- Oct 31, 2006
- Las Vegas, NV. DM26jc
The California Highway Patrol is in the process of upgrading all of their communications equipment. They've purchased new mobiles, handhelds and repeaters. The power output on the repeaters are running roughly 100 watts into omnidirectional antennas located on mountain tops. The best news of all is most of the comms are now full duplex so you can now hear both sides of the conversation. There are dozens if not hundreds of new freqs involved so I couldnt begin to post them in this thread. You can check out the California Highway Patrol Wiki page for more info or search 39-46Mhz as the all new dispatch freqs now extend up into 45MHz. The new comm system is designed to overlap patrol areas unlike the old system so its not uncommon to work repeaters on the ground from 50 miles away. I can only imagine what the rest of the country is gonna hear once the upgrades are complete and skip improves.