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Old 05-05-2014, 7:51 PM
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Never had the privilege of using broken sky.

But the SOP's are most likely written by a lawyer as it closely mimics a Motorola contract than it does actual procedures.




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Thanks for the criticism Cav. Do you have any constructive thoughts/suggestions about the SOPs? We have operated a conventional system for all of public safety radio history in Berks County and are on a steep learning curve here.

Motorola had no involvement in the development of the draft. It was written exclusively by a team of management/dispatchers/field users. We have received a fair amount of feedback and suggestions from our field users and our staff that did not participate directly in the development, but we have not heard that the document is overarchingly confusing.

Again, we are interested in input from field users and even from people outside of Berks COunty proper who might be able to offer insights based on their experience in operating on a complex, multi-disciplinary trunked system.
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Old 05-05-2014, 8:21 PM
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Thanks for the criticism Cav. Do you have any constructive thoughts/suggestions about the SOPs? We have operated a conventional system for all of public safety radio history in Berks County and are on a steep learning curve here.

Motorola had no involvement in the development of the draft. It was written exclusively by a team of management/dispatchers/field users. We have received a fair amount of feedback and suggestions from our field users and our staff that did not participate directly in the development, but we have not heard that the document is overarchingly confusing.

Again, we are interested in input from field users and even from people outside of Berks COunty proper who might be able to offer insights based on their experience in operating on a complex, multi-disciplinary trunked system.

It would make it much easier to read if the spacing of the lines in the document wasn't all crammed together.

You could probably shave a few pages off the document by leaving out some of the technical jargon used that the average field user wont understand at all . Remember , all they care about is keying up the radio , getting someone to answer on the other side , for it to work and now they can quite easily hear them selves talk due the delay on the output.

Keep it simple/stupid


Make sure end users AND the dispatchers wait a second after the TPT tone ends for other radios that are in scan to switch to the selected channel priority.


And for the love of Christ , tell your dispatchers to STOP KEYING UP OVER AN OPEN MIC , STATING "ALL UNITS TO CHECK FOR AN OPEN MIC !!!!!!!!" The knucklehead with the unsecured mic WONT hear them .
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First I'll say I'm opposed to the 100% encryption on the law enforcement side. I monitor police traffic when I'm out and about as a way to know what's going on and what areas I should avoid in case of accidents or other incidents. This encryption on regular dispatch channels only serves to cover up what is going on in the hopes that the media will have less negative events to cover.

Moving on, I noticed talkgroups in the system for the City of Reading - public safety and other city services. Will the City of Reading be moving onto the new countywide TRS or are these talkgroups only set up as a placeholder or patch? Also, if the City of Reading does move onto the new TRS, will they add their 800 MHz trunk system frequencies to the system?
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I am sure the Reading Eagle will have access to it like they currently do with the City PD.
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First I'll say I'm opposed to the 100% encryption on the law enforcement side. I monitor police traffic when I'm out and about as a way to know what's going on and what areas I should avoid in case of accidents or other incidents. This encryption on regular dispatch channels only serves to cover up what is going on in the hopes that the media will have less negative events to cover.

Moving on, I noticed talkgroups in the system for the City of Reading - public safety and other city services. Will the City of Reading be moving onto the new countywide TRS or are these talkgroups only set up as a placeholder or patch? Also, if the City of Reading does move onto the new TRS, will they add their 800 MHz trunk system frequencies to the system?
The City system will be removed from service after cutover.
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Old 05-16-2014, 4:55 PM
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I have all eligible talkgoups programmed in my PSR 800. Heard feedback on EMS Hail through the North Simulcast on 5/15/14. Transmission was not very long to determine if scanners will get simulcast distortion on receive de k3cwh
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I have all eligible talkgoups programmed in my PSR 800. Heard feedback on EMS Hail through the North Simulcast on 5/15/14. Transmission was not very long to determine if scanners will get simulcast distortion on receive de k3cwh
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Starting to receive more transmissions on the new 700 mHz. system. EMS Hail talkgroup transmissions are crystal clear with no distortion from simulcasting. This is a positive thing for Motorola P25 P2 simulcasting. The zero distortion means perfect timing from all towers kudos Motorola. Also hearing testing on UTAC Call and UTAC 41 conventional. Again perfect receive but, it does appear techs are in a learning process and not totally familiar with Moscad and its capabilities. All this is fine business as long as the system is moving in a positive direction. So far so good. Let's see when the switch is turned on and the multi-users take over. More information to follow stay tuned.
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Old 06-30-2014, 3:08 PM
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Hearing testing this afternoon in Nazareth, Northampton County. Talkgroup 40001. I can only pick it up if I go into my 90 degree garage though. Using the PSR-800 with RS 800mhz antenna! Loud and clear!
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