Communications Truck

In the BSSA vehicles there are 2 ACU 1000’s radio patching devices. They can patch together different radio types.  There are 4 VHF, 3 UHF, 3 800 MHz radios, and 1 800 MHz Repeater to allow better state radio system coverage in poor coverage areas.

There are 4 more radios mounted in consoles on the driver side of the cabin that are not connected to the ACU-1000 patching devices and are used for monitoring purposes. These 4 radios consist of 2 VHF, 1UHF and 1 800 MHZ radio.

The radios can be programmed to contain all of the UHF and VHF low band public safety frequencies used in Ohio.  The 800 MHz and VHF highband radios are currently programmed in a regional manner to reflect the response area of the vehicle. Each vehicle also comes with a cache of 12, 800 MHz Hand-Held radios. The cab of the vehicle has 1 800 MHz radio (for a total of 17) and 1 radio that is compatible with the predominant radio system of the county in which the vehicle is housed.

Additional equipment includes:
1 Video camera on a rotating telescopic mast
3 Video monitors
1 Printer/Fax
3 Cell phone circuits
1 Weather station
3 Laptop computers
2 Six unit charging stations for the vehicles 800 MHz hand-held radios

The vehicle also has a self-contained generator to power the equipment when there is no shore power available.