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Sematic

Related to the meaning of a word

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10-code

Radio communications system using codes that begin with the word ten

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Radio band

A range of radio frequencies

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Radio frequency

The number of times per second a radio wave oscillates

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Ultrahigh frequency (UHF)

Radio frequency band from 300-3000 megahertz

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Prehospital care report (PCR)

The written record of an EMS response

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Public Safety answering point (PSAP)

An agency that takes emergency calls from citizens in a given region and dispatches the necessary emergency resources

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Automated collision notification (ACN) system

Data collection and transmission system that can automatically contact a national call center or local public safety answering point and transmit specific crash data

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Prearrival instructions

Dispatcher's instructions to caller for appropriate emergency measures

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Simplex

Communication system that transmits and receives on the same frequency

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Duplex

Communication system that allows simultaneous two-way communications by using two frequencies for each channel

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Multiplex

Duplex system that can transmit voice and data simultaneously

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Trunking

Communication system that pools all frequencies and routes transmissions to the next available frequency

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Digital communications

Data or sounds that are translated into a digital code for transmission

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Mobile data terminal

Vehicle-mounted computer keyboard and display

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Cellular telephone system

Telephone system divided into regions, or cells, that are served by radio base stateions

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Facsimile Machine (FAX)

Device for electronically transmitting and receiving printed information

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Touch pad

Computer on which you enter data by touching areas of the display screen

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Echo Procedure

Immediately repeating each transmission received during radio communications

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Agency that controls all nongovernmental communications in the United States.

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Very high frequency (VHF)

Radio frequency band from 30 to 300 megahertz