P25 Simulcast coverage explained

How to achieve P25 coverage similar to analog Simulcast

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When migrating from an analog LMR system to a digital standard like P25, coverage is a vital consideration. It’s important that the coverage provided by the new digital system is as good as - or better than - the analog system it is replacing. It’s important to determine the number of sites required to provide reliable communication throughout the service area; your officers’ safety depends on it. But additional sites have a major impact on system cost.

This paper summarizes the coverage implications of migrating to P25 Phase 1 Simulcast, and how to achieve coverage that is similar to analog simulcast.


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  • The case for simulcast
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