as a member of RescueNet, I am looking into the communications equipment of our rapid response relief team. So far, on deployments we mainly hired equipment, but every time we had trouble with it. Sometimes the desired equipment was not readily available. Other times, the equipment was incompatible with the programmers from FITTEST / ETC.
In line with our goal to become more and more professional, we realize that we need to buy the equipment ourselves. Of course, our radio's will need to be compatible with the ETC programmers.