Typically you go to CH2, so that other "in city" dispatches don't interfere with the on-scene communications.Mike - thanks for the info. "They rarely switch to FG" - that was what I was wondering about basically.
The other tidbit about some units not being on the repeater is also interesting.
I can understand why they would rarely go to Ch2. If they only have 5 or 6 companys - when there is a big fire, everyone is at the scene - whats the point is going to Ch 2? - who are you leaving Ch1 open for? No one essentially. Maybe they could use Ch2 to talk to mutual aid units or any reserve units that get staffed for coverage duty.
Do you think they use 153.83 at all?