- Oct 21, 2018
Recently the SLO county supervisors approved $6.1 million budget for a digital radio system. Does anyone know what kind of digital system they will be installing?
That's what sounds like. CALfire wont go digital on the county channel and 6million isn't much for full system upgrade radios/Microwave/towers. It cost Monterey County 30mill+ for the new system"Radio" can mean so much more than VHF/UHF. Microwave "radios" also fit in.
The "digital" is just the microwave backbone. There's no plans for digital voice in the near future. And what is county police? The link Rick linked to is 20 years old so it's a bit out of date as well.
You're welcome to go listen to the board of supervisors presentation for more info.
SLO County Board of Supervisors to vote on spending $6.1 million to upgrade "antiquated" public safety radio systemThis system is relied on by several agencies like CalFire SLO, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office and the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services to relay information at a moment's notice.www.ksby.com
If you notice in the link, they mention the system is 20 years old, which meets up with the timeline for the Harris Constellation system. The Tait repeater hardware certainly is not 20 years old, which points to this upgrade being the microwave radios.
SLO County already has a digital backbone for their analog system.That's what sounds like. CALfire wont go digital on the county channel and 6million isn't much for full system upgrade radios/Microwave/towers. It cost Monterey County 30mill+ for the new system