scanbc780 said:What surprises me is that they still insist on paying big bucks on these systems even though its known to be troublesome. Even worse Motorola still insists that they sell them.
Officer and Firefighter safety is #1 and their radios are their lifeblood when they are working and calls for help going unanswered, God forbid this from happening, is going to be nasty if it does.
Hopefully this rebanding issue may resolve some of these problems.
Well I may be a bit of a dim bulb in regards to such things but maybe someone could have thought of that before spending some ungodly sum of money on a radio system that seems to work marginally at best? Just a thought - I mean really, have the people in charge simply forgotten something called common sense?crypto1 said:PRWN and TOPAZ (Mesa) do not have a coverage problem. In regards to the comment from the helicopter observer from Mesa.... The problem for helicopters is that they roam too freely amongst sites. When a radio is in the act of roaming it cannot receive or transmit. The pilots are complaining of not getting on the talkgroup or missing transmissions
Mesa is actually quite busy. You just have to be in range of one of the sites to receive it, and 800Mhz doesn't go nearly as far as VHF does. The problem is, unless you have been blessed by the reception gods that day, your scanner gets beat to death by interference from other radio systems, including cellular.InlandAZ said:"PRWN and TOPAZ (Mesa) do not have a coverage problem. In regards to the comment from the helicopter observer from Mesa.... "
All I can say is this: Mesa was one of the busiest systems going in the old analog days - I actually had to turn the bank off because it completely dominated the scanner. Then they went digital, and apparently "all criminal elements" left the city - cuz the system is DEAD...
Think what you like, but its sure seems like they have a coverage problem to me...