Saw this article on firefighterclosecalls.com Our county is in the process of switching over to digital radios. Are your departments seeing any of these problems?
We used to. We had a call once where we had to activate the RIT team because the digital radios wouldn't transmit from inside the structure.
Shortly thereafter we dug our old analog radios out of storage and use them on the fire ground.
I would stay away from P25 trunked radios, they require a computer for address from your radio and then let you talk. I don't care what the Fire Dept is doing 100 miles away, and if we need to know Central will let us know. Give good old analog radios with direct talk any day.
If you need contact with outside world have a com. officer take care of that.
Remember cell phones didn't work during 911 what makes you think P25 well!
Just my thought, please everybody be safe!