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Old 04-26-2013, 6:30 PM
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Macon Police Get New Radio System | 13wmaz.com

Anyone think it's going on lockdown?
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Old 04-26-2013, 8:45 PM
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Default Macon PD gets new radio system

Hey guys I work for the company that is setting up the system. It is 800mhz P25 encrypted.
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How much worse can it get?
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Shoulda gone to those meetings.

The article says they'll now be able to communicate with other agencies in the area. They're not going to be communicating with Jones county to name but one.

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Certainly not Bibb county since they're going encrypted. Do they really think things out when doing this?? Good Grief!
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Default Macon PD gets new radio system

Guys I did some more research for ya. They are getting Harris unity radios which do UHF/VHF/800/P25
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Guys I did some more research for ya. They are getting Harris unity radios which do UHF/VHF/800/P25
They don't do NXDN like Jones county uses.
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While I applaud Macon for putting out an RFP, the REAL question is what happened to the overlay they bought in 2006 with mostly SAFECOMM grant money? Where is the hardware now? My understanding is they ran out of money to replace the subscriber radios.

This was a 9600 baud Astro 25 simulcast system, what happened to it? Why wasn't it just reactivated and new subscriber radios procured instead of an entire new network? It's not like it couldn't have been updated to the latest system release and then replace the legacy radios- this certainly had to be cheaper than buying an entire NEW system from the ground up.

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Doesn't it always?
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While I applaud Macon for putting out an RFP, the REAL question is what happened to the overlay they bought in 2006 with mostly SAFECOMM grant money? Where is the hardware now? My understanding is they ran out of money to replace the subscriber radios.

This was a 9600 baud Astro 25 simulcast system, what happened to it? Why wasn't it just reactivated and new subscriber radios procured instead of an entire new network? It's not like it couldn't have been updated to the latest system release and then replace the legacy radios- this certainly had to be cheaper than buying an entire NEW system from the ground up.

Something smells.
it's still there. theres some traffic to it but not much. its linked to original tgid's.
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so why is the city buying a NEW system from Harris and not just upgrading the Astro 25 network in place?

this doesn't make sense.

they are going to have THREE trunking systems when all is said and done.

they have to be the undisputed leader in the "race to waste" if this is true.
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Shoulda gone to those meetings.

The article says they'll now be able to communicate with other agencies in the area. They're not going to be communicating with Jones county to name but one.
Lets see, Bibb county borders: Monroe County, UHF (400) analog, Jones county, VHF NXDN, Twiggs county, VHF trbo, Crawford county, VHF analog, so that just leave the small borders of Peach and Houston to possibly be able to "communicate with other agencies in the area" ...Not a very strong selling point to me.....
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Lets see, Bibb county borders: Monroe County, UHF (400) analog, Jones county, VHF NXDN, Twiggs county, VHF trbo, Crawford county, VHF analog, so that just leave the small borders of Peach and Houston to possibly be able to "communicate with other agencies in the area" ...Not a very strong selling point to me.....
From the sounds of it, they're going to buy separate radio systems for interoperability, not a single system. They're probably either going to give their users 6 different radios or just tell all the other counties to contact them.
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Hey guys I work for the company that is setting up the system. It is 800mhz P25 encrypted.
so that mean they cannot be monitored via scanner?
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so that mean they cannot be monitored via scanner?
That's usually what encrypted means
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so that mean they cannot be monitored via scanner?
That's what it means.
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Can news outlets still hear them?
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When Columbia County Sheriff Department updated their radio system they went total encrypted. Man I miss monitoring them.
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