Rebanding

Rebanding

Podcasts
Rebanding - a necessary evil in the 800 MHz spectrum in the United States.  In this session of Scanner School, we discuss why rebanding happened, how it changed the landscape of the 800MHz spectrum, and what it means for the scanner radio user. (more…)
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Motorola Type I, Type IIi Hybrid, and Type II Trunk Systems

Motorola Type I, Type IIi Hybrid, and Type II Trunk Systems

Podcasts
Motorola Trunking comes in several flavors, Type I, Type IIi Hybrid, Type II Smart Net, Type II Smart Zone, Type II Omni Link, and Type II VOC (Voice on Control).   Scanner School Session 10 outlines the first generation trunking, Type I and the path to Type II via Type IIi Hybrid.   We discuss how a Smart Net builds into a Smart Zone, and large Omni Link networks.   We also quickly discuss how Voice on Control systems operate. (more…)
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EDACS Trunk Systems

EDACS Trunk Systems

Podcasts
EDACS Trunk Radio Systems (Enhanced Digital Access Communications System), is similar in ways to LTR Trunking, which we talked about in Session 8 of the Scanner School podcast.   In Session 9 of Scanner School, we discuss the multiple forms of EDACS Trunking, how they operate, and how the talk group id's are configured (more…)
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