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Private Ambulance-Nextel Questions

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SCPD

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I've seen a local private ambulance company (rapid response, redford, mi) anyways... they use Nextel for their primary radio system, moved from analog VHF a couple years ago. My question is... obviously on VHF you're speaking on one frequency so everyone can hear everyone else. i think they were on 155.160 direct mode. anyways, my question is.

in my use of nextel you can only call one radio at a time. but when i was sitting next to them having a bite to eat they had their radio up loud and i heard "medic 7 radio"... medic 7... "transporting" "18:35" then heard medic 9 on scene "9 on the scene" anyways, i hear all the traffic from medics/dispatch that would normally have been on the one analog channel before they went digital. how does this work? if they can only contact one radio at a time.

ok thanks.
 

kma371

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It's not just one radio at a time.

They can do group calls too. Like a trunked radio system works.
 

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Nextel calls it "Group Connect"

One thing to remember: Nextel is going bye-bye very soon, so they'll be relocating again.
 

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Nextel calls it "Group Connect"

One thing to remember: Nextel is going bye-bye very soon, so they'll be relocating again.
Oh really? Wow, wonder what they'll do then! Will Sprint replace it with something similar? To Nextel's network?
 

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Semi works, as a Nextel customer who made the mistake of jumping to the Sprint Direct Connect, I'm wishing I jumped to a Coffee Can and Shoe String. Constantly getting messages that I'm not in a D/C area, yet 3G and 4-5 Bars..

PS - you only will get 3-4 hrs on the Battery

They just have to purchase new handsets right from sprint sprint now has a brand new version of direct connect that works right over the cdma network.



http://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/sho...&flow=AAL&planSKUId=null&tabId=dt_phones&ptn=
 
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