Posted by: GW7AAV | June 3, 2009

Digital radio fails the firefighters

Many fire fighters in the United States can no longer hear their colleagues amidst the noisy maelstrom of a fire rescue. The problem? Their brand new digital two-way radios.

The US has been equipping its emergency crews with digital radios because they take up half the radio spectrum of the old analogue ones. But fire crews complain that they cannot hear what their colleagues are saying.

Read the rest of the article at New Scientist

All I feel like saying is “We could have told you so!”

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