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Been listening to radios for over 40 years but really getting back into it now and have a question: What's with the open carriers on the FD frequencies? Dispatcher will finish talking but carrier is still open, no background noise. I think Frank R. answered this a long time ago but I'm having a senior moment, ktnxbye.
Since we work in a super secret location (that's well known) and the equipment is top secret (but available in the open market) and cameras aren't allowed (unless they're hanging from the ceiling), no I can't show you ours. However, Cape Cod isn't so anal and you can see theirs here:
It should be noted that the TX icons (shown in the middle of the rectangle) are only a few pixels larger than the standard Windows mouse cursor in our display. It appears to be a little larger here.
The old units (That NYPD still uses and refuses to change) are the best:
Ahhh yesss.... The good old Centracom II consoles. Back when consoles where robust pieces of equipment and if the center took a close lightning hit it was the only thing still operational when the smoke cleared. Miss those days!
Yes, comparators are a part of the voting system. CentraCom II's are slowly disappearing. Our local dispatch just went to Zetron's 2 years ago in place of CentraCom II consoles. I kinda miss hearing the old alternating Moto alert tone after the tones went out. Now we sound like every other town on our tone out channel.