DFES moving away from radio?

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DFES moving away from radio?

Post by Joshek »

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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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 »

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

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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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Re: DFES moving away from radio?

Post by roland985 »

I certainly can't see the 6AR/IP net going down any time soon, even for CFRS. It's a low tech network - it works, it's more reliable than most digital services/systems.

CFRS and VFRS may switch to other options for routine messages and status updates, but at the end of the day, most of the "interesting" traffic will remain audible on WAERN.
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