The county spent approximately $600,000 to replace its antiquated radios with a Motorola turbo digitized trunking system that Lacey said is similar to an 800 megahertz system but operates like a 400 megahertz system.
According to IT Director Ryan Cleary, the new system offered the best bang for the county’s buck. The new scanners are not available for purchase by the general public, he said.
The Federal Communication Commission issued a mandate to move all government radio systems to narrower bands by Jan. 1.
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