Part of the reason is the new radio console. It uses a Windows GUI and you need to use a mouse to turn the mixer off and on. The placement of the button on the screen is situated so that you have to be careful when aiming the mouse because all of the buttons are so close together. That fine motor control takes a few extra seconds.
If you hear it left on more often lately it's because the architects of the new office decided that the best place for the "ON THE AIR" lights is behind the radio dispatcher; where it can't be seen without turning around.
1170,anyone know the new tx. pl's for the new uhf system, programming my boss' personal and the ones I was given don't work.
why would you want to have the input frequencies, it'll just get you into trouble. keying up on any frequency your not authorized to is a fedral crime, $10,000.1170,
If your agency has valid authority to transmit on the FDNY's radio system (and there are an extremely small number of them), you can contact the FDNY's radio shop, who should gladly provide the information you require. If your agency does NOT have authority to transmit on the FDNY's radio systems then please do not expect anyone with the information to publically release it here on the forums. With the migration to UHF by the FDNY coming soon, system security (read: preventing unauthorized access to the repeaters, considering the large number of UHF radios in circulation in the city of New York) is now more of an issue then in the VHF-high band days.