Yes, Karl. Each talk group has a priority level programmed.Does RCS prioritize traffic when busies start occuring? Public Safety, then everyone else?
I remember when Seattle had its "big quake" and everyone keyed up the Seattle-King County system to say "was that an earthquake" and knocked it off the air for some time. (among other reasons I am sure)
Consider that there are approximately 20,000 radios on the RCS (18,000 of which are in San Diego County) across more than 200 operational entities and you start to see the power of sharing of the infrastructure (compared to each one of those 200 entities having their own set of frequencies). Then consider that, by being on an international border, the two-county area is limited by international agreement to about 1/2 of the available frequencies that the rest of California has to work with (and that does not include the UHF-TV spectrum [470, 482, and 506 MHz segments] available to Los Angeles County area) and you start to see the issues that system administrators face.Thanks Don for that informative post. That is increadible that the max is that low.
I am in North Co., just below the radio tower on San Marcos Peak. Amazing nothing went down tonight, as it looked like the top of the tower took a lightning hit around 1740.
Does group D have option A? IOW, do the public works guys have an operational EMER button?A. A unit who pushes his/her Emergency button goes to the top of the priority list.
B. Law & Fire operational groups
C. EMS coordination, EOC coordination
D. Local Government operations (public works, etc.) <- includes the RCS radio techs
Preemption.So you use "Top of Queue" versus "Ruthless Preemption" Don?
There's also the capability of a group or user having the ability to bump the lowest off without the need for an emergency activation. That'll teach them bus drivers!
The shop techs need to air check installs somewhere.Don-
What has all the testing on COCALL T 2 been about? Is this just routine tesintg?
NCDJPA ("North Com") agencies were done just before the holidays. As Dave said, We have San Onofre yet to do, along with catching up on the 'missed' radios, Lifeguard agencies, and cooperators.Don, thanks for all your help.
It looks like Northcomm is now using the "final" talkgroup configurations. Is the north zone re-programming done?