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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.

August 2014

Radio site construction works in harmony with protected wildlife

Butterflies, birds and bunnies, oh my! When working to improve communications on the State Radio Project, ODOT commonly thinks of nature in terms of weather, not wildlife. But the influence of wildlife has come into play several times in determining new site locations, maintaining existing sites, and performing site construction and upgrades.

Many protected birds, animals and plant species in Oregon can add challenges to radio site construction and maintenance, but in every instance, the project team finds a workable alternative that complies with the environmental laws on protected species while at the same time providing top-quality radio system technology and reliability.

Learn more in the August Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature



Land owners across Oregon work to protect the dwindling populations of sage grouse to avoid its placement on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endangered species list.

The Oregon silverspot butterfly inhabits coastal grasslands near the Pacific Ocean and is federally listed under the Endangered Species Act as threatened.

 

* The August Monthly Progress Report details project data through July 31, 2014.

July 2014

'Out-of-the-box' creativity leads to a self-sustaining radio site

High on a mountaintop in Lincoln County sits 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, shelter 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.

Learn more in the July Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature



Brad Smetana, ODOT wireless system specialist, stands next to the traffic control cabinet that he repurposed to house solar-powered radio equipment so that crews on the Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville project construction site could have radio coverage.

* The July Monthly Progress Report details project data through June 30, 2014.

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.       

2014  

May 2014 | Details project data through April 30, 2014

April 2014 | Details project data through March 31, 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