I'm nowhere "in the vicinity," but are you able to hear Air/K9's 484.350 transmitter? I believe that frequency and the divisions you mention had Oat as their default TX site. But you already knew that. Hearing ANYTHING from LAPD up where you are?Has anyone else noticed a difference in coverage? Have not been able to hear Devonshire, Foothill or Mission Division from Newhall for a couple of months now. If I go over the hill its fine.
OK, that sounds like the "other" theory and practice they've used, where divisions on the north side of the Valley, which have areas tucked into northern canyons, use repeaters on the south side of the Valley (e.g. Mt Lee) which can shoot their signals straight up into those canyons. While closer, many of those areas are shadowed too much from Oat Mtn. which is up above them but less LOS.I can still hear Air/K9, Topanga, Van Nuys and West Valley
When I was down in the valley on Friday I heard Devonshire, Foothill and Mission just fine but the moment I came back over the hill into Newhall they were silent. Cant help but think they were moved off of Oat.
Interesting all right. Mission's Fallback 484.825 is licensed for a repeater (two actually, WPWJ856 and WPLQ342) at Oat Mtn, in addition to their primary base station at Mission Station and another base station at Valley Bureau Headquarters on Nollan Pl in Paranoia City. Plus a couple in Northeast and Harbor divisions that I imagine were licensed for "just in case" changes or emergencies.Interesting. I can hear Mission Simplex, but Mission Control is still silent.