At the moment, it doesn't change anything from what I can see in PSREdit500. The DB still has the Primary and Alternate flags. It's just the display in the Database area of the site that doesn't distinguish them at this point.How will this impact software that imports from RR's database, that gives you the option to choose cc or cc & acc?
Was this change discussed, or announced? If they're still maintaining flags, then it really doesn't save any work. What was the reasoning?At the moment, it doesn't change anything from what I can see in PSREdit500. The DB still has the Primary and Alternate flags. It's just the display in the Database area of the site that doesn't distinguish them at this point.
From what I have heard, the control channel and the alternates are set up so that each one uses a different antenna on the tower. The concept there is that if the primary control channel goes down, the possibility is that there is a problem with the antenna, the feed line to that antenna, or the combiner that connects any repeaters that share an antenna. When they switch the site to an alternate control channel, all connections are completely separate from the ones used by the primary control channel, so they have a good chance to be in working order.I live in Gaylord and pull all of my local signals from the Gaylord, Waters and Vanderbilt towers. A while back they added a second alternate control channel to the Gaylord and Waters sites. These two sites have a primary and two alternate out of five frequencies. They left Vanderbilt alone with just one alternate. I have never heard one word on any alternate control channel and was wondering why the "double backup"? Any ideas???
Personally I would like to see them go back the red and blue as it was prior to this change.