Cheshire is a county in North West England. The county town, and the location of the county council, is the city of Chester. Although Cheshire's largest town in terms of size and population is Warrington. Other major towns include Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn and Macclesfield.
The county has an overall area of 2,343 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 993,200.
All wide area and local Police communications are carried out on the UK wide TETRA network called Airwave using a mixture of Motorola, Sepura and EADS radio terminals. This system replaced their previous 150Mhz AM simulcast wide area and local PR UHF systems. Some historic information can be found here: www.dtels.org/html/site_map.htm
Local authority NHS Ambulance services use Airwave, replacing their previous wide area 166Mhz and UHF handheld 'incident' radio systems.
Local authority Fire & Rescue services also use Airwave as their prime method of wide area 'vehicle to control' communications replacing a mixture of FM and AM simulcast systems in the 70Mhz band. At incident Fireground communications are still carried out on simplex UHF frequencies with some cross-band capabilities to Airwave.
Fire & Rescue Services are in the process of migrating to Airwave, some are still operational on 70Mhz.