Originally Posted by budevans
Aren't there something like seven different community trunk systems, not counting MARCS in Summit County. Sounds like over kill.
Just curious, how do you suggest they pick a system? I see you suggested Summit / Akron 800.
There are only 4 trunking systems used by PD/Fire/EMS in Summit County. Those four are Bath, Barberton, Richfield, and Summit 800. I know it looks like 7, but the South Summit County, Cuyahoga Falls, and University of Akron systems are strictly city service TG's.
Bath was part of the Summit 800, but they were having coverage issues in the western half of their city. They created their own P25 system that will merge with the 5 tower Summit County system once it converts to P25. Barberton and New Franklin are also in the process of switching to P25. That system will also merge with Summit County.
As for Twinsburg, and other North agencies such as Boston Heights, Macedonia, Hudson and Richfield, they really do need to switch. Ed is right, money and politics are what is stopping them from switching.