect to see more radio coordination and cooperation for the Tri State area.
MSP, RISP, CSP are all on 800. RI/MA are P25. CSP remains on Digital Voice, but their radios are completely capable of interop with MSP and RISP. No one plays nicely. They should , but they don't
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Mass Sp is not p25 just analog trucking and western mass is still Low Band
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Mass SP has P25 thru out Western MA as well as the greater Boston area. The rest is analog but they are in the preliminary stage to roll P25 out Statewide.
Low band use is minimal if at all.

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MSP, RISP, CSP are all on 800. RI/MA are P25. CSP remains on Digital Voice, but their radios are completely capable of interop with MSP and RISP. No one plays nicely. They should , but they don't
Few years ago CSP troop C were in pursuit and ended up on 84 in Mass. CSP and MSP were patched together and worked fine. The capabilities are there, training and implementation may be lacking.
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