The FCC requires license holders to broadcast their call sign on a regular basis. If I remember correctly, new systems like the P25 and EDACS transmit the call sign in code automatically. VHF users don't have that ability had must air the call sign verbally or in morris code.ch40n1k said:Ever since I was a kid I've monitored Arvada fire. What's the deal with dispatch identifying (callsign) at the end of every transmission? (I think it's KJW507)
Do you know if they will still have the same channels(channel 1 dispatch and channel 3 fireground), or are they adding more?ffrsw101 said:Arvada is now in the process of training all of the crews how the new radio system works the training will go on all this week. The mobile units will be installed in the trucks over the next few weeks. For now the UHF is only patched through the EDACS system for training. The crews are still using the UHF radios on calls. I know that they want to leave it this way for a few weeks then go live mid April. I know that they only have a few talk groups created with more in the works once they go live.
ch40n1k said:Yeah, I know that FCC requires identification ... it just seems that Arvada does so more often than any other ... even when all the departments were conventional ...
Meh ... I don't know. It's just one of those things I've always wondered about.
Seems like most of the time it is aired either right on or close to the hour.Toneslider12 said:I asked an ex-AFD dispatcher about this the other day. Basically they had to air the call sign at least once an hour. Sometimes it would happen more often depending on radio traffic and whether they were paying attention to the clock or not.