Jay911 said:There's nothing to hear in the 824-851 or 869-895 part of the band anyway. It's like arguing for the 600MHz part of the spectrum to be "opened up" on scanners.
Cell companies were allowed to "Voluntarily" discontinue analog cell transmissions in Feb '08 if they chose to, before that date they were required to maintain their analog channels, & could not shut them off, even if they wanted to..Astrogoth13 said:Since conventional cell service was discontinued last month when will we see a firmware that removes the cell lockouts. Rebranding will require it. Ideas?
InDICa said:Hello, Advanced-Specialties-Inc
Sorry forgot to mention I am in Canada,and in a city of 3 million people there are still many analog signals of CMR.I tested it out on a unblocked Icom- R5 so it's not a image reception of another frequency.
Police and TV crews on 869-894Mhz still can open up a frequency if they like,maybe not in the USA.But in my city they do. Are laws are slack compared to yours.
I know USA law is very strict on the CMR band and block it out,but on my PSR-500 it does pick up image frequencies of the CMR band and they are Digital/Analog phones,when they drop out of range of a Digital tower,it switches over to analog until it finds another digital tower.They don't tell you this unless you ask about it.When you buy your digital phone.And so places off Island have no Digital as of yet.So analog is what they get,until
they can reach a Digital tower.
I guess my city is way behind! Compared to the rest of North America and by the looks of it re-banding in my city will be the last on the list to do so.Really glad that the PSR-500 does support Re-Banding whenever it does come to my city!