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Las Vegas Sheriff on Their New P25 Radio System

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department talks about replacing their relatively new Harris Open Sky radio system with a P25 Phase II system from Motorola.  According to the Sheriff, the Open Sky system (which went online in … Continue reading

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A New Hurdle for L.A. County Emergency-Radio Effort: Cell Tower Fears

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, local governments began talking about a new emergency communications plan that would connect every cop and firefighter in Los Angeles County on one system. But to the dismay of many, the radio network is still … 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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Riverside County Sheriff Moves to Encrypted Radio System

On Sunday, January 5th, Riverside County rolled out its much-anticipated and long-delayed public safety radio system that officials say will stretch the signal’s reach and streamline communication between agencies during major emergencies. The system, known as Public Safety Enterprise Communication … Continue reading

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San Bernardino County to get New Radio System – for $158 Million

After six years, San Bernardino County is finally on its way to overhauling its antiquated public safety radio system, and will be getting a state-of-the-art digital system at a cost of more than $158 million. The Board of Supervisors on … Continue reading

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Pasadena PD Comms are Now P25 Encrypted

As of January 7, 2012, the Pasadena Police Department’s radio communications have switched from analog to digital, preventing media outlets and radio enthusiasts from monitoring police calls. The police department will make its $7 million leap forward from analog to … Continue reading

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New Motorola APX 4000 Radio Series Announced

Motorola Solutions, Inc. Monday announced the newest addition to its APX P25 Phase 2 TDMA mission critical two-way radio series. The APX 4000 portable is designed to provide public works, utilities and rural public safety users with a durable and … Continue reading

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Digital Migration Percentage to Double in Next 5 Years

It’s taken a decade and half for 15 percent of the world’s licensed mobile radio users to move from analog to digital; however, the next five years will see this percentage more than double. This is one of the key … Continue reading

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