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Questions for LTR Experts on Area Code, etc.

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Clark

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A repeater broadcasts a morse code signal and the ID displayed is 0-08-255 or 1-11-255 both on 461.3250. Does this indicate probable two different repeaters on two different systems ?
What is the morse code signal indentifying, FCC license, home repeater LCN, or something else ?

Also the Area code 0 or 1, could these Area codes be on the same LTR system or are they on different
systems but use the same frequency (461.3250) ?

Thanks, Clark
 

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Most likely. You can look up the license on the FCC ULS system and look at locations of the repeaters to see where they are. The FCC CW ID usually only contains the call sign of the system. You can use scanrec or a tape recorder to play back the ID's over and over to try and get the morse code ID or get a ham to decode it for you.
Often if there are two separate transmitters on a frequency one will have a stronger signal so you can use the signal strength meter to see what the strength is.
 

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The morse code would be the call sign of the frequency. A trunked system only has to ID on the lowest frequency.
The area code prevents any common elements from creating talkgroup interference between the two systems. If both systems have a common channel number and common talkgroup numbers, a user could open both repeaters. By making one system an area code of 1 vs 0, you eliminate that risk.
So, two repeaters, two systems, one frequency.

chris
 
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