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Old 12-06-2017, 12:40 PM
extan extan is offline
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Default Portable, reliable comm for very large NYC march

I've been asked to evaluate options for providing radio communications to the organizers of a very large (over 200k expected) march through midtown Manhattan. The march route spans about a mile as the crow flies, and various teams would like to spread out along the route, maintaining reliable communication throughout.

There was a march last year of similar size, and there were widespread complaints that staff could not communicate with each other. We would like to avoid repeating that, if possible.

It seems to me that a mile in midtown is a stretch for most portables, possibly exacerbated by very high crowd density. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this type of situation and could recommend the best course in terms of radios, frequencies, repeaters, procedures, etc.

Cost and complexity are important considerations. We'd expect/hope to rent the equipment...
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