Two ways used in NYC

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Motorola Saber I for PO, Saber II for higher ranks
Also more and more Vertex VX-537 are being phased in.
 

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I've always wondered why somebody would need to know this...

KB9TFH,

There are a couple...

Portables:

Motorola:
Saber 1
Saber 1E
Saber 2

Vertex Standard:

VX-537
VX-800

Mobiles / Bases:

Motorola:

Spectra

Vertex Standard:

?

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mancow said:
I thought it was the SSE5000.
I would agree. Moto made them just for NYPD. I even have a few PDFs about that radio. I wish I could get one, looks like a slick HT :)
 

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does anyone know what FDNY uses as thier radios>? i know that on 9-11 they had very bad reception in the towers when they were rescuing people so then dispatch / IC could not get info to the men inside the building. Anyone know why this happened that they did not get good reception inside the towers?
 

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Years later and things still haven't been fixed...

landonjensen said:
i know that on 9-11 they had very bad reception in the towers when they were rescuing people so then dispatch / IC could not get info to the men inside the building. Anyone know why this happened that they did not get good reception inside the towers?
Landon,

Read completely through http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report_Ch9.htm The answer to your specific question can be found approx. half way down in the paragraph with the bold caption "The Repeater System."

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FDNY Fire units are using Motorola XTS3500R portables (Model I for firefighters and first line supervisors; Model III for Chiefs and above). Mobiles are Motorola Astro Sabers. Post radios are UHF Kenwood TK8150 mobiles.

I'm working on confirming that FDNY*EMS units are using Astro Sabers portables and mobiles.

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I was in Coney Island (B'klyn) last weekend and I saw NYPD using Vertex portables. FDNY and EMS were using Motorola XTS series radios.
 

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Oh, I was of the impression they were standard issue.

I wish they made them available to everyone. They look like a neat design.
 

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they are field testing both radio's althought they have made a lot of vertex purchases, a final decision has yet to be made.
 
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