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Old 05-13-2017, 9:55 AM
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I agree with what many of you are saying about cellular coverage vs. LMR, backup, load etc.

HOWEVER, that being said the assumption being made here is that Wave will replace the FBI LMR system instead of simply enhancing their coverage. FBI LMR does not have anything near nationwide coverage and, once you get outside of major metro areas, it is designed to support 100 watt car radios- not portable coverage. So, they have had to work around this problem. In many cases FBI is piggybacking on state and local radio systems- which causes its own set of issues depending on which lawyer is involved and all the coordination problems that go with it.

IMHO using Wave to extend FBI coverage and service is logical. It is not a replacement for LMR- at least not the way things stand now.
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