Would it be accurate to say that an ASR is used as an "extender", and carries all the same talk groups?
No, not an "extender" in that ASRs in the FIRST system are mostly independent sites. They *might* carry a set of slightly different traffic depending on how the site is set up, what traffic a neighbor site is carrying, what radios are currently affiliated, and what TGs are in use. Remember that in Frederick and Carroll counties, they only have ASR sites, but typically neighboring ASR sites in that area carry the mostly the same traffic. The Mt. Airy site has 7 neighbors, and it carries a *lot* of traffic, whereas Greenbury Point only has one neighbor site (even though it 'borders" several sites,) and is configured to carry a subset of traffic that you see on the AACo site, mostly related to Annapolis (state police and Captial Police.)Would it be accurate to say that an ASR is used as an "extender", and carries all the same talk groups?