Radio Operations


Radio service provider for all Maine state government public safety and public service agencies, assuring 24x7x365 high reliability, mission critical, land mobile radio communications for traditional first responders (police, fire, emergency management, other public safety providers) and interoperability with their local partners statewide.


  • Standard vehicle Up Fit - $1800.00 (one-time charge per vehicle) includes installation of:
  • Emergency lighting
  • Light controller
  • Siren speaker
  • Siren controller
  • Console
  • Antennas and cables
  • MDT stand and base
  • Cell booster
  • Cell phone cradle
  • Dome light
  • 100-amp breaker
  • Timer
  • Flashlight charger
  • Power socket
  • Install and remove mobile radios in vehicles
  • Maintain mobile and portable radios, dispatch centers, sites and the radio network
  • Monitor infrastructure components (towers, generators, solar, repeaters, etc.)
  • Provide site backup generator power to ensure 24x7 operations
  • Reprogram radios on an annual basis
  • Provide certified and/or licensed radio technicians
  • Provide all necessary hardware for installation of mobile radios
  • Maintain active inventory of all radio devices
  • Maintain a service history to identify radios that have an unusually high number of repairs

Specific monthly rates by type of radio equipment

  • Consoles
  • Site repeaters
  • Mobile
  • Mobile with vehicle repeater
  • Portable
  • Portable (corrections off network)
  • Control station
  • DOT mobile
  • Deployable control station (CDC)
  • Monthly rates do not include batteries, accessories, or other consumable items

Service Level Targets & Availability

  • Technical support of dispatch centers and major infrastructure components is provided 24x7x365
  • Technical support for mobile/ portable radios is provided 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on business days

Service Rates: Please see the MaineIT Rate Table 

Options Available for Additional Charge

  • Additional radio reprogramming by the hour
  • Decal installation - $180.00
  • Bed slide out installation - $180.00
  • K-9 kennel installation - $450.00
  • Complete K-9 system installation - $1000.00
  • Batteries, accessories, and other consumables at cost
  • Other labor as requested not covered in rate - $65.00 per hour
  • Portable radios (DOT Only) – monthly rate to be quoted
  • Radio Base Station/Repeater UHF (DOT & Corrections Only) – monthly rate to be quoted
  • Radio Base Station/Repeater VHF (DOT & Corrections Only) – monthly rate to be quoted

Customer Expectations

  • Submit an active FootPrints ticket
  • Pre-authorized payment for additional services    
  • Item to be serviced needs to be currently on the user's inventory list, and paying monthly billing 

To request help or order this service

  • Call MaineIT Service Center at 624-7700 and assign to the MaineIT Radio Operations