Thursday, March 30, 2006
Talk-Around / Smok-Around, My Hiny !!
We have to stop meeting like this, someone might talk !
WINNER of the CD in the Blah-gs Tips Contest for February 2006 was CG, a firefighter from Derry's Fire Station 41. Way To Go CG !! Keep those tips coming - March's winner to be selected soon !!
From December 1, 2004 to November 30, 2005 we had the following:
163,345 Police Calls
18,176 Fire Calls
41,201 EMS calls
Totaling 222,722 calls on 800 Meggy Hurts.
Out of those calls we had 222,722 calls where there were transmission problems !
I can’t say that for a fact, however each and every call I listen to I hear at least once where the dispatcher or the responding agency has to ask for a repeat because of DEAD SPOTS and Digi-Crap !
In an email that I received from a concerned fireman, he advised the Blah-g of another problem that goes back on Mark’s programming. He said that when different fire companies are working together and they go to their talk around frequencies, they are different ! This is in Westmoreland County folks !
All fire companies are suppose to be on the same talk around channel as all police have their own talk around frequency. Same with EMS. But if a Zone 1 fire company would attempt to talk to a Zone 3 fire company, they can NOT.
How’s that for interoperability ? Good work Mark.
For those of you that know and like Mark ( I’ve never met the man nor will he talk to me, so I don’t know him. Mark may be a nice guy but I can only report what is sent to me and the facts as I know them. ) please have him begin to reprogram the fire radios so I don’t have that to write about. It would make it easier on me !
The system, and I’m speaking of OUR 800 Meggy Hurts Radio Cyst-Em would not pass NFPA standards, nor does it pass DHS standards. That’s sad !
On another quick note that has nothing to do with our Cyst-Em… I was speaking to a trooper today and I mentioned what a “funny guy” Trooper Maloy was and that I enjoyed listening to him on the State Police TAC channels. This trooper I was speaking to told me that Trooper Maloy was the PENNSYVANIA TROOPER OF THE YEAR last year. The Blah-g would like to congratulate Trooper Maloy for a job well done !
That’s it, PLEASE listen to all the new audio clips I’ve posted on my website. I hope that all those hours put in to creating them is not going to waste. Yesterday only 200 people listened and downloaded the newer audio clips. We can do better than that !!
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO CLIPS FOLKS, I DO THIS FOR YOU.
http://800.k3sam.com - website
firstname.lastname@example.org - send me those tips, photos and trip sheets. Everything is welcome ( 911 logs welcome too ! )