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Motorola Type II Bandplans

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Feb 24, 2001

Can someone tell me if Motorola Type II systems have different bandplans for different sites or if they always have the same bandplans for all system sites.

In the case of Bell Fleetnet systems in Ontario, they seem to have the same bandplans for all sites.


Scanner Dude


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Dec 16, 2000
Sitting in an airport somewhere
It's possible to use different band plans for sites within a SmartZone system. The ICIS system in Los Angeles, California uses this method.

The only issue is the radio must be specifically programmed to operate properly and the TG must be disabled or enabled based on which sites the TG is associated with so that when roaming the radio will not operate with the incorrect band plan.

Generally this is only done when frequencies licensed cannot be properly calculated with three ranges, which is what 3600 systems are limited to.
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