A new radio here and there, to work on the existing system, isn't a problem. But that's a very different thing than installing an entirely new system (or joining the state P25 network, which incurs cost). They just don't have the money to do that. And speaking as a Polk County taxpayer, I want them to do other things with my money, rather than abandoning a perfectly functional radio network.I'm sure Polk county replacing radio's as they meet there end of life use, or cant be fixed all depts do, rather they say it or not. There's always small amount of funds in sheriff/ PD budget put aside for replacing things when it comes up.
I'm still not sure if they're using a different frequency, or just "talk around" on the repeater's output. Haven't been close enough to a unit at the right time to find out. Unfortunately, the hilly topography of the county makes it even more difficult.PCSO can go to 'tac' , they don't do it often, I believe it basically a 'car to car' , I heard one of the units say it the other day, but wasn't in a position to monitor it to see why.
Good to know.So I listening to PCSO today They were heading up to cover YCSO.
A deputy told another to switch to ‘tac’.
I was on my HT, switched to ‘PCSO tac’ which I had programmed, 154.0250, and there they were, talking about a second call. To keep the Main free of unnecessary traffic??, or off the norm channel people scan.??