Loudoun Fire Lowband Dead/dying

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j2brown

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Not sure if anybody still monitors this, but the paging is OOS permanently. Not sure if the entire low-band (46.38) system is offline yet, but it's headed in that direction. They had an (expected to happen eventually) equipment failure and no replacement parts are available.
 

j2brown

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My impression is that something finally wore out.
 

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The question at hand is are they going to try and continue with the low band dispatching. If so the sources of low band radio equipment is rather limited. Think there is only one vendor still making low band radios.

Jim
 

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Thing is the days of responding from home for first out is over.. Theres enough technology options now to page volunteers at home that doesn't require even a radio toneout.. I know Roanoke County went to a different system when they implemented their trunking system years ago for pagers for stations that had low call volume. (Seeing how Loudon is doing their best to become Fairfax anyway it probably doesn't matter unfortunately)
 

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Like you said In Roanoke Co., they utilized a POCSAG VHF paging system for all stations and specialty pieces - would not be surprised if more localities go to a similar text-based paging scheme than audio.
 
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