There are a few of us on here that are both. We have a vested interest.
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And I'm almost both. Technically, I am not a firefighter. I am a retired LEO. I am, however, a certified arson investigator and a certified fire instructor (and a certified law enforcement instructor). On the fire side, I taught fire science and arson investigations. On the police side, I taught Constitutional law, search warrants Georgia law and basic arson investigations. My fire instructor certification is national. The law enforcement certification is Georgia.
Yes, you all should be able to provide expert/experienced commentary that I would default to when it comes to utilizing a CCR in a firefighting environment.Volunteer fire, paid EMS here.
Assuming I had the authority to approve or disapprove, in a volunteer fire department situation, I would officially disapprove.Yes, you all should be able to provide expert/experienced commentary that I would default to when it comes to utilizing a CCR in a firefighting environment.
Would any of you approve of your agency issuing you a CCR for duty use?
For things that are not life safety critical, and not in hazardous environments, I guess I could concede. (IE, administrative personnel, maintenance, etc.)Would any of you approve of your agency issuing you a CCR for duty use?
Pretty much. One of the requirement for most of the volunteer departments in my area is that the radios have to meet the specifications of P25 Phase 1 trunking. The departments are free to use whatever they wish…but most are migrating to Motorola SU's as they've been the only radios which have performed to the user's expectations so far.That is why I like the trunking system we use we have control of what goes on it and the training of the members to one type radio. The plus is CCR are not made in trunking radios.
Yeah, subscriber access control is nice, especially considering the FCC rules make it plain that the licensee is responsible for all radios on the system/under the license.That is why I like the trunking system we use we have control of what goes on it and the training of the members to one type radio. The plus is CCR are not made in trunking radios.
Did you know that if you remove one diode, and install a separate antenna connector for the receiver in it's already pre-punched hole, the PPL 6060 can be run full duplex? Pull the 15 watt PA transistor and replace it with a ceramic cap of about 10pf, and it becomes a nice 2-3 watt radio for the LPI channels. (or FRS!)Case in point-- I have and use an antediluvian EF Johnson UHF transceiver (PPL 6060.) Its OLD- but it works fine, it looks brand new...
Yep. That's pretty old-fashioned.Call me old fashioned the ONLY one needing radios are the officers and the engineer/driver. Anyone going in a building has just one job[or 2] Put the fire out and or look for victims!! Comms are the last thing they need. IF they are to back out' the officer with them and the air horns on the rigs sounding off will be enough. Fifty radios all chiming in can be a hazard. Have a large mutual aid fire try listening to the chief the crews and other towns coming in setting up or needing directions or orders is bad enough, EVERY firefighter chiming in and jamming the frequencies is lousy.