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Multiple Conventional Repeaters

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kb32

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Okay, say there is a "widearea" / "main" repeater that covers an entire county, what type of equipment would you need to setup another repeater for in-building coverage?
 

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it really depends on what the issue is. if the units can hear but just can't talk back from in building, then all you need is a RX listening to unit TX and tied back to the repeater via wireline/RF. if they can't hear the main site, then you need a low power repeater on a different set of freqs or a simulcast repeater if on the same freqs.
 

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If a particular building has a coverage problem, a BDA (bi-directional amplifier) is sometime an excellent solution, especially because it's transparent to the users.
 

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it really depends on what the issue is. if the units can hear but just can't talk back from in building, then all you need is a RX listening to unit TX and tied back to the repeater via wireline/RF. if they can't hear the main site, then you need a low power repeater on a different set of freqs or a simulcast repeater if on the same freqs.
You can hear, just can't talk back with a portable.
 

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it really depends on what the issue is. if the units can hear but just can't talk back from in building, then all you need is a RX listening to unit TX and tied back to the repeater via wireline/RF. if they can't hear the main site, then you need a low power repeater on a different set of freqs or a simulcast repeater if on the same freqs.
This is looking to be the best solution.
 

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Can you use a low powered repeater inside the building and flip the frequencies?
 

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Can you use a low powered repeater inside the building and flip the frequencies?
No. If I understand what you're question is, you would end up with the main repeater talking into the low powered inside repeater, and the low powered inside repeater talking to the main repeater. It would set up a feedback loop and howl.
 
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