Hoboken FD is currently dispatching on a 470 MHz T-Band frequency, which has to be "given back" within the next few years, yet Hoboken PD (whose dispatch frequency is not subject to any current or proposed FCC action) is planning to move? Makes no sense to me, unless FD plans to take over the current PD frequencies when PD moves to NJICS.Covered in the NJICS thread... PD has a user agreement to transition to NJICS.
Has anyone either heard or seen Hoboken PD testing on 700 MHz yet?Just saw this in the on line version of the Hoboken Observer:
Police to get new communication system
Two contracts totaling about $1.2 million were awarded by the council to provide a new digital communication system for the Police Department.
Police Chief Ken Ferrante said, “We have an archaic radio system…whenever we have hot and humid weather we start losing channels, which is very dangerous.” He said by 2019 they won’t be able to add new parts to their system.
Ferrante said the new system could be fully installed in the next four to five months.
My understanding is they are joining on NJICS and using Harris radios (they bought enough that there is no question that is likely their plan), no clue if they are going to encrypt them or not. For all I know the feature set could be the minimum requirements to connect to NJICS for a Harris Radio, maybe it ships by default, etc. Frankly I'd be surprised if they encrypted but I have no first hand knowledge if this is their plan or not. Sadly, what sucks for them is not buying multikey - that's just poor guidance from a vendor if anything.So if I'm reading the most recent reply correctly, Hoboken is going to be using Harris radios? On the NJICS system, right? Full time encryption; does anyone know yet?
According to the DB, they have PD TG’s. All full Tim encrypted. Whether they are using them or not, I don’t know. But if they aren’t, sure they will be soon.Are you suspecting encryption? Or do you have a source saying that? Disappointed if that is the case. Just curious.