EMC275 - ALE Experiences 5/5
That's so much like a telephone order wire that FEMA calls it an order wire or order line. The entire process can take a minute or two to establish the radio connection via the telephone handset.
EMC274 - ALE Experiences 4/5
During system development I conducted several tests from the ACS CommCenter to a group of selected ALE addresses placed in several locations up and down the state. A computer was used for a MANUAL automated "call." That took 1/2 hour for the computer-controlled radio to go through the process of trying to connect to each of the
EMC273 - ALE Experiences 3/5
For any ALE system to work there must be a specific address for each radio, much like a telephone must have a specific number. For the Motorola units OES planned for 110 ALE addresses. That, and other system requirements, meant that Motorola had to modify the PROGRAMMING software at its facilities in Israel.
EMC272 - ALE Experiences 2/5
Another factor to consider is that of service. Will you stock repair parts and train a repair crew or will the ALE units be returned to the manufacturer for service? If the latter, will you have standby units on the shelf to replace those out-of-service for several weeks during shipment back and forth for repairs? Or will it be a system where
EMC271 - ALE Experiences 1/5
The following query to our ACS Newsletter led to this series. Query: "Why is OES/ACS looking at ALE? Isn't it the same technology as the less-than-successful STACOM? And aren't live people faster at determining propagation and establishing communications?"
The Bulletins are addressed to the Emergency Management Agency (with sub-addresses to others) with the intent that the Radio Officer, ACS Coordinator or other unit participant will deliver them to the agency coordinator, and discuss their topics.
2000-01 EmComm Bulletins
TO: Emergency Communications Units - Information Bulletin
TO: Emergency Management Agencies via Internet and Radio
FROM: Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services