Posts Tagged new radios for Northwest Central Dispatch

Northwest Central Dispatch moving to P25 system

This from CARMA Chicago: (Wednesday)

At 11:41 AM NWCD started switching over to their new P25 Phase-2 TDMA based Starcom21 radio system. Not sure about their PDs, but Arlington Heights FD followed by Buffalo Grove FD were just asked to switch over and begin roll calls. Schaumburg is still operating on their existing system as of 11:50.

hearing NWCD dispatch telling schaumburg fd switch to new radio system and do roll-call at about 1:15 p.m this afternoon.

Mt. Prospect FD Signs Off NWCD Digital Trunked System

Schaumburg FD Signs Off NWCD Analog Trunked System

Streamwood FD Signs Off NWCD Analog Trunked System


thanks Dave & Chris

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Northwest Central Dispatch – new radio system

This from Chris Ranck:

this from carma chicago;  NORTHWEST CENTRAL is switching to a new radio system , it will be a new STARCOM 21 system . It will be a new tdma system which is a non-monitorable radio system . They are supposed to switch on MARCH 26 2013 . They will be switching the old digital system first, towns like ELK GROVE ,  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, BUFFALO GROVE etc……  2) SCHAUMBURG system and finally STREAMWOOD and HOFFMAN ESTATES systems.  Since it’s tdma, scanners won’t be  able to recieve it .

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New Radio System for Northwest Central Dispatch

An article in the Journal & Topics Online site discusses a new radio system for agencies handled by Northwest Central Dispatch.

Mt. Prospect trustees recently approved an intergovernmental agreement with Northwest Central 911 System for the financing of the purchase of radios in the amount of $837,468.27.

Funding for the radios will come from the Capital Improvement Fund.

… the 12-year system used by police and fire has become outdated and is no longer supported by the vendor, Motorola. The new system will consolidate all member agencies into one system.

The original six member agencies of NWCD were Mt. Prospect, Elk Grove Village, Arlington Hts., Buffalo Grove, Palatine and Prospect Hts police. Since 1998, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, Inverness and Rolling Meadows joined NWCD.

The article can be found HERE.

thanks Chris

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