[chirp_users] The VHF low band is still in use

Don McRoberts drmcroberts at charter.net
Mon Sep 5 12:18:26 PDT 2016


Actually, one of the main reasons for California’s use of low-band VHF is because a large portion of California is mountainous and higher frequencies simply require a lot more infrastructure in the way of repeaters to be able to cover the same areas with hills and valleys. This would result in much higher costs for reliable coverage.

 

73 de W3DRM - Don

 

 

From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com [mailto:chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com] On Behalf Of jl_wilkerson at att.net
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With the open spaces, large patrol areas and such, vhf LO is probably the best band out there for them.

 

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From: J. David Aten via chirp_users 

Date: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 12:41 PM

To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com;

Subject:[chirp_users] The VHF low band is still in use

 

One of the largest police agencies, with thousands of radios, and covering one of the largest geographical areas, still uses VHF low band, and has absolutely no plans on moving, or changing.  That is the California Highway Patrol.  (CHP).  

 

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