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RADIO OVERHAUL: Sheriff’s Dept. may return to VHF

June 7, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Making something old new again.

That is what Whitley County Sheriff Mark Hodges said his department might do this summer regarding the radio system.

Currently the department is on the 800 megahurtz public safety spectrum. It moved to this format from the VHF system three years ago, but Hodges said the sheriff’s department might go back to the former system.

“The 800 system has kind of turned into a party line,” he said. “So many people are on that, we often get busy signals.”

Busy signals occur when too many radios attempt to connect to the tower at once.

Groups such as the state police and the state highway department use the 800 system, as well as Columbia City’s Police Department.

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