I'm continuing to log various box numbers in Anne Arundel County.
It has become apparent that for most, and probably all stations, the
"normal" box numbers go up to xx-2x (for example Box 18-22 or
something like that). Then for several, and again probably all
stations the last two digits jump to 80, 81 or 82. Why? Is there
something special that I am overlooking?
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73 de Bill/WA3SCW (celebrating 50 years in ham radio April 20, 2010!
They are called "Slot Boxes". The extra engine is dispatched in the opposite direction of a divided highway in case the caller was incorrect on the direction of travel.Usually the 80, 81, 82 are areas on major Routes.
Box 29-80-I-295 and 175
Box 18-80-Route 2 Northbound at Route 100 East
I think it is like that so CAD will add an extra Engine to the Call to use to block the roadway.