- Sep 12, 2012
Does anybody know when lycoming county is going narrowband and what the freq will be for fire dispatch? Also any info on the surrounding counties would be helpful.
Centre County would be the only county in that part of the world that I am aware of with plans to go digital in the near future.Have you heard of any nearby counties going digital?
In my travels around that part of the Commonwealth I've noticed radio signals (VHF and UHF) are very good and travel a good distance considering the openness of the area and the fact that many of the transmitters are on top of mountains. There is really no need for digital or even trunked systems up there - the analog VHF and UHF works great.Being big is no reason to go digital. Analog VHF works nicely up there. A marginal analog transmission out of a hollow is going to have a better chance of being heard than a digital one. You can at least pick out words from the garble of a bad analog transmission.