Texas A&M operates a Motorola MotoTRBO 800-MHz trunked radio system that is available to all university departments. A trunked system has many channels, which are transparently shared by all the users. The user only hears communications within their work group. Although others may be using the system, you do not hear any of their traffic, and other talk groups cannot monitor your conversations.
The coverage of the radio system includes much of Brazos County, and range testing has shown that almost all campus buildings have excellent coverage. There are future plans to add an additional radio transmission site at the RELLIS campus that directly connects to the current Hensel Tower installation.
With this system, you have an option of purchasing your radio from Texas A&M IT or by direct purchase from an outside vendor. In either case, there is a monthly airtime charge per month per radio for using the system.
Three basic types of radios are available for use on the trunked radio system:
When placing a work order for radios, use the 800-MHz Radio Work Order. Be sure to specify the quantity and type of radios desired. If you opt to purchase your own radios, Texas A&M IT Telecommunications can assist you with ordering. This is a proprietary system, so it is important that you purchase compatible radios and submit a work order for airtime and to issue a radio ID. Texas A&M IT Telecommunications is no longer renting or leasing radios.
If you opt to purchase your own radios, Texas A&M IT can assist you with ordering. This is a proprietary system, so it is important that you purchase compatible radios and submit a work order for airtime and to issue a radio ID. If you need additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300.