Although MRD IS licensed for the Graham tower, it is NOT currently up and running.sc8 said:Isn't MRD also on the Graham Tower? Why can't they use that?
The two things that really bother me is one you just mentioned...calling in service over polling. The biggest violator of that is the State Police. They have all the MRD channels available AND they have the 800 talkgroups like POLICE. Get off polling. It's not just that though...they send a teletype via NYSPIN to Central with all the unit assignments, posts, etc. at the beginning of each shift AND the SP dispatcher actually updates all the units in the Printrak CAD. So why call in and out of service if it's already done for you ?what really gets me is...calling in service over polling...
You and me both.In most "normal" PD's and 911 Centers, there are two channels, a Main channel for dispatching calls, and an Administrative/Records channel for traffic stops/NCIC/calling 10-7/8. I wonder why they do not implement something like that?
8, you are correct, sir. DSP units can come up directly on the Woodbury talkgroup, for example. Thus, as much as e911 would like to see it done, tearing the 800 MHz radios out of the troop cars wouldn't be a good idea in terms of them maintaining interoperability with the agencies that are primarily on 800 MHzAs far as the 800 MHZ thing, I agree, but don't SP still take calls in those areas, or at patrol those areas, if they have just VHF how would they find out about any activity in NBG, or any others? I guess they could just leave it in certain cars that cover those areas.
Mics are on the consoles.By the way, does anyone know if Central has headsets now, or is it still just the microphones attached to the consoles?
Ok...I could see 800 radios in the SP Newburgh Cars due the posts they cover...T/V Montgomery, Maybrook, V/Walden (uses as a tac), T/C Newburgh, T/New Windsor, T/V Cornwall, V/Highland Falls (uses as a tac) all use the 800 Beacon system. But SP Middletown...the only PD (not counting the SO) on 800 Graham is Mt. Hope PD. Same with 800 Sam's Point...V/Chester is the only PD that uses it and only really as a B/S channel. SP and the SO don't even have the Sam's Point tower in their radios. And Woodbury and Harriman (which both do not get polled anyway) are the only agencies on 800 Arden.SCANdal said:DSP units can come up directly on the Woodbury talkgroup, for example. Thus, as much as e911 would like to see it done, tearing the 800 MHz radios out of the troop cars wouldn't be a good idea in terms of them maintaining interoperability with the agencies that are primarily on 800 MHz.
I thought Graham was in the Otisville section. I believe Finchville is just southwest of that. I don't get out to that side of the county much.SCANdal said:Graham Mountain is in the Finchville section of the Town of Mount Hope
It's up on the tower at the ski slope off 218. At least thats where 718 is.SCANdal said:I don't know where exactly West Point is...