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Motorola 800 mhz p25 trunking good or bad?????

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fire1429

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My town has recently switched to this new system "800mhz p25" it was doing fine for about a 1-1/2 months when then problems started, at the time we had bad weather come in (a northern cold front) witch seemed to have messed with the system if that is even possable? The towere is located about 3-4 miles east of town and while in town we have no reception on the radios they just say out of range and its a hit or miss some parts of town it works and others it doses not. But if your any where to the south of the tower it is great reception no problems like if your in town!! i guess im at a loss to why the system is doing this and if weather has an affect on the system thank you
 

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Several things could have happened. Wind/lightning may have damaged the antenna so it no longer works properly. Wind/lightning may have damaged the coax causing it to be loose so the connection is intermittent or possibly allowing water to contaminate it causing much greater loss. These could also have caused the radio to have damaged the final so it may be putting out only a small portion of the necessary signal strength. Your town should have a qualified radio tech and qualified tower/antenna person check out the system and return it to operating specs.
 

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My town has recently switched to this new system "800mhz p25" it was doing fine for about a 1-1/2 months when then problems started, at the time we had bad weather come in (a northern cold front) witch seemed to have messed with the system if that is even possable? The towere is located about 3-4 miles east of town and while in town we have no reception on the radios they just say out of range and its a hit or miss some parts of town it works and others it doses not. But if your any where to the south of the tower it is great reception no problems like if your in town!! i guess im at a loss to why the system is doing this and if weather has an affect on the system thank you
Who owns the system? Contact their help desk and open a ticket.

As far as the system, Motorola made several generations of digital trunking systems, if it's a current version Astro 25 (V8.xx IIRC), than yes, it's a decent system IF it's installed with the needed number of transmit and receive sites for the desired geographic coverage.

No radio system is "good" if it doesn't have the infrastructure needed to provide coverage where the users are. The standard most agencies use is 98 percent body worn portable for street level coverage for public safety. Anything more is better, less is not suitable for life safety communications.
 

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Thanks we will see if they fix this soon it's real pain in the rear lol
 
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