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IDAS Type D Trunking - Quick Question

devicelab

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So have an IDAS Type D system that I'm monitoring... (no control channel) and has 3 home repeaters: R1, R2, R3. So far, I've seen only a handful of TGIDs. But, I'm seeing 2-2 and 3-2. Are these unique TGIDs? It just so happens that when I first saw 2-2 displayed it was on R2 and that confused me a bit. I've seen 2-x TGIDs on R1 & R3 but so far I haven't see any 3-x TGIDs on R2 or R1.

Also does this apply to RIDs as well? You can have 2-100 and 3-100 and they're two different units..?

FWIW, it seems like R2 is the 'primary' repeater... as the dispatcher consoles are 2-20 & 2-21
 

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Hello,

The IDAS (Type D) trunked system uses some of the same scheme as Analog LTR trunking. The number before the dash is the subgroup prefix and usually represents the home repeater for the talkgroup and the radio ID on single site systems. So 2-2 and 3-2 are two separate talkgroups. Most of the traffic for 3-2 would be on repeater 3 on a single site system.

See this thread for more information.

73 Eric
 

devicelab

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Thanks Eric for the remedial lesson. I never did much work with LTR systems back in the 90s when they were prevalent around here.
 
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