- Who can use the SHSU Two-way Radio System?
Staff and Administrative Departments of SHSU may purchase radios and use the radio system. The approved radio equipment list is available from IT@Sam.
- How do I purchase a radio for use on the SHSU radio system?
Place a Cherwell Request Ticket for a quote. Once the quote is provided to the department, place a BearKat Buy Cart to begin the process.
- How do I use the Wave Smartphone Application?
Place a Cherwell Request Ticket to request authorization. Once authorized, download the application from the app store for your device (IOS or Android). Your Cherwell Ticket will have the quick start guide attached to it.
- Can I use the Radio System or Wave application after hours?
The communication systems may be used at any hour when supporting functions or activities of SHSU.
- Will Wave and the Mototrbo Radio System work together?
Some talkgroups are programmed into Wave and will work with the same named talkgroup on the Mototrbo Radio System.
- How Much of My Data Plan will be Used by Wave?
With the Next Upgrade About 150 MB per Month based on 30 Minutes of Talk Time per Day in a 22 Day Month. Currently usage for the same period and minutes is about 2.5 GB
- Will the new digital radio system work with the old radio system.
Not completely, the legacy analog repeaters can be used with the newer radios, but only using the Analog Zone. Any radio you wish to talk to must also be tuned to the same Zone and talkgroup.
- Will I have to share a channel like I did with the old radio system?
No. The digital radio system has talkgroups that are dedicated to the users on that talkgroup.
- My Zone has a talkgroup called EM1. What is this and what is its purpose?
The EM1 talkgroup is an Emergency Management Rally Channel for coordination of campus emergencies that may arise. Most users will only ever listen for information about an unfolding event. Do not transmit on this channel unless you have information pertinent to the event. Campus radio users are urged to contact UPD at 936-294-1000 or EXT 4-1000 to report information.
The EM1 talkgroup is for coordinating unfolding events, not for reporting emergencies. If you have an emergency call 911.