Springfield leaders did a major disservice to the community with this system, as well as telling any neighborhood watch people Thanks for nothing. I tried a few years back to get media and others involved as to the right to hear what your city is doing.When your leaders leave you out in the cold they tend to think since no one hears what they are doing, they can do what they want.
The digital radios are not easy to listen to and they look like a brick. And should they drop digital to go analong that would be a major win for all.
Would it be monitorable on the newer GRE and Bearcat radios that monitor MARCS? Andif I have an EMA person answer, can you put your radio on RR for SPD & fire??
Oh yeah they had their reasons as to go Digital! They had a officer shot in 2001, after the call went out over the scanner people started to show up and to see the officer that was shot! I officer survived the incident after being shot in his Throat.As a former resident & frequent visitor of Springfield who has family still there and all around the Miami Valley there are many different sides to this issue. Having personal friends who have retired from Springfield Fire there was a point & time at least one loaded weapon was carried on board for the safety of all.
The move to digital cuts 2 ways and one of those ways are those from neighborhood watch groups feeling left out. Unfortunately the overall relationship between law enforcement in general and the taxpayers of Springfield & Clark County to say the least has been rocky over the years. This is a perfect example of the decline of a city whose manufacturing base was the heart and soul of it's tax base. I still remember when the IH plant was in full swing and load after load of school buses where driven out of town right past my grandparent's house.
Ding ding ding... we have a winner!Oh yeah they had their reasons as to go Digital! They had a officer shot in 2001, after the call went out over the scanner people started to show up and to see the officer that was shot! I officer survived the incident after being shot in his Throat.
Ding ding ding... we have a winner!
Exactly one big unstated reason, scanner listeners show up...
saying "I heard an accident on the scanner or I heard this and so I came to make sure it's not daughter, wife, car, or just wanted to see this"
Scanner listeners are often their own worst enemies to the hobby.
Motorola Smartnet systems are no longer available. It's Astro25 digital or nothing.clark county sheriff would have their own trs system just like dayton, columbus and etc i wish they would cuz more likely they would use the motorola type II smartnet hopefully cuz they already use motorola radios they should becuz then they wouldnt get interference from preble county and they would cover each other when they have traffic