- Nov 15, 2006
The SIRN 20-20 system will be a 800mhz P25 phase 2. Going to city and county meeting will not do anything. However, if a local fire dept does not want to sign up under the state system. They then have to still meet the interoperabilty requirements. Which using the national standard would be my go around. Google search North Dakota SIRN and you can read of what the system will be set up like. It does sound like it may have some VHF trunking backwards capabilty for the current VHF system.. it is not very clear on this section. Some radio traffic will be cryptic according to what I have read. overall 95% handheld coverage throughout the state is very impressive. 85% coverage inside of a building. right now the plan is to get all the current state sites upgraded and work on the dispatch centers.
Interesting. Is ND a home rule state? Ohio is, ant the state AG has no power to mandate that local agencies use encryption; it's solely a local decision.Uodate:
LE is confirmed to be 100% Encrypted. This order is coming from ND Attorney General. FD and EMS will be open. They are still trying to figute out how there going to do paging. It sounds like they will use VHF for paging temporarly.
Interesting that LE will be 100% encrypted. Does anyone have a good timeline on when this will start rolling out and the conversion live dates will go live? Also I have heard they are going Phase 2, this correct? I'm surprised they wouldn't go Phase 1 like Minnesota, cheaper models of radios to purchase that can go Phase 1 especially for smaller fire departments.