Digital will work the same places analog works......The system is simplex and I do not think digital will work so well with the buildings in the B area and other parts plus the system works great as is and for them to use a repeater not going to happen
The probably had to upgrade so to the HT series will be phased out.
So it looks like analogue is the best bet for them
An antenna is an antenna when it comes down to it. Using a UHF antenna for VHF is not impossible. The downside is the signal coming out will be weaker than if the proper length antenna was used.wouldnt that damage the radio to use a uhf antenna on a vhf radio? ive seen people use 800mhz antennas on uhf radios before
I've seen the 3000's on some other NYC units. I have been told by a Queens member that some of their members have purchased the 3000's on their own.Can anyone confirm if the XPRt 3000 are being carried by any other hatzola groups lol ke the Flatbush units
Well that system works so good that those out of band antennas will probably work. I've seen first hand a 8000 with just a UHF only antenna key that system from Middletown from inside of a buildingThose gentlemen are famous (infamous?) for going out on their own and buying all sorts of equipment, including out-of-band antennas, simply because they find something better they like.
They weren't even fully operational on the Rockland system, and were already said to be buying aftermarket antennas off eBay and Amazon because the stock APX 700 MHz antenna "was too big", and they wanted flexible whips or stubbies instead. Forget the fact that they were buying VHF or UHF antennas, as long as they looked good! :roll:
Just as long as they don't complain that there's something wrong with the system or coverage, because they're using an antenna never meant for the band, or in the case of the stubby 700, of sub-optimal design.