I know this was discussed in the New York Forum about the new MTA- Metro North LTR Passport radio system. I was wondering if anyone near Stamford, Bridgeport, or New Haven has started to hear activity on this new system.
I do recall the talk of the nationwide push for nexedge for railroad operations. I have a feeling that it will be a while before Metro North implements Nexedge. The LTR System I believe is for the communications and signal departments and different railroad departments.i think that the talk was nationwide push for nextedge trunking for railroad agencies, if you look into the railroad forum, i think there is a thread in there about it,
but i heard Kenwood nextedge, not to sure when or why?
As usual there is little being worked on or at least know to the people in the radio shop.
As far as the MTA Police, we're working on a talkgroup in the C,S,P, system for CT units.
Thats interesting that you heard the MTA PD on the CSP system. What talkgroup did you hear them on?? If they have access to the CSP system they must have to carry two radios one for their VHF system and then another one for the CSP system.Well, it sounds like MTA police have access to the CSP system. I just heard one on Troop G while they were dealing with a suicidal party on the highway in West Haven. First time I have heard them on it.
Thanks for the info radioman. I had a feeling that the trunking system might have been put on the back burner.I agree that it is definietly a good idea to have the radio system as a backup in case if the cell phone network goes down.For all interested, the trunking system has been put back on the shelf for now. We do have 2 sites with another ready in a few weeks connected via our in house fiber. For right now only the radio shops will be using it, both in analog and NXDN. There seems to be some misgivings about building it, since everybody has a cell. In my opinion not very smart, just look what happened during the blackout in 2004. Most cell sites went down, or you couldn't make a call from the overload.