Franklin Township (Somerset) New Repeater

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W2SJW

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Nice catch!

Narrowband analog, I see - should work great, as long as they use a DPL (which they are known to like to do).
 

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District 2 was looking into something along those lines as well; they may not have made it to license application just yet. Rumors I heard a while back included multicast of their talkgroup and of their pages (done on their end, not county's end).
 

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District 2 is already simulcasting on the 154.145 frequency (no PL).

I can see why district 1 wants a UHF channel like that, as they are probably going soon to UHF pagers & want the conventional channel as a way to simulcast D1-OPS from the trunk system so responding firefighters can flip-over to channel 2 on their pagers & monitor what apparatus have already left the house.

There are numerous departments doing that now, and a few more soon in Morris County as RocketNJ has mentioned.
 

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Sorry, UHF for District 2; I assumed the three VHF multicasts were a given. Though some of the UHF talk I heard was before they put up the VHF-Hi multicast so perhaps they changed plans.
 

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154.160 Franklin Simulcast

I also see one of the Districts simulcasting TRS on this.

On a side note what is the legality (FCC rules) on this now
widespread practice?

It seems to me to be spectrum inefficient and there is no way that
there is a chance of anyone montioring before transmitting.

I wonder if co-channels could file a complaint? Comments?
 
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