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Patch 2 channels together?

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arlo

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If someone wanted to permanently patch an old channel and a new channel together, would they use a Motobridge or a console patch? Is there another way?
 

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Plenty of ways to do it depending on what you mean.

There’s various “interoperability” devices that have varying degrees of quality depending on how they link multiple devices like radios and the quality of those radios.

If you’re migrating channels within a trunking system or even different systems, there is patching you can do at the system level.

And for various other types of system migrations you can use cheap interop devices but more preferred ways are to catch the raw digital signals and pipe it between systems using IP while still in digital form

Just depends on migration path, resources available, and budget.

Any specific reason you ask? Interested about how something works?
 

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It depends on just how flexible you want the connection to be. Does it need to be able to remotely change frequencies? How much can you spend?

I use to work for an Interop Gateway Company that had some really neat equipment. They have installed gateways in just about every county dispatch center in VA. Plus they have gateways with all the Federal 3 letter agencies.

Go take a look at the Sytech Corp. from Alexandria, VA. Their web site is www.sytrchcorp.com to see what they have.
 

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in MTR2K days it was a couple of backplane connectors between UHF & VHF units to do it, will depend on how permanent you want it and what your current infrastructure is.
 
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