Four new sites!
OK, how is the process different with EDACS?
I can't speak about any differences there might be on the side of the agency doing the switching, but it would seem to be a similar process regardless of TRS type.
When it comes to scanners, the channels of a Motorola type TRS are determined by a pre-determined channel table. So when the system says "go to channel 1", the scanner looks up what frequency that is. Rebanding is changing the table, and the older scanners can not be updated.
In the case of EDACS, the user programs the frequencies in to the scanner in "logical channel order", and so there is no look up to alter.
Every user radio still has to be touched at least twice (before and after) to update the control channels and the conventional load. Every base/repeater station has to be touched to reprogram and to change the antenna combining / filtering systems. In a simulcast network, the individual channels must be done in unison (Freq. 2 changed at all sites at the same time, for example).
Yes, I believe the changes on the transmission side are similar. But thankfully, not on the scanner side.
Sacramento (SRRCS) has 2 pending applications with the FCC to add 4 new sites to their system
FOUR new sites! Wow. Any clue as to their locations?