FCC mandates force costly update for two-way radios
Sprint paying for switch to new frequencies to clear up interference
By Dave Larsen
Thousands of public and commercial mobile radios in the Dayton area are being reprogrammed or replaced to meet federal mandates intended to reduce harmful interference to public safety communication systems and make more efficient use of radio frequencies.
The mandates affect all two-way radio system operators, including police, fire, hospitals, utilities, schools, and commercial manufacturing and business.
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