What is Repeater Service? Two-Way radio users in a non-repeater system must rely on direct line of site to talk to other users. Mountains, buildings and other obstacles often get in the way. A repeater is an automated relay station that enables two-way radio users to talk greater distances by rebroadcasting their signal from higher elevations. Our repeaters are located on the highest points in Vermont to give you the best coverage possible.
What is Trunking? In a standard repeater system, two-way radio users must share one repeater channel. Users often have to wait for another conversation to finish before they can talk. Trunking solves this problem by using multiple repeaters that automatically assign the radio user a free channel. In the event that all channels are busy the user is notified with a busy signal. Unlike a standard repeater system, the users do not hear each other’s conversations. Other features include out-of-range tones and caller identification.
Our Technology. FleetWave supports analog trunked repeater service at most of our sites however our primary focus is to help fleet owner migrate from older analog technologies to our new wide area digital trunking network to comply with future FCC mandates and improve their ability to communicate with their teams.
- Digital Voice
- Fast System Access
- Low Cost
- Messaging Capabilities
- Wide Area Coverage
- Proven Radio Products
- Unlimited Airtime
- No FCC License Required
The FCC has mandated that all two-way radio systems must migrate to “Narrowband” operation by the end of 2012. An undetermined FCC mandate to migrate to “very narrowband” digital technologies will follow in approximately 10 years. The majority of fleet businesses have inadequate radio coverage and aging systems. Managing FCC Licenses for radio systems is a burden for the small business owner.
On January 1, 2013, all public safety and business industrial land mobile radio systems operating in the 150-512 MHz radio bands must cease operating using 25 kHz efficiency technology, and begin operating using at least 12.5 kHz efficiency technology. Click here to link the Federal Communications website regarding the new narrowband requirements.