Atlantic City digital.

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fineshot1

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Cost is a big factor. Mobile and portable radios that can also do digital are more expensive then there non-digital counterparts.

Capacity could be another factor. The system has to have the digital infrastructure installed in all the elements to have full capacity for digital.

Also - sometimes politics and confidence play a part in it. A lot of fire cheifs are not sold on digital and prefer the old reliable analog channels.

Probably some more reasons I have forgotten.
 

Tech792

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To add to what Fineshot said, recent studies have shown that "digital" is not recommended for fireground communications. I believe it was FDNY and a few other big city depts that recently did a study since they found them to be unreliable.
 

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digital comms are being blamed for the death of a Virgina firefighter last year i believe. many depts hearing this im sure got scared away by it. but there are systems near by me that have digital PD and EMS, while fire remains separate,
 
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