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Fallback Mode in FutureCom Repeaters

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Jun 4, 2016
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.


Dec 8, 2011
Shawnee Kansas (Kansas City)
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.


It could refer to the repeater's ability to function as a basic repeater if the fancy stuff on the controller fails.


Sep 15, 2010
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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