Pueblo County's new comm van

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I had an opportunity to tour Pueblo County's new comm van. It's pretty impressive looking, and has some pretty nice bells and whistles.
As for communications, it has various UHF and VHF radios, but no DTRS radios. It will get DTRS radios before Pueblo City and County actually move, however. FWIW, it was confirmed that Pueblo City and County's move to DTRS is 18-24 months away.
Here are a few pictures.
 

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Wow, great thinking, a gazillion dollars of taxpayer money to build something designed to be outdated (VHF & UHF)in just over a year and a half. Besides, when would you have a major incident requiring this truck, something massive, overwhelming local resources, yet still not involving all those agencies foolish enough to go to DTRS.

Classis myopic planning.

But hey...it is a pretty impressive sight, thanks for the pictures.
 

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Moosemedic said:
Wow, great thinking, a gazillion dollars of taxpayer money to build something designed to be outdated (VHF & UHF)in just over a year and a half. Besides, when would you have a major incident requiring this truck, something massive, overwhelming local resources, yet still not involving all those agencies foolish enough to go to DTRS.

Classis myopic planning.

But hey...it is a pretty impressive sight, thanks for the pictures.
Well, what exactly would you expect them to do? VHF and UHF is what was in use when it was bought, is in use now, and will be used for the next 18-24 months. Should they just mothball it and wait for the switch? Now that WOULD be a waste of money.

You seemed to have missed where I wrote that the DTRS radios are coming, and that eventually there WILL be DTRS in the county. Doesn't quite meet the definition of outdated now, does it? Sheesh....
 
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When the switch is made, it's a very simple matter to add the new radios to one of these vehicles. They use standard racks for equipment.
 

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n0doz said:
When the switch is made, it's a very simple matter to add the new radios to one of these vehicles. They use standard racks for equipment.
You're exactly correct. These things are infinitely adaptable and upgradable.
Some people are just too "myopic" to understand that, however.
 
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