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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 2015

Radio project's outgoing OSP liaison leaves lasting contributions

Oregon State Police Lt. Jim Rentz has been a consistent advocate for radio users and a valued partner for the Oregon Department of Transportation on the State Radio Project. As the project's appointed OSP liaison for nearly four years, Rentz has helped shape the outcome of several important project milestones and has served as a valuable resource for the team. In May, he accepted a position in OSP's Tribal Gaming Division, bringing his tenure on the radio project to a close.

"Lt. Rentz was instrumental in the successful installation of the new radios for OSP, the transition to narrowband, the selection of additional new radio sites to increase coverage and the initial planning of the new trunked system," said Rob Reish, ODOT Wireless Communications Section manager.

Learn more in the June Monthly Progress Report

Project Update

Monthly Feature

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Oregon State Police Lt. Jim Rentz has been a valued state Radio Project team member for nearly four years. In May he accepted a new position in OSP's Tribal Gaming Division, effectively ending his involvement on the project.

​* The June Monthly Progress Report details project data through May 31, 2015.

 

May 2015

Integration and enhancements will ensure seamless radio coverage

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.

Learn more in the May Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature

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The radio project's hoodoo Butte site in Linn County will be the first to have the new simulcast system installed this summer.

* The May Monthly Progress Report details project data through April 30, 2015.

April 2015

Project's surplus radios will help to keep Wasco County schools safe

In the wake of last year's shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, the Wasco County School District decided to take active steps to be prepared in the event of a school emergency. As part of that effort, 15 surplus analog radios from the State Radio Project will help ensure the district's lines of emergency communication are solid and reliable.

By placing a handheld radio in each school in the district on a dedicated frequency, schools will have a backup line of communication in the event of a breakdown in cellular communications. In an emergency, school personnel can use the radios to provide 911 dispatchers with real-time information.

Learn more in the April Monthly Progress Report.

Project Update

Monthly Feature


Next Fall, The Dalles Middle School will be one of 12 schools within the Wasco County School District to have portable Kenwood radios on site with a direct line to the local 911 dispatch center.
 

* The April Monthly Progress Report details project data through March 31, 2015.  

 

2015

March 2015 | Details project data through Feb. 28, 2015

February 2015 | Details project data through Jan. 31, 2015

January 2015 | Details project data through Dec. 31, 2014  

2014  

December 2014 | Details project data through Nov. 30, 2014

November 2014 | Details project data through Oct. 31, 2014

October 2014 | Details project data through Sept. 30, 2014

September 2014 | Details project data through Aug. 31, 2014

August 2014 | Details project data through July 31, 2014

July 2014 | Details project data through June 30, 2014

June 2014 | Details project data through May 31, 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