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  by John_Perkowski
Cross posted in LIRR by an Admin

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  by Backshophoss
This includes all wayside gear along with the onboard gear,recalled or outdated BBD should pay the fines for this foul up!
  by RearOfSignal
This would be devastating if they have to recall all the on-board and wayside equipment.
  by DutchRailnut
my understanding is it is just the antenna's , not that they are defective but , not tested right.
they used a single employee on a testing/validator that had not been certified since early 2016.
  by freightguy
Alright wonder if we have to send 400 cars back to Arch St in Long Island City to Bombardier for a retrofit?
  by DutchRailnut
not really, removing the under car antenna and switching it with a correct tested antenna can be done in any shop and probably a lot of cars per shift .
think major setback is getting proper tested antennas and cost.
  by kitn1mcc
Wonder what could be the issue. wonder if someone ordered the wrong band
  by DutchRailnut
If you bother to read article , issue being testing /verifying device not certified since 2016 and only one employee doing testing, no verifications .
  by ExCon90
The hell of it is that after they're all retested it may turn out they were all OK in the first place, but there was no way of knowing without retesting every one of them.
  by DutchRailnut
all Signal equipment, be it Cab signal, ATC or ACSES is pre tested and certified. problem is if you test on a machine that may or may not be within specifications it makes certification worthless.