lakekid313 said:FD's are skeptic about digital comms. i believe that there is some type of investigation about digital radios and FG comms. a firefighter died in Virgina least year due to radio failures. this event was highly publicized by different firefighter organizations and has lead to the skepticisms. so until the investigation on the digital system is worked out, i cant see too many FD's moving around to digital. i know around northern NJ, alot of places that have digital TRS, do not have FD comms on them. most are analog, (Ex East Orange, Montclair)
A police officer is much less likely to be transmitting with a chainsaw or vibralert or fire alarm going off in the background or foreground. The first two of those have been linked to problems with digital radios on occasion. It may only be certain radio models or systems under certain circumstances but it bears testing by the end users before a fire department switches over to a digital system. And the nature of the interference issues from power tools and vibralerts leads me to think fire alarms may contribute as well.gcr33 said:Is a firefighter any different that a police officer? They both work under extreme conditions at times.