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I am looking for the use/ purpose of these channels. I have a department issued 7/800 mhz portable with these channels in it along with our primary use channels but i wasn't sure what the purpose of these are. Thanks in advanced if anyone has any information.
 

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They are intended as national interoperability channels. They exist in each band, and theoretically can be patched together across bands to allow everybody to communicate on a common channel
 
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As Ed has mentioned - They are for INTEROP [not just Nationally]
Use will vary by State/County/Parish/Locality and by training or lack of.

I would suggest you read this document for more info
https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/f...operability Field Operations Guide v1 6 1.pdf

Also some info from MR GOOGLE here

I am looking for the use/ purpose of these channels. I have a department issued 7/800 mhz portable with these channels in it along with our primary use channels but i wasn't sure what the purpose of these are. Thanks in advanced if anyone has any information.
 
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