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  • 'Out-of-the-box' creativity leads to a self-sustaining radio site
      
    High on a mountaintop in Lincoln County sites a nondescript metal box with a small solar panel attached. This is not what most people envision when thinking about a radio site. There are no 100-foot towers, shelters that look like small houses or giant propane tanks with chain link fencing surrounding it. In fact, this radio site is not only unique in size but also in how it came to be.
     
    Brad Smetana, ODOT wireless system specialist, repurposed a traffic control cabinet to house solar-powered radio equipment so that crews on the Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville highway project construction site could have radio coverage.
     
     
State Radio Project Progress Resources
Monthly Progress Report
The Oregon Department of Transportation's State Radio Project is applying internal controls and independent quality assurance measures to deliver an integrated statewide radio network.
Key Project Facts
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State Radio Users

State Radio Users: visit here for information specific to users.

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Interested in bidding on work for the State Radio Project? 
Review a list of upcoming opportunities by visiting the procurement and contracting page.
 
Frequently Used Terms
Deployment Zones
To see an interactive map of the State Radio Project, click here.
To see a map of the project's deployment zones, click here.
 
Communications PlanTo see the radio project's communications plan and strategy, click here.
 
DHS Multiband Radio Evaluation
To read the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's evaluation of multiband radios, click here.
 
Project 25
Project 25 (P25) is a standard for the manufacturing of interoperable digital two-way wireless communications products. Read more about P25 and its benefits