DTRS tower set to improve Lake County radio coverage


Dec 19, 2002
Western U.S.
Spotty radio coverage is a daily concern for Lake County’s emergency responders. Buildings like St. Vincent Hospital and Lake County High School are often within a dead zone for the county’s Digital Trunked Radio System (DTRS); erratic coverage is also an issue on stretches of state highway in the southern and northern parts of the county.

“Often responders on patrol or on a call in one of these affected ares will not hear radio traffic of incoming calls,” Sheriff Amy Reyes told the Herald. “This is a major issue which impacts our residents’ safety and the safety of the tourists who come to visit our city and county every year.”

Radio coverage is set to improve soon, thanks to the construction of an emergency operations telecommunication hub, proposed for Lake County this summer.

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