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DMR findings in the Ottawa area

Jul 29, 2001
Ottawa, Ont.
On Sunday when I first heard it, some discussion around AV setup, large-screen monitor or TV, might be some regular operation or event.

Not too much commercial voice activity on 800MHz around Ottawa at the moment but surprisingly, LTR is still holding out.
A lot of frequencies were chewed up by iDEN e.g. Telus "Mike" which has mostly gone away. I expect some increase in DMR and other digital modes, but slowly as UHF is now overrun by new systems.