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(Oct. 5, 2018) Another Worcester P25 Radio System update came before the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday, as once again the commissioners were informed of the latest testing results of the new communications system.

Director of Emergency Services Fred Webster has been reporting to the commissioners routinely to appease some concerns made about the quality of the new communication service and how it affects police radios and other emergency service transmissions.

The final coverage testing of the system was scheduled to take place the first week of September. The Department of Emergency Services provided a file including documentation and data related to internal system testing.

The tests were conducted with different equipment setups to simulate coverage inside of homes, buildings and other structures of construction types that may be reasonably expected in those areas, such as schools, hospitals and county or state buildings.

Additional tests were performed to ensure a mobile radio would receive sufficient coverage along anticipated routes to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and to ensure certain critical buildings had coverage within them.

According to the summary of results, the tests were successful overall.

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