I wonder why they didn't use the AREA 11 mutual aid system? Kind of a waste of money to NOT use a tool they have available to them. A lot less heachache for the dispatchers too.I have not seen this in use yet maybe I missed it they could have used it last night with their chase, they had county and city cars in the chase and the dispatchers were on the phone talking to each other. So the system isn't working or they forgot to use it. Marion, CRPD, Linn Co and State(state did a 10-22 as it was over before they got there.
This started as armed robery in Marion with gun, car was then spotted by a Linn Co car and followed to 380 before more units could catch up and start the take down. Shocking they didn't stop and CRPD used sticks to kill the tires and it ended short time later at a gas station parking lot with no shots fired and 2 going to jail. This new system was not used in the 15 minutes it took all of this to happen. I am sure it is on the tapes it was about 7:00 last night. I had to keep switching from CO to City to figure out what was going on and who they caught as Co took one and a City car took the other.
The troopers have AREA 11 in thier radios. Is there a patch on the Cedar Rapids TRS for mutual aid or is mutual aid refered to as AREA 11? None the less.I also noticed that they didn't use Area 11, the CRPD dispatchers kept asking LCSO to switch their cars to Area 11 or LEA, but the deputies said "they were too busy". Listen ******** you can't be too busy just driving down the interstate to take 3 seconds and switch your radio to a different frequency so ALL the units can here you? That's an officer safety issue. On that note, it really would have been nice if CRPD or LCSO would have just 'patched in' the other agency with this new system, then they wouldn't have had to ask the officers to do anything. So either it failed, or something happened.
What a cluster, the troopers wanted them to switch to LEA, CRPD wanted thm to switch to Mutual Aid, and the dispatchers wanted them to switch to Area 11. I have an idea, use this expensive new system!
Also, they were not using the MPD/LCSO LINK, as LCSO wasn't originally involved with the robbery investigation, and MPD was never in on the chase.
Most everyone has 155.61 in there scanner. Really no need for 460.275.460.275 is being used as a car-t-car frequency between LC and MPD. Many people don't have that on their scanners. They might have been using it.
I think it is a continuous link because I hear LC cars on it all the time.....................I can also hear them on 155.610 at the same time
Don't know why they didn't use the voice over ip interop . Maybe the dispatchers are not fully trained yet
That was when they were playing with the voice over IP system.The troopers have AREA 11 in thier radios. Is there a patch on the Cedar Rapids TRS for mutual aid or is mutual aid refered to as AREA 11? None the less.
I'm fairly certain LCSO was patched into the Cedar Rapids TRS a couple weeks back when they were looking for a subject. The CRPD officer still had to change is radio channel, he was running on DISPATCH, but after the patch they moved everything to like F3 or something similar.
The point I was trying to make is that this a link between two systems that is pretty much permanent. There is no need for anyone to do anything if the two sets of officers want to communicate.Most everyone has 155.61 in there scanner. Really no need for 460.275.
I'm just curious here, why do you like to listen to the input frequencies?The point I was trying to make is that this a link between two systems that is pretty much permanent. There is no need for anyone to do anything if the two sets of officers want to communicate.
I like to listen to input frequencies as well as the repeated product.
Much the same reasons why you have in the past.I'm just curious here, why do you like to listen to the input frequencies?
I used to have scanner setup so the scanner would "scan" the input frequency before the output frequency for the state patrol. This was in my car of course. I won't list the reason why I did this, but I think you probably get what I was trying to do
Before I was 16 and limited to a bike, I had to put the input frequency for the sheriff's repeater before the repeater output frequency. If the city cop was with in 3 blocks of me, it would desense my scanner and I couldn't hear what he was saying.
The upgrades Sheriff Gardner was talking about is rebanding issues.....I highly doubt a P25 system as they dismissed it in the past and have digital capabilities now......and don't use it because the system stinks out in the county. Don't plan on seeing them on RACOM anytime soon.......They also already have an LTR system that they use in the jail.......they could expand that if they wish......Linn County
here is a little more info on the system
So it is a Harris System http://www.pspc.harris.com/products/brochure/ECR-7604D.pdf surprise and Linn Co will be connected to RACOM and the county saying that they will have to spend some money in the future for new radios...... I can only guess they will go RACOM.
Took them until today to move back to their building after the flood, the company that I work for has been back for over a year can only guess how long it would take them to get off the old VHF system.
And they still haven't decided on the Library, City Hall, Central Fire Station, CR Theater, Paramount or the County Office building. ALL GOVERNMENT buildings.I was just guessing they might go to RACOM I would stay the way they are as it seems to work even F2 for the most part comes in clear for me so they should be good to go, I believe in if it works keeps it, until age and cost of repair tell you it is time to replace.
I was just saying took them like all government forever to get their buildings back up. I know the jail and court house needed to be up and running, but it wasn't like they couldn't have someone in there getting the place fixed. It just sat there with a fence around it like any other flood property. I am sure money was the big issue since there are plenty of contract workers around. The only field that I know of that is or was very busy was IT install and service. They built a new RR bridge, and new private parking ramp downtown, and have started the new Federal Court House before they got moved in. That is just slow.