Narrow banding starting in mclean county;

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Awesomeman92

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Anyone know if Bloomington is planning on narrowbanding the 3 repeaters from the old police channels? Doesn't seem to make sense to spend money on it if they're just going to sit unused, although I could see keeping one as a backup if StarCom goes down. Also, the article mentioned Metcom, isn't fire the only thing of theirs not on StarCom? Don't see why they need $69k to narrowband everything, unless they're completely revamping their entire system and using the FCC mandate as an excuse to go forward with it. Just my initial thoughts..
 

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Even though mclean county fire is the only service not on SC21 they have a lot of assets all over the county which are all required to rebanded under the mandate. I don't know about the old BPD repeaters,since they are still on line but dormant.:roll:

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"Half of that money went to the Eureka-Goodfield Fire Protection District, Downen said, which has 45 pagers. A new pager is about $500"

Must be for ^^, way overpriced. At that price your better off getting your crew radios.

"In addition, agencies use portable radios, which cost between $400 and $1,000 each; vehicle radios, about $2,500 each; and base radios, $2,500 each"

Vehicle radios at 2,500 a piece, since when. Maybe for Starcom21 the only price ranges that make sense is the portable radio cost and console radios. Bases can be made for cheaper then 2,500 dollars.
 
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