Lancaster County?

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denseglow

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Question, I am listening to Lancaster County online. It seems like the input is CSQ (man i miss low band) :) from what I am reading on RR it looks like they're not on a repeater. Is the main fire channel linked to a repeater on another band?
 

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The county-operated low band fire system is not repeated (simplex, and CSQ), however, some fire departments maintain cross-band repeaters and mobile extenders for their individual services, since portable coverage with the low band system is less than optimal.
 

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Lancaster County is not repeated, but it is simulcasted. From what I understand there are 37 repeaters throughout the county that the transmissions bounce from.
 

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Simulcast - Not yet

The only simulcasting done in Lanco at this time, as far as I know, is the dispatch on 33.90. That goes out over the primary towers and a few fill-in sites, nowhere near 37, more like 10 - 12 transmitters at most. The working freqs for fire are done simplex via multi-channel remotes. PD has a few VHF repeaters thrown in, with voted receivers (but one Tx site per repeater). The PROPOSED new system, to replace the old proposed system, is to be simulcast on 700/800 or better yet on T-band if that works out.
 

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Also, when speaking of 33.90 (or any of Lancaster's lowband channels) there are no repeaters. Repeaters receive a signal from a low power user (such as a portable) and 'repeat' it at a higher power. The low band system in LanCo uses base stations for the purpose of transmitting and receiving to and from field units.
 
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