Nevada County Selects Federal Engineering to Consult on Radio, Microwave
Monday, July 19, 2021 | Comments

Douglas County, Nevada, retained the services of Federal Engineering (FE) for public-safety radio and microwave consulting services.

Federal Engineering will conduct its coverage workshop to identify the ideal locations for towers for optimal coverage, evaluate the state system for the sheriff department’s use as well as a stand-alone system, generate budget estimates for each system broken down by phased upgrades, prepare a conceptual design report of the system including analysis and recommendations, and develop a digital microwave system conceptual design to interconnect the LMR sites. FE will support the county’s decision-making process to move this project forward and be available to develop procurement specifications as well as assist in the procurement phase of the project.

“FE has completed multiple projects in the State of Nevada and across the western United States, so we are familiar with the firm’s capabilities,” said Daniel Williams, project manager for the county. “We selected FE to provide an independent needs assessment and conceptual design for new LMR and microwave systems.”

The county currently has three VHF public-safety radio systems: the sheriff’s countywide system; Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection, which serves Stateline, Zephyr Cove, Glenbrook-Lake Tahoe; and East Fork Fire Protection, which serves the rest of the county.

“FE’s assessment will determine where to locate towers to maximize coverage, using a combination of existing available County land and other assets to be determined,” Williams said. “Our desire is to have each entity continue to maintain their own system as the upgrades are incorporated.”

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