I would be shocked if building interior fire communications ever went digital, unless some breakthrough in digital dependability occurs. I think if digital could be improved, it would have happened a while back. Analogue is not only dependable, but has a relative short range, thus keeping building interior communications "in the family", so to speak.Any idea when they (and other suburban fire services) will go digital full time (I.e. hazard calls as well)?
LOL on their website it says (and I quote) "Once we implement the system for non-hazard calls, we will begin the process of transitioning to the troubled system for all operations."In Phoenix, that transition is currently scheduled for January 1, 20-never.
I've tried to figure that out for ages, makes zero sense other than "because they can" .. so to be clear, I can be a block away from a fire and listen to VHF analog in the clear but the same traffic is encrypted when trunked .. WTF! What recently graduated MBA did they leave in charge to make that decision!Thanks......makes one wonder why analog in the clear and patches are encrypted. I know this dead horse is still being flogged but come on......fireground channels.....oh well.....