Nashua aldermen to consider upgrades to city radio system

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Nashua aldermen to consider upgrades to city radio system

#1 Post by Thunderbolt » 27 Nov 2012 14:42

NASHUA, N.H. - A proposal to spend up to $1.6 million for upgrades to the citywide radio communications system will be introduced to aldermen today for its first reading.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/2012 ... /121129342
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#2 Post by scannerjunkie » 05 Dec 2012 21:48

Bolt thanks for this information.

From what I heard that their radios are so out of
date and that to get parts is hard to come
by. One of the City Workers I spoke to showed me
the old radio and said that it was a piece of sh*t.

I do support the idea of upgrades but the question
is "Can they think they be able to pay that much?"

Also heard that even if they do upgrade that means their frequencies will stay the same
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#3 Post by jmarcel66 » 06 Dec 2012 12:15

The article made it sound almost like they'll simply be buying new radios and making some improvements on the existing system. But there's always talk of the latest thing out there.
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#4 Post by ecps92 » 06 Dec 2012 15:33

Well, Batwings does make radios for a limited time now [brings in more $$] where some folks still have
MX and STX Series radios radios still running, when properly cared for.

Even the XTS2500? or 3000 is out-dated
scannerjunkie wrote:Bolt thanks for this information.

From what I heard that their radios are so out of
date and that to get parts is hard to come
by. One of the City Workers I spoke to showed me
the old radio and said that it was a piece of sh*t.

I do support the idea of upgrades but the question
is "Can they think they be able to pay that much?"

Also heard that even if they do upgrade that means their frequencies will stay the same
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#5 Post by jrm3607 » 06 Dec 2012 18:21

ecps92 wrote:Well, Batwings does make radios for a limited time now [brings in more $$] where some folks still have
MX and STX Series radios radios still running, when properly cared for.

Even the XTS2500? or 3000 is out-dated
They still make the 2500, the problem right now the Fire, Police and DPW? run with XTS3000's. The Dispatchers and Firefighters I talked to are happy with the performance of the system right now, so my guess is just new radios (probably other equipment considering 1.6 million is a lot of money for new radios).

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#6 Post by jbella » 12 Jan 2013 14:52

If I was told correctly, every FF in Nashua has his own portable. I would assume based on that, eery police officer also has his own. So if you are going to issue every public safety officer with a new APX (after all who would want one of those old outdated and horrible XTS models :rolleyes :) then a majority of $1.6M would be gobbled up pretty quick.

Since I got help from here and reprogrammed their system, I rx the trunk consistently from a couple select spots around here.

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#7 Post by jrm3607 » 12 Jan 2013 16:07

jbella wrote:If I was told correctly, every FF in Nashua has his own portable. I would assume based on that, eery police officer also has his own. So if you are going to issue every public safety officer with a new APX (after all who would want one of those old outdated and horrible XTS models :rolleyes :) then a majority of $1.6M would be gobbled up pretty quick.

Since I got help from here and reprogrammed their system, I rx the trunk consistently from a couple select spots around here.
Yes every Police Officer and Firefighter has their own XTS3k modle i. So if they did buy everyone an APX7k it would be quite costly.

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#8 Post by CPL22586 » 12 Jan 2013 18:04

I was looking at the City Of Nashua website and noticed that the PD took delivery of 65 APX7000 radios in September through a Department Of Homeland Security grant. The radios will be used by the NPD speciality units.

http://www.nashuanh.gov/agendas_minutes ... 20Cmte.pdf

Here is the link to the PDF pages 15 to 18.

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#9 Post by scannerjunkie » 25 Jan 2013 00:23

Unbelievable
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#10 Post by ecps92 » 25 Jan 2013 06:47

What is ???
scannerjunkie wrote:Unbelievable
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#11 Post by CPL22586 » 29 Nov 2013 17:19

This is from June 19th, 2013 so a little dated. It appears as if the City Of Nashua purchased 293 APX 6000 green Model III radios for Fire and Police. They are being offered to the city at 50% of the list price which is 25% more than what the city currently receives on radio purchases.The police radios are being equipped with DVP-XL encryption software.

Link to the report:
http://www.nashuanh.gov/Agendas_Minutes ... e.Cmte.pdf


It also looks like the city purchased TECS headsets for the Nashua PD's special reaction team.
http://www.nashuanh.gov/agendas_minutes ... e.Cmte.pdf

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#12 Post by jmarcel66 » 30 Nov 2013 10:02

From a thread on another site, the 293 portables are in service with Nashua Fire & Police. They also asked to spend additional money to outfit the APX7000's w/the encryption system they currently use.
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