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I heard a BC say he was on the radio with the PAPD. Do they have access to the PAPD radio system or were they using a different channel?
 

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Perhaps the BC has a PAPD radio checked out at a command post. FDNY vehicles do not have EDACS radios.

The more likely scenario is they are using UTAC/ITAC frequencies. NYC has the ability to cross patch them when required.
 

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Perhaps the BC has a PAPD radio checked out at a command post. FDNY vehicles do not have EDACS radios.

The more likely scenario is they are using UTAC/ITAC frequencies. NYC has the ability to cross patch them when required.
Do they use Motobridge up there, or another system?
 

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They have/had a Motobridge system, I don't know if the dispatch upgrade for NYPD and FDNY with MCC7500 consoles have completed yet and if so, they can do a console patch that way.

On a side note, DOITT also have a WAVE system which patches smartphone with radio on the DOITT 700 System
 

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Cool. It's nice having that IP-based infrastructure, simplifies a lot of interfacing between devices.

That's the first time I've heard of WAVE being deployed. Lotta bling for a system that doesn't do much, but pretty snazzy.
 

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It is quite easy to tell when a user is coming over on WAVE, the audio is quite poor when listening on a scanner when compared to P25 audio but I never hear a radio user complain so I guess it sounds OK on their portable.
 

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Simple answer.

Some Fdny units have papd radios. For example bc13 has a radio for the George Washington bridge.
 

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Well that sure is an easy answer :)

Thanks
 

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Simple answer.

Some Fdny units have papd radios. For example bc13 has a radio for the George Washington bridge.
That would make complete sense because it was during the fatal crash on the cross Bronx. BC was talking to the PA about checking cameras as they were unsure of the exact location of the crash initially.
 
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