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What is happening with the CREST radio system?

This CFAX article states that “CREST, the Capital Region’s emergency services radio system is about to be replaced.”

However, this blurb in the CREST Fall 2013 newsletter puts the announcement in a more realistic context: “Over the next few months CREST staff will be consulting with users and shareholders on a plan for replacing existing infrastructure and moving to the use of 700 MHz spectrum. The plan is a roadmap for continuing to make system enhancements that further improve reliability and coverage for the over 2,000 men and women who rely on their CREST radios.”

So this is something that is in the early planning stages. Still, it is good news and I’m glad to hear they are planning to upgrade the system.