The DB shows many DTRS sites surrounding the area, but mountain terrain will definitely have a factor into how well that system works. I believe that most operations in the area will likely head off in the simplex direction since you don't need to rely on repeater or site coverage to be able to communicate with others. It looks like Mesa County SAR is licensed and listed in the DB on 155.22 MHz for simplex operations.Apparently there is no cell service in the area; does anyone know if they have adequate DTR or VHF coverage at the scene?
Apparently they have a "command channel", on Packsets it's "Zone G, channel 12". Is this DTR TG 8454?
I think STAC is referred to as STAC-5 when operating with a repeater and STAC-D (STAC-Direct) for simplex radio to radio operations.STAC-5... aka STAC-D.
I believe the state has had two of them. One is based in Denver and the other one is coincidentally based on Grand Junction. I don't think anyone has seen them "in the wild" as of yet though.When have they ever deployed them? Or are they just sitting in some parking lot not being used when they are needed. They have at least one, maybe two of them.