Does anyone know what kind of Mobile and Portable radios DPS uses?
I know they are UHF, but I was wondering what manufacturer/model.
The word I got was the YRCS coverage does not cover all DPS areas so the primary use of the APX radios is internal interoperability with the legacy 460 system. Cars in Yuma still have the 460 radios installed, however some do not. I went to a exercise some months ago and the had the Harris multiband portables
That doesn't make sense, why would they need to interop with themselves that would be operate which in the case of DPS they haven't left UHF so the legacy system is still the only system they use. Now other agencies may be using the Yuma system but outside of interop on G deck for events and stuff, DPS Troopers are UHF.
WARICS (Western Arizona Regional Interoperability Communications System) was the original name for the YRCS. It is no longer used.
I think Flano is the only one who refers to it by AZWIN. I think he compares the YRCS to other statewide radio systems, such as the Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi Wireless Information Networks (AWIN, LWIN, MSWIN), and the Texas Wide Area Radio Network (TxWARN).