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LA-RICS LTE Network On Track to Meet Sept 30 Deadline

The much-anticipated public-safety LTE network being deployed by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) is on track to be completed by next week’s federal deadline, and the new system should be operational by the end of the year, … Continue reading

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LA City Council Approves Police Sites for New LA-RICS LTE Plan

Los Angeles City Council members voted to approve the use of 19 city-owned police stations as the location of cell sites for the amended Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE proposal. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Joint Dispatch Center Unites Police and Fire

For years, the Santa Monica police and fire departments had separate dispatch centers. They operated independently, frequently collaborating but regularly coping with staffing shortages, information gaps and delayed responses. The fatal shooting at Santa Monica College in 2013 was a … Continue reading

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UCLA Water Main Break

A 93 year old water main broke near the campus of UCLA sending a torrent of raging water through parking structures and athletic facilities. The 30-inch pipe’s rupture shot water 30-feet into the air sending an estimated 20 million gallons roaring onto roads … Continue reading

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SCMA Presentation by Wayne Smith, Ph.D.

At our July meeting, club member Wayne Smith, Ph.D. (N6LHV) gave a talk about Software Defined Radios. Wayne demonstrated how a $25 USB dongle designed to receive digital TV broadcasts can be used as an inexpensive SDR and spectrum analyzer. Professor … Continue reading

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Rim Fire Communications and Camp Life

Here’s a behind the scenes video of radio communications at the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park.  The video was made by a person who is a radio communications technician and shows setting up portable repeaters and other communications gear … Continue reading

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High Desert Public Safety Operations Center dedicated in Hesperia

Law enforcement and public officials from across San Bernardino County gathered Friday morning in Hesperia for a dedication ceremony and tour of the new High Desert Public Safety Operations Center. For the first time, dispatch services for both the Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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LAPD Evaluating Chrysler’s Uconnect Touch System in Dodge Charger Pursuits

By: Doug Newcomb, http://www.wired.com While cutting-edge automotive infotainment systems like Cadillac CUE get lots of attention, Chrysler’s 2-year-old Uconnect Touch remains a dark horse in the field, gaining a fair amount of praise and winning awards from Edmunds and Ward’s … Continue reading

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A Look at the Federal Interagency Communications Center in San Bernardino

The busiest joint Federal Interagency Communications Center (FICC) in the United States is located in San Bernardino California at the headquarters for the San Bernardino National Forest.  The center serves federal fire and law enforcement agents who are in charge … Continue reading

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Report: LAPD Dispatch System Repaired

A month after a failure of LA’s radio dispatch system that a City Councilman feared could have put lives in danger, a city engineer reported on Friday that the problems have been fixed. Power went out to the city’s radio … Continue reading

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