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Old 03-16-2018, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mmckenna View Post
I've always felt that Wide area/regional radio systems were not always the best choice. Sticking with smaller trunked or even legacy conventional systems and just purchasing multiband radios for those that need them was a better approach.
I agree. One of the more serious flaws is in channel loading predictions. They're quite effective for normal traffic, and most "routine emergencies", to coin a new phrase.

But they get tossed out the window with a large response event like a school shooting or a terrorist attack. And when that critical threshold is reached, it all comes apart quickly and dramatically.

It's quite frightening to sit there at the control point watching over things, hearing officers getting shot at, and watching it drop to failsoft when too many radios get turned on and start switching through channels.
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