i am of the notion that the radios will never work right and at this point don't really care anymore. every shify i see the disp. key up and nothing is transmitted. happens on both ends actually. not to mention all the other problems they have. but those in charge can care less because they don't use radios anymore.
10-9 I am sorry you feel that way.
Let us take a look at your complaint as posted. You say that dispatch as well as units in the field key up and no voice transmissions are heard. Are these problems reported when they happen or do you just live with it?
I am not choosing sides but here are a few points I know. The radio system was put in place in 1996. Not having local knowledge I will need to believe updates were made to the system since then. This type of radio system usually has a maximum useful life of around 16 years (depending on maintenance). Let me clarify something the towers have an actual useable life of 20 years, with the exception of locations near the ocean. This takes into account salt air corrosion. We have EDACS radio systems aboard vessels such as aircraft carriers for radio communication.
How old are the radios you are using. Some of the ones I have seen are no longer manufactured. One in particular has not been made for nearly a decade.
Here is the Jane’s report as well as the magazine put out by your radio provider. To help show I have a working knowledge of EDACS.
I would also like to say giving specifics about problems would be helpful. But thank you for getting the discusion started. http://articles.janes.com/articles/Jane ... tates.htmlhttp://www.bultronic.net/documents/chan ... els2_3.pdf