I don't understand why drive in ordering,,

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  1. ASATKat

    ASATKat Friend of Leo's

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    I don't understand why drive in ordering and basically all vehicles with two way radio have such lousy, hard to understand radios, the radio sounds like high wind at the beach with waves crashing. Radios still sound like the '50s.

    I would think in today's world with the greatest audio equipment ever should have crystal clear two way communication, like news people out in the world, super clear audio..

    My thought is the mics would be part of the problem, but just part of the problem.

    So what is the fix Tele bangers?
     
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    Me neither. In before the thread spirals out of control despite your best efforts and intentions and gets locked. I support the police having better radios.
     
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    Actually they're really good. It's just that the equipment that is recording the transmission doesn't capture the actual audio quality.

    In a few instance sometimes it's the dispatcher doesn't have their mic placed where they're not over modulating the signal.

    In other situations the officer doesn't have the squelch set properly or they have it set so they can hear above the noise in their environment that the recording doesn't capture.
     
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    I just do my best to avoid hearing them.
     
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    And why do convenience store and bank surveillance systems have such grainy B/W video? Little $30 dash cam video cameras are worlds better.
     
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    And the reporter video taping hurricanes has very good audio where you can hear her clearly right up to the point she's blown away.
     
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    Yes, it's like these devices are decades obsolete. And they are put in such critical locations, like banks.

    I have to say all the body cams on the police were of high quality and audio at a police stop is super clear, even personal phones record audion very well,,, it's the car radio calls I'm talking about.
     
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    Are you suggesting that the police radio "problem" can't be fixed? That it's just the way it is with radio?
     
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    The intercoms at drive-through fast food restaurants are still as bad as they were in the '60s too.
     
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    I'm running off Torren61's observation that this thread is precarious. It could make it, it could, but then again it might not. So I effectively I made a slightly unhelpful "I like puppies" post. I'm not certain the reason why 2-way radios are the the way they are, but maybe it has to do with power limitations, range, and atmospheric conditions--and cost.

    Fer yer reading pleasure, here's more about Border Radio. I assume folks know the song and movie :)

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    I seem to recall reading an article about this.

    The digital systems have been out there for quite a while but police and fire haven't wanted to transition to them..

    I think some of it had to do with:
    - Acquisition cost
    - Training cost
    - There was some fear about the encryption & security features actually causing trouble?

    I think they also like the way analog degrades vs digital... digital audio when it degrades is REALLY annoying. You tend to have entire words missing as opposed to the "tone" degrading on analog. Missing words in an emergency situation could be really bad for them.

    Use your antenna to watch some digital HDTV when you have a signal that's not that great.. it's incredibly annoying compared to the way a bad signal worked on analog TV.

    That said.. the military seems to have figured out how to get around any and all issues with digital radio.
     
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    Excellent use of CB radio!

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    I hope that doesn't happen, I removed or changed my question to be generalized.
     
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