DFES moving away from radio?

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DFES moving away from radio?

Post by Joshek » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:44 pm

They may not be going digital, but they're moving away from the radio it seems with the new IRIS system and P1. Welshpool just got in trouble for not giving a radio turnout message and 6AR said "At this stage, we still require a radio message."

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Re: DFES moving away from radio?

Post by Joshek » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:17 pm

6AR just told an appliance that they must give a radio turnout until "change day". I guess that will mark the end of most of the radio traffic.
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Re: DFES moving away from radio?

Post by Infernal » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:05 pm

Still hear turnout's from VFRS, VFES and BFB's as they dont have the IRS tablets installed in appliances.

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Re: DFES moving away from radio?

Post by Joshek » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:27 pm

I've noticed, and more often than not they have issues with IRIS too and just end up using the radio.
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