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Monthly Progress Report

Project Goals

Incorporating Oregon's community, small business and environmental values, the State Radio Project has four primary goals:

Infrastructure

Repair or replace critical components of Oregon's deteriorating state radio network and extend the useful life of the existing Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police wireless communications systems.

Narrowbanding

Comply with the Federal Communications Commission deadline to transition state radios from wideband to narrowband transmission by Nov. 1, 2013, and position for future narrowbanding requirements.

Consolidation

Consolidate the ODOT and OSP wireless communication systems into a single unit and allow for shared efficiencies and integration between the four existing state systems.

Interoperability

Provide limited, local interoperability for public safety agencies and lay the foundation for expanded and improved interoperability in the future.

June 2014

Radio project celebrates fulfillment of Southwest Seven partnership

Seven Oregon counties - Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Josephine, Lane and Linn - formed the Southwest Seven government entity in 2006 to collaborate with the former Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network. When OWIN was rescoped as the State Radio Project, ODOT worked with the partners to establish agreements and create a cooperative working relationship.

Linda Cook, left, emergency manager for Lane County and the administrator for the Southwest Seven, and Myrna Curzon, State Radio Project partnerships coordinator, worked closely for the past several years and now celebrate the successful conclusion of the grant obligations between the Southwest Seven and the state.

Learn more in the June Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature


* The June Monthly Progress Report details project data through May 31, 2014.

May 2014

Partnership with community college is win-win for students, ODOT 

Dominic Luebbers is proof that one determined individual can make all the difference.

The ODOT Wireless Communications Section has had an informal internship program for several years, but through Luebbers' experience, the program evolved, creating a bridge for others to follow. His effort not only helped paved the way for other technicians, but created a beneficial partnership between Chemeketa Community College's Electronics and Networking Technologies Program and the Wireless Section.

Current intern Tony Mora, pictured here, works on building wiring kits for radio sites. He plans to enroll in Chemeketa's program this fall.

Learn more in the May 2014 Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature

 

Tony Mora, a Wireless Communications Section intern, works on building wiring kits for radio sites.

 

* The May Monthly Progress Report details project data through April 30, 2014.

April 2014

Project's surplus 'pays it forward,' benefitting three state agencies

Last summer, the State Radio Project upgraded the state's public safety radios to a digital platform to comply with the Federal Communications Commission narrowband mandate. When the statewide deployment wrapped up, the project was left with more than 3,000 analog radios -- which proved to be a much-appreciated gift for three Oregon agencies and their small, local partners.

ODOT transferred more than 400 of the surplus radios to the Oregon Department of Forestry which, in turn, will distribute them to rural fire districts. The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is also reaping benefits from the radio project's surplus. Fifty surplus radios recently went to Chemeketa Community College's Electronics and Networking Technologies program.

Learn more in the April 2014 Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature



Surplus equipment is loaded for shipment by ODOT employees, Christopher Nickell and Vihn Lam.  

* The April Monthly Progress Report is based on project data through March 31, 2014.    

 

2014  

March 2014 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2014

February 2014 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2014

January 2014 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2013 

 

2013 

December 2013 | Details project data though Nov. 30, 2013

November 2013 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2013

October 2013 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2013

September 2013 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2013

August 2013 | Details project data through July 31, 2013

July 2013 | Details project data through June 30, 2013

June 2013 | Details project data through May 31, 2013

May 2013 | Details project data through April 30, 2013

April 2013 | Details project data through March 31, 2013

March 2013 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2013

February 2013 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2013

January 2013 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2012  

2012

December 2012 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2012

November 2012 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2012

October 2012 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2012

September 2012 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2012

August 2012 | Details project data through July 31, 2012

July 2012 | Details project data through June 30, 2012

June 2012 | Details project data through May 31, 2012

May 2012 | Details project data through April 30, 2012 

April 2012 | Details project data through March 31, 2012

March 2012 | Details project data through Feb. 29, 2012

February 2012 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2012

January 2012 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2011

 

2011

December 2011 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2011

November 2011 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2011

October 2011 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2011

September 2011 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2011

August 2011 | Details project data through July 31, 2011

June-July 2011 | Details project data through June 30, 2011

May 2011 | Details project data through April 30, 2011

April 2011 | Details project data through March 31, 2011

March 2011 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2011

February 2011 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2011 

January 2011 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2010 

 

2010

December 2010 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2010

November 2010 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2010

October 2010 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2010

September 2010 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2010