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Old 03-26-2014, 6:41 AM
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Morgan leaders vote down communications system upgrade - journal-news.net
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Old 03-26-2014, 6:52 AM
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Sounds like some good thought was put into the plan and review all around. Paying for a "minor" upgrade like that over 15 years seems crazy.

I always take things I see and hear in the press with a grain of salt (too many times they just get the details/facts wrong) but if Morgan County can't afford $2.4 million (really $1 million if they get the expected grants), you have to wonder what their plan is moving forward. The must be assuming someone is going to just give them a system.
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Not coming full circle to 100% SIRN is a unwise decision on Morgan counties part. Yes we all know that Motorola P25 trunking equipment is way overpriced but to jeopardize first responder and victims safety is a liability waiting to happen. Although some of the news story link information is inaccurate to a degree.
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Not coming full circle to 100% SIRN is a unwise decision on Morgan counties part. Yes we all know that Motorola P25 trunking equipment is way overpriced but to jeopardize first responder and victims safety is a liability waiting to happen. Although some of the news story link information is inaccurate to a degree.
I believe all participants have the option to use other manufacturers like Kenwood.

I think I remember correctly that Morgan has been struggling for a long time to find something that works well for them. At one point they were using (and probably talked in to) an 800MHz system.

I know some of the users in Berkeley aren't too fond of the statewide system but as a whole I think its great. I agree that it was very unwise for Morgan to not go with it.

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I believe all participants have the option to use other manufacturers like Kenwood.

I think I remember correctly that Morgan has been struggling for a long time to find something that works well for them. At one point they were using (and probably talked in to) an 800MHz system.

I know some of the users in Berkeley aren't too fond of the statewide system but as a whole I think its great. I agree that it was very unwise for Morgan to not go with it.

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Correct, the Tier 1 approved units for use on the SIRN are:

Mobiles:
Bendix-King KNG-400M
E. F.Johnson 53XX series
Harris Unity XG-100M
Harris M7300
Motorola APX 7500
Motorola APX 6500
Motorola XTL 5000
Motorola XTL 2500

Portables:
Bendix-King KNG-P400
E.F.Johnson 51XX series
Harris Unity XG-100
Harris P7300
Kenwood TK-5310
Motorola APX 4000
Motorola APX 6000
Motorola APX 7000
Motorola XTS 2500
Motorola XTS 5000
Motorola SRX 2200

There are a few other listed such as Tait, MaCom and Thales but with limited areas of operation.
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