News: Years After Sept. 11, Critical Incidents Still Overload Emergency Radios

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News: Years After Sept. 11, Critical Incidents Still Overload Emergency Radios

Post by vk6hgr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:31 am

If you go back and listen to the recording of the Broward County radio dispatch system during the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School last month, you can hear the frustration in the voices of police.

"I can't transmit for some reason," says one officer. Other first responders echo the complaint.

"Just so you know, we're having trouble transmitting," says another person, and more than once, you hear a general plea for users to limit their communications to "10-33 calls" — radio code for an emergency.

"All cities, all radios be advised to keep your traffic to a minimum. With each transmission, it's causing it to crash, it's overloaded right now, per Motorola."

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Re: News: Years After Sept. 11, Critical Incidents Still Overload Emergency Radios

Post by roland985 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:38 pm

Interesting.

Too many users on analog repeaters and simplex causes problems, but once everyone shuts up they instantly recover.

This is why I support the use of analog radio for regular comms, and having MDTs and mobiles on emergency spectrum for sensitive information.
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