ODOT is gearing up to implement a key component to the overall State Radio Project, the VHF integration. The VHF system - our operational radio system - will be modified in designated areas to integrate and be compatible with the new trunked radio system. Changing an existing system that is in use 24 hours per day, seven days per week is a very complex task.
The trunked radio system will cover the most populous areas of the state in a "horseshoe" configuration. The VHF system will continue to serve radio users outside the trunked coverage area. The radio project must integrate the trunked radio and VHF systems in a "fringe" area along the coverage border to ensure seamless and contiguous radio communications within one operational area.