Originally Posted by Thunderbolt
Any word as to when the State Radio Project System will go live? I know they have been doing a lot of work on the high-speed digital microwave backbone over the last year. This will be used to connect all of the site together.
I've noticed that the OWIN (Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network)
website no longer exists and that the State Radio Project site has
nothing on a new trunked system. All of the info there refers
to upgrades to the microwave system and replacing, fortifying and adding
OSP/ODOT VHF repeater sites, new mobile radios and narrowbanding schedules.
According to the website, "one of the State Radio Project's goals is to
repair or replace critical components of Oregon's deteriorating state radio network
and extend the useful life of the existing
Oregon Department of Transportation and
Oregon State Police wireless communications systems".
A new 700 MHz system doesn't look promising at this point at least for now.