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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Emergency management officials in Brunswick County are getting ready to unveil the county’s new emergency communication system. But, there are still some issues they need to overcome.
Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said the new VIPER radio system will hopefully be put in place in October. He said when Southport tested out the new radios over the Independence Day weekend, there were some issues with reception when crews got closer to the waterfront.
Marzano said radio transmissions can be affected when users get closer and closer to the water. He said the radios operate very much like a cell phone signal. The system will work most of the time, but he said occasionally, there will be a dropped call.
He said his office is still working on resolving a few issues with the system. He said it is a very complicated system because it involves a lot of complex parts. Marzano said they are working hard to fix any kinks before the system is expected to go into place in the fall.
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