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Green Bay TRS

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triryche

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Re: Green Bay TRS....

Not trying to rekindle a flame war or anything but I just wanted to comment on the GBTRS..

I have been in Green Bay weekly now for the past 6 weeks or so and I don't hear any abundance of traffic on the system even during peak daylight hours. At least not enough that would appear to cause any busy signals but I could be wrong. I don't agree with mixing transit in on public safety systems as they tend to yap a lot but I haven't noticed that in Green Bay.

As far as signal performance, I must say that it does rather well from my mobile listening standpoint. I am able to pick it up fine from just north of the Manitowoc north county line well into Oconto Co. in the Abrams area. Portable performance may be a different story but this system doesn't seem that awful to me compared to some of the bigger simulcast systems like Milwaukee and Sheboygan.

The one thing that DOES irritate the hell out of me in the Green Bay area is the constant television audio front-end over load on the VHF band. All accross the public safety and USCG bands there is interference from television transmitters and boop-boop pagers all over Green Bay. 144 MHz ham as well. :evil: So perhaps VHF isn't much better around there! :confused:
 

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I don't think there has ever been any abundance traffic on the trunk. It's still 154.040 County EMS, and 153.110 County Rescue. Ambulances are a different ball game it seems, they are required I think to be capable of 100 watts. So typicall they are still Motorola x9000's and Kenwood Tk5710's I think.

And yes they Trunk gets out well, I think some remote receivers for it would help the blockages by buildings, ect. I know that works a little different in a trunked setup. (But the fact is the trunk is on the far east side atop the Pulliam plant at the mouth of the river... not exactly overlooking some of the taller buildings.) The Packer stadium and Jail have bi-directional (passive) repeaters inside to help portables talk outside the buildings.

I'm not sure what kind of equipment you use that's leaving you subject to constant television audio, but my guess is that's Time Warner's CATV leaking lines, more so than the broadcast transmitters.
 
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