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Portable Radio Transmitting on Random Talkgroups???

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Also, allowing an unauthorized radio will allow them to take resources. For example, if you have a multi-site simulcast system, allowing the radio to affiliate to a site and use a talkgroup where they are the only one to be on the talkgroup on that site would tie up frequencies that could be used for someone who needs them. All this just by listening; they wouldn't even have to be talking for this to happen.
 

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I would have the radio serial number checked for history. Is it possible this radio had been programmed as a sheriff radio at one point and then it was taken out of service then reissued? In my experience some units get the best and then when they come out with new stuff they dump it to another unit and get the newer stuff. Spent 20 years in a police department and never had a brand new car for my post. All the suck ups got them and belive me some of those guys had multiple accidents and they still gave them new cars. Meanwhile I had 5+ year old cars with 100k city miles on them that were hand me downs from the supervisor then to a specialty unit then a post. You mention it was a spare. Those are usually the radios that have been issued at least one time

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I would have the radio serial number checked for history. Is it possible this radio had been programmed as a sheriff radio at one point and then it was taken out of service then reissued? In my experience some units get the best and then when they come out with new stuff they dump it to another unit and get the newer stuff. Spent 20 years in a police department and never had a brand new car for my post. All the suck ups got them and belive me some of those guys had multiple accidents and they still gave them new cars. Meanwhile I had 5+ year old cars with 100k city miles on them that were hand me downs from the supervisor then to a specialty unit then a post. You mention it was a spare. Those are usually the radios that have been issued at least one time

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Interesting thought. It's way above my pay grade at this time, but I guess it is possible. I know that lately we have been getting all of our radios new and passing our old ones to the PD but who knows what was up with the older generation of radios.

And while the PD get our old radios, we get their old ballistic vests so I think we still get the short end of the stick! Ballistic vests have a lifetime for a reason!!! I would bet the stab resistant plates are still good, but I don't trust the kevlar to stop a rock much less a bullet (some of the ballistic vests we have are 30+ years old...)
 

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Interesting thought. It's way above my pay grade at this time, but I guess it is possible. I know that lately we have been getting all of our radios new and passing our old ones to the PD but who knows what was up with the older generation of radios.

And while the PD get our old radios, we get their old ballistic vests so I think we still get the short end of the stick! Ballistic vests have a lifetime for a reason!!! I would bet the stab resistant plates are still good, but I don't trust the kevlar to stop a rock much less a bullet (some of the ballistic vests we have are 30+ years old...)
As bad as our city is our Fire/paramedics don't have vests issued. Never really saw anyone wearing them. PD is dispatched along with medics if there is any possible mental or assault possibilities. They will stand by til we clear the scene for them.

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