Cornwall is a county in south-west England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar. The administrative centre and only city is Truro. Cornwall covers an area of 1,376 square miles, including the Isles of Scilly, located 28 miles offshore. Cornwall is noted for its wild moorland landscapes, its extensive and varied coastline and its mild climate make it a popular summer holiday destination.
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.
Cornwall Fire Brigade have migrated to Airwave, however each appliance has retained its VHF MPT1327 radio which operates on the Gould Electronics network for one-to-one calling and council liason.