Originally Posted by W2SJW
All Franklin fire districts have simulcasts from the trunk system to their old fireground ops channels - I'm just as confused as you are as to why they decided to run it on the input of the old District #3 repeater (where as District #1 still uses 154.160).
My conjecture is as follows:
Clearly they are using 154.310 for paging out calls.
So if you have a pager, you will be limited by it’s bandwidth.
One pager will not do 154.310/166.250 (so they can listen to the trunking system).
So therefore responders had to carry a portable or two pagers.
By changing to 166.250 to 153.950 one pager can do both 153.950/154.310.
But without the proper license and coordination they are screwing everyone who uses that 153.950 as a repeater input.
Someone could get hurt IMHO.