Completely Banned for the Greater Good
- Sep 5, 2003
There are available public safety frequencies as much as 5 MHz away from their regular licensed frequencies which could be used quite readily without a waiver; yes, it would take some filtering but the cost would not be especially onerous.They were trying to get the frequency to use for their in vehicle mobile repeaters (extenders). The issue with doing mobile repeaters in-band is that you want as much separation as you can between the normal working channel, and the mobile extender channel to prevent de-sense or having to use some really expensive filtering.
Would be better to use another band, but then you use interoperability with the hand held.