They are. It is called LA-RICS.One would assume they would have a better simulcast system. In my home system the voting cards for each simulcast channel are $19500 per channel, but the simulcast quality is wonderful. I would presume and hope they are familiar enough with their system to be working out a plan to tune and upgrade their simulcast and multicast systems.
It doesn't have to have anything to do with multipath, in the usual sense of the word. One attempts to control the arrival time of the signal in the areas where it's needed, and doesn't worry about it at all outside those areas.Yay multipath.
ok thanksjudas 12 - I dont think there is any easy way to listen for just 1 or 2 stations. The local response channel would be quieter than Blue 8. And listening to the input of your local response channel would be quieter still. (473 Mhz vs 470 Mhz).
If your scanner has "fire tone out" capability, maybe you can listen for just your local battalion chiefs tone. See this thread for more info. http://forums.radioreference.com/greater-los-angeles-inland-areas-discussion/179099-lacofd-quickcall-ii-tones.html
Why should the County invest any $ in maintaining operating 1980s infrastructure when they are evaluating proposals to replace the entire system (LA-RICS)?You would think that after all this time that the Radio Techs at the bottom of the hill would have fixed this phase distortion by now. (If this is indeed the problem). I can't beleive how bad this has gotten.
ISD has the people to send up to the mountain tops to fix. They did a great job on LASD problems after they decided to fork over the money.
Thats all fire has to do too.
If it is phase distortion sometimes a band-aid approach can help a bit by turning down the power out some sites.
I think LASD under 40 watts on most of their sites.
Why should the County invest any $ in maintaining operating 1980s infrastructure when they are evaluating proposals to replace the entire system (LA-RICS)?
All of the existing equipment MUST be out of service by FCC regulations before 1-1-2013.