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Fallback Mode in FutureCom Repeaters

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Can anyone explain what fallback mode is while using a FutureCom repeater? My agency is thinking of purchasing this equipment, and I cannot find enough information on the internet to explain this feature. Thank you for your help.
 
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Not sure about FutureCom repeaters but in Motorola repeaters it is the ability of the repeaters to operate as stand-alone repeaters when the trunked central controller fails or the link to the trunked site fails. This is a feature of trunked systems and Motorola called it Fail Soft. Someone with more information about FutureCom may be able to explain better how it functions.
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It could refer to the repeater's ability to function as a basic repeater if the fancy stuff on the controller fails.
 
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Futurecom "fallback"

Firegrrl - did you get an answer on this? I currently have 86 Futurecom DVRS in place on apparatus. I am having some issues and would love to talk with other Futurecom users.
I think the "fallback" that you are referring to may be the fact that you can program the portables to "fallback" to simplex from a conventional repeater pair if the portable cannot reach the DVRS. This allows other portables within range to hear the simplex transmission o their receive frequency.

It works. Feel free to reach out if still interested in this topic.
 
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